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1MDB – MISMANAGEMENT OR MISAPPROPRIATION? THE JURY IS STILL OUT!

Press Release- Transparency International-Malaysia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1MDB – MISMANAGEMENT OR MISAPPROPRIATION?  THE JURY IS STILL OUT! PRESS STATEMENT, 11 April 2016 Kuala Lumpur - Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) is deeply concerned with the corporate governance issues raised in the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) which was tabled in Parliament recently. TI-M finds that

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Bringing Integrity to Elections

Press Release- Transparency International-Malaysia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bringing Integrity to Elections PRESS STATEMENT, 5 April 2016 Kuala Lumpur - Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) believes that integrity, accountability and openness in politic are vital to a healthy democracy. Malaysia had the second largest decline in the ASEAN region after Philippines in the 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), dropping 4 positions to a rank of

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Kudos to MACC for a great job!

23 March 2016, Kuala Lumpur Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) applauds MACC for taking action against a senior officer from the Youth and Sports Ministry who was alleged to have committed procurement fraud and corruption amounting to RM 100 million over the course of six years. TI-M believes that the current detection of procurement fraud within the Youth and Sports Ministry could well be the tip of the iceberg, and urges MACC to continue

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Press Release – Restoring Public Confidence in the Criminal Justice System

Press Release- Transparency International-Malaysia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Restoring Public Confidence in the Criminal Justice System Kuala Lumpur, 17th March 2016 – Transparency International Malaysia’s (TI-M) understanding on the appointment of the Attorney General (A-G) is under Article 145 of the Federal Constitution whereby the A-G is appointed by The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, on the advice of the Prime Minister. As in Article 145(3) of the Constitution,

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Corruption Perceptions Index – 2015

PRESS STATEMENT, Wednesday 27 January 2016 Kuala Lumpur – Transparency International (TI) today released its Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2015 results. “The 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index clearly shows that corruption remains a challenge around the world. But 2015 was also a year when people again took to the streets to protest against corruption. People across the globe sent a strong signal to those in power: it is time to tackle grand

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Government Defence Anti Corruption Index (GI2015)

Kuala Lumpur, 4th November, 2015 – Transparency International – Malaysia (TI-M) viewed the newly released Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index (GI 2015) with concern where Malaysia scored an overall “D” indicating a high vulnerability to defence corruption despite doing slightly better than the GI 2013 survey where Malaysia had a “D-”. The Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index (GI) assesses the existence and effectiveness of institutional

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1MDB : STOP ABUSING POWER AND JUSTICE MUST PREVAIL

Kuala Lumpur, 12th October, 2015 – Transparency International - Malaysia (TI-M) viewed with grave concern that the recent arrest of former UMNO Batu Kawan Division Deputy Chief, Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan and his lawyer Matthias Chang, the newly appointed Attorney General’s refusal to press charges against 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) officials despite two appeals from Bank Negara, and the Conference of Rulers’ statement issued

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“A PROBE IS STILL A PROBE EVEN IF CALLED BY ANY OTHER NAME”? – WHITHER THE MACC?

Kuala Lumpur, 24th August, 2015 – Transparency International - Malaysia (TI-M) notes with great disappointment the intentional absence of the MACC from the new  task force, National Revenue Recovery Enforcement Team (NRRET) supposedly formed to probe the goings-on of 1MDB and the issue of the yet not fully explained monies in the PM’s personal accounts.  TI-M has in its earlier press statements already commented on the covert and overt dismantling

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GIAT Coalition Calls For A Stop to Obstruction and Interference of MACC Investigations

Press Release GIAT COALITION   MACC investigations obstructed by arrests, transfers and confiscation of equipment and documents Kuala Lumpur, 10th August, 2015 - The GIAT Coalition today, in light of recent actions of arrests of key personnel and confiscation of equipment & documents, calls for an immediate stop of activities that may obstruct the institutions’ competency and capability to conduct their investigations. In the latest raid

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What are we coming to? Attack on MACC an appalling act

Kuala Lumpur, 9th August, 2015 – Transparency International-Malaysia (TI-M) strongly opposes the obstruction of the MACC’s investigations by the police or any other agencies, which is unlawful under Section 48 of the MACC Act. Since 31st July, seven of the MACCs investigators have either been arrested, detained for questioning, come under investigation, had their homes or offices raided and laptops and documents seized and now as reported, two

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