Public Forum: Reforming the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission
Date: Thursday, 28 January 2016
Time: 7:30-10:00 pm
Venue: Vistana Kuantan City Center Hotel, Pahang
Speakers: Wan Saiful Wan Jan, Executive Officer at the Institute of Democracy and Economic Affairs Malaysia (IDEAS), Rajpal Singh Mukhtiar Singh, Selangor Bar Representative of the Malaysian Bar Council (TBC) and R. Sarengapani Rajoo, Chairman, Pahang State Bar Committee (TBC).
IDEAS has been working in collaboration with the Malaysian Bar, Transparency International Malaysia, Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) and the Citizen’s Network for a Better Malaysia are proposing a set of legal and institutional reforms for the MACC to improve its effectiveness to combat corruption.
We will be organising a public forum titled “Reforming the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)” in Kuantan. This forum aims to discuss reform proposals. They are:
- The creation of the Independent Anti-Corruption Commission (IACC), a constitutional body independent of the Executive branch.
- Amendments to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 to expand the MACC’s powers of investigation
- Amendments to other legislation such as the Official Secret’s Act and the Whistle-blower Protection Act to improve witness protection and encourage whistle-blowing.
- The separation of the office of the Attorney General and Public Prosecutor to remove the current conflict of interest between these two roles.
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