Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Bureau receives more public complaints
The State Public Complaints Bureau (PCB) received 205 complaints from January until June this year compared with 122 cases for the same period of last year. The agency solved 107 of the 205 cases this year and 265 of the 350 cases received throughout 2006 from the various ministries and departments. According to the statistic report in 2006, the Land and Survey Department, Forestry Department and Natural Resource Department received the most number of complaints with a total of 94. Fifty- eight of the cases have been solved. The Tourism, Culture and Environment Ministry, which received the least complaint, managed to solve its only case. Kota Kinabalu City Hall and the other local authorities in the State solved 72 of the 90 complaints; Infrastructure Development Ministry (57 of 61 cases); Rural Development Ministry and district offices (45 of 60 cases); departments under the Chief Minister’s Department (10 of 15 cases);. Agriculture and Food Industry Ministry (10 of 14 cases); JHEAINS, MUIS and Syariah Judiciary Department (eight of 10 cases); Community Development and Consumer Affairs Ministry (two of three cases) and the Finance Ministry (solved all the two cases). This was disclosed at a talk organised by the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) with the collaboration of the Federal and State Departments, private sector and non-governmental organisations at Emas Hotel here yesterday. The theme of the talk was ‘Together We Eradicate Corruption”. It was conducted by State ACA director Hjh Latifah Md Yatim and State PCB director Wong Foo Tin. Members of the public can make their complaints to the Public Complaints Bureau at Tingkat 3, Blok B, Wisma MUIS, Jalan Sembulan, Kota Kinabalu. They may also contact the department at 088-218731, 088-218732, 088-234978, 088-234977; Fax: 088- 261015; Email to and website:http: // www. aduan. sabah. gov. my/