Reforming Political Financing

Reform in Political Financing – Penang

Opening and Welcome Address by Datuk Paul Low, President of Transparency International Malaysia at the Seminar on Reform in Political Financing on 9th October, 2010 in Penang. On behalf of Transparency International Malaysia I would like to welcome all participants to this important seminar on reform on political financing in Malaysia. This seminar held today is part of our campaign to bring awareness to the civil society on the need for political

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Nationwide Campaign on Reforming Political Financing in Malaysia – Shah Alam Conference

 The first conference in the nationwide campaign on reforming political financing in Malaysia was held on 5 August at the Concorde Hotel, Shah Alam, Selangor with support from Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The theme for the conference was the “Reform Agenda for Political Financing in Malaysia: The Challenges”. The conference comprised a forum with six prominent panelists and a workshop for

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Launch of “Reforming Political Financing in Malaysia” Publication

On 23 May 2010, Dato’ Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed, Chief Commissioner of Malaysia Anti- Corruption Commission (MACC) launched the TI-M book and national campaign on reforming political financing in Malaysia. The book is based on pioneering work undertaken since 2009 on the financing of politics in Malaysia. The project was supported by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. The book is based on primary and secondary research undertaken in 2009. Interviews were

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Roundtable on Institutional & Legislative Reforms on Political Financing in Malaysia

A roundtable on “Institutional and Legislative Reforms on Political Financing in Malaysia” was organised on 8 February 2010 with the support from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. The key objective of the Roundtable was to debate the proposed recommendations for reforms on political financing in Malaysia. TI-M had undertaken research on the state of political financing in Malaysia as well as a review of election laws in the country. The draft of

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TI Malaysia Supports Reforms to Curb Political Corruption

18 January, 2010 Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) views positively and is encouraged that The Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) will study political corruption to propose reforms to laws governing political parties especially in political financing. Lack of transparency and accountability on sources of political financing allows abuses in the political system that undermine the democratic process of elections. This leads

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National Conference on Political Financing in Malaysia: Challenges for Institutional and Legislative Reforms

On 30 November 2009, Transparency International (Malaysia) organised the first National Conference on Political Financing in Malaysia: Challenges for Institutional and Legislative Reforms. The conference was held at Impiana KLCC Hotel with support from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. The conference comprised of four sessions, with a total of nine prominent speakers. The President, Dato Paul Low gave the opening remarks on behalf of TI-M. The conference

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Update projections of print media advertisement expenditure by political parties

7 March, 2008 In the first twelve days of the period under monitor i.e. Feb 25-March 07, Barisan Nasional (BN) was projected to have spent a cumulative total of RM7.285 million. This is based on Transparency International – Malaysia's political parties'print media advertisement expenditures project which monitors 18 newspapers everyday. According to the Election Offences Act 1954, a parliamentary candidate can spend only up to RM 200,000 while

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Election Laws Need Reform for Transparency and a Level Playing Field

22 February, 2008 Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) calls for changes in election laws in respect of election finance and caretaker government to promote transparency and a level playing field, which are essential to free and fair elections. As part of this effort, TI-M has initiated discussions amongst like-minded NGO’s and individuals to coordinate civil societies’ election monitoring efforts for the 12th General Elections. TI-M supports

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TI-M to launch CRINIS-MALAYSIA “Money in Politics, People’s Concern”

19 December, 2007 Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) to launch CRINIS-MALAYSIA “Money in Politics, People’s Concern” Transparency International Malaysia is launching a project to promote transparency and accountability in political financing based on the Latin America’s Crinis (‘Ray of Light’ in Latin) Project by the Transparency International and The Carter Center. TI-M recognizes ‘Money in Politics’ as a necessary element

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