Global Corruption Barometer 2009

GCB 2009

The Gloal Corruption Barometer was launched in Malaysia on 3 June 2009 at Wisma FMM.

WHAT IS THE GLOBAL CORRUPTION BAROMETER (GCB)?
It presents main findings of public opinion survey that :
•Explores general public’s views of corruption and bribery
•Assesses extent of key institutions and public services to be corrupt
•Measures citizens’ views on government efforts to fight corruption
•Search questions on people’s willingness to pay a premium for clean corporate behaviour

MAIN FINDINGS IN THE GCB 2009
• Increase in perception that private sector is corrupt
(a notable increase of 8 percentage points compared to 5 years ago)
• On average, political parties and civil service perceived most corrupt sectors globally
• Increase in experience of petty bribery
• Ordinary people do not feel empowered to speak about corruption
• Governments considered ineffective in fight against corruption (31% perceived them as effective; 56% perceived them as ineffective)
• A significant proportions indicated that they would be prepared to support through buying the product of a corporation that shows integrity

SUMMARY OF 2009 GCB REPORT ON MALAYSIA
Q. In the past 12 months, have you or anyone living in your household paid a bribe in any form?
A.9% of respondents paid a bribe

Q.Which of these six sectors/organisations would you consider to be the most affected by corruption?
A. Political Parties : 42%
Public officials / Civil servants : 37%
Business / Private sector : 12%
Judiciary : 5%
Parliament / Legislature : 4%
Media : 1%

Q. Would you be willing to pay more to buy from a company that is clean/corruption free?
A.Yes : 50%
No : 42%
Don’t Know : 8%

Q. How would you assess your current government’s actions in the fight against corruption?
A.Ineffective : 67%
Effective : 28%
Neither : 6%

For international results on the 2009 GCB, please visit http://www.transparency.org/research/gcb/gcb_2009

For presentation on GCB results for Malaysia:

GCB 2009 Presentation – Malaysia

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