On 8th September 2016, Sabah Land Development Board (LKTNS) has established a Whistleblowing policy to facilitate SLDB staffs or the public to report on any breach of conducts and/or integrity that involves SLDB personnel, SLDB subsidiary, business partner and contractors that appointed with a guarantee that identity of the Whistleblower is protected and kept confidential.
Disclosure on misconducts such as fraud, serious financial malpractices and abuse of power that have been conducted and to be conducted can be done through any of the following channels:
i. E- Mail (email@example.com)
ii. In writing to:
Integrity unit LKTNS,
Block H 47, KK Times Square,
Signature Office, Off Coastal Highway,
88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
iii. By phone call, Office: 088-520800, (Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).
iv. SLDB website (e- Whistleblowing form)
v. Appointment with General Manager / Integrity Officer
vi. Lodge a report to Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) or relevant authorities
In line with Whistleblower Protection Act 2010 (Act 711), the identity of the Whistleblower will be protected and kept confidential under this policy which is appropriate. The protection will not be affected in the event that the disclosure of improper conduct does not lead to any disciplinary action or prosecution.
REVOCATION OF WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION
The protection is void in the event of:
i. The whistleblower wilfully made in his disclosure which he knew or believed to be false or did not believe to be true.
ii. The disclosure of improper conduct was in bad faith
iii. The Whistleblower himself has participated in the improper conduct
iv. The disclosure is frivolous or vexatious
v. The disclosure principally involves questioning the merits of government policy, including policy of a public body.
The whistleblower will be notified on the outcome of the disclosure.
CONTENT OF DISCLOSURE
The disclosure reported must contain the following:
- Name of the offender;
- Description of the alleged incidents;
- Time and date of incident;
- Other relevant information;
- Supporting evidence (if any).
All of this information is compulsory to be given to ensure proper action will be taken.