2022 – A most memorable and remarkable year for anti-corruption and for us at C4 Center.
For the first time ever, a former Malaysian Prime Minister was sent to prison after 7 long difficult years of civil society, journalists and activists pushing against the odds to hold high power to account.
It was a very steep curve — the 1MDB grand corruption scandal compelled us to fight for justice, ensure stolen assets were returned, and demand that the then-Prime Minister and his henchmen do no further harm to our already damaged public institutions.
As if this wasn’t enough for Malaysians, we were suddenly faced with an early General Election and one that brought an outcome that pushed the country into even more uncertain and uncharted waters. The 15th General Election resulted in a hung Parliament for the first time, and a unity government now in a power-sharing agreement.
The newly-elected Prime Minister has done a constant repeat on fighting corruption in his administration, and C4 Center has its work cut out for it in the coming year, where we will be challenged to ensure the reform agenda is fast-tracked and implemented.
As the country moved through many a challenging terrain in 2022, so did our organization.
After seven strong years of the credible work of C4 Center, the board members had to work to finalize a long-haul transition process, where Cynthia Gabriel, Executive Director of C4 Center, had completed her term and expressed intentions to move on.
Her tenure ended with a glorious recognition of being conferred a global anti-corruption champions award by US State Secretary, Anthony Blinken at the close of 2022.
We wish her the best in her next endeavours and trust that the new C4 team will uphold the work of C4 Center.
Onward and upwards!
FULL REPORT AVAILABLE HERE -> https://c4center.org/wp-content/uploads/2022-Annual-Report.pdf