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JOINT PRESS STATEMENT: REFORM NOW OR LOSE THE PEOPLE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7th July 2015 **** JOINT PRESS STATEMENT: REFORM NOW OR LOSE THE PEOPLE 7 July 2015, Kuala Lumpur -  The recent revelation by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that as much as US$700 million have been channelled directly to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's personal bank accounts is deeply shocking and appalling. Although investigations are currently ongoing, the documents reviewed by the WSJ show the transfer of funds from banks,

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Probe Mara purchase of Melbourne property, MACC urged

KUALA LUMPUR, June 24, 2015: Graft-busters can bring to book wrongdoers who commit offences in Australia, as they are armed with sufficient legislation.“They can investigate and bring to justice all those involved if investigations show that there are sufficient evidence that corrupt practices have taken place,” Transparency International-Malaysia (TI-M) said today. Responding to allegations published in Australian media over Mara’s purchase

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MACC should investigate MARA property scandal – TI-M

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) has been urged by Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) to establish an investigation body to probe into the alleged misuse of Malaysian government investment funds overseas. In light of the alleged property fraud scandal involving Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) as reported yesterday, TI-M president Datuk Akhbar Satar said: "The MACC has power to investigate this matter even though the

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MACC has enough bite to probe Mara’s Melbourne property scam, says anti-graft watchdog

Anti-graft organisation Transparency International-Malaysia (TI-M) has urged the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to conduct a thorough investigation into Majlis Amanah Rakyat's (Mara) purchase of a Melbourne property that was alleged to have been bought in a scam. TI-M president Datuk Akhbar Satar said there were enough provisions in the MACC Act to investigate and bring to justice those responsible for the scandal, which was brought

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Look into MARA Inc’s other Aussie property deals too, anti-graft watchdog tells MACC

KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) must launch immediate investigation into claims that Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) officials were also involved in other dubious property deals in Australia through shelf companies in Singapore, Transparency International-Malaysia (TI-M) said today. The group’s president Datuk Akhbar Satar noted that apart from the controversial A$22.5 million (RM65 million) Dudley House purchase

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Dudley International House deal the tip of the iceberg?

Transparency International-Malaysia (TI-M) strongly urges the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to set up a task force immediately to conduct a full investigation on a certain group of Malaysian officials, who as reported in the Australian media are alleged to have used Malaysian government investment funds to bid up the price for the Melbourne five-storey apartment block, Dudley International House, from A$17.8 million (RM51.5 million)

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TI-M: MACC should form Task Force on graft

KUALA LUMPUR: Transparency International – Malaysia (TI-M) has welcomed the assurance by Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak in Facebook and Twitter sites that “the authorities will conduct comprehensive investigations upon the claims, and if any wrongdoing was found, action will be taken”. Najib was referring to improprieties in the purchase of properties in Australia, among other places, by the Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara). “Is the case in

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Four complaints to the MACC on possible corrupt practices in political funding

JOINT PRESS STATEMENT 29 JUNE 2015 Four complaints to the MACC on possible corrupt practices in political funding Following the refusal of the Elections Commission (EC) to initiate any sort of investigations with respect to the allegations made in a report published by the Wall Street Journal, Coalition for Free and Fair Elections (BERSIH 2.0), Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) and Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) today submit

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Dudley International House Deal : Tip of the Iceberg?

PRESS STATEMENT, 24 June 2015, KUALA LUMPUR -Transparency International – Malaysia (TI-M) strongly urges the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to set up a task force immediately to conduct a full investigation on a certain group of Malaysian officials, who as reported in the Australian media are alleged to have used Malaysian government investment funds to bid up the price for the Melbourne 5-storey apartment block, Dudley International

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CPI isn’t the only thing – more needs to be done!

PRESS STATEMENT, 4 June 2015, KUALA LUMPUR-Transparency International – Malaysia (TI-M) has noted Transparency International’s former Head of Research and staff member, Fredrik Galtung’s recent statements made  at the Malaysian Integrity Institute Conference, as reported in the press, that TI’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) may not be suitable for a country like Malaysia for reasons he has stated. TI-M is aware that Fredrik currently

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