Malaysia is seen as a role model on anti-corruption, says the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). Its deputy commissioner on prevention Datuk Mustafar Ali said many countries, including developed nations, look up to Malaysia’s anti-corruption model as “best practices”. “For example, Malaysia has 14 special courts for corruption, and this has been used as a model by other countries. “With many dedicated courts on corruption, prosecution cases can be attended to quickly. As some say, justice delayed is justice denied, so we are able to prevent this. “Also, there’s our ‘name-and-shame’ database, where we upload the names of those who have been convicted of corruption to deter others. “Even developed countries like the United States have adopted this, which is an acknowledgement that we have the best practices in anti-corruption,” said Mustafar at a press conference on Wednesday.
He said this after announcing details of the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC), which will be held at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) on Sept 2 to Sept 4. Mustafar said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Senator Datuk Paul Low will be giving the opening remarks.