33 receive service excellence awards

Awang Tengah looks at a timber quality through microscope.

KUCHING: A total of 33 Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation officers received excellent service awards during STIDC Integrity Day 2019 celebration at Wisma Sumber Alam here, yesterday.

STIDC general manager Hashim Bojet said quality service and integrity are inseparable in STIDC’s journey towards service excellence.

Hashim highlighted that STIDC was the earliest agency to send officers to be trained as Certified Integrity Officers (CeIOs), and they have now received their accreditation.

“STIDC has also created the Corruption Risk Management (CRM) with the support of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC),” he remarked.

Hashim revealed that STIDC was also the first statutory body in Sarawak’s civil service to be certified under ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS).

“Next, we will develop the Organisational Anti-Corruption Plan (OACP) to complete the implementation of initiatives to cultivate integrity in STIDC.

“STIDC is also in the process of developing Big Data to empower the management of the timber industry in Sarawak,” he added.

According to him, this system is expected to be a one-stop centre for agencies that require data related to the timber industry.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan who is also Minister of International Trade and Industry, Industrial Terminal and Entrepreneur Development, officiated at the event. Also present were Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office (Integrity and Ombudsman) Datuk Talib Zulpilip, Assistant Minister of Urban Development and Resources Datuk Len Talif Salleh, who is also a member of the STIDC board of management, Assistant Minister of International Trade and Industry, Industrial Terminal and Entrepreneur Development Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais.

(From left), Awang Tengah, Hashim, Naroden and Len give the thumbs-up at the event.
Awang Tengah (left) uses a ‘stamp gun’ to mark timber for export, assisted by Len (right) at the STIDC Integrity Day 2019.

Awang Tengah looks at a timber quality through microscope.
(From Left), Awang Tengah, Talib and Len discussing the Tanjung Manis Halal Hub.
Awang Tengah (centre), and (from left), Hashim, Naroden, Len and Talib give the thumbs-up to the quality chairs produced by STIDC.
Awang Tengah (third left) launches STIDC Integrity Day 2019 witnessed by (from left), Naroden, Hashim, Talib and Len.