ACB launches Corruption Prevention Centre

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) launched the Corruption Prevention Centre at the Anti-Corruption Bureau branch in Kuala Belait in conjunction with the International Anti-Corruption Day held every December 9.

The centre was officiated by Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Director of the ACB Datin Seri Paduka Dayang Hajah Elinda binti Haji CA Mohammad yesterday.

The Corruption Prevention Centre aims to promote corruption prevention awareness through workshops and seminars.

It also aims to foster and instil the culture of integrity among public and private sectors through interactive programmes.

The Anti- Corruption Bureau believes that by using the existing facility, it would help to disseminate anti-corruption messages effectively in a more conducive environment.

Brunei Darussalam signed the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) on October 11, 2003 and ratified the Convention on December 2, 2008.

The International Anti- Corruption Day, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2003, is an event organised by the United Nations on December 9 to be observed annually. To date, 186 countries are State Parties to the UNCAC. Assistant Director Muhammad Firdaus bin Abdullah Chong, senior officers, officers and staff of the ACB were also present.

Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Director of the Anti-Corruption Bureau Datin Seri Paduka Dayang Hajah Elinda binti Haji CA Mohammad plants a sapling marking the launch. PHOTO: ACB