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2 Marzo 2018

Malaysia

MALAYSIA: MALAYSIAN ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION (MACC) TO CREATE COUNTRY’S OWN corruption index

Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has set out a plan to create a more effective special corruption index to analyze and measure the level of corruption in the country to ensure Malaysia is free from Corruption 10 years from now. The cabinet is now waiting to receive the paperwork from MACC Chief Commissioner, Dzulkifli Ahmad. Apparently, the proposal have to be presented and approved by the Anti-Corruption Advisory Board Meeting. In order to ensure the transparency of the index, an independent body with the support from academicians will do a meticulous study. The index will be an important tool for MACC to study the reality of corruption and abuse of power in the country through Malaysians’ point of view. Moreover, the angle of perceptions can be changed with the existence of reality. Besides, MACC also has set up a special committee today to look into the country’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2017 issued by the Transparency International (TI) which saw Malaysia dropped two points from 49 in the previous year to 47. However, MACC expressed shock last week at the country’s worst showing in five years in Transparency International’s (TI) latest Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). Out of 182 countries, Malaysia’s anti-corruption body was ranked at 62 globally in 2017, which is seven spots down from the previous year and third among the ASEAN countries. Therefore, the index will be a great tool for MACC to work effectively in order to achieve its target while improves its global rank. Resource: Malay Mail Online Link:http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/macc-creating-countrys-own-corruption-index#RsM5ZdjZi3XOWh83.97 (ICE KUALA LUMPUR)