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FIM Governance and Integrity Centre

Good corporate governance, proper accountability, transparency and business ethics are the hall marks of respected organization.
Since the economic downturn in 1998, our government has realized the importance of corporate governance and integrity in order to ensure a competitive level to push the country as a developed nation.
The idea of setting up this unit came after discussions with the Malaysian Integrity Institute (IIM), National Audit Department (NAD), Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia (IIAM) and academia. The result of discussions suggested that an outfit should be established at public universities as a catalyst unit to conduct research and also to educate the public on the issue of the Governance and Integrity.
It is believed that the combined expertise of academia and industry will be able to produce research that is more focused and more "applied" in dealing with this issue.
It is for this reason that the unit is to be established.

    Vision 2020 “Malaysia is to be a fully developed country, with a confident society, infused with strong moral and ethical values, living in a society that is democratic, liberal and tolerant, caring, economically just and equitable, progressive and prosperous and in full possession of an economy that is competitive, dynamic, robust and resilient.”
    To achieve Vision 2020, the government has embarked amongst others, the New Economic Model, the 10th Malaysia Plan (2011-2015), and the Government Transformation Program.
    Changes are being made to the government’s systems and machineries to address issues and problems which are related to economic, social performance and the delivery of public services.

    Issues of Governance and Ethics are important to engineers as well as to management. This is because engineers, as the middle management decision makers, should not only be concerned about the process and the quality of final output of their product, but they also need to be particular about how the company is doing in terms of dollars and cents, morality and law.
    Issues of over-run cost of production or pilferages and the effect of production to the environment and human capital are near to the concepts of audit, governance of ethics and integrity.
    This also is to mean that although innovation and technology is the trust, engineers should also incorporate human values into this environment.
    The ethical action of managers directly affects the ethical direction and health of organizations. Understanding of ethical values could provide a basis for altering managerial behaviour.

    • UMP will be the first University that has a unit that will champion issues of governance and integrity which are pertinent to local and international community. Act as a catalyst to propagate and inculcate these values amongst UMP community.
    • Provide the softer side of human value to a technology led organization.
    • Assist to gather and harness expertise of faculty members in governance and ethics thus providing a better chance for the faculty to bid for research or training programs in this area.
    • Increase networking with the experts in this area from both academia and industry will help the faculty to be known by outside parties. As a result, the research conducted will be more applied in nature.
    • Provides an avenue for FIM to share with the industry the products and services it offers.
    • Provides a training ground for academics to apply theory to practice and keep them update with the latest issues in the business community. The experience and knowledge gained through the business advisory services will improve their quality of teaching and research.


  • 1.To conduct research on governance, integrity and related issues

    2.To provide a platform between industry and academia to discuss issues pertaining governance and integrity

    3.To conduct training programmes to public to increase understanding and appreciate importance of governance and integrity issues

    4.To develop and publish case studies from the research conducted, which can then be used in teaching and training

    5.To publish reports and bulletins from research and activities conducted on governance and integrity by the unit which can be shared with the public

    6.To gather expertise from both academia and industry to assist in discussion and conducting research on this issues.

    7.To provide a resource or reference centre on issues pertaining governance, audit and integrity.

    8.To be able to produce research proposals to bid for research grants or funding from both public and private sector

    9.To be a conduit in the relationship between the faculty, professional bodies and experts in the area of governance and ethics.

  • 1.Impact study on policies that government has instituted on governance and integrity

    2.Market research on policies that government would like to implement

    3.Development of a tool kit to assist in measurement of effectiveness of governance and integrity and its related issues.

    4.Training and executive development programs on these issues

    5.Forums and Seminars on this issues

    6.Bidding for research and training programes on these issues

    7.Work closely with the professional institutions, academics, public and private sector to resolve issues on governance and integrity

  • 1.Generation of Knowledge:

    • Contract Research and Consultancy
    • Executive Development and Training Programs
    • Research Projects conducted by researchers in the unit and its associate members

    2.Dissemination and Sharing of Knowledge:

    • Governance and Integrity Unit Portal
    • Forums and Seminars discussing issues of Governance and Ethics
    • Research Reports, Articles, Case Studies and E-Buletin on issues of governance and ethics
    • Journal on Governance and Ethics

    3.Repository Centre:

    • Compilation of materials from both local and international sources issues pertaining Governance and Integrity
    • Providing Databases, Trend Analysis
    • Prof Dato’ Hasnah Haron
    • Prof Dato’ Ishak Ismail
    • Prof Dato’ Daing Nasir Ibrahim
    • Prof Dato’ Yuserrie Zainuddin
    • Dr Mohd Ridzuan Darun
    • Dr Md Borhan Uddin Bhuiyan, from Massey University, New Zealand
    • Dr Liu Yao
    • En Mohd Hanafiah Ahmad
    • Dr Shahryar Sorooshian
    • Dr Sitansu Panda
    • En Wan Nazrul Helmy
    • Pn Fadzida Ismail
    • En Mohamad Rozi Hassan
    • Dr Yuvaraj Ganesan, Universiti Sains Malaysia
    • Dr Fatyah Hashim, Universiti Sains Malaysia
    • Dr Siti Zabedah Hj Saidin, Universiti Utara Malaysia
    • Institute Integrity Malaysia
    • Institute Internal Audit Malaysia
    • National Audit Department
    • Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance
    • Audit Oversight Board of Securities Commission
    • Ethics Committee of Malaysian Institute of Accountants
    • Researchers in this area- local and international
    • Alumni of FIM

Brochure: FIM Governance and Integrity Centre