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Whistleblower Policy

Whistleblower Policy

MDEC is committed to a high degree of integrity, transparency and good governance in the conduct of its operations. In view of this, the Whistleblower Policy has been established to encourage and provide an avenue for a whistleblower to raise concerns of any wrongdoings without fear of reprisals. 

I. Types of Wrongdoings
A whistleblower can report a complaint if he/she is aware of any wrongdoings, including, but not limited to the following:

  1. Criminal offences like corruption, bribery, fraud;
  2. Intentional misrepresentations, misstatements, omissions, directly or indirectly affecting financial statements; or
  3. Failure to comply with any legal obligations;
  4. Danger to the health and safety of any individual or the environment;
  5. Improper conduct or unethical behavior; or
  6. Attempts to conceal any of the above.

II. Confidentiality

  • MDEC will treat disclosures made under the Whistleblower Policy in a confidential and sensitive manner. 
  • MDEC shall take reasonable steps to keep confidential the identity of the whistleblower so long it does not hinder or frustrate any investigation. However, the identity of the whistleblower may need to be revealed under the provisions of law. 
  • Should the whistleblower disclose his/her own identity, MDEC will no longer be obligated to maintain such confidentiality.

III. Acting in Good Faith
To ensure credibility and avoid disclosures which are malicious, frivolous and/or vexatious, the whistleblower is required to put his/her identity to any disclosures made and shall ensure that the disclosure is based on facts and evidence.

IV. Whistleblowing Channel
Any complaints or disclosures can be made by sending an email to