Anti-corruption forum

With massive leakages in public procurement reported yearly, the seemingly unending corruption scandals involving high-ranking politicians and businessmen, the dwindling public confidence in law enforcement agencies, and the declining interest from foreign investors where year-on-year Malaysia continues to suffer from corruption as well as promised reforms not forthcoming — what can we do?

This one-day conference features three panel sessions covering the following topics:

Session 1: Climate crisis, journalism and the need for greater access to information

Panel members:

  • Wathshlah Naidu, executive director, Centre for Independent Journalism
  • Law Yao Hua, co-founder, Macaranga
  • Kiu Jia Yaw, co-deputy chairperson, Bar Council’s environment and climate change committee
  • Arief Hamizan, legal researcher, C4 Center
  • Tom Devine, legal director, Government Accountability Project
  • Samantha Feinstein, staff attorney and director, international programme, Government Accountability Project

Moderator: Sudhagaran Stanley, programme nanager, C4 Center

Session 2: Utilising suspicious transaction reports and tip-offs under the Anti-Money Laundering Act for predicate offences arising from corruption — An alternative?

Panel members:

  • Kamal Baharin Omar, deputy director general, National Anti-Financial Crime Centre
  • Megat Abdul Munir Megat Abdullah Rafaie, partner, Zain, Megat and Murad
  • Cynthia Gabriel, founder and executive director, C4 Center

Moderator: Pushpa Ratnam, member, Bar Council committee on AMLA; partner, Nekoo

Session 3: Reforming the MACC: The need for new efforts

Panel members:

  • Andrew Khoo Chin Hock, co-chairperson, Bar Council’s constitutional law committee
  • Tricia Yeoh, CEO, Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas)

Moderator: Pushpan Murugiah, lead researcher, C4 Center

Organised by Bar Council and C4 Center



AGENDA RAKYAT - Lima perkara utama
  1. Tegakkan maruah serta kualiti kehidupan rakyat
  2. Galakkan pembangunan saksama, lestari serta tangani krisis alam sekitar
  3. Raikan kerencaman dan keterangkuman
  4. Selamatkan demokrasi dan angkatkan keluhuran undang-undang
  5. Lawan rasuah dan kronisme
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