KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has slipped one point in the global Corruption Perception Index (CPI) score from 48 points in 2021 to 47 points out of 180 countries, says Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M).
TI-M president Dr Muhammad Mohan said that although the drop may seem small, the implication is that the nation was regressing in efforts to tackle corruption.
"It is not a good sign as it shows that we are moving in the wrong directions.
"We have dropped six points in the last three years which is statistically significant.
"We are even below countries such as Namibia.
"We have to turn around this downward trend," he said when presenting the CPI 2022 Report on Tuesday (Jan 31).
In 2019, Malaysia scored 53 under the CPI, 51 in 2020, 48 in 2021 and 47 in 2022.