Role of Accountants is Crucial in Combating Corruption and Enhancing Economic Sustainability – YB Dato’ Paduka Mukhriz Tun Mahathir
Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI), YB Dato’ Paduka Mukhriz Tun Mahathir applauded vigorous effort taken by the Faculty of Accountancy, UiTM, in producing industry leaders in the field of accountancy. He emphasized that accountants’ role is important in fighting corruption regardless of whether they are in the public or private sectors. Speaking at the Luncheon and Engagement Session with Association of Professional Accounting Students (APACS), Faculty of Accountancy, UiTM, Shah Alam today, he highlighted that the strong persistence of Malaysia’s economic growth in the international trade sector is very much contributed by the competitiveness of our export products in the international market. He reiterated that Malaysia has a positive balance and trade surplus in its international trade activities where most of its products are being exported overseas to countries like China and India. The exported products are not only commodity based products but also electrical and electronic products which are high in demand in those countries. He added that Malaysia has been enjoying trade surplus continuously for 200 months since 1994. He also believed that the strength of our economy and international trade were contributed by the strong and stable political grounds in Malaysia.
Earlier, the Dean of the Faculty of Accountancy, Prof. Dr. Rozainun Abdul Aziz in her welcoming speech said that the Faculty of Accountancy, UiTM has been producing accounting graduates and professionals that are of highest quality and their presence in all sectors of the industry helps developed the country’s economic well-being. She is proud that the faculty has contributed a lot in producing accounting professionals that plays a vital role in developing the country.