Seminar: Combating Corruption & Nation-Building

Date: 14 Aug (Sun)
Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Venue: KAOG@Metro, 2-2, Jln Metro Avenue 2, Metro Avenue, 43000 Kajang, Selangor

Corruption as defined by Transparency International is the abuse of entrusted power for personal gains. Many surveys had shown that the level of corruption or the tolerance of it by the society has a direct correlation with the level of economic well being of a nation. Failed states are usually more corrupt than the highly developed nations.
We all want a clean, accountable and efficient government regardless of which political party or parties are in the administration. The Malaysian public has, for too long, tolerated corrupt practices and in many instances such practices have been institutionalised and have become a way of life.

Churches here have been mobilised to be concerned with national building. It is the duty of the church to guide her members to exercise their moral citizenry in a responsible manner in accordance to their faith in matters of justice and good governance. The church is part of the civil society and cannot remain passive or inactive on such matters.

We are honoured to have Datuk Paul Low, the President of Transparency International (Malaysia) to conduct a half-day seminar on matters of corruption, governance and integrity. While Datuk Low involves actively in advocating good governance and combating corruption in the market place, he also serves as an elder in his local church.

We look forward to your presence and partnership in making the Malaysian Church the salt and light in the society.

About The Speaker
Datuk Paul Low is an elder in the River of Life Sanctuary and also the coordinator of Healing Wings Network, a kingdom-based and inter-denominational. Datuk Low is well known in the corporate world and the marketplace. In spite of the contrast in the area of ministry, God had called him to be in the prayer, healing and deliverance ministry in 2003. He is a member of the team of teachers/ministers for the Walk in Health seminars and ministry leader with Healing Wings Network. He believes that God wants His people who are in the market place and in business to live according to his word resulting in wholesome health and enjoying the prosperity He freely gives to those who obey so that we can live a purposeful life and impacting the society.

He is a member of the NECF Research Commission.

In the marketplace, Datuk Low is the Chairman of GS1 Malaysia, the position which he held since the establishment of the organisation in 1988 (then known as Malaysian Article Numbering Council and later as EAN Malaysia). He is currently one of the four Vice-Presidents of Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM), and was the President of FMM from 1997 to 1999.

He has extensive knowledge and experience in industry as he was involved in the business of glass manufacturing and automotive for more than 35 years and was the Managing Director of Malaysian Sheet Glass Sdn. Berhad until his retirement in March 2010.

Datuk Low had served on several key agencies of the Malaysian government, some of which are the National Economic Action Council (NEAC), Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA) Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER), and Malaysian Services Development Council (MSDC). He had also been involved actively in international multilateral organisations including APEC, WTO, ASEAN and currently chairs the Private Sector Taskforce on Free Trade Arrangement.

He is currently the President of Transparency International Malaysia, the accredited national chapter of the Berlin-based Transparency International, which is an independent, non-governmental and non-partisan organisation committed to fight against corruption at all levels of society.

On April 1, 2011 he was appointed by the King as Deputy Chairman and a Commissioner of the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission.

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