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KUALA LUMPUR: The Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4 Centre) has officially appointed Pushpan Murugiah as its chief executive officer with immediate effect.
Pushpan was previously C4 Centre’s acting chief executive officer following the departure of its former executive director, Cynthia Gabriel, early this year.
Pushpan said he envisioned transforming C4 Centre from a national anti-corruption NGO into a regional group that serves to work with regional stakeholders on cross-border corruption.
“We live in a world where we are connected to everyone with a click of a button. Likewise, corruption is also now very sophisticated and needs greater participation and engagement from everyone.
“We will continue to push for good governance and anti-corruption initiatives and for greater public participation in the business of the government.
“Some of the reforms we are currently advocating for include the Procurement Act, Ombudsman, assets declaration, political financing laws, greater independence of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and the separation of the Attorney-General and the Public Prosecutor,” he told the New Straits Times today.
Meanwhile, the C4 Centre said it has full confidence in Pushpan’s ability to continue upholding the highest standards of creditability and professionalism subscribed to since its establishment.
“The board of directors, along with the C4 Centre team, remain steadfast in our dedication to combating corruption and promoting transparency and accountability in Malaysia.
“With Pushpan at the helm, we look forward to enhanced anti-corruption efforts, including continuing to work hand-in-hand with all relevant institutions and civil society organisations,” it added.
Based on Pushpan’s profile on the official C4 Centre website, he is a law graduate from the University of London.
As a founding committee member of C4 Centre, he has been active in providing advisory support, including research papers, on a number of topics related to corruption and governance.
He is also an active member of the People’s Medic, a coalition of paramedics, doctors and surgeons who provide paramedic service to the public during public rallies.