By M K Anwar
Hailed as one of its kind in the region, the Corruption Prevention Education in the national school's curriculum was officially launched at the International Convention Centre yesterday morning.
Present as the chief guest was His Royal Highness Prince Hj Al-Muhtadee Billah, Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office.
In his sabda, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office highlighted the dangers of corruptions and its effect on the nation's religious, social and national solidarity.
His Royal Highness the Crown Prince noted that the early inculcation of corruption amongst students is a vital strategy to create and develop a community that abhors corruption.
The Corruption Prevention Education will be taught under subjects such as civics at primary level and Melayu Islam Beraja at secondary level.
The programme is in accordance with the recommendation contained in the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, which was signed by Brunei Darussalam in December 2003.
Preparation for the implementation of the programme was conducted jointly by ACB and CDD through the Corruption Prevention Education Steering Committee and the Corruption Prevention Education Working Committee.
The Corruption Prevention Education is aimed at inculcating a generation with an honourable characteristic and moral, not greedy, honest and sincere in implementing any work without hoping for gratuity or reward.
The programme has received cooperation and full support from Brunei Shell Group of Companies Sdn Bhd. They have donated $50,000 for the publication of corruption prevention educational books and songs.
The Crown Prince later toured an exhibition jointly held by the ACB and CDD during the launching ceremony. The exhibition displays the books, publications as well as interactive software on corruption prevention and corruption prevention education.
- Borneo Bulletin
(8th Jan 2006)