Press Releases

Press Statement – Improving internal controls at the Customs Department

20th July 2018 - Transparency International Malaysia has taken note of Royal Malaysian Customs Department’s Director General (DG), Datuk Seri Subromaniam’s hope of generating some RM3 billion revenue through the import and export tax collection as part of the Department’s strategy to bridge the tax collection gap which is expected to occur with the reintroduction of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) replacing the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

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The Migrant Workforce – can live with it and can’t live without it

10 July 2018 -  It cannot be denied that having a migrant workforce is usually a contributing factor to the economic growth of a nation.  However the matter needs to be managed carefully with strong cooperation between the government and private sector, especially with regard to the influx of illegal migrant workers. TI-M notes the immigration’s department efforts in the recent aggressive crackdown on illegal migrant workers. TI-M feels that

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No impunity for the Corrupt

TI-M applauds the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)'s swift and prompt action in arresting former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Tun Razak who was believed to be involved in the SRC international which was a subsidiary of 1MDB. The arrest of Najib has signified the completion of investigation by MACC and the prosecution will be led by the newly appointed Attorney-General today. The former Prime Minister has been charged with three charges

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Transparency International-Malaysia welcomes the announcement by Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh bin Tengku Mohd Hamzah on the need to eradicate”money politics” from Umno.

TI-M believes money politic is the root of all evil and urges Umno to waste no time in carrying out these reforms.   What Tengku, who has is in the running for president, needs to do is:   - Avoid money politics as this has tarnish image of Umno. - Remove this shameful practice from the party. - Formulate a good manifesto which outlines how this will be achieved. - Umno's leadership should organise debates on this and other pertinent matters. -Ensure

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Criminal charge against civil servants should include politicians

13th June - Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) supports the move by the Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC) to introduce a new law that will impose criminal charges against civil servants who cause substantial financial losses to the government. The proposed Act would help to check cases when the government  incurred losses due to negligence, non-compliance with requirements or procedures in government departments and

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Now it is the time to improve our scoring in the TI Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index (GI Index)

11th June - TI-M welcomes the establishment of special task force and is encouraged by the appointment of Former Auditor-General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang to head the Special investigation committee on procurement, governance and finance to start off by investigating procurements made by the Defence Ministry for the alleged corruption scandal on 1.2 billion euro submarine deal. We hope his planned investigation on to the many dubious and shoddy dealings

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The impact of Anti-Money Laundering Law (AMLA) – “Crime does not pay”

8th June - The introduction of the Anti-Money Laundering Act(AMLA) in 2001, which is now known as the the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLATFPUAA) serves to impose criminal sanctions upon any person involved in proceeds derived through illegal or illicit means. AMLATFPUAA seeks to provide law enforcement and regulatory agencies with a most effective tool to prevent money laundering

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Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers and Head of Public Institutions have a Duty to Declare Assets

The Prime Minister (PM), Ministers in the cabinet and Head of public institutions are urged to declare their assets to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to ensure transparency and accountability. Spouses and close-family members shall be included in the process for added effectiveness. The head of the MACC on the other hand, should declare his/her assets to the parliament. Such steps would raise the confidence and encourage others,

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TI-M SUPPORTS ON THE DECLASSIFATION OF THE AUDITOR-GENERAL’S CLASSIFIED REPORT ON 1MALAYSIA DEVELOPMENT BERHAD (1MDB)

TI-M fully supports the new government under the leadership of Honourable Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed to declassify the Auditor-General’s classified report on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). The report was classified secret under OSA by the previous government despite calls by TI-M to declassify and present to Parliament since 2016. TI-M feels with the declassification of the report the rakyat will know the actual findings of the

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How can this be? We need and we want a corruption free election!

Transparency International-Malaysia (TI-M) urges the Election Commission (EC),the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)and the Royal Malaysian Police(RMP) to jointly take stern action against all political parties and their members who seem to be using inducement as means to buy votes for the upcoming 14th Malaysian General Elections. There appears to be various incidents of such activities such as in a particular video currently in circulation,

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