Date: 24 February 2016
Time: 8.00 pm – 10.00 pm
Venue: Syeun Hotel, Ipoh
The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs will be organising a forum on MACC reform titled “Catching Monkeys – Fighting Corruption in Malaysia” on 24 February 2016.
The speakers for this event are:
- Cynthia Gabriel from Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4)
- Shaza Onn, Senior Executive IDEAS
- Dato’ Han Chee Rull, Deputy Commissioner, Policy and Research Division, MACC
- Mr Surinder Singh, Chairman of Perak Bar Committee.
The panelists will present a proposal for reforms produced by IDEAS 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.
The proposals are as follows:
- 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.
These proposals will be discussed at the forum by the mentioned speakers through a panel discussion.
This event is open to the public