The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) will be organising a public forum to discuss the current challenges of tackling corruption in Malaysia on 18 November 2016 in Thistle Hotel Johor Bahru.

Current events and developments surrounding alleged corruption cases from 1MDB to the Football Association of Malaysia, have resulted in increased public concern and demand for greater accountability and transparency to ensure that criminal justice is enforced fairly and impartially.

After all that has happened, are we still in denial regarding how embedded corruption is in Malaysian society? Do we have the courage to point out what is corrupt and what changes are needed to be done? Can we make those changes happen?

This public forum is part of the ongoing #NyahKorupsi campaign which is intended to strengthen ongoing advocacy efforts for institutional reform to combat corruption and promote good governance.


Tentative Agenda 

Time Item
0900 – 0930 Arrival and Registration of Participants
0930 – 0940 Welcome Remarks

Tricia Yeoh

Chief Operations Officer

Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs


0940 – 1040 Combating corruption in sports (TBC)

Vijesh Kumar A/L  Mahatam R.

Sports, Editor, New Straits Times


How do youths in Malaysia view corruption in business (TBC)

Danni Rais

Organisation for National Empowerment


Mobilising the public awareness and support (TBC)

Datuk Seri Zakaria Jaffar

President, Yayasan Anti-Rasuah Malaysia


Moving on from 1MDB: What have we learnt and what needs to change?

Tricia Yeoh

Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs



Shaza Onn



1040 – 1200 Discussion
1200 Refreshments

End of programme

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