Media and Publications

Joint Press Statement: 1MDB & DoJ – What is our next course of action?

1MDB & DoJ – What is our next course of action? 23rd June - Malaysia is under international spotlight again with the recent revival of the investigations by the U.S Department of Justice (DOJ) over the alleged misappropriation of 1MDB funds. The current filing by DoJ seeks to recover $USD 540 million (RM 2.3 billion). The action follows last year’s civil asset forfeiture suit which sought to recover approximately $USD 1 Billion (RM4.3 Billion)

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Commitment to a Clean and Fair General Election – not too much to ask!

PRESS STATEMENT, Wednesday 3 May 2017 Kuala Lumpur – It appears that the next 14th General Election (GE14) is around the corner. Given this, Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) would like to urge all political parties to engage in clean and fair election campaigns. Integrity and fairness in electoral campaigns are crucial to ensure that corruption does not damage the credibility of the entire election and its outcome, thereby undermining

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Transparency International Malaysia Hopes The Appointment of New Judicial Leaders to End Impunity

Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) supports the pledge from the Chief Commissioner Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)’s to the new Chief Justice of Malaysia, The Right Honourable Tan Sri Dato' Seri Md Raus Sharif, to assist the Chief Justice to lead the judiciary towards excellence and ensure that the judiciary will be free from corruption. Corruption is undermining judicial systems around the world by denying

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Tainted Treasures: Money laundering risks in luxury markets – By TI-S

From Ukraine1 to Tunisia2 and Brazil3, large-scale cases of grand corruption in recent years have involved the acquisition of luxury property, vehicles and goods. This report examines the risk of luxury goods and assets being used to launder the proceeds of corruption, including in the art world and the marketplaces for super-yachts, precious stones and jewels, high-end apparel and accessories, and real estate. Download Full Report: Tainted Treasures

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Transparency International Malaysia applauds His Royal Highness The Sultan of Johor for exposing an attempted bribe by a middleman

Transparency International Malaysia applauds HRH The Sultan of Johor for his willingness to disclose to the Malaysian Anti- Corruption Commission (MACC) the middleman who attempted to bribe him over the conferred medals.   TI-M Secretary General Dr Muhammad Mohan urges MACC to act immediately by seeking an audience with HRH The Sultan of Johor to get all the facts and start the investigation. It is shocking to know that there are such people who

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Press Releases: Transparency International-Malaysia Announces 19th AGM Election Results – updated

Transparency International-Malaysia Announces 19th AGM Election Results 25th March 2017- Transparency International-Malaysia (TI-M’s) is pleased to announce the 19th Annual General Meeting (AGM) election results held on 25th March 2017. Dato Akhbar Satar has been re-elected as President, Tan Sri Dato Prof Dr James Alfred  as the new Deputy President, Dr Muhammad Mohan has been re-elected as Secretary-General, and Mr Kanakaraja Muthusamy has

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Transparency International-Malaysia Launches the 2017 Global Corruption Barometer – Asia Pacific Region

28th February 2017, Kuala Lumpur – Transparency International-Malaysia (TI-M) released the findings of the 2017 Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) – Asia Pacific Region, which surveyed the public’s perceptions of corruption and the government’s effectiveness in tackling corruption. The GCB also surveyed the public’s experiences and views on corruption and their willingness to combat the issue. 21,861 people across 16 countries in the Asia

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PRESS STATEMENT – 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI)

Wednesday 25 January 2017 Kuala Lumpur – Transparency International (TI) the global anti-corruption coalition has released its 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), an annual survey measuring the perceived level of corruption in 176 countries in the world.  Overall the CPI has fared worse in 2016 compared to 2015’s results. The survey revealed that Malaysia shares 55th spot with Croatia, and the CPI score has declined from 50 to 49 ,  on

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WHY PUBLIC MUST KNOW WHO REALLY OWNS A COMPANY

January 10, 2017 - The Panama Papers, the world biggest leak highlighted the complex ways used by companies and individuals to conceal who actually were beneficiaries of a certain company. Some of them put their money into offshore accounts including such as in Labuan, which is also an off-shore financial centre and tax haven. One of the ways to overcome corruption and money laundering activities is by introducing a central registry for beneficial

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GOVERNMENT LINKED COMPANIES AND STATE OWNED ENTEPRISES SHOULD BE MANAGED PROFESSIONALLY TO AVOID LEAKAGES AND WASTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDS

Transparency International Malaysia (TIM) is very concerned with the recent statement by the Auditor General of Malaysia Tan Sri Ambrin Buang on how government agencies have recovered an estimated RM2bil in follow-up actions after audits conducted by his department. The recovered amounts could only be the tip of the iceberg given these audits were conducted on a limited sample size. The audit relates to Government Agencies and Government Linked Companies

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