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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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Corruption threatens peacekeeping success

PRESS STATEMENT, 9 October 2013, Kuala Lumpur - New report calls on the UN to recognise the threat corruption poses in peacekeeping and conflict and suggests framework for reform. Transparency International’s and Security Programme warns that failing to take account of the threat from corruption during peacekeeping operations puts the long-term success of international interventions at risk. Corruption has become a mission-critical issue in many

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TI Malaysia Calls for Civil Society Engagement in the UNCAC Review Process

On 24–27 February, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the UNCAC Coalition organised a regional workshop on the UNCAC review mechanism. It was held in Kuala Lumpur and coincided with the release of Malaysia’s first country review report. The four days provided a unique opportunity for civil society organisations (CSOs) and government anti-corruption agencies in the Asia Pacific region to clarify key concepts on the UNCAC

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TI launches “Unmask the Corrupt” campaign in lead up to G20

Transparency International and its partners launch "Unmask the Corrupt" campaign that aims to end the secrecy that aids and abets shifting the proceeds of corruption across borders. The "Unmask the Corrupt" campaign calls for an end to the use of secret companies by corrupt individuals to hide illicit finances from law enforcement authorities. Governments should adopt a new global standard for corporate transparency by establishing public corporate

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Ignorance Is Bliss – Malaysian Teachers Asked For Bribes and This is What Our Children Had to Say

Press statement, 5th May 2014, Kuala Lumpur - “I don’t know, Teacher”, “Lau shi, wo pu che tau” was accompanied by looks of incomprehension and confusion when asked how they wanted to ‘settle’ their problems. These were the cumulative responses of Malaysian children when they were put under pressure for ‘cheating’. In a social experiment, conducted in a school by Transparency International-Malaysia (TI-M), students were hauled

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TI-M’s ‘Do as kids do: #Dontsettle’ Previewed on Astro Awani

TI-M's 'Do as kids do: #Dontsettle' was previewed on Astro Awani (channel 501) at 7.45pm on Sunday 4th May 2014. The video was also repeated at 10pm, 11pm, 12pm and at 7.45am and 8am on Monday 5th May 2014. TI-M would like to thank Astro Awani for helping to spread the message that corruption is not intrinsic to Malaysian culture. We need to 'Do as kids do' and #dontsettle! The preview can be found on the link below: http://english.astroawani.com/videos/show/awani-7-45/kefahaman-rasuah-di-kalangan-kanak-kanak-30960

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