MyGovt Reform Tracker

MACC Independence

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.