Media Statements

Media Statements

End secrecy laws now, reform OSA and protect whistleblowers

The Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) is shocked by the recent arrest of whistleblower Rafizi Ramli, and strongly condemns the authorities’ rash action.

Hiding the 1MDB Audit Report Behind the OSA, contradicts the underlying function of the audit itself

The Auditor general is duty bound to declassify the report immediately, given huge public interest involved.

MACC must probe bauxite issue in Kuantan, says C4

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission was urged today to begin a stringent investigation into the bauxite mining scandal

Probe The Complaint Not The Complainant! Amend the Secrecy Laws

The alleged financial mismanagement and corrupt practices of the Malaysian Islamic Economic Development Foundation ..

Millions Poured Onto KLIA2 Poor Workmanship and Repairs

Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB) expenditure of RM76.5 million to repair defects at the KL International Airport 2 (KLIA2) since its operation on May 2014 has certainly raised eyebrows.

Selangor's DEIG Must Subject Itself to the Highest Forms of Governance

The Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) views with great interest the recent announcement by Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali to set up A state investment firm, Darul Ehsan Investment Group (DEIG) Sdn Bhd.

The surprise move suggested the need to strengthen state assets and restructure all government-linked companies under MBI.

Nepotism Breeds Corruption - Will Zahid's Brother Get the Contract?

Amidst financial scandals involving the transfer of USD700 mil (or RM2.6 billion) into the private accounts of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, claims of illegal donations and vote buying by BN to win the 2013 national polls, we are shocked into yet another project that stinks of cronyism and patronage politics.

When will Malaysia learn?

Najib Must Explain the Sudden Death of the Taskforce and Immediately Stop the Harrassment of MACC

Malaysians witnessed with disbelief how the Najib administration swiftly curtailed internal dissent, perceived sabotage and attempts to tear holes in his tattered government, following the 1MDB scandal that has rocked the country for months.

Political Financing Needs Urgent Regulating!

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.”(C.S Lewis)

So while The Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) is indeed surprised and amused at Najib’s latest retort - "I can explain in detail (about Umno's political funding) with the condition that the Opposition should reveal their funding sources too”

A New Paradigm Shift Needed to Protect Whistleblowers in the Fight Against Corruption

So much has been said over the Najib administration’s embarrassing gaffes this last week – from blocking whistleblower site Sarawak Report to suspending business weekly the EDGE, yet worst - imposing travel bans on messengers and whistleblowers, instead of nailing down the alleged crooks and suspects linked to the muddied 1MDB money trail.

It embarrasses us further to hear our top cop talking about whistling quietly, and his insistence that the law does indeed provide protection for those who report on corruption.