Malaysia: Corruption…

23 February 2018

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Why stop at a home-grown graft index? Go further


The Malaysian Insight

WORD is the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) plans to create a more effective special corruption index to analyse and measure the level of corruption in the country.

MACC chief commissioner Dzulkifli Ahmad said yesterday the proposal would be presented in the next anti-corruption advisory board meeting before its submission to the cabinet.

“It is time for us to have our own and more effective index. We do not want to look solely from the angle of perception but also the reality.

“Give the MACC some time, maybe within two to three months before (the proposal) being brought to the higher level,” he said after the advisory board met yesterday.

Right. But why stop at just a graft index?

Go further.

Consider the following:

1. Since the international standard is far too high for us, let’s have our own World Cup for football. Invite countries of similar rank to Malaysia’s and have the tourney every four years.

2. Since we can’t better the National University of Singapore and other higher education institutions in Asia, let’s have our own ranking system where we give the lowest weightage  to academic achievement.
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At the rate we are going, we can even beat North Korea at its game of delusions. We might get to believe that the centre of the universe is right here in Kuala Lumpur.

Come on, Malaysia Boleh! – February 23, 2018.

https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/39339/

22 February 2018

Minister: CPI ranking ‘fair indication’ of corruption level in public sector

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 — Malaysia’s latest global ranking in Transparency International’s (TI) annual Corruption Perception Index (CPI) is a fair indication of the perceived level of corruption in the public sector, a minister has said.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Paul Low Seng Kuan said the government would take action on two key fronts — enforcement and prevention.

He also commended the Malaysian-Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) on its efforts but said the high profile activities of the MACC over 2017 could have contributed to the country’s downgrade, going from 55th place out of 180 countries to 62nd.

“The commission has over the past year has shown its strong commitment to reinforcing the MACC Act by making numerous arrests, including many high profile individuals.

“The high degree of publicity and exposure given by the MACC to these cases, especially over the last year may create a more negative perception which could have contributed to the drop in CPI Score and ranking,” he said.

Low added that the government would work towards long-term and sustainable preventative programmes and initiatives.

“Our preventative initiatives have focused on improving our institutional governance infrastructure and building a strong organisational culture of honesty and accountability within the public sector.

“We have expanded the Integrity and Governance Division to the new Integrity and Governance Department,” he said.
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Read more at http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/minister-cpi-ranking-fair-indication-of-corruption-level-in-public-sector#k7bFWot2S2ThFuEF.99

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5 November 2015

: Tinjauan: Malaysia dapat ‘D’, risiko tinggi berlaku rasuah

Translated from Malay by

Review: Malaysia : could ‘ D ‘, high risk of corruption occurs

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Malaysian Insider

Malaysia very vulnerable to defence corruption, TI survey finds

Malaysia has a high vulnerability to defence corruption according to the latest Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index despite doing slightly better than a 2013 survey, Transparency International said.

Malaysia which was among 17 countries assessed in the survey received a grade D, indicated “a high vulnerability to defence corruption”.

Six of the 17 states assessed in the index receive either E or F grade, representing either a “very high” or “critical” risk of defence corruption.

Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) president Datuk Akhbar Satar lauded Putrajaya for participating and completing a government review of the anti-corruption index 2015 research, saying it showed Putrajaya’s willingness to open dialogue with an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) on defence corruption issues.

Adding that significant vulnerabilities to corruption persisted as a result of weak legislative scrutiny, opaque budgets and whistleblower protection, he recommended that Putrajaya publish an annual defence budget that includes detailed information.

This should have details on expenditure across functions including on research and design, training, salaries, acquisitions, disposal of assets, maintenance and personnel expenditures.

He added that there should also be appropriate time given to discuss these budget items in Parliament to enhance budget transparency.

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/malaysia-very-vulnerable-to-defence-corruption-ti-survey-finds?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#sthash.nVKHH3QN.dpuf

16 December 2014

The main way the money flows out of the countries is misinvoicing in trade transactions, which can allow exporters and imports to keep money out of the country.

Malay Mail Online

Malaysia among top 10 developing nations losing RM3.5t a year in dirty money, report shows

Published: December 16, 2014 08:56 AM

WASHINGTON, Dec 16 — A global anti-corruption group said yesterday that nearly US$1 trillion (RM3.496 trillion) was illicitly drained from developing countries in 2012, representing a record level of corruption, money laundering and false trade documentation.

The Washington-based group Global Financial Integrity said illicit financial flows around the world grew at 9.4 per cent a year in the decade to 2012, around double the pace of economic growth, draining funds especially from impoverished countries.

The largest outflows came from giant, still poorly-regulated economies like Brazil, China, India and Russia, GFI’s new report says.

Money illicitly streamed out of China at a rate of about US$125 billion annually over that period, for instance.

But also in the top 10 country sources of illegal capital outflows are a number of dynamic middle-sized economies: Malaysia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Thailand.

Mexico is third on the list of largest outflows at an average US$54 billion a year.

The top 10 developing countries for illicit capital outflows in 2012:

China: US$249.57 billion

Russia: US$122.86 billion

India: US$94.76 billion

Mexico: US$59.66 billion

Malaysia: US$48.93 billion 

Saudi Arabia: US$46.53 billion

Thailand: US$35.56 billion

Brazil: US$33.93 billion

South Africa: US$29.13 billion

Costa Rica: US$21.55 billion. — AFP

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/money/article/study-in-2012-countries-lost-us1t-to-corruption

In the 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index, Malaysia ranked joint 54 with the Czech Republic, Latvia and Turkey.

This year, 2013, Malaysia has inched up ONE rank, to 53, the same as Turkey.

NST

4 December 2013| last updated at 12:01AM

Malaysia inches up one spot in graft index

Malaysia inches up one spot in graft index

Malaysiakini

Malaysia’s one-spot jump in corruption index ‘not enough’

Malaysia’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) score this year has improved by one step from the previous year but there are still many matters to be concerned about, stated Transparency International-Malaysia (TI-M).

Malaysia had scored 50/100 compared to last year’s 49/100 in the CPI, and the country ranked 53 out of 177 countries compared to last year’s 54 out of 177 countries.

Malaysia is currently ranked third among the 10 countries in the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean), with Singapore and Brunei ranking first and second.

Singapore is ranked fifth out of 177 countries, alongside Norway with a CPI score of 86. Norway is currently holding the highest GDP per capita of US$99,558, but did not obtain the top spot.

Denmark and New Zealand top the chart with a CPI score of 91.

Malaysia’s one-spot jump in corruption index ‘not enough’

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An old English proverb says, “Birds of a feather, flock together.” It means that people of the same kind, in this case, the CORRUPT KIND, tend to form a group.

Transparency International Malaysia identified the Police and politicians as birds of a feather. Who are the other birds of the CORRUPT flock!

The FT Minister includes DBKL in that flock!

What is the mayor’s response?

Malaysian Insider

Police not the only ones corrupt, DBKL just as bad, says FT minister

July 10, 2013

It is unfair to continue to single out the police as the enforcement group most involved in corruption, says  Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.

“It can be the Kuala Lumpur City Hall officers or it can be enforcement officers of (other) local authorities. This is because there are many different types of enforcement divisions.” he said.

“Corruption can only be curbed if the person giving the bribe stops their part of the deal,” Tengku Adnan told reporters at the Parliament lobby today.

He was commenting on the effectiveness of the Global Corruption Barometer Transparency International 2013 by Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) yesterday.

According to the survey, of the 1,000 people interviewed between September last year and March, only 31 per cent believed in the government to curb corruption, as compared with 49 per cent in 2011. – Bernama, July 10, 2013.

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/police-not-the-only-ones-corrupt-dbkl-just-as-bad-says-ft-minister/

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Latest, 9 July 2013

Malaysian Insider

The police are ranked No 1, followed by politicians, for corruption in the perception of Malaysians.

For more, click on Malaysians see cops, politicians as most corrupt

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TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL

Transparency International (TI) is a non-governmental organization that monitors and publicizes corporate and political corruption in international development. It publishes an annual Corruption Perceptions Index, a comparative listing of corruption worldwide. The headquarters is located in Berlin, Germany.

The organization defines corruption as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain which eventually hurts everyone who depends on the integrity of people in a position of authority.

Transparency International – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Corruption Perceptions Index

First launched in 1995, the Corruption Perceptions Index has been widely credited with putting the issue of corruption on the international policy agenda.

31 May

1) Corruption. Transparency International ranks Malaysia behind countries like Rwanda and Israel.

Corruption Perceptions Index 2012 from Transparency International

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The 2012 corruption perceptions index measures the perceived levels of public sector corruption in 176 countries and territories around the world – See more at: http://cpi.transparency.org/cpi2012/#sthash.sFdGxblQ.dpuf

Corruption Perceptions Index 2012

Full table and rankings

The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. A country or territory’s score indicates the perceived level of public sector corruption on a scale of 0 – 100, where 0 means that a country is perceived as highly corrupt and 100 means it is perceived as very clean. A country’s rank indicates its position relative to the other countries and territories included in the index. This year’s index includes 176 countries and territories.

Selected countries

1
Denmark
90
7
87
93
1
Finland
90
7
85
95
1
New Zealand
90
7
87
94
5
Singapore
87
9
83
90
6
Switzerland
86
6
81
90
7
Australia
85
8
83
86
7
Norway
85
7
82
87
9
Canada
84
7
80
87
9
Netherlands
84
7
81
88
17
Japan
74
9
70
78
17
United Kingdom
74
8
72
77
19
United States
73
9
66
79
20
Chile
72
9
69
76
20
Uruguay
72
6
70
75
54
Czech Republic
49
10
44
53
54
Latvia
49
6
42
55
54
Malaysia
49
9
44
55
54
Turkey
49
9
45
52

For more, click on

2012 Corruption Perceptions Index – Transparency International

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