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 conducted with senior politicians, such as former Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamed, former cabinet ministers Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah and Datuk Seri Dr. Chua Soi Lek, members of parliament, and political analysts. Information obtained from a national conference on political financing and validation workshops on the research organised by TI-M enriched the book. In addition, secondary data such as literature review provided a more thorough and insightful analysis on the political financing scenario in Malaysia.
More than 100 participants representing Election Commission, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, government agencies, foreign missions, funders, political parties, NGOs, academicians, political analysts and the media attended the event.
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Launch of Reforming Political Financing in Malaysia