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ACA’s Investigation On Rosli Dahlan Legally Right, Said Prosecutor

KUALA LUMPUR, 9 June – The former Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Kevin Anthony Morais today confirmed there was no evidence that leakages of information were allegedly made by the Anti-Corruption Agency’s (ACA) officers.

Anthony Kevin Morais

Anthony Kevin Morais

In a written a letter to Rosli, Morais had also narrated that the investigation under Section 21/4 ACA Act 1997 showed there were no breach of provision was committed by the ACA officers on the matter.

 

On his second day of cross examination, Morais was asked to testify whether he was aware about the leakages of information on investigation details pertaining to Rosli Dahlan by the ACA’s officers.

 

Morais told the court upon receiving a complaint from Rosli Dahlan on the said matter, he had conveyed the information to then ACA Investigation Director Shukri Abdull (now the MACC Deputy Chief Commisioner (Operations) Datuk Seri Shukri Abdull) after receiving consent from his superior Nordin Hassan.

 

Morais stressed that Shukri had investigated the matter and informed him that there was no evidence that the leakages was made by ACA’s officers at that point of time.
In a written a letter to Rosli, Morais had also narrated that the investigation under Section 21/4 ACA Act 1997 showed there were no breach of provision was committed by the ACA officers on the matter.

 

During the cross examination by the Plaintiff’s lawyer Cheetan Jethwani on the issuance of notice to Rosli,  Morais stressed that he was not involved in the investigation as it was beyond his jurisdictions as a DPP.  Morais reiterated his duty was bound within the law and all his orders came after a thorough case study was conducted in accordance to the law.

 

“If the session court finds the reasons given was insufficient I respect it but as a prosecutor related to the case, I am rest assured there was a need to release the notice to Rosli as it was sufficient to assist the on-going investigation,” he stressed.

 

Yesterday, Morais had denied that the notices had been issued for improper motives and insisted, “They were issued based on investigations and in accordance to the law.”

He added that he had reason to believe that a crime had been committed under Section 11(a) of the then Anti-Corruption Act 1997 based on investigations carried out by investigating officer Saiful Ezral Ariffin.

 

Morais also ward off claims by Jethwani that investigation was carried out against Rosli to stop him from advising former Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department Director Datuk Ramli Yusof who was being investigated for owning excessive wealth.

 

When asked if the whole investigation was a conspiracy to remove Ramli from the Royal Malaysia Police’s hierarchy, Morais denied the allegation and said he did not know who Ramli was and the hierarchy of the police force.
Morais’s cross examination at the KL High Court completed at 11.45 am and the court session will continue in the afternoon with another defense witness will take a stand.

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Report Dapat Reward

oleh : Faridah Mahabob

Melaka merupakan sebuah negeri yang semakin maju dan membangun. Pelbagai usaha yang telah dilakukan untuk menaiktaraf Melaka sebagai sebuah negeri yang bukan sahaja terkenal dan masyhur dengan sejarah Kesultanannya bahkan juga terkenal sebagai sebuah bandar yang berteknologi tinggi.

Report Dapat Reward

Report Dapat Reward

Memandang jauh ke arah arus pembangunan dan kemodenan pada hari ini, Ketua Menteri Melaka, YAB. Datuk Seri Ir. Haji Idris bin Haji Haron, tidak menolak akan wujud ruang dan peluang  berlakunya rasuah. Oleh yang demikian, beliau bersama barisan Exco Negeri Melaka mengadakan permuafakatan bersama Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) bagi menangani permasalahan ini.

Melalui perbincangan yang diadakan, Pejabat Ketua Menteri Melaka telah memutuskan untuk memberi ganjaran kepada kontraktor yang membuat aduan sekiranya wujud unsur-unsur rasuah atau berlakunya salah guna kuasa oleh pegawai daripada mana-mana agensi di Melaka. Ganjaran yang diberikan bukanlah dalam nilai ringgit sebaliknya mereka akan diberikan tender yang lebih baik daripada yang sedang mereka usahakan.

Menurut YAB. Datuk Seri Ir. Haji Idris, ganjaran ini bertujuan untuk mendidik orang awam terutama mereka yang terlibat dalam tender projek-projek kerajaan agar tidak gentar untuk membuat aduan sekiranya ada berlakunya salah laku rasuah. Tambah beliau, melalui usaha ini, beliau percaya jenayah rasuah di Melaka dapat dikurangkan. Langkah awal telah dijalankan oleh Kerajaan Negeri Melaka dengan penubuhan tiga Pusat Informasi SPRM di Majlis Bandaraya Melaka Bersejarah, Majlis Perbandaran Alor Gajah dan Majlis Perbandaran Jasin. Untuk makluman Pusat Informasi ini dibuka bagi memudahkan orang awam menyalurkan aduan mereka.

YAB. Datuk Seri Ir. Haji Idris berkata, sebagai seorang Ketua Menteri adalah merupakan tanggungjawab beliau untuk meneruskan apa yang telah dilaksanakan oleh Ketua Menteri terdahulu.

“Memulakan sesuatu adalah lebih mudah daripada mengekalkan sesuatu yang telah sedia ada”.

Justeru, untuk mengekalkan apa yang telah sedia ada di Melaka seterusnya memajukannya, anasir-anasir buruk seperti jenayah rasuah dan salah guna kuasa perlu dibanteras.

Sewajarnya usaha yang dilaksanakan oleh Kerajaan Negeri Melaka ini dicontohi oleh negeri-negeri lain di Malaysia. Memetik kata Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Johan Jaafar, Pengerusi Panel Perundingan dan Pencegahan Rasuah (PPPR), “untuk mengubah persepsi rakyat Malaysia tentang rasuah, memerlukan kerjasama daripada semua pihak dan semua lapisan masyarakat. Persepsi tidak akan berubah jika hanya dengan usaha SPRM semata-mata.”

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MACC’s DPP Kevin Insists Notices To Lawyer Rosli Properly Issued

KUALA LUMPUR, 8 June – Kevin Anthony Morais, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)’s deputy public prosecutor, today stressed that issuance of notices against lawyer Datuk Rosli Dahlan were done according to the law.

Anthony Kevin Morais

Anthony Kevin Morais

Testifying at the High Court here today, Morais said that he still had valid grounds to issue the notices.

Denying that the notices had been issued for improper motives, he insisted:

“They were issued based on investigations and accordance to the law.”

Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) was upgraded as MACC, an independent Commission in 2009.

Morais added that he had reason to believe that a crime had been committed under Section 11(a) of the then Anti-Corruption Act 1997 based on investigations carried out by investigating officer Saiful Ezral Ariffin.

Section 11(a) provides that any agent who corruptly accepts or obtains any gratification as an inducement or a reward for doing any act in relation to his principal’s affairs or business commits an offence.

Morais, former Deputy Director of MACC’s Legal and Prosecution Division claimed that he issued the notices premised on that suspicion.

Denying that the notices had been issued for improper motives, Morais as quoted by Free Malaysia Today insisted, “They were issued based on investigations and accordance to the law.”

Rosli had been charged in the Sessions Court in October 2007 for allegedly failing to declare his assets pursuant to notices dated July 17, 2007 and August 16, 2007 issued by Morais.

He was, however, acquitted in December 2010 without his defence being called.

Morais acknowledged that Sessions Court judge Abu Bakar Katar had rejected the reasons given by him for the issuance of the notice.

He also admitted the notices issued to Rosli and Datuk Ramli Yusoff, former Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department Director, were inter-connected and that Judge M Gunalan had found that he had issued the notices “under strange circumstances in that it was based purely on the unsubstantiated and unsupported allegations by a complainant with dubious character having antecedents.”

“I was informed by the prosecutor who handled the case that the judge did not accept my reasons for issuing the notices,” Morais testified during cross-examination, “but I do not agree”.

Denying that the notices had been issued for improper motives, Morais insisted, “They were issued based on investigations and accordance to the law.”

He added that he had reason to believe that a crime had been committed under Section 11(a) of the then Anti-Corruption Act 1997 based on investigations carried out by investigating officer Saiful Ezral Ariffin.

Section 11(a) provides that any agent who corruptly accepts or obtains any gratification as an inducement or a reward for doing any act in relation to his principal’s affairs or business commits an offence.

He needed to declare his assets to enable the Anti-Corruption Agency to investigate whether he held any assets for Ramli, Morais said.

“However, in (Rosli’s) written reply, he did not comply with the orders but instead gave his opinions and raised questions on the matter,” he said.

The trial continues on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

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DON’T DOUBT, MAKE MACC GREATER

By ROHAIZAD YAAKOB
•Rohaizad Yaakob is Director, Strategic Communication Division, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission

• Rohaizad Yaakob is Director, Strategic Communication Division, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission

It is interesting to read Form over substance in fighting graft, which appeared in MalaysiaKini today. We wish to forward our thanks to TKChua for sharing his thoughts and concern about the war fighting corruption in Malaysia.

I understand where the writer comes from based on his thoughts and concerns but allow me to share my view in this case, especially in regards to the MACC’s roles and responsibilities, and its effectiveness in fighting corruption.

As a dynamic organisation there is always a room for argument in regards to the MACC’s roles and effectiveness in fighting corruption at large.  From my humble understanding, I like to bring my points to answer two components: one on the question that there is no improvement since the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) was upgraded as an independent commission – Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in 2009. And, the second concern is related to the following question – whether there is a need to give a greater power to the MACC.

In fact, the MACC has already moved far ahead beyond the expectations of the people since 2009. The statistics itself is evidence. The number of convictions during the MACC (2009-2014) has tripled to 1,234 cases compared to 429 cases from 2003-2008 – during the ACA era. In addition, the conviction rate has increased from 54 per cent in 2009 to 84 per cent in 2013, where the conviction rate stands around 80 per cent since last two years. This shows that Malaysia has achieved the international standard.

Since embarking in its Transformation Programme in 2009, the MACC also has recorded efficiency in-term of investigation. The MACC managed to complete 85 per cent of the cases during the current year. This is an increase from 74 per cent in 2011. There are other evidences to prove the MACC had achieved tremendous gains since its establishment in 2009.

In the meantime, as the people want a country that is free from corruption, we must let the people understand and differentiate between corrupt cases and otherwise.

The writer had also cynically argued about the existence of independent panels that monitors the running of the MACC. These panels consist of 46 members all together, that representing the general public, and had contributed to the development of the MACC. For example, one of the oversight bodies, Operations Review Panel (ORP) has been recognised by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The ORP has recommended 60 cases which were considered no merit for prosecution by the Public Prosecutor, to be revised. Eight cases were managed to be brought to the court. This development is a concrete proof that MACC Act 2009 has given a new dimension and has enhanced the effectiveness of the MACC.

The writer questioned whether the MACC should be given more power. The answer is yes. This is not only the MACC’s wish. But this was also the request forwarded by various stakeholders such political parties, professional bodies and non-government organisations which insisted that the MACC should follow ICAC Hong Kong, KPK Indonesia, and even the China anti-corruption agency, to ensure the MACC has greater credibility and capability to combat corruption.

As new developments taking place, if we were to achieve greater heights, we should consider to give additional strength to the MACC as any other organisation, where we have witnessed formulation and amendments of various laws and regulations since we gained independence.

The establishment of the ACA to replace the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in 1982 was to ensure that investigation into corruption cases were handled effectively and just focusing on corruption cases only. This was also due to the fact the public had expected the NBI to look into all matters even if it was not related to corruption.

Subsequently, the MACC Act was approved by the Parliament in 2009 to ensure that a new commission that is transparent and independent is established in Malaysia. This was also as result of public’s demand and political will of the government. However, at that time there was no concrete step to give the MACC with adequate power. Most of the provisions were inherited from the previous act.

Various developments since 2009, not only at the domestic level but also at the international arena, had insisted that there is a need to give greater strength and power to the MACC.  This includes provision by UNCAC to establish a special service commission.

As the MACC faces limitation under the current act, suggestion to empower the MACC also came from the independent oversight bodies especially the Parliament Special Committee on Corruption and the Anti-Corruption Advisory Board. This suggestion emerged after the court’s decision that there is no provision in the MACC Act to request anyone to complete the declaration of the asset until there is element of reasonable to believe corruption offences has been committed.

One of the suggestions is the amendment to Section 36 of the MACC Act 2009. Currently, the MACC does not possess the authority to demand for the declaration or property by anyone unless required in an investigation under an offence stipulated in MACC Act 2009.  Section 36 of the MACC Act requires investigation in relation to any offences of corruption made in advance by the officer of the MACC and should reasonable grounds are found that any said property held or acquired by the suspects is the result of corruption; only then notice demanding declaration of the property can be issued.

Section 36 is not similar to Section 10 of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (PBO), Hong Kong, exercised by the ICAC Hong Kong. The latter however allows the ICAC Hong Kong to investigate if they found any person with unusual rich but in Malaysia not. Thus, the MACC also need a new provision to compel any person living beyond means – possessing properties or adopting a lifestyle disproportionate his known sources of income may lead to a perception that his wealth is acquire through dubious means, to declare their assets.

Based on previous experience especially as a result of a court decision, the MACC often faces constraint to investigate under Section 36 of the MACC Act.

But to commence an overt investigation on his acquisition or possession, investigation first to be carried out and found that any property is held or acquired by him as a result or in connection with an offence under MACC Act 2009. We need to show the acquisition is by unlawful means first. To do that there must be a basis that there is an unlawful activity before an investigation can commence. In short, in a murder case a dead body will trigger an investigation but in corrupt investigation, ownership of big bungalow can trigger covert enquires to be conducted but it cannot be a starting point of investigation for him to declare his assets.

On the other hand, the provision on misconduct in public office is much needed to address issues of leakages and wastages in the financial management of government agencies due to the lack of integrity and commitment in exercising their duties and responsibilities. This legal provision, which was introduced in Australia and Hong Kong to prosecute public officials who have failed to exercise their duties with integrity, has been in existence for the past 15 years in Hong Kong whereby through its Common Law, public officials can be prosecuted for acts involving corruption even when evidences may not be strong or substantial. The outcome of such legal provision has been effective in curbing corruption and misconduct among public officials as evident in the numerous cases and convictions.

In view of this, such a provision is worth to be considered in Malaysia to ensure that public officials are penalised for such misconducts and corrupt act that have resulted in losses in national revenues.

The writer also cynically posted a question: “When you see a building that was not supposed to there, you know someone has taken some money to approve it. When you see uncollected rubbish, you know someone was paid but did not do his job. When you see opulent living beyond comprehension, you know someone has easy money.” This shows that the writer wants the MACC to investigate every happening in Malaysia although the allegations do not always related to corruption.

Corruption must be combated from all fronts including through moral, psychological and spiritual means.

 

  • Rohaizad Yaakob is Director, Strategic Communication Division, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission
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YES, MACC MUST PROBE UNUSUALLY RICH, BUT…

By: Walter Sandosam
the writer : Walter Sandosam

Walter Sandosam

Referring to the report entitled “MP: Enough evidence to probe PM’s wealth’ and ‘MACC’s job is to probe the unusually rich’ in Malaysiakini recently, it is noted that many readers opined that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) should have initiated its investigation against anyone based on various information given.

Indeed everyone knows that corruption is one the most potent hindrance to the economic development of a country; it undermines the rule of law, weakens trust in public institutions and challenges democratic principles. This is a universal reality.

Nevertheless, one of the constraints the MACC faces is to continue to investigate the financial and property ownership of an individual who has excessive wealth suspected of corruption.

The MACC does not have any legal provision at present to compel a person with excessive wealth which does not match the income on their job position to declare his or her assets without reasonable grounds to believe, based on investigations carried out by an officer of the Commission. This is clearly stated in Section 36(3) of the MACC Act 2009.

Though Section 36(3) of the Act seeks to secure an explanation of an apparent affluence of a public official, this section is unlike the provisions of Section 10 of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance of Hong Kong.

Section 36(3) does not operate independently but must be read in conjunction with  Section 36(1) of the said Act. Section 36(1) reads as follows:

Notwithstanding any written law or rule of law to the contrary, an officer of the Commission of the rank of commissioner and above, if he has reasonable ground to believe, based on the investigation carried out by an officer of the Commission, that any property is held or acquired by any person as a result of or in connection with an offence under this Act.

An ‘offence under the Act’ is defined as:

…owns, possesses, controls or holds any interest in any property which is excessive, having regard to his present or past emoluments and all other relevant circumstances…liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twenty years; and a fine which is not less than five times the value of the excess, if the excess is capable of being valued, or ten thousand ringgit, whichever is the higher

Section 36(3) reads as follows:

Where the officer of the Commission of the rank of commissioner and above has reasonable grounds to believe that any officer of a public body who has been served with the written notice referred to in subsection (1), such officer of the Commission may by written direction require him to furnish a statement on oath or affirmation explaining how he was able to own, possess, control or hold such excess and if he fails to explain satisfactorily such excess, he commits an offence…

From the above, it is clear that there must be reasonable grounds to believe that an offence under the Act has been committed, before investigators from the Commission can embark on investigations, in respect of excess wealth of public official. Thus far, there is no evidence proffered by anyone of any offence that has been committed by the individuals concerned under the MACC Act 2009 in order to trigger any kind of investigations, for excess wealth against them.

It is the intention of the Legislature that claims of excess wealth, is not in itself an offence that warrants investigation.

In this regard, it is imperative to ensure that section 36 of the MACC Act 2009 is amended to enable the Commission to compel individuals to declare their assets. Currently, there is no such provision. It is therefore important for members of Parliament to support the amendment to the law and the Federal Constitution to increase the Commission’s independence and effectiveness in fighting graft.

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SSM Tandatangani CIP, Bukti Komitmen Berterusan.

Sumber : www.sprm.gov.my/cip-ssm2015.html

KUALA LUMPUR, 10 Mac – Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM) hari ini menjadi agensi keempat di bawah Kementerian Perdagangan Dalam Negeri, Koperasi dan Kepenggunaan (KPDNKK) yang memeterai Ikrar Integriti Korporat (CIP) sebagai salah satu komitmen berterusan kearah tadbir urus yang berintegriti dan telus.

Menterinya, Dato’ Sri Hasan Malek berkata selain dianggap sebagai bukti komitnen, ikrar ini sejajar dengan inisiatif berterusan SSM dalam konteks memperkasakan integriti di agensi tersebut.

SSM Tandatangani CIP, Bukti Komitmen Berterusan.

SSM Tandatangani CIP, Bukti Komitmen Berterusan.

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Katanya, ini kerana soal  integriti serta amalan perniagaan beretika bukanlah suatu perkara baru pada agensi berkenaan memandang telah melaksanakan beberapa inisiatif kearah persekitaran perniagaan berintegriti.

“Terdahulu, kita telah terbitkan dua buah buku dalam konteks amalan baik menjalankan perniagaan sebagai panduan kepada peniaga menjalankan perniagaan secara baik.

“Ini sahaja sudah memperlihatkan keseriusan SSM dalam memberi komitmen kepada kepentingan integriti dalam perniagaan,”katanya ketika berucap pada majlis berkenaan.

Pada majlis yang diadaka  di Dewan Tun Razak, Menara Berkembar Bank Rakyat itu, Hasan hadir bagi menyaksikan majlis menandatangani integriti diantara Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif SSM, Zahrah Abd Wahab Fenner dengan SPRM yang diwakili oleh Timbalan Ketua Pesuruhjaya (Pencegahan), Datuk Mustafar Ali.

Menyentuh kepada beberapa insiden membabitkan integriti pegawai di bawah kementerian berkenaan, Hasan menegaskan bahawa pihaknya tidak akan berkompromi sekiranya mereka yang terbabit dikenakan tindakan.

“Saya harapkan mereka tidak terlibat dalam apa yang disebut dan jika benar  mereka terlibat saya tidak akan bersubahat.

“Jika didapati bersalah, beri hukuman yang setimpal kerana perbuatan sebegini (tidak berintegriti) membahayakan negara,” katanya.

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CAKAP MEMANG SENANG – Isu Ikan Bilis Ikan Jerung – Komen Tan Sri Datuk Seri Megat Najmuddin

Temubual bersama Tan Sri Dato Megat Najmuddin Bin Datuk Seri Megat Khas

Ahli Lembaga Penasihat Pencegahan Rasuah SPRM (LPPR)

8 September 2014 di Akademi Pencegahan Rasuah (MACA)

Itu cakap senang, ikan bilis, jerung, itu semua cakap dan omong-omong kosong pada saya lah. Meraka tahu tidak siapa jerung? Siapa yang dikatakan jerung itu, orang politik ke, pegawai tinggi kerajaan ke, siapa? Jadi adakah ini bermakna lepaskan ikan bilis dan tangkapkan saja yang kita tumpukan masa kita kepada jerung sahaja. Tak betul juga kan? Sama ada RM 50.00 atau RM 500,000 atau RM 5, 000,000, undang-undang itu telahpun dilanggar.

Tan Sri Datuk Seri Megat Najmuddin menjawab kepada pertanyaan wartawan mengenai kes ikan bilis dan ikan jerun g SPRM

Tan Sri Datuk Seri Megat Najmuddin menjawab kepada pertanyaan wartawan mengenai kes ikan bilis dan ikan jerung SPRM

Dan sebagai suatu bahan anti rasuah, kita harus melaksanakan tugas kita apabila undang-undang itu dilanggar sama ada kecil, pertengahan, besar atau “super” besar, tetapi yang penting ialah bukti, yang penting ialah saksi, mana nak cari. Kalau jerung dia lebih pandai kan, dia ada “lawyer” terpandai, akauntan yang terpandai, “adviser” atau penasihat yang terpandai mungkin “international” yang bertaraf antarabangsa, kita tak ada.

Kita tiada “expertice”  dalam perkara ini apabila kita terpaksa pergi keluar negeri. Kalu saya jerung saya akan ambil duit saya di luar negeri , “ I wouldn’t doing it here”  dan tak akan saya nak buat dan ambil duit itu depan orang ramai, kita akan selindung kekuatan saya. Apabila jerung dia lebih cerdik, itulah masalah dia.

Kita memerlukan kerjasama,laporan, bukti, saksi daripada orang ramai yang tahu dalam perkara ini. Cakap memang senang, “talk cheap” maaflah saya rasa emosi sedikit kerana benda ini tak betul, senang nak cakap lah, saya pun boleh cakap macam itu, budak kecil pun boleh cakap macam itu. Tapi kita lihat dari segi hakikatnya, realitinya “behind this is not easy” bukan benda mudah, cakap senang.

Tonton Video Beliau di http://youtu.be/Wfinw5ZyP_o Cakap memang senang – Isu ikan bilis ikan jerung – komen Tokoh Korporat Negara

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Kementerian Sumber Manusia Meterai CIP, Ikrar Komitmen Perangi Rasuah

PUTRAJAYA, 17 Jun –  Kementerian Sumber Manusia (KSM) menjadi kementerian ketiga  menandatangani Ikrar Integriti Korporat (CIP) bersama Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) sebagai komitmen kementerian berkenaan menghapuskan rasuah.

Majlis Menandatangani Ikrar Integriti Korporat (CIP) Kementerian Sumber Manusia, Disaksikan oleh Ketua Pesuruhjaya SPRM, Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed

Majlis Menandatangani Ikrar Integriti Korporat (CIP) Kementerian Sumber Manusia, Disaksikan oleh Ketua Pesuruhjaya SPRM, Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed

Majlis Menandatangani Ikrar Integriti Korporat (CIP) Kementerian Sumber Manusia, Disaksikan oleh Ketua Pesuruhjaya SPRM, Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed

Majlis Menandatangani Ikrar Integriti Korporat (CIP) Kementerian Sumber Manusia, Disaksikan oleh Ketua Pesuruhjaya SPRM, Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed

Majlis Menandatangani Ikrar Integriti Korporat (CIP) Kementerian Sumber Manusia, Disaksikan oleh Ketua Pesuruhjaya SPRM, Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed

Majlis Menandatangani Ikrar Integriti Korporat (CIP) Kementerian Sumber Manusia, Disaksikan oleh Ketua Pesuruhjaya SPRM, Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed

Pada majlis yang diadakan di Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) pagi tadi, Menteri Sumber Manusia, Dato’ Sri Richard Riot berkata, pihaknya tidak akan berkompromi dalam usaha membasmi rasuah terutama di kalangan penjawat awam yang berkhidmat di kementeriannya.

Katanya, CIP merupakan “aku janji” organisasi untuk memberi komitmen memerangi jenayah rasuah dan sebarang bentuk penyelewengan atau salah guna kuasa. .

“Dengan menandatangani ikrar ini, semua warga KSM membuat pengakuan tidak akan terbabit dalam jenayah rasuah dan sebarang bentuk penyelewengan atau salah guna kuasa.

“Peperangan terhadap gejala rasuah merupakan suatu yang sukar, dan KSM akan memberi komitmen sepenuhnya terhadap pembudayaan integriti dan menolak sebarang perbuatan jenayah rasuah, penyelewengan serta salah guna kuasa,”kata beliau ketika berucap pada majlis menandatangani CIP.

Richard berkata beliau berbangga dengan usaha SPRM yang mengambil pendekatan holistik dengan memperkenalkan CIP sebagai salah satu mekanisme meperkukuhkan tadbir urus dalam sektor awam dan korporat.

Beliau pada masa sama turut  menyeru agar semua kontraktor atau pemmbekal yang berurusan dengan KSM menjalankan urus niaga secara berintegriti dalam memberikan perkhidmatan yang berkualiti dan bebas amalan tidak sihat.

Katanya dengan ikrar ini, semua warga KSM membuat pengakuan tidak akan terbabit dalam jenayah rasuah, malah bekerjasama mewujudkan persekitaran perkhidmatan dan perniagaan yang bebas rasuah.

Turut hadir Ketua Pesuruhjaya SPRM, Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed.

Bagi pihak SPRM, CIP ditandatangani oleh Timbalan Ketua Pesuruhjaya (Pencegahan) SPRM, Datuk Mustafar Ali manakala KSM diwakili oleh Ketua Setiausahanya, Dato’ Saripuddin Kasim.

Ketika bercakap kepada pemberita kemudian, Mustafar memaklumkan KSM merupakan kementerian ketiga yang menandatangani CIP bersama SPRM.

Menurutnya, SPRM sentiasa mengalu-alukan pihak-pihak yang berhasrat menandatangani CIP.

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Risks of International Anti-Corruption Enforcement

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canada2White collar criminal investigations take time. Corruption investigations are no different.

Everyone expected UK Bribery enforcement to quickly increase and cause complex headaches for companies operating in the global marketplace. Looking back, many of us knew that without political support and resources, UK Bribery Act enforcement was destined to be a dud.

No one would have expected for Canada to rise from the ashes, like a phoenix, and enter the global enforcement picture. For years, Canada was criticized for its lack of enforcement. Canada enacted a statute similar to the FCPA but with some glaring omissions – no books and records requirement and a stringent jurisdiction requirement.

The Royal Canadian Mountain Police assigned more resources to investigate corruption. Canada fixed its anti-corruption statute, Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) last year and increased criminal penalties.

Canada’s efforts are starting to bear fruit — not because prosecutors obtained the first criminal conviction and jail sentence under the CFPOA, but because Canada issues three new arrest warrants, including two foreign US nationals, charging them with violations of the FCPOA. They include the former Crytometrics CEO and COO for payment of $450,000 in cash and shared to Air India and Civil Aviation authorities in India to secure a $100 million government contract for facial recognition software.

Nazir Karigar, the first person convicted under the CFPOA was sentenced to three years imprisonment for his role in the same scheme.

The Canadian judge who sentenced Karigar made it clear that Canada was going to enforce the CFPOA and jail sentences would be handed out.canada

Canada’s sudden appearance on the global anti-corruption includes an important message – foreign nationals working for Canadian companies will be prosecuted. That is a very serious message.

For companies operating in the global marketplace subject to the CFPOA and FCPA, the possible nightmare scenario can occur where one act of bribery could be prosecuted by multiple enforcement agencies, including the RCMP, the FBI and the Serious Fraud Office in the UK. Plea negotiations can extend across the ocean and north of the US border raising the stakes on corruption enforcement.

The US Department of Justice has shown willingness to take into account it its settlement negotiations the parallel resolution of cases in other jurisdictions (E.g. Germany) but that willingness may become less cooperative as more enforcement agencies and countries get into the act.

For now, global enforcement risks continue to rise – China has shown a willingness to prosecute foreign nationals and now Canada has done the same. The list will continue to grow and the concomitant risks for multinational companies.

canada3Multiple enforcement agencies mean multiplicity of risks and of foreign legal regimes. Enforcement agencies use country-specific rules and regulations – navigating these practices across jurisdictions means more difficulties, more lawyers and more possibilities of inconsistent results. In the end this means more headaches.

Companies have to take account of the CFPOA – compliance has become even more important along with appropriate training and awareness of enforcement policies and procedures.   The FCPA has been the driving force in the global battle against corruption – Canada has now added a new wrinkle to this movement.

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Wakil UNODC Puji Inisiatif SPRM

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar – Kerajaan Myanmar telah memuji langkah yang diambil oleh Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) dan Kerajaan Malaysia dalam usaha pencegahan rasuah serta penglibatan dalam inisiatif penubuhan Pasukan ‘Task Force United Nations Covention against Corruption’ (UNCAC) sehingga berjaya menyelesaikan proses penilaian dalam tempoh setahun.

SPRM diberikan pengiktirafan semasa 'National Seminar on Implementation of UNCAC' di Myanmar pada 20 dan 21 Januari 2014 anjuran Pejabat Pertubuhan Bangsa Bersatu mengenai Dadah dan Jenayah (UNODC) dan Pejabat Pendakwa Raya Myanmar.

SPRM diberikan pengiktirafan semasa ‘National Seminar on Implementation of UNCAC’ di Myanmar pada 20 dan 21 Januari 2014 anjuran Pejabat Pertubuhan Bangsa Bersatu mengenai Dadah dan Jenayah (UNODC) dan Pejabat Pendakwa Raya Myanmar.

Banyak soalan telah ditujukan kepada wakil-wakil Malaysia sepanjang seminar dua hari itu berlangsung bagi mendapatkan penjelasan mengenai inisiatif yang telah dilaksanakan oleh Malaysia.

Dalam pembentangannya, Pesuruhjaya Komisi Anti-Rasuah Bhutan En. Kezang Jamtsho memuji usaha yang dilaksanakan oleh Kerajaan Malaysia dan SPRM dalam membanteras rasuah serta bantuan pembangunan kapasiti yang disediakan oleh pihak Akademi Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (MACA).

Tujuan seminar ini diadakan adalah untuk membantu Myanmar dalam memberikan penerangan lanjut mengenai peruntukan UNCAC khususnya Artikel 5 dan 6 UNCAC serta peranan yang boleh dimainkan oleh kumpulan sivil dan sektor swasta berdasarkan Artikel 12 dan 13 UNCAC.

Selain itu, seminar ini bertujuan untuk membantu Myanmar mengatur strategi membanteras rasuah dan memastikan Myanmar mematuhi semua peruntukkan dalam UNCAC.

Peserta juga diberikan penerangan mengenai penyediaan untuk menghadapi proses penilaian Bab III dan IV UNCAC oleh Myanmar pada pusingan ini.

SPRM diwakili oleh Pengarah Bahagian Pengurusan Rekod dan Teknologi Maklumat Tuan Hj. Nor Azmi Karim dan Ketua Cawangan Perhubungan Antarabangsa SPRM Tuan Karunanithy a/l Y. Subbiah.

Semasa seminar itu, Nor Azmi telah membentangkan kertas kerja bertajuk ‘UNCAC Institutional Requirements’ berdasarkan kehendak Artikel 6 dan 36 dengan menerangkan bagaimana SPRM telah melakukan transformasi dari BPR kepada SPRM yang jelas telah mematuhi keperluan Artikel-artikel tersebut.

Di samping itu, Nor Azmi telah dijemput untuk menjadi pemudahcara bagi Sesi Ke-4 Seminar tersebut yang melibatkan peranan sektor swasta dan kumpulan sivil dalam membanteras rasuah.

Manakala, Tuan Karunanithy telah membentangkan kertas kerja bertajuk ‘Review of Implementation of UNCAC: Malaysia’s Experiences on the Review Process’.

Beliau telah menerangkan pengalaman SPRM selaku ‘focal point’ dalam membuat persediaan untuk menghadapi proses penilaian sehingga dapat melengkapkan proses penilaian dalam tempoh masa setahun.

Beliau turut memaklumkan 23 amalan baik yang telah dikenal pasti oleh pihak penilai yang wajar dicontohi negara-negara lain.

Seminar ini turut disertai oleh wakil PEMANDU, Lokman Yahya, yang telah membentangkan Pelan Transformasi Kerajaan (GTP) 2.0 serta usaha-usaha NKRA Memerangi Rasuah.

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