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.

Kuala Lumpur, 19 July 2017 – 5 Points of GIAT Good Governance Agenda for GE14:

1. Endorse legislation that will affirm the independence of institutions, most importantly the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the Attorney Geeral’s Chambers.

2. Enact a national of Information law, review the Official Secrets Act 1972 and adopt open data principles.

3. Require by law that all cabinet members, Members of Parliament, elected officials and senior public officials to publicly declare their assets.

4. Implement the practice of budget and expenditure transparency at all levels of government, including participatory budgeting and monitoring mechanism.

5. Require by law that all political parties publicly declare all forms of income and expenditure.




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