Executive Committee


The Executive Committee members of Transparency International Malaysia for 2015-2017 are:

President – Dato’ Akhbar Satar [RoI]

Dato’ Akhbar Haji Satar is the President of Transparency International Malaysia. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and the founder and President of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)-Malaysia Chapter.  ACFE is an Austin (Texas) based world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud, anti- corruption training and education with more than 75,000 members worldwide.

He has more than 30 years of investigative experience including more than 18 years of experience with the ACA, held numerous senior management positions including as a State ACA Director and Director of Training at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (now MACC) before his optional retirement from the agency.

In the professional level, he is the Chairman of Akhbar & Associates, a company investigating corporate fraud, economic crime, risk management and conducting polygraph examination. In the academic fraternity, Dato’ Akhbar Haji Satar is appointed as the Director of the Institute of Crime & Criminology by HELP University, Kuala Lumpur since 2006. The institute is conducting Masters in Economic Crime Management. He is the Adjunct Fellow at College of Business, School of Accountancy, University Utara Malaysia and Academic Advisor to Faculty of Accountancy Universiti Technologi MARA.

Deputy President – Dr. Loi Kheng Min [RoI]

Dr Loi Kheng Min is a mechanical engineer by training and has vast experience in manufacturing, quality consulting, training and auditing. He is the Vice-Chair to ISO/PC 278 – ISO37001 – Anti-Bribery Management System. He is also the Vice-Chair of UNCAC Coalition, a global network of over 350 civil society organisations (CSOs) committed to promoting the ratification, implementation and monitoring of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).

Dr Loi is the Chairman of the National Technical Committee for Environmental Management System and Environmental Auditing and also the Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Hibiscus Award Technical Committee. He also held the Secretary-General position in 2009 and 2013 and has served in TI-M Exco since 2004. Dr Loi was appointed Deputy President of TI Malaysia in March 2015.

Secretary General – Dr. Muhammad Mohan [RoI]

Dr. Muhammad Mohan first graduated from University Technology Malaysia in 1984 with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. He has worked in the palm oil industry for over 24 years. He obtained his MBA at Oklahoma City University, USA in 1991. Dr Muhammad Mohan then earned his DBA in 2009 from the University of Newcastle, Australia.

For the past four years, Dr. Muhammad Mohan has been actively involved in executive training and tertiary education at numerous tertiary education institutions in Malaysia. Since 2009, he has been teaching with one of the largest private education providers in Malaysia – Sunway University. At Sunway University, Dr. Muhammad Mohan is responsible for delivering academic modules in International Marketing, Service Marketing & Business Ethics in the MBA programme for the University of Southern Queensland (USQ).

Dr. Muhammad Mohan has also been actively engaged in corporate integrity and anti-corruption works. Presently, he is the Secretary General of Transparency International Malaysia, an independent, non-governmental and non-partisan organisation committed to the fight against corruption. He is currently working closely with MACC (Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission) to conduct joint programs on advocacy work against corruption.

Treasurer – Mr. Kanakaraja Muthusamy [RoI]

Mr. Kanakaraja is a trained investigator and has more than 20 years’ experience in forensic accounting, investigations involving corporate fraud both at the financial and accounting levels, internal auditing and risk management.

He was appointed as Treasurer in TI-M since 2015 and Secretary General in ACFE-Malaysia Chapter this year. He holds Master in Business Administration and Bachelor degrees (Hons) in Accounting from Universiti Malaya and Laws from University of Wolverhampton, UK. He is now attached to Amanah Raya Berhad as Group Chief Integrity Officer and is under secondment arrangement to MACC.

Committee Members

1. Mr Lawrence Chew Seng Chen [RoI]

Mr. Lawrence Chew, a London trained Chartered Accountant (ICAEW), has vast experience in the fields of audit, accountancy, banking and corporate finance. He was a practicing accountant in London and later returned to Malaysia to work in the banking sector.

Lawrence has long been passionate about education and actively involved in the academic arena, teaching as well as conducting public seminars in accounting and finance related subjects/topics.  He specialized in Malaysian Financial Reporting Standards and provides training for the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).   He is currently a senior lecturer and Director of the Centre for Applied Finance and Economics in HELP University.

2. Encik Mohd Yunos Bin Yusop [RoI]

Mr. Yunos has had over 20 years of experience in the financial industry, which includes working on Risk Management projects/ He has also gained priceless experiences managing and combating internal & external fraud while working with a Retired Deputy Director of CID, Royal Malaysia Police. He was one of the founding members for Group Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financing Terrorism office for a leading universal banking group in the region. He then served at Fraud Intelligence Department and Forensic Services. He was former Head of Compliance & Head of AML/CFT with a foreign bank in Malaysia. He has trained thousands of employees in the area of AML/CFT & Fraud Mitigation and guest speaker for international conferences & seminars.

In recognition for his efforts for promoting fraud awareness and AML/CFT compliance programme to Malaysian’s Corporations, in 2011, he was appointed as the Research Fellow of Institute of Crime & Criminology (ICC), Help University. Past Member of Fraud Risk Committee, Association Bank-bank Malaysia (ABM) and other fraud committee within the fraternity of financial services. In April 2014, he was appointed as the Secretary to the Compliance Group (CONG), a compliance networking group under Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers and currently member of CONG (until December 2014).  He is currently the Director of Training for Malaysia Association of Certified Fraud Examines (MACFE) and EXCO for Transparency International (TI-M).

3. Mr. Chew Phye Keat [RoI]

Phye Keat is a practicing lawyer with the firm of Raja, Darryl & Loh, based in Kuala Lumpur, having been called to the Malaysian Bar in 1987. He has an LLB (Hons) and a LLM degree both from the University of Malaya. He is the Senior Partner for Corporate and Commercial practice areas of the firm with a focus on intellectual property, competition law and personal data protection.

He has also done various assignments for clients advising on fraud and corruption issues. Phye Keat’s concern for the nation is the issue of corruption which in his mind has become a structural evil in our society. He sees his involvement in TI-M as one way by which he can contribute to nation building in this area. Phye Keat has been an executive committee member of TI Malaysia since April 2014.

4. Dr. Pola Singh [RoI]

Dr Pola Singh, who holds a PhD in Marketing from the University of Alabama, is a former civil servant who worked at the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department and was the Director-General of the Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA) from Aug 2009 to Sept 2011.

This is Dr Pola’s third term as an Executive committee member of TI Malaysia.

He is passionate on issues regarding safeguarding of the environment and green spaces. He is currently serving as an Exco member of the Taman Tun Dr Ismail Residents’ Association (TTDI RA). He was previously the Honorary Secretary of Friends of Bukit Kiara (FoBK) and served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Centre of Environment, Technology and Development, Malaysia (CETDEM).

He recently authored the book “My Reflections of Life”.

5. Ms. Faridah Rohani Rais [RoI]

Mrs. Faridah Rohani Rais has over 20 years in corporate compliance, marketing and general management in property development, consumer products, public relations consultancy and software. Originally from Singapore, Faridah has made Malaysia her home since 1976.

Faridah has always been an advocate of ‘natural justice’. She views corruption as an unhealthy and unfair advantage in business that can cripple society and a nation. Faridah has been an executive committee member of TI Malaysia since April 2014. She is also a member of two other non-government, non-profit organisations – the Pan Pacific and South East Asia Women Association (PPSEAWA) and Voices for Peace, Conscience and Reason (PCORE).

6. Tan Sri Dato’ James Alfred David [RoI]