MACC tie-up to boost training of IOs

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  • Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Cor­ruption Commission (MACC) will collaborate with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) in drawing up an accreditation programme for its investigation officers, starting in the third quarter of this year.

MACC chief commissioner, Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed said the programme would run in line with the transformation plan that was launched three years ago.

“To improve the knowledge and skills of our investigation officers in the operations section, in detecting corrupt practices, we will be cooperating with the ACFE,” he told a news conference, here, yesterday.

He said corruption did not only involve accepting or giving bribes in the form of cash but also covered other forms like fraudulent managing of accounts, which was difficult to detect.

“With such an accreditation programme, our investigation officers will be able to enhance their capability in identifying corrupt practices,” he said.

Abu Kassim said the accreditation programme involved 400 MACC investigation officers who would attend a course for 45 days over a period of their first three years of service with the commission.

Earlier, speaking to internal auditors at the Corporate Fraud Conference 2014, Abu Kassim said the auditors should come forward to report any wrongful transaction.

“You may report as an informer and not as a complainant, so the MACC can protect your identity and it remains unidentified even with the investigation officers,” he said.

He said the auditors would be protected under the Whistle Blower Protection Act 2010. — Bernama

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