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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.

  • Ombudsman bill to be tabled by next year, says Ismail

    September 15, 2021 The Ombudsman Bill is at its final stage of ‘drawing-up’ and its draft was submitted to the Attorney—General Chambers (AGC) on August 24, 2021, according to Prime Minister Ismail Sabri on September 14. He said the Bill would be tabled in the Parliament by 2022. In his written reply to the Parliament […]

  • ‘Govt committed to ombudsman system, draft bill now with AG’s Chambers’

    November 24, 2020 (PN) The Perikatan Nasional (PN) government has pledged to continue the previous administration’s effort in setting up the Ombudsman Malaysia initiative to replace the existing Public Complaints Bureau (PCB). In a parliamentary reply, de facto law minister Takiyuddin Hassan said the proposed Ombudsman Bill has been submitted to the Attorney-General’s Chambers for […]

  • Ombudsmen Bill expected to be tabled in parliament before year-end, says GIACC D-G

    September 30, 2020 (PN) A new bill for the establishment of an ombudsman group is expected to be tabled in Parliament before the year-end, says National Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC) director-general, Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed. He said the bill, one of the key initiatives under the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) 2019-2023, would […]

  • Ombudsman Malaysia may come into operation by next March

    October 19, 2019 (PH) Ombudsman Malaysia, which is poised to replace the Public Complaints Bureau (BPA), is expected to be in operation in the first quarter of next year if Parliament passes the bill in December. National Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC) director-general Abu Kassim Mohamed told FMT that the ombudsman, which is being […]

  • Malaysia to have its own Ombudsman, replacing Public Complaints Bureau

    September 22, 2018 (PH) The Public Complaints Bureau (PCB) or Biro Pengaduan Awam which manages public complaints would be known as Ombudsman Malaysia. The Ombudsman Act will be drafted to ensure the independence of Ombudsman MalaysiaIn principle, the federal Pakatan Harapan government agreed to form it based on the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) 2019-2023. It […]