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Investigation on High Profile Corrupt Politicians

Investigation on High Profile Corrupt Politicians 10 October, Kuala Lumpur - The aggressive crackdown by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on graft in the public sector should be extended to corrupt high profile politicians. Investigation on politicians should be conducted in all aspects of anti-corruption legislation – against those who live beyond their means and anti-money laundering acts for money trail investigation, as this

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Set cap on civil servants’ tenure

By THO XIN YI KUALA LUMPUR: Transparency International Malaysia is calling for a maximum tenure of three years for senior civil servants, following the biggest ever seizure by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC) in Sabah. Its president Datuk Akhbar Satar said putting a cap on the tenure could prevent the officials from getting too close to their clients and being influenced by those with money. However, those with corrupt intent would surely

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Stop hostage-taking ‘business model’ before its too late

By Robin Augustin PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Government must act to stop abductions of locals by foreign militants, as it is becoming a “business model” for abductors. Criminologist Akhbar Satar told FMT this had to be done in a preventive manner and not by continuing to give in to ransom demands by abductors. Akhbar was commenting on news reports of a Malaysian sailor, abducted with four others in waters off Lahad Datu on July 18, recently

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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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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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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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NOW IS THE BEST TIME TO DECLASSIFY AG’S REPORT ON 1MDB – THERE SHOULD BE NOTHING TO HIDE!

14th July 2016 - TI-M strongly urges the government not to still keep the Auditors General’s  Report on 1MDB under the Official Secrets Act 1972 but to declassify the report, table the same in Parliament for debate and inform the public on the detailed findings from the auditor general’s report. The report was submitted to Public Accounts Committee (PAC) but has not been tabled in Parliament since it is a classified document and will be violating

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CORPORATE TRANSPARENCY AND ANTI-CORRUPTION FOOTPRINT MALAYSIA

Highlights 26/32companies active in Malaysia DO NOT publish a policy prohibiting facilitation payments 22/32companies active in Malaysia DO NOT state publicly that their anti-corruption policy applies to agents 22/32companies active in Malaysia DO NOT disclose their tax payments For full report, please click below; Country paper 0.0 TRAC EMM 2016_web_final_EN_EMBARGOED Petronas #RaiseTheBar  

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TRAC 2016

PRESS RELEASE PETRONAS: THE BEST CORPORATE REPORTING STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISE IN EMERGING MARKET   Petaling Jaya, 11 July 2016 - Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) is pleased to announce the performance of PETRONAS, the only company in Malaysia featured in the latest transparency in corporate reporting (TRAC) study by Transparency International (TI) today. PETRONAS maintained its index score at 6.3 out of 10.0 in this reassessment study since

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