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MALAYSIA AT ITS CROSSROADS OF INTEGRITY

PRESS STATEMENT, 30 July 2015, Kuala Lumpur - Transparency International – Malaysia (TI-M) is deeply concerned that the entire 1MDB episode so far sadly displays a complete lack of governance, integrity and submission to the rule of law. 29 July 2015, will go down as one of the most interesting and eventful days in the leaf of Malaysian history. The services of the Attorney-General (AG) and a few Cabinet members were terminated. Even the AG was

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Why suspend The Edge?

Kuala Lumpur, 26 July, 2015. Transparency International – Malaysia (TI-M) stands with Dato' Seri Mohd Nazir bin Tun Abdul Razak in condemning the Government’s action in suspending  The Edge Weekly and The Edge Financial Daily based on the principle that the right to free expression, freedom of the press and other media are essential components  and pillars of democracy. Rewind, six years back in April, the PM, Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun

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Transparency and Integrity in Political Financing– High Time for Change!

PRESS STATEMENT, 20 July 2015, KUALA LUMPUR -  Transparency International-Malaysia (TI-M) released the findings of the Malaysian Corruption Barometer (MCB) 2014, which surveyed the public’s experiences and views on corruption and their willingness to combat the issue. The MCB 2014 survey found that 45% of 2,032 Malaysian respondents ranked political parties as the most corrupt among top 6 key institutions in Malaysia. The police scored a close

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SPEAK UP LAUNCH & PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

                              On the 17th April 2015, TI-M officially launched the campaign at Publika. The launch was launched by TI-M’s President Dato’ Akhbar Satar and speeches were given by Mr Robert Burley, Counsellor from the High Commission of Canada in Malaysia, the Deputy Director of Community Education Division from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Comission, Tuan

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TI-Malaysia Independent of Tunku Aziz

Kuala Lumpur, Thursday 9th July 2015 - Transparency International-Malaysia (TI-M) affirms its independence of YM Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim, and the opinions put forward on financial scandal allegations and disputes with Tun Dato' Sri. Dr Mahathir on these issues. Opinions expressed by Tunku Aziz do not reflect the stance of TI-Malaysia and are conveyed of his own accord. TI-Malaysia can confirm that whilst Tunku Aziz was the first President

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FISH ROTS FROM THE HEAD: Under Najib, corruption hits new level – watchdog

KUALA LUMPUR - The coalition for Governance, Integrity, Accountability and Transparency (GIAT) said today that there was an urgent need for reform in how political parties and election campaigns are financed in Malaysia. It also called for greater transparency in the personal accounts of politicians. GIAT called for immediate action by the Malaysian government on reforms called for in a 2005 report on asset declarations by Transparency International

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Corruption has reached a different level

KUALA LUMPUR: The coalition for Governance, Integrity, Accountability and Transparency (GIAT) said today that there was an urgent need for reform in how political parties and election campaigns are financed in Malaysia. It also called for greater transparency in the personal accounts of politicians. GIAT called for immediate action by the Malaysian government on reforms called for in a 2005 report on asset declarations by Transparency International

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NGO coalition demands reform to fight money politics

.A coalition of non-governmental organisations wants a reform on how political parties and their campaigns are financed, following revelations by a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report on how funds were moved to fund the last general election.   In a statement today, the Giat (Governance, Integrity, Accountability and Transparency) coalition called for immediate reform to the way political parties and their election campaigns are financed and transparency

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End corporate donations, says anti-graft group after WSJ claims of GE13 funding

Transparency International Malaysia president Datuk Akhbar Satar reiterates calls that political funding should come from Putrajaya or state governments, not corporations, to end the perception that political parties are the most corrupt institution in the country. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, July 7, 2015.Corporations should not make donations to political parties to prevent private agendas from influencing election outcomes, watchdog Transparency

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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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