Despite appeals by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), the Selangor government is opting to remain as the only state government yet to sign the corruption-free pledge (IBR).
According to Free Malaysia Today, Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali said that the Selangor government welcomed the IBR when it was proposed, but identified improvements that needed to be made to it first.
The state even proposed ways to correct and improve the IBR, and is looking into mechanisms that will improve the pledge and benefit Selangor, he said.
Azmin also said that he believes the measures put in place by the Selangor government currently are more effective than the IBR.
One of these measures includes the requirement of all parties attending the weekly meetings of the Executive Council and board meetings of the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) to guarantee that they have no direct interest in any of the proposals to be discussed, Free Malaysia Today reports.
According to the news portal, the executive members have to sign on every single sheet of paper.
With a monitoring mechanism in place, Azmin believes that this system is more effective than simply taking a vow.