Corruption has undoubtedly been one of the most deep-rooted, pervasive problems that has crippled economies around the world. Even in advanced economies, authorities have not been able to quell corruption completely.
The Corruption Perception Index (CPI) has last year ranked Malaysia number 61st out of 180 countries. Though this is way above notoriously corrupt countries in the Middle East, Africa, and some of its ASEAN neighbors, recent corruption cases has nonetheless propelled Malaysia into the global spotlight. With the establishment of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the newly launched National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP), Malaysia is committed to tackle this problem head-on.
For centuries, authorities around the world have been trying to grapple with corruption, its root cause, the conducive environment that leads it to flourish, and explore effective ways to eradicate, if not mitigate, its hold on the economy. With the advent of disruptive technology and a better understanding of the economy, brighter days are ahead of us. But this means nothing without affirmative leadership and political will.
The Malaysia Anti-Corruption Forum, brought to you by International Strategy Institute (ISI), is a platform to bring together all concerned Malaysian citizens, government authorities, the media and the private sector to discuss, exchange ideas, and formulate key proposals to be submitted to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), with the hope that Malaysia will soon be able to tackle corruption sustainably as it moves towards a high-income nation status in the foreseeable future.
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