International Anti-Corruption Day 2021

Event Format: Hybrid

Physical Venue (for guests in Klang Valley area): Four Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Registration link: http//

This webinar is also streamed live on Facebook (Link:

About the Programme

New technologies have been hailed as a critical aspect in fighting corruption, from facilitating the reporting of corruption and giving access to official information. This helps monitor the efficiency and integrity of social services and of a country’s political life, and make financial information more transparent. Information and communications technology can also support campaigning efforts and help mobilise people against corruption. Over the last decade, an increasing number of e-government initiatives have sprouted using big data and robotics to help stem poor services and corruption in procurement of goods.

It is a double-edged sword and while greatly assisting investigative journalists and investigators in tracking and chasing financial crimes, where tracing, seizing, and confiscating of stolen and corrupt proceeds have been made more manageable.

On the flip side new technology has also opened a myriad of possibilities for organised crimes via syndicates and criminals to operate across borders through corrupt law enforcement and procurement systems, vulnerable to bribes and human errors.

Corruption is now acknowledged as a primary enabler of transnational crimes, and the recent first ever UNGA Special Session on corruption last June 2021 had affirmed the urgent need to fight this scourge and emphasized the importance of technology to combat corruption, tracking down corporate proxies and criminals by establishing beneficial ownership and transparent registries, as well as improved international cooperation on asset recovery in its political declaration.

C4 Center marked the International Anti-Corruption Day 2021 with this year’s theme: Using Technology to Turn the Tide Against Corruption.

Target audience were:

  • Procurement Professionals
  • IT Decision-Makers or Consultants
  • Integrity and Compliance Professionals
  • Enforcements and Regulatory Officers
  • Investigative Journalists 
  • Financial & Investment Professionals
  • Management & Business Decision-Makers

Programme Schedule

2.15pmOpening Remarks by Prof Edmund Terence Gomez, Chairman of the Board, Center to Combat Corruption & Cronyism (C4 Center)
2.30pmPanellist 1
Using Blockchain to Combat Corruption in Procurement by Abdul Fattah Yatim, Chairman of Malaysia’s Standards Committee on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies, Department of Standards Malaysia, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)
2.50pmPanellist 2
Rise of Integrity-tech in the Digital Economy to fight Corruption by Datuk Wira Dr Hj Rais Hussin Hj Mohammed Ariff, President and Chief Executive Officer, EMIR Research
3.10pmPanellist 3
Fighting Corruption with Open Contracting by Bernadine Fernz, Head of Infrastructure, Open Contracting Partnership (OCP)
3.30pmThe Role of Data Analytics in Preventing Corruption & Fraud in Southeast Asia by Francesco Checchi, Anti-Corruption Adviser, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
3.50pmQ & A and Dialogue
Moderated by Cynthia Gabriel, Founding Director, Center to Combat Corruption & Cronyism (C4 Center)
5.00pmEND & Refreshments




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