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.
July 26, 2022 Why would Azam Baki, the chief commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), denounce the highly regarded Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) by Transparency International? Azam is quoted as stating that since the CPI is based “on perceptions about public sector corruption”, this index “was neither factual nor based on evidence”. Azam’s statement, coming as […]
July 19, 2022 The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission MACC) believes it will have enough evidence to press charges against those involved in the multibillion-ringgit littoral combat ships (LCS) scandal once its ongoing investigation is completed. MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki told The Star that a former high-ranking company official linked to the matter is among the […]
July 18, 2022 Two senior executives have been arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over alleged false claims and misappropriation of RM100 million in Employment Recruitment Incentives Programme (PenjanaKerjaya) funds. According to The Star, MACC sources said the two — a 41-year-old company director and a 40-year-old CEO — were arrested in Kuala Lumpur around […]
June 2, 2022 The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has opened 25 investigation papers on mismanagement of Covid-19 relating to procurement which are alleged to have elements of corruption and malpractice. MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki said it covers various issues of offences including claims and mask supplies, and the agency will call those […]
June 2, 2022 The French authorities have filed an application for Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) at the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) relating to the alleged corruption in public transport infrastructure projects involving Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT). Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki, however, said it concerned […]
May 30, 2022 A total of six individuals has been appointed to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) independent monitoring bodies. MACC said in a statement today, that five of them were reappointed as members of MACC’s Operations Assessment Panel (PPO) while an individual was appointed to the Consultation and Corruption Prevention Panel (PPPR) to replace […]
May 19, 2022 Is the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission probe into Justice Nazlan Ghazali a form of intimidation of judges? Astro Awani’s Melisa Idris and Sharaad Kuttan speak to former Court of Appeal judge Mah Weng Kwai and Malaysian Bar president Karen Cheah about the resilience of our judiciary.
April 25, 2022 The Malaysian Bar is appalled with the turn of events that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (“MACC”) had commenced an investigation into Datuk Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali, JCA (“Datuk Nazlan”). It is not apparent to the public who lodged the report, or when such a report was lodged. What is obvious to the […]
April 21, 2022 The “Ulasan Lembaga Penasihat Pencegahan Rasuah (LPPR) 2020” a compilation of findings by the Anti-Corruption Advisory Board which outlines seven proposals for improvement in efforts to fight corruption in the country will soon be submitted to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. Special Committee on Corruption (JKMR) chairman Tan Sri Rais […]
April 21, 2022 Buku ‘Ulasan Lembaga Penasihat Pencegahan Rasuah (LPPR) 2020’ yang menggariskan tujuh cadangan penambahbaikan usaha memerangi rasuah di negara ini akan segera dikemukakan kepada Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, kata Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Khas Mengenai Rasuah (JKMR), Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim. Rais yang juga Yang Dipertua Dewan Negara berkata, JKMR akan […]