The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is mandated to investigate corruption in the public and private sectors. To be a viable and potent entity for eradicating high-level corruption, the Commission must function impartially without any political interference.
The independence of the MACC must be strengthened, with structural protection from governmental control and dictates. Reforms outlined in the NACP 2019-2023 include establishing a Parliamentary Select Committee to oversee MACC, and empowering the MACC in terms of the appointment of the Chief Commissioner, budget, oversight committee, establishment of a service commission, and manpower.
October 7, 2021 The government will improve the legislation of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) by inserting new provisions in the MACC Act 2009 (Act 694) regarding proposed new offences. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said among the new offences to be included in […]
June 21, 2021 (PN) The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is the only government institution showing the ‘highest’ level of transparency, its deputy chief commissioner (Prevention) Datuk Seri Shamshun Baharin Mohd Jamil said. He said it is being monitored by five independent panels being the: — Corruption Prevention Advisory Board (LPPR)— Special Committee on Corruption (JKMR) […]
April 20, 2021 (PN) Deputy Chief Commissioner (Datuk Seri Shamsun) urges independent appointment body for MACC which is separate from Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam (SPA) which appoints government servants.Wants 2016 dark incidents detailing the termination of both former MACC chiefs Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed and Datuk Seri Shukri Abdull to be a lesson to be […]
January 15, 2021 (PN) MACC welcomes civil servants’ move to make reports about corruption involving the public sector or agencies and assure them of their safety. Challenges informants face include threats, intimidations and loss of employment which may extend to threats to the wellbeing of their families and cliques. Informants’ willingness to come forward to lodge […]
November 06, 2020 (PN) To further the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) independence, the MACC should be enshrined under the federal constitution (with accorded autonomy) similar to (that of) the judicial and election commissions, former Bar Council chairman, Christoper Leong suggested Currently, the MACC, as a civil service organisation, is subject to the government’s standing orders. […]
September 02, 2020 (PN) September 2, 2020: the MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki said that the government agreed in principle that the appointment of the chief of MACC will go through a constitutional process where in the future, the MACC commissioner will require a two-thirds majority in Parliament. Related news: Govt agreed that […]