Despite the introduction of the Whistleblower Protection Act 2010 (the Act), whistleblowing is still a rare occurrence in Malaysia. In fact, the annual report from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in 2012 indicates that out of a total of 8,953 complaints received by the Commission only 28 were from whistleblowers.
In order to encourage more individuals to come forward and whistleblow, there must be several changes made to Whistleblower Protection Act 2010.
C4 Center is committed to advocating good governance. Our scope of research in relation to conflicts of interest includes political cronyism, patronage politics, integrity systems, and the policy implications.
The PAC’s report vindicates our longstanding detailed research and advocacy work, as well as that of the affected communities in raising such serious matters of concern despite little support from those in power.