Transparency in Defence

Integrity and Good Governance in Defence Procurement

On the 23rd of August 2016, Transparency International – Malaysia (TI-M) and Transparency International - Defence & Security (TI-DSP) held a joint workshop on the subject of Integrity and Good Governance in Defence Procurement. Dato Akhbar Sata, president of TI-M, opened with a welcome address. This was followed by the keynote address by Abdul Samat Kasah, the Director of Strategic Communication at the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

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2015 Defence Companies Anti-Corruption Index

Corruption in the defence sector is a major global problem. Are defence companies doing enough to prevent it? This index assesses the transparency and quality of ethics and anti-corruption of 163 defence companies from 47 countries. Two Malaysian countries were featured in the index: Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn. Bhd. and Sapura Secured Technologies Group. Both were ranked as band 'F' which is the lowest evidence level 'Almost no evidence'. Download

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TI-M urges PM to address threats to our national security in Eastern Sabah caused by Corruption

PRESS STATEMENT, 9 June 2014, Kuala Lumpur - Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) notes with concern the Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein’s statement that corruption and leakages are among the causes of continued intrusions in the 1,400km coastal areas of Sabah under the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom). TI-M supports the Defence Minister in calling for an urgent need to address these weaknesses after reviewing Esscom’s

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TI-M calls on greater transparency in procurement of defence equipment

18 September 2013 Transparency International – Malaysia (TI-M) concurs the result of a study undertaken by Transparency International UK’s Defence and Security Programme (TI-DSP) finds that two-thirds of parliaments and legislatures around the world fail to exercise sufficient control over their Ministry of Defence and the armed forces, and 70 per cent of these largest arms importers in 2012 leave the door open to corruption. TI-DSP analysed

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Address Corruption Risks in the Defence Sector

6 February, 2013 Seventy per cent of countries leave the door open to waste and security threats as they lack the tools to prevent corruption in the defence sector, according to the first ever index measuring how governments prevent and counter corruption in defence, launched by Transparency International’s (TI) Defence and Security Programme in Taipei on 29th January 2013. Corruption in defence is dangerous, divisive and wasteful, and the cost

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Arms Trade Treaty Conference

19 April, 2012 A conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) was held on 19 April at the Grand Dorsett Hotel, Subang. Air Commodore (Retd) Alan Waldron and Tobias Bock, two members of the TI Defence and Security Programme (DSP) team based in London were guest speakers for the conference. Other speakers included Donal Fariz from Indonesian Corruption Watch and Cesar H. Villanuev Pax Christi Pilipinas from the University of St. La Salle, Philippines.

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The nature of arms procurement

The nature of arms procurement Mark Pyman, Director of Defence and Security Programme, Transparency International UK (TI-UK) gives an interview with Malaysiakini on transparency in the purchase of arms for national security. Pyman is on a one-week visit to Malaysia to attend a conference on reducing corruption in security and defence to be held today organised by Transparency International Malaysia Chapter (TI-M). Source: http://www.malaysiakini.tv/video/22680/the-nature-of-arms-procurement---part-1.html

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Transparency in Arms Deals Vital

30 July, 2011 The arms trade is one of the most corrupt prone sectors.  The impact of corruption in the arms trade has severe consequences for citizens, governments and nations. The payment of kickbacks and bribes in defence purchases inflate the cost of weapons and this impedes the ability of governments to defend their countries. When there is high level of secrecy in arms deals, weapons may end up in the hands of criminals and violent dictators

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Independent commission of inquiry into the purchase of military hardware

6 May, 2008 TI-Malaysia welcomes and strongly supports Parliamentary Opposition Leader's call independent commission of inquiry into the purchase of military hardware TI MALAYSIA welcomes and strongly supports the call by Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail for the government to establish a committee of inquiry to look into the circumstances of reported payments of huge commissions to private companies apparently serving as commission agents. These

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