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No freedom of information as long as OSA remains, says lawyer

PETALING JAYA: The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act will not serve its purpose of creating a transparent government as long as the Official Secrets Act (OSA) exists, says constitutional lawyer Syahredzan Johan (pic).

He said this was because the powers enshrined under the OSA will override the FOI Act.

Lack of will, weak laws, prevent probe into Zahid’s wealth

EXTRAORDINARY wealth owned by a public official should be enough grounds for investigations into the person, lawyers and an anti-corruption lobby group said today after the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief said there was no basis to probe a claim about the deputy prime minister’s wealth.

Rafizi’s OSA conviction, a ‘step backward’ says C4

PETALING JAYA: The Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) today criticised the High Court’s decision to dismiss Rafizi Ramli’s appeal against his conviction under the Official Secrets Act (OSA). C4 executive director Cynthia Gabriel said the decision was a “step backward” which seriously undermined the importance of safeguarding the right to freedom of information.

The Launch of GIAT's Good Governance Agenda For Malaysia

GIAT (Governance, Integrity, Accountability and Transparency) is a coalition of civil society organizations that consists of the Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4 Center), Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), Sinar Project, Trnsparency International-Malaysia and Friends of Kota Damansara.

Press Release of GIAT: Article 13 Review of United Nations Convention against Corruption

GIAT (Governance, Integrity, Accountability and Transparency) is a coalition of civil society organizations that consists of the Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4 Center), Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), Sinar Project, Trnsparency International-Malaysia and Friends of Kota Damansara.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Advocacy Officer

Position: Advocacy Officer

Project: Access to Information & Open Governance Initiative

Project Period: 2 years

Project Description:

C4 reminds Putrajaya on combatting corruption

It notes a steep rollback in government accountability and respect for the rule of law.

Auditor General Report 2015 Series 2


Latest Auditor General Report for the year 2015 [Click Link Below to Download]
http://www.c4center.org/sites/default/files/AG%20Report%202015%20Series%...

Jho Low still MIA despite international dragnet

Penang-born billionaire Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, continues to remain elusive even though yet another country has expressed interest in questioning him over the 1MDB matter.

In 1MDB fund probe, S'pore closes Falcon Bank, fines UBS and DBS

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has withdrawn the merchant bank status of the Singapore branch of Falcon Private Bank Ltd (Falcon Bank) for its links with the 1MDB-related funds flow.

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