THE Board of Directors and the Leadership Team of Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) underwent a briefing on the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (Amendment) Act 2018 on 18 October 2018.
The briefing on the amendment of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 with regards to Corporate Liability was given by MACC Deputy Public Prosecutor Puan Norlizati Izhani Zainal @ Zainol at the MRT Corp Corporate Headquarters.
Norlizati addressed that the amendment consists of a new Section 17A of the MACC Act 2009 which mentioned the “offence by commercial organisation”.
This Act was seen to be of high relevance to MRT Corp as an organisation for it constantly deals with third party organisations such as vendors or agencies in its everyday business dealings. Under the new Act, the organisation will be penalised should any employee breach it, unlike previously, where the sole individual will be held responsible and face the repercussions.
Questions and explanations of the Act were constantly answered by Norlizati as she realised the high level of interest shown by the attendees on the day.
She also shared that the Act was incorporated on 1 October 2018 and will be in effect by 2020.
Norlizati was highlighted that previously, a Corruption-Free Pledge was signed and read under oath by all MRT Corp employees in front of the former MACC Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad. Several other integrity knowledge sessions were also conducted for MRT Corp employees. These are seen as efforts by MRT Corp in combating corruption.