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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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Joint statement: civil society key recommendations for ASEAN level implementation of SDG Goal 16

We the undersigned civil society organisations, recognise the importance of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 as a strong and effective mechanism to fight corruption in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region together with promoting transparency, accountability and people’s participation in governance. The ASEAN Vision 2025 emphasises strengthening democracy, good governance, and the rule of law, promotion and protection of

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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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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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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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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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