Reforming the MACC

Roundtable on current issues, obstacles to progress and ways forward

The Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4 Center) and the Malaysian Bar organised this online roundtable discussion on 26 November 2021.

In 2015, the Malaysian Bar, in collaboration with C4 Center, The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs, Citizens’ Network for a Better Malaysia, and Transparency International Malaysia, submitted a joint memorandum (“2015 Memorandum”) to the government setting out proposals to reform the MACC aimed at ensuring a holistic treatment of corruption through a viable constitutional and legislative framework.

The 2015 Memorandum also emphasised that reforming the structure of the MACC must come simultaneously with the separation of the offices of the Attorney General (AG) and Public Prosecutor (PP).

Objectives of this roundtable were to:

• Provide a platform for government representatives and civil society organisations to exchange insights on reforming the MACC and the separation of the AG and PP.
• Examine the challenges in implementing the proposals found in the 2015 Memorandum.
• Renew the dialogue on reforming the MACC in our present context.
• Identify the steps needed to realise the aims of reforming the MACC and separating the offices of the AG and PP.

Participants of the roundtable discussion had included Members of Parliament, representatives from government agencies, civil society organisations (CSOs), non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and individuals.

Registration (now closed) was available at:
tinyurl.com/MACCReformRTD

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