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The ‘Whistleblower Protection’ provisions outlined in the Integrity Commission Ordinance provides for protected disclosures. These provisions were designed to engender a culture of reporting genuine cases of wrongdoing in the public sector and to ensure that persons who make such complaints/reports to the Commission or to other relevant authorities do not suffer any detriment or are otherwise penalized for doing so. A Public Official who makes a complaint/ report about another public official is protected under these provisions. These provisions are outlined in Section 58D of the Integrity Commission Ordinance.