Consumerist: Are We Doing Enough On War Against Corruption?

Dato Jacob George

‘Is it time to set up an independent NGO based Select Committee with Enforcements and legislative powers as check and balance for a more comprehensive response to this scourge that hits many countries?’ – Dato Dr Jacob George

Consumerist: Are We Doing Enough On War Against Corruption?

Yes, there is a report that Malaysia has been ranked as one of the most corrupt nation and listed as a country which is most likely to take shortcuts to meet targets when economic times are tough, according to a recent survey by Ernst & Young, signaling that the government’s Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu) has failed in its role to transform the economy.

The report also indicates that Malaysia, along with China, has the highest levels of bribery and corruption anywhere in the world, according to the latest report, Asia-Pacific Fraud Survey Report Series 2013.

Last year’s survey polled 681 executives in China, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and South Korea.

About half of the 681 executives polled on their perception of fraud felt that China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam were the worst in bribery and corruption.

Has things changed drastically in 2014?

Is it time to set up an independent NGO based Select Committee with Enforcements and legislative powers as check and balance for a more comprehensive response to this scourge that hits many countries?