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NGO Proposes Ways to Combat Corruption During Elections


PETALING JAYA: An anti-graft NGO today proposed six recommendations to combat corrupt practices during elections, including empowering the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate election offences.

Lawyers want public access to political funding draft bill

Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) has demanded public access to the Political Donations and Expenditure draft bill, set to be tabled in Parliament next year.

Executive director Eric Paulsen said that it is “unacceptable” that so little is known about the exact contents of the document.

Corruption ranking system for ministries to clean up public sector

Image via NST/Muhammad Asyraf Sawal

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) move to announce a corruption ranking system for all the ministries is expected to help fight misconduct in the public sector.

C4: MACC does have jurisdiction over political donations

PETALING JAYA: The Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) today challenged the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) claim that it has no jurisdiction to investigate political donations.
Citing Section 16 of the MACC Act (2009), C4 executive director Cynthia Gabriel said the legislation in fact empowered the agency to investigate such donations.

C4: Syed Saddiq expose shows need to strengthen whistleblowers law

PETALING JAYA: The Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) has called for amendments to strengthen legislation governing the protection of whistleblowers, following reports that a PPBM Youth leader is being blackmailed with “sensitive” pictures.

MACC urged to investigate Dr M’s wealth

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 — The Malaysian Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry has urged the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's family wealth.

Its president, Tan Sri Dr K. Kenneth Eswaran said the time had come for him (Tun M) to come clean and explain to the ‘rakyat’ on the source of his wealth.

“Appropriate action must be taken if there is any misappropriation,” he said in a statement issued here today.

Press Release: Having Najib Over to the White House, Will Not Drain Your Swamp, Mr Trump…

It has been reported that Prime Minister Najib Razak will be paying United States President Donald Trump a visit this Tuesday, 12 September at the coveted White House. A diplomatic honor indeed!
But why?

Suhakam bemoans lack of control over govt's power in classifying documents

KUALA LUMPUR: There needs to be greater control over the power of ministers and public officers in classifying a document under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) 1972.

For Malaysia, the fight against corruption is also a fight for democracy

Cynthia Gabriel is founder of the Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4), an anti-corruption organization in Malaysia.

Malaysia’s anti-corruption commission has been making lots of headlines lately. Its agents have been carrying out high-profile arrests of government officials accused of bribery and influence-peddling. You’d think that Malaysians would be happy at the news.