Coverage By: News Straits Times (NST)
PETALING JAYA: The Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) launched a MyGov Reform Tracker report today.
MyGovt Reform Tracker report author, K. Sudhagaran Stanley said this report had tracked the developments of a select 11 from 115 initiatives of the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP), which successive governments had discarded since 2019.
“Since the 2018 general election, all three governments have failed to implement the NACP.
“Under Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, PH made many contradictory decisions and broke promises, including the choice not to ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) and the selection of Azhar Harun to lead the Election Commission,” he added.
Meanwhile, he also said the Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin-led administration’s reign over Malaysia was marked by accountability and good governance for clinging on to power.
“Muhyiddin completely did away with Parliamentary oversight as billions of ringgit were spent without the august house’s approval before completely suspending Parliament following his emergency declaration.
“PN also pulled the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) bill from the table in contrast to failing to amend the Environmental Quality Act and propose climate change legislation as promised,” he said.
Sudhagaran also said the government of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob failed to pass legislation requiring police accountability, and instead, substituting a weaker Independent Police Conduct Commission (IPCC) bill in its place even though he managed on a few fronts.
“Ironically, Ismail Sabri’s joint BN and PN government remained true to its commitment to the memorandum of understanding, allowing bipartisan efforts to implement reforms.
“This proves that reforms to our democratic institutions can be achieved if there is a political will to do so,” he added.