On the 17th April 2015, TI-M officially launched the campaign at Publika. The launch was launched by TI-M’s President Dato’ Akhbar Satar and speeches were given by Mr Robert Burley, Counsellor from the High Commission of Canada in Malaysia, the Deputy Director of Community Education Division from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Comission, Tuan Haji Abdul Samat bin Kasah, and TI-M’s Secretary-General, Dr Muhammad Mohan.
The launch included an exhibition of TI-M’s public engagement work, the Speak Up outreach workshops with the Orang Asli and a display of the 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index results. TI-M used the opportunity to engage with citizens and talk to them about corruption issues, provided them with corruption reporting materials and asked them to engage in a quick survey on whether they would report corruption.
‘Declaration Against Corruption’ signature board was also on display for the public to sign and leave their messages, advocating for a better Malaysia.
Citizens demand their rights and entitlements and reject corruption, resulting in more accountable government and better public service delivery.
To empower citizens to report corruption by providing free and confidential support, and education on the redress mechanisms available, and carry out strategic advocacy for systemic change.
All victims and witnesses of corruption, in particular those most vulnerable, such as women, youth and marginalised groups.
TI-M would to wish a special thank you to the High Commission of Canada in Kuala Lumpur and Transparency International-Secretariat, as funders and supporters of the Speak Up Campaign.
Another special thank you to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Jaringan Kampung Orang Asli Semenanjung Malaysia (JKOASM), the Orang Asli communities in Pahang, Perak, Negeri Sembilan and Tasik Chini, the Bar Council and the members of the public utilising the Speak Up services.