In line with the Government Transformation Programme, the Cabinet had decided on 28 July 2017 to establish and to institutionalize initiatives undertaken in the area of Governance, Integrity and Human Rights compliance.
Jabatan Integriti dan Tabdir Urus Negara (JITN) is established to lead this transformational change to build institutional capacity especially among civil servants, and to initiate and drive policy changes and also to strengthen government processes.
This transformation initiative will require enforcement agencies such as Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) to strengthen and focus on their core function, to ensure abuses in corruption are investigated thoroughly and also to ensure effective charges are made leading to successful prosecution.
Furthermore JITN will also be the agency who will facilitate engagement of the government with Civil Society Organisations (CSO) Where necessary JITN will forge partnerships with CSOs including business chambers/associations to improve governance and human rights in the non-government sector.
The establishment of JITN is currently being finalized by Jabatan Perkidmatan Awam (JPA) in consultation with all relevant agencies to ensure there are no duplication in function, and to improve the effective use of resources and manpower.
YB Senator Datuk Paul Low Seng Kuan
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department