MyGovt Reform Tracker

Ombudsman Bill

The Ombudsman system is one of the key initiatives under the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP). The setting up of the Ombudsman Malaysia initiative is an important move in enhancing integrity and good governance in addressing public complaints. October 2019 saw a declaration that Ombudsman Malaysia was expected to come into operation by March 2020. However, with the Sheraton Move and the Perikatan Nasional government coming into power, this was delayed. 

Following that, the proposed bill was submitted to the Attorney-General’s Chambers in November 2020 for review and approval prior to tabling in the Parliament. An Emergency was then declared nationwide which took effect from January to August 2021.