Understanding, the deep psychological relationship in terms of corruption, integrity and addiction

By: Siti Syakilah Muhd Khir

KAJANG, 15 September 2022 – National Anti-Drug Agency (NADA) members and employees need to grab the opportunity given to deepen and better understand the relationship between psychology in the aspects of corruption, integrity and drug addiction that will be discuss in the Symposium about Psychology, Anti-Corruption, Integrity and Addiction.

Director General of NADA, Tuan Sutekno Ahmad Belon said, the matter can be obtained through plenary sessions, forums, skills workshops and scientific research presentations held throughout the symposium.

“The symposium this time has successfully brought together psychologists from various sub-fields, experienced Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers and NADA officers who are expert non the less in the field of drug addiction treatment, prevention and enforcement.

Tuan Sutekno Ahmad Belon gave a keynote speech during the Psychological Symposium on Anti-Corruption, Integrity and Taxation – NADA Photo / Rashdan Zakaria

“I am sure that we will be able to deepen and share the knowledge, experience and views on the relationship between the three behaviours of corruption, integrity and addiction with psychological method through plenary sessions, forums, skills workshops and presentations of scientific studies that will be held soon.” He added, when delivering his keynote speech in a symposium organized by the Integrity Unit of NADA, MACC and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), here on Tuesday.

In addition, Tuan Sutekno said, the psychological aspect is now seen as an important factor in an individual criminal behaviour as well as a breach of integrity of a person. According to Sutekno, many scientific studies of criminal psychology and criminology have proven the psychological aspect as a pillar in a person’s behavior including criminal behaviour.

“Therefore, the symposium is an important platform to discuss the psychology method of anti-corruption, integrity and addiction.

The panel of the program, Head of the Integrity Unit of the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM), Mohamed Tarmize bin Abdul Manaf and the Industrial and Organizational Psychologist of the International Islamic University of Malaysia (UIAM), Dr. Jusmawati binti Fauzaman first forum session – NADA Photo / Rashdan Zakaria

“Understanding the psychological aspect can be an eye-opener for all of us to recognize the importance of psychology and come up with a design that is appropriate for intervention module and prevention methodology to combat this symptom among Malaysian families,” he said.

The symposium has successfully brought together psychologists from various sub-fields, experienced MACC officers and NADA officers who are no less knowledgeable in the field of treatment, prevention and enforcement of drug abuse.

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