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Licence to Bribe? Reducing corruption risks around the use of agents in defence procurement

Agents have played a key role in defence procurement for decades and many cases of procurement corruption have involved agents. They are widely recognised as one of the highest risk factors for corruption across the sector but, despite recent changes to the regulatory environment, the risks are as difficult to manage as ever. Download Licence to Bribe? For more info on projects, publications and research on the topic of transparency in the defence

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TI-M-Forest Governance & Integrity Publication – “Going. Going…Gone?”

In order to deal with corruption in the forestry sector, thenature of the problem must be understood and its importance recognised. Increasing transparency and participation are key measures that should be adopted as part of a holistic approach to strengthening forest governance systems. The degradation of Malaysia’s forests is so severe that it requires urgent public participation in the governance of the nation’s legendary tropical forests.

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Integrity and Good Governance in Defence Procurement

On the 23rd of August 2016, Transparency International – Malaysia (TI-M) and Transparency International - Defence & Security (TI-DSP) held a joint workshop on the subject of Integrity and Good Governance in Defence Procurement. Dato Akhbar Sata, president of TI-M, opened with a welcome address. This was followed by the keynote address by Abdul Samat Kasah, the Director of Strategic Communication at the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

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Transparency In Corporate Reporting: Assessing Emerging Market Multinationals

Transparency International released its study on disclosure practices of 100 emerging market multinationals (EMM) headquarters in 15 countries and active in 185 countries after their first study in 2013. Disappointingly, EMMs’ disclosures remain weak with overall average score of 3.4 out of 10, weaker performance than in 2013. The result shows EMMs must RAISE THE BAR on their transparency performance if they are to do business competitively in

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Corruption Risk in ASEAN Countries

19th September 2016 - Early this year, Transparency International (TI) released its World Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2015 results. The survey of the CPI of 168 nations for 2015 revealed Malaysia's score declined from 52/100 to 50/100, and the country’s ranking has dropped significantly from 50th to 54th. Malaysia’s CPI ranking would have slid even further to 59 as nations such as Barbados, Panama, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, St Vincent

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Please click for featured article by TI. For full report, click link below: 2016_gcb_mena_en    

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Malaysian Corruption Barometer 2014 Report

    Click below link for full MCB Report. mcb-2014-results-report

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Youth Integrity Debate 2016

TI-M hosted the Youth Integrity Debate 2016 at Sunway University on 23rd April this year. The showcase debate featured 6 high profile Malaysian debaters with highly successful in international debating experience and are well known in the Malaysian debating scene. The Motion of the debate was: “This house would ban private settlements in defamation suits”. The debate was held in Asian-Parliamentary format, which means that the debaters

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Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2015

The CPI results announced by Transparency International-Malaysia (TI-M) on 27th January 2016 revealed that Malaysia’s CPI score worsened from 52 to 50 (maximum score = 100) and the country’s ranking also dropped from 50th to 54th place. According to Dato’ Akhbar Satar, President of TI-M, Malaysia’s position would have been worse if seven* well-performing countries were included in the 2015 CPI Index. Corruption among officers in the civil

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Money laundering and the art world

One of the ways of turning dirty or black money into legitimate money is through money laundering. Money laundering is the process of converting dirty money so it appears legal.  The money is smartly cleaned in order to distinguish its criminal origin and appear to have derived from a legitimate source. Dirty money originates from a predicate crime and obtained illegally from corruption, fraud, embezzlement, financial crime and other profit- driven

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