15 May 2007

ACA chief spells out mission

The Star

PUTRAJAYA: The country’s new Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) director-general has vowed to find effective ways to intensify the fight against corruption and enhance integrity in the country.

Datuk Ahmad Said Hamdan, 55, the first director-general to be appointed from within the agency’s ranks since its inception 40 years ago, said:

“We will carry out a study to find more effective ways of achieving our results – eradicating corruption and enhancing integrity.”

“We hope to achieve better results,” said Ahmad Said.

He said he was proud of being the first ACA officer to helm the agency, adding that he considered the appointment as recognition for all the agency’s officers and staff who had been dedicated in fighting corruption through the years.

He was speaking to reporters after handing out excellence service awards and salary increments to 176 ACA officers and staff at the Putrajaya Corporation auditorium here yesterday.

Ahmad Said also announced the appointment of Abu Kassim Mohamed as his deputy director-general I effective June 1.

Abu Kassim is currently seconded to Amanah Raya Berhad as the Chief Integrity Officer.

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