Media Statements

Media Statements

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.

MACC Freeze Najib's Accounts Immediately, Najib Must Relinquish His Finance & PM Post Pending Investigations!

The Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) is appalled that Malaysians woke up today to yet another shocking and damning financial allegation involving Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

A report in the reputable US-based financial paper Wall Street Journal claimed that nearly US$700 million were allegedly deposited into Najib’s personal bank accounts.

Again, the report claimed the money allegedly siphoned into Najib’s bank accounts are linked to the country’s debt-ridden investment fund - 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

One Scandal Too Many, Najib's Administration Leaves a Murky, Dangerous International Money Trail

The Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (or C4) is shocked at yet another revelation, bordering on corruption, involving Malaysian officials, which has surfaced in the Australian media today.

C4 urges the Malaysian government to respond immediately to the report in The Age which alleged several damning details, that MARA, a government institution set up to aid poor Malays, has been implicated in a RM65 million Australian property scam.

Government Secrecy a Block to Combating Corruption & Cronyism

The Centre to Combat Corruption & Cronyism (C4) condemns Prime Minister Najib Razak’s latest harangue targeted at civil servants to obey their secrecy oath and keep their mouths tightly shut over government secrets.

The Financial Imbroglio of Prime Minister Najib Razak, where "friends & associates rule"


The complex web of the 1MDB scandal, has placed it as one of Malaysia’s biggest financial catastrophes. The money trail has been a maze, keeping the scandal snowballing beyond control, much to Prime Minister Najib Razak’s great peril. The “friends & associates” of the Prime Minister and his family have been given huge powers to direct the deals worth billions of ringgit, turning confusion into rage for many Malaysians.

C4 Urges for Public Accounts Committee (PAC) probe on 1MDB to be open to the public

“What we are missing, utterly and completely, in this government is accountability. Public Institutions must lead the way!”

The Centre to Combat Corruption & Cronyism (C4), welcomes the announcement by Datuk Nur Jazlan, Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in carrying out an independent probe on the controversial dealings of the 1 MDB.

Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Critical Work in Pushing for Government Accountability Must Be Beefed Up!

The Centre to Combat Corruption & Cronyism (C4), recently received the report card of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), spanning July 2013- April 2015.

Credit is due, and we commend its diligent work and findings thus far, highlighting in a nutshell a dysfunctional public administration that keeps failing on public services delivery and worse, lax in taking disciplinary action on errant wrongdoers.