Angkatan Mahasiswa Anti Rasuah (AMAR) i-CATS
Article by Corporate Communication Unit, Sarawak Skills
KUCHING, 29 November 2019: International College of Advanced Technology Sarawak (i-CATS) is the first IPTS in Sarawak to establish the “Angkatan Mahasiswa Anti Rasuah" (AMAR) Club.
This was announced by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Sarawak Director, Deputy Commissioner, Haji Razim bin Mohd Noor, during the launching ceremony of AMAR i-CATS at Tan Sri Aziz Multi-purpose Hall, i-CATS West Campus, Jalan Stampin Timur, last Thursday, 28 November 2019.
AMAR, previously referred to as the Corruption Prevention Secretariat (CPS), was officially rebranded on the 24th of September, 2018 to include the involvement of all institutes of higher learning (IHL) in Malaysia. According to Haji Rahim, it is noteworthy that "i-CATS is the first private IHL in Sarawak to establish AMAR while the rest are from public IHL's such as Universiti of Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), the four Teachers Education Institutes and other government education institutions.” He added that with the establishment of AMAR i-CATS, various collaboration activities especially those on raising awareness against corruption will be conducted in the future.
Meanwhile, in his welcoming speech, Sarawak Skills Executive Director, Mr. Hallman bin Haji Sabri pointed out that this awareness against corruption among students is crucial because youths today especially the students are our future leaders and we must nurture in them anti-corruption values and attitudes. Mr. Hallman said, "with the rising rate of corruption incidences in recent years, it is the right time for us to establish AMAR i-CATS to create more awareness and the knowledge of integrity.”
Also present at the function were i-CATS Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mohd. Isham bin Fauzi, i-CATS Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Rosmawati bt. Haji Priman, SPRM Sarawak Deputy Director (Prevention), Mr. Chang Ching, and SPRM Sarawak Senior Officer Commissioner, Mr. Jutim Anak Nyagam.
Mr. Hallman (third left) received establishment certificate from Haji Razim (fourth right) as a symbolic of the launching ceremony.
A group photo with i-CATS staff and students with MACC Sarawak staff.