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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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Maintaining MACC’s Independence

PRESS STATEMENT, 23 June 2016 Kuala Lumpur - TI-M would like to extend its gratitude to the current MALAYSIAN ANTI CORRUPTION COMMISSION (MACC) Chief Commissioner, Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed as the Chief Commissioner and Dato’ Sri Mohd Shukri Abdull as the Deputy Chief Commissioner (Operations), in view of their current reported retirement or non-renewal of their appointments in MACC.  It has been reported that Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed term

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Integrity matters for Twin By-Election

Press Release  Transparency International-Malaysia Integrity matters for Twin By-Election Kuala Lumpur, 7 June 2016 – It was not too long ago Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) had urged all candidates in the last Sarawak State Elections to sign the Election Integrity Pledge to declare their commitment to a clean election. In conjunctions with the upcoming twin by-elections in Sungai Besar (P093) and Kuala Kangsar (P067) that will be held

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Campaign Expenditure for Upcoming Twin By-Elections

Press Release  Transparency International-Malaysia Campaign Expenditure for Upcoming Twin By-Elections Kuala Lumpur, 4 June 2016 - Two by-elections will be held simultaneously this month – for the parliamentary seats of Sungai Besar in Selangor and Kuala Kangsar in Perak. Nomination is on June 5 and polling is set for June 18. TI-M reminds all parties of the maximum expenses allowed for an election as stated in the Election Offences Act 1954,

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TI-M supports calls made by Deputy Prime Minister for investigation on possible corruption-linked flash flooding

Press Release- Transparency International-Malaysia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TI-M supports calls made by Deputy Prime Minister for investigation on possible corruption-linked flash flooding May 16, 2016 – Transparency International – Malaysia (TI-M) supports calls reportedly made by the Deputy Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is also the chairman of the Cabinet Committee on Disasters, to step up the investigation of possible

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