MNC and local company staff attend special forum for International Anti-Corruption Day


PETALING JAYA: Some 1,500 staff from multinational and commercial companies attended a forum via hybrid medium to commemorate International Anti-Corruption Day 2022.

Themed "United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) at 20: Uniting The World Against Corruption," the forum was held on Friday (Dec 9).

The panel members include the Association of Certified Integrity Officers (AECIO); Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC); and Inland Revenue Board (LHDN).

In his speech, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki (pic) said it has been 20 years since the United Nations General Assembly adopted the UNCAC.

"It also designated Dec 9 as the International Anti-Corruption day that is celebrated all over the world.

"Malaysia is proud to join the international community to commemorate this day.

"This is a recognition that the fight against corruption is not the job of one entity," he said.

He added that tackling corruption is the right and responsibility of everyone.

"Only through the cooperation and the involvement of individuals, community, civil society, law enforcement, media representatives, the public and the private sector, can we unite together to overcome this heinous crime.

"Crossborder global collaboration is increasingly necessary to fight corruption and fraud, as financial crimes are no longer confined within the boundary of a country.

"Hence in this globalised world, the theme uniting the world against Corruption is apt and timely," he said.

He added that corruption impacts negatively every dimension of society.

"It fuels conflict And inhibits peace and development by undermining the rule of law, worsening poverty, facilitating the illicit use of resources, and providing financing for Illegal activities that threaten national security.

"The repercussions of corruption are manifold and detrimental to the country’s economy, political stability and security systems.

"In Malaysia, the MACC applies a holistic approach using a three-pronged strategy; namely, enforcement; investigation and prosecution; and corruption prevention and community education," he said.

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