Media Statements

Use of public funds must adhere to the highest standards of accountability and not through emergency proclamations, says C4 Center

The latest emergency ordinance, which amended the National Trust Fund Act 1988, is part of a disquieting trend in the ordinances passed thus far since January 13 this year. With a common theme of being able to tap into funds without check and balance, this raises concerns about the potential for serious abuse and corruption, especially in this time of crisis for Malaysia.

A corrupt system laid bare in our procurement system

The Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4 Center) is angered at the latest revelation of a syndicate or a “tender cartel” monopolising government tenders amounting to RM 3.8 billion, laying bare the deep rot in our government procurement system.

Political Financing Through Yayasan And Foundations, Corruption, And The Pursuit Of Power

When politics and business form a nexus, there are bound to be vulnerabilities where unscrupulous individuals use the system to enrich themselves, but the depths to which the system is tainted in Malaysia is shocking, especially when it involves organisations meant to be charitable and community- building.

C4 Center supports IGP’s tough stance on corruption

The Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4 Center) commends Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Abdul Hamid Bador for his tough stance on “crooked and corrupt police personnel”, including calling out top cops and his former predecessors.


The Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4 Center) calls for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to be allowed to conduct its investigations without favour or fear, with strengthened independence to prevent the commission from being used in a political capacity.


More transparency, stringency needed to preserve human rights and environment from plastic waste imports, says C4 report

Press Statement dated 17 March 2021:  One of our aims here was to link the climate crisis, environmental governance with the entire area of anti-corruption, of accountable governance, and access to information.