Press Releases

Press Statement – Politicians Must Declare Their Assets

21 November, Kuala Lumpur - Prevention of corruption and exposing unexplained wealth of politicians is serious and is of great public interest.  For many years Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) has called for full public disclosure of assets of elected and public officials.  TI-M is encouraged by the actions initiated by the 30 potential GE14 candidates on 19th November as reported in the media. These actions (asset declaration) should

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Press Statement: More Crackdowns for Greater Police Accountability

14 November, Kuala Lumpur - Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) applauds the new initiative by Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun to launch its largest ever crackdown on illegal gambling nationwide.  Illegal gambling operations in a few states have already been curbed by successful police raids and constant monitoring.   We take note of the formation of the illegal gambling action committee as part of the strategy

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Press Statement: Transparency International Malaysia supports the appointment of the New Director-General of the Road Transport Department (RTD)

19th Sep’ 2017- Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) congratulates  Datuk Shaharuddin Khalid, who was formerly the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Legal Advisory Office Head on his appointment as the new Director-General of the Road Transport Department (RTD).  TI-M hopes that his previous experiences as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Academy (MACA’s) Head of Corporate Integrity and MACC’s Inspection and Consultation Division's

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PRESS STATEMENT: TI-Malaysia Hails the Call by MACC to amend Section 23 of the MACC Act and to have a new Misconduct for Civil Service Act

29th Aug' 2017 - Transparency International Malaysia(TI-M) hails the call by MACC to amend Section 23 of the MACC Act 2009 to have greater clarity so that white collar crimes crimes can be better tackled especially in GLCs. Transparency International Malaysia was commenting on the statement by MACC Deputy Commissioner (Operations) Datuk Azam Baki that MACC needs more bite to act against corrupt public officials, including ministers and assemblymen

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Isa Samad’s Arrest – Let Justice Take Its Course

PRESS STATEMENT  17th Aug, 2017 - Transparency International-Malaysia (TI-M) applauds the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for the arrest of Tan Sri Isa Samad in connection with the ongoing investigation into Felda Investment Corporation (FIC)'s hotel purchases in London and Kuching. TI-M urges all parties to respect MACC’s responsibility to pursue its investigations fully and without fear or favour. Should there be sufficient evidence

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Joint Press Statement – Launch of GIAT’s Good Governance Agenda for Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, 21 ​July 2017 -  ​The GIAT Coalition invited members of civil society, academics, politicians and government officials to participate in a roundtable to launch of the 5-Point Good Governance Agenda for GE14. ​GIAT is a coalition of civil society organisations that consists of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4), Sinar Project, Transparency International-Malaysia

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The launching of Speak up against Corruption: Employees’ Handbook for SMEs

Small – Medium Enterprises (SMEs) plays an integral and substantial part in the economic development of Malaysia by occupying 97.3% of total business establishments. SMEs are undoubtedly important engines of growth for the Malaysian economy, contributing to 36.3% of the GDP and 65.5% of total employment as of 2015 according to the official figures provided by SME Corporation Malaysia. However because SMEs operate in an intensively competitive environment,

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Article 13 Review of United Nations Convention against Corruption

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Article 13 Review of United Nations Convention against Corruption Putrajaya, 4 July 2017 - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) invited the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) and Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) as representatives of civil society organisations to participate in the review process of Malaysia’s implementation

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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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