MONDAY, 23 JUNE
– The recently concluded Kinabalu Management and Professional Conference themed ‘Memperteguh Ketahanan Modal Insan, Memperkasa Tadbir Urus’ (Strengthening Human Capital Resilience, Intensifying Governance) organised by the Management and Professional Officers (Non-academic) Association (PPUMS) had attracted about 200 participants from within Malaysia, comprising managers, administrators, medium and high-ranking officers from the public and private sectors, academicians and others.
The event was officiated by the Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd. Harun Abdullah at Promenade Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, the venue of the two-day conference.
Six topics were individually presented and some were discussed by invited panellists; among them were former State Secretary of Sabah, Datuk K.Y. Mustafa; Chairman of UMSLink Holdings Sdn. Bhd., Datuk Awang Buhtamam Awang Mahmun; Director of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (SPRM), Datuk Haji Mustapha Ali; Senior Assistant Director of the Malaysian Integrity Institute (IIM), Harisham Ibrahim and Director of ESSCOM, Datuk Mohamed Mentek.
In his speech, Datuk Harun said that human capital was the strategist factor in carrying out any tasks in an organisation and that it was closely related to individuals.
“Good governance is not only necessary in an organisation but more importantly it should be absorbed by all levels to achieve an excellent level in future,” he added.
Earlier, the President of PPUMS, Hj. Zawawi Tiyunin who is also the Senior Deputy Head Librarian with UMS mentioned that the process of good governance should be well practiced, this included the elements of accountability, integrity, transparent, responsive, effective and efficient, fair and impartial, and upholding the rule of laws.
Meanwhile, in her closing remarks, Chairman of the conference and Senior Deputy Bursar of UMS, Zallifah Shadan urged that the theme of the conference be made the basis in developing the management and professional level of an organisation, including implementing it into our everyday lives. – FL
Media and Citra Division