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GTP 2.0 Fighting Corruption

The COR NKRA saw significant impact from the initiatives of the GTP 1.0, but the Government believes that more can still be done to stamp out the problem.

International surveys such as the Global Corruption Barometer also indicate that a significant number of the rakyat do not believe that the problem of corruption has improved over the past three years.

The results of these surveys suggest that the transformation process needs to be accelerated, and that more has to be done to raise public awareness about the issue on all levels, especially at the formative stages. The GTP 2.0 aims to accomplish these targets and others via the initiatives and programmes detailed below:


  • Enhancing Enforcement Agencies

    Enhancing Enforcement Agencies

    • More needs to be done for this area, particularly for the MACC, which continued to be dogged by scandals and operation lapses these last few years. Meanwhile, the COR NKRA will continue to monitor the KPIs set for the other enforcement agencies.

    • Initiatives in this area include:

      • Assigning the task of reporting to Parliament to the Special Committee on Corruption: This initiative aims to emphasise the independence of the MACC by having the chairman of its Special Committee on Corruption table its annual report and address questions by Parliament rather than have a Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department do the reporting.

      • Establish the MACC Executive Review Committee: The COR NKRA will set up an review committee where cases can be jointly evaluated by MACC investigating officers and the Deputy Public Prosecutor. The aim here is to expedite the collaborative process between these two key prosecution agencies.

      • Establish a Project Management Office on Prevention in MACC: The role of the office will be to further develop preventative measures to be undertaken by the MACC transformation programme, including community outreach programmes, inspection and consultancy, and also integrity management programmes.

      • Streamline corruption oversight committees: The goal is to set up an Anti-Corruption Advisory Board, which will funnel the findings of the five external oversight committees, to streamline the reporting line. The Board will comprise the chairmen of all five separate committees.
    • As the fight against corruption is a long-term battle, the COR NKRA will also continue to enhance and monitor the impact of several initiatives introduced in the GTP 1.0 including:

      • Monitoring the ‘Name and Shame’ database of convicted corruption offenders
      • Monitoring the compliance units of enforcement agencies to ensure they meet their KPIs
      • Continuing the Corporate Integrity Pledge (CIP) initiative and enhancing the Corporate Integrity System Malaysia, of which CIP is a key component
  • Combating Grand Corruption

    Combating Grand Corruption

    • Surveys show that the rakyat perceive Grand Corruption to be the biggest corruption issue facing the country. The initiatives will under this programme will put up further deterrent measures to combat grand corruption and may posit legal reforms such as the amendment of the MACC and the Registrar of Societies Act. The key initiatives here are:

      • Completing prosecution of corruption cases within one year: This continues the initiative set in the GTP 1.0 to expedite corruption cases through the special sessions courts. The benchmark has been raised to completing 85%, 90% and 95% of all corruption cases tried over the next three years.

      • Improving the political financing framework: The GTP 2.0 will see a concerted effort to prevent middlemen from siphoning funds meant for political parties. This is a broad-based initiative will control the way funds are held and the way the funds are accounted.

      • Inserting the Corporate Liability Provision into the MACC act: This provision will make explicit corporate liability for individual acts of corruption that are related to the corporation. The goal of this initiative is to encourage corporates to strengthen their own internal anti-corruption processes and guidelines.
  • Transforming the Auditor General's (AG) Reporting Process

    Transforming the Auditor General’s (AG) Reporting Process

    • Delays and government inaction in addressing concerns or recommendations arising from the AG’s report have led to unfavourable public perception over the ability of the Government to act on cases of corruption and fraud. As most of these problems pertain to the current reporting process, the COR NKRA has proposed the implementation of four new initiatives in the GTP 2.0 to streamline the AG reporting process. Specifically, the transformation will entail:

      • Fast-tracking access to the AG Performance Audit Report: Presently, the AG presents its performance audit once a year, but the amount of information contained in the report is overwhelmingly large. This initiative calls for the AG’s performance audit report be tabled thrice yearly, thereby enabling speedier and more efficient processing of its contents enabling quick remedial action.

      • Establishing an Action Committee on the AG Report: The setting up of a special committee comprising auditors who worked on the report and MACC officers will enhance collaboration between the two bodies. The aim here is to expedite action on the performance report.

      • Establishing the AG’s online dashboard: This initiative will set up an online dashboard that monitors the actions taken on issues raised by the AG report. The aim here is to promote transparency and to induce pressure on the relevant authorities to act on outstanding issues.

      • Establishing the Putrajaya Inquisition: This initiative will work to clear the large backlog of performance issues raised by past AG reports. The Inquisition will be chaired by the Prime Minister and other relevant ministries to clear old cases, and will be dissolved after the backlog has been cleared.
  • Further Enhancing the Government Procurement Process

    Further Enhancing the Government Procurement Process

    • The aim of this initiative is to further enhance the MyProcurement portal introduced in the GTP 1.0. Though the creation of the portal was a good first step, problems soon emerged because of the existence of several other portals owned by various ministries that did not synchronise with MyProcurement thereby limiting the latter’s efficacy.

    • The plan is to enhance MyProcurement to be the ‘Landing Page’ for government procurement by integrating it with the various other portals. This will turn MyProcurement into a one-stop site that will provide an umbrella view of all the government’s e-procurement practices. The integration process is expected to be completed in 2014 and rolled out to the public in 2015.

  • Raising Public Support and Enhancing Public Education

    Raising Public Support and Enhancing Public Education

    • This new workstream introduced in the GTP 2.0 was tailored specifically to address the lack of understanding and the issue of corruption among students. Independent surveys show that students have become more tolerant of corrupt practices, which does not bode well for the long-term fight against corruption. This workstream aims to catch them young and to inculcate correct values during their formative years.

    • The initiatives under this programme include:

      • Incorporating anti-corruption education into school textbooks: This initiative will see a focused syllabus introduced to school textbooks for school-children attending Primary Four to Secondary Five. The aim here is to groom a future generation of Malaysians that understand the issues with corruption, and to ensure their support in the future fight against the problem. The target date for the inclusion of the syllabus is November 2013.

      • Establishing the Corruption Prevention Secretariat in institutes of teacher education: This initiative dovetails with the previous initiative by ensuring that teachers will be properly trained to teach anti-corruption values to school children. All 27 teaching institutes will be outfitted with a secretariat by October 2012.

      • Enhancing anti-corruption training for Members of Parliament (MP): Perception of corruption in politicians has remained high with 42% of the public believing that they are corrupt. This initiative addresses the issue by creating a mandatory training session for MPs with the goal of impressing upon them the guidelines of non-corrupt behaviour. These training sessions will commence after the 13th General Election.

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