About MACC

In early 1959, Malaysia's (then Malaya) efforts to combat corruption were carried out by two entities, respectively focusing on investigations and prevention. Investigations on corruption cases were tasked to the Special Crimes Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Royal Malaysian Police while an Anti-Corruption Agency was set-up in the Prime Minister’s Department to manage the aspect on prevention. Matters related to prosecution were under the purview of the Attorney General's Chambers.

In view of the fact that anti-corruption activities were then carried out by three different agencies, the Government decided to consolidate the task of investigation, prevention and prosecution under one umbrella by setting-up the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) in 1967 in accordance with the Anti-Corruption Act 1967. In 1973, the ACA changed its name to the National Bureau of Investigations (NBI) in accordance with the passing of the NBI Act 1973, becoming a full fledged department under the Home Ministry and with greater powers to investigate corruption cases including those of national interest. Subsequently, in a move to specialise the anti-corruption body in terms of its roles and functions, NBI was re-named back to ACA in 1982 with the passing of the ACA Act 1982 thus making ACA as a single and special entity in fighting corruption in Malaysia.

In 2008, the Parliament and the Government unanimously approved the formation of an independent anti-corruption commission to be known as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and replacing the ACA Act 1982 to the MACC Act.
The MACC Act 2009 came to effect on 1 January 2009 which led to the official establishment of the MACC as an independent, transparent and professional body to effectively and efficiently manage the nation’s anti-corruption efforts.

In moving towards convincing the public of the MACC’s independency, transparency and professionalism, a ‘Check and Balance Mechanism’ was created through the formation of a five panel independent body to closely and constantly monitor the functions of the MACC. This 'check and balance mechanism' comprises of the Anti-Corruption Advisory Board (ACAB), the Special Committee on Corruption (SCC), the Complaints Committee (CC), the Operations Review Panel (ORP) and the Consultation and Corruption Prevention Panel (CCPP) that functions to advise as well as to ensure that the functions and roles of the MACC are implemented efficiently, effectively, independently, with transparency and professionally.
Members of these bodies represent the general public and comprise of senior ex-government officials, politicians (government and opposition), professionals from the business and corporate sector, academicians, lawyers and well respected individuals.
  • Fairness to act fairly without prejudice and discrimination at all times accordance with the law.
  • Firmness to investigate all corruption cases objectively and impartially.
  • Trustworthy to discharge one’s duty with full responsibility at all times.
Functions of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission are provided under
Section 7 Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 as follows:
  1. To receive and consider any report of the commission of an offence under this Act and investigate such of the reports as the Chief Commissioner or the officers consider practicable;
  2. To detect and investigate :-

    • Any suspected offence under Act 2009;

    • Any suspected attempt to commit any offence under Act 2009; and

    • Any suspected conspiracy to commit any offence under this Act;

  3. To examine the practices, systems and procedures of public bodies in order to facilitate the discovery of offences under this Act and to secure the revision of such practices, systems or procedures as in the opinion of the Chief Commissioner may be conducive to corruption;
  4. To instruct, advise and assist any person, on the latter’s request, on ways in which corruption may be eliminated by such person;
  5. To advise heads of public bodies of any changes in practices, systems or procedures compatible with the effective discharge of the duties of the public bodies as the Chief Commissioner thinks necessary to reduce the likelihood of the occurrence of corruption;
  6. To educate the public against corruption; and
  7. To enlist and foster public support against corruption



  1. To create a corrupt-free Malaysian society based on high spiritual and moral values;
  2. To make the MACC a par excellence and professional anti-corruption agency.


  1. To eradicate corruption, abuse of power and malpractice in Malaysia; and
  2. To concertedly and continuously strengthen integrity and enhance expertise through human resources development programmes.


  1. To incessantly eradicate all forms of corruption, abuse of power and malpractice.


The MACC adopts a three-pronged strategy in fighting corruption in line with the

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Act 2009 (Act 694) (Section 7):



  1. Detect corruption offences; and
  2. Investigate corruption offences



  1. Detect the risk of corruption in work practices, systems and procedures; and
  2. Advise (as deem necessary) on the likelihood of the occurrence of corruption.


Community Education

  1. Educate the public against corruption
  2. Enlist and foster public support against corruption

The MACC aims to be a professional anti-corruption commission in enforcing the law and educating the public against corruption in moving towards greater prevention and ultimately to eradicate corruption in Malaysia through the following principles:

The Code of Ethics and Conduct of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) combines moral values with the uniformed deeds and actions to guide MACC officers to perform their duties and responsibilities with the objective to:-

  1. Strengthen the level of integrity of MACC officers in the execution of their duties and responsibilities; and
  2. Clarify permissible and non-permissible actions by MACC officers in accordance to the enforced policies, guidelines and the law

INTEGRITY is a core element in the Code of Ethics and Conduct of the MACC. The core values of integrity upholding the MACC in shaping the "MACC Values" are : Trustworthy, Firm, Fair, Independent, Transparent and Professional. In addition, positive values such as Discipline, Cooperation, Loyalty and Commitment also form the "MACC Values", to be consistently upheld by all MACC officers in executing their duties and responsibilities.

Click here for more details on the Code Of Ethics and Conduct



Star (14 Pointed)
Reflects the excellence and glory of 14 States and the Federal Government that are free of corruption, whose citizens are strong on religious and spiritual values and guided by the highest ethical standards.
Symbolizes the most valuable crusade, i.e, to eradicate corruption in order to attain an invaluable victory, namely, a corruption-free Nation.
The crescent symbolizes Islam as the national religion. Religions knowledge and practices can only bring about abeyance from corrupt practices.
Symbolizes fairness, i.e, justice is one of the MACC Client's Charter in all its decisions irrespective of status or race.
Interlocking Kris
Symbolizes the authority accorded to MACC officers, as prescribed in the laws of the Nation, in executing their duties to combat corruption and their readliness to shoulder the people's aspiration to go forth even in the face of a thousand obstacles and challenges.
Reflects trust and harmony. It means that in addition to law enforcement, the Commission also plans and carries out anti-corruption campaigns through information, educational and community relation programs
Symbolizes a gear for self-defence. It signifies that covert operations are carried out efficiently and of quality, with the assurance that the identities of complainants are protected.
Symbolizes enduring spirit of accuracy and stability and striving to overcome.
Paddy Flower
Symbolizes progressiveness, prosperity and achievement attained within a moral and ethical society. Every complaint received will be appropriately investigated without prejudice but with trust, firmness and fairness
Dark Gray
The gray tone balancing between black and white, symbolizes freedom and transparency of MACC in its efforts to stamp out corruption without interference from any quarters.
Symbolizes bravery and strength in executing every entrusted responsibility and to surge forward even if facing a thousand obstacles and challenges.
Symbolizes the fighting spirit to defend the sovereignty and dignity of the Nation even if it requires the spilling of one's blood.
14 White and Red Stripes
Reflects educational activity throughout the whole of Malaysia in regards to corruption and its evil consequences.
Symbolizes a clean heart in a holy endeavor to uphold truth and eradicate deviation.
Jawi Script
Symbolizes the spirit to preserve the tradition and heritage of the nation for the future generation.
Chief Commissioner        
Chief Com.
Deputy Chief Commissioner
Deputy Chief Com.
Deputy Commissioner   
Deputy Com.
Chief Senior Assistant Commissioner
Chief SAC
Senior Assistant Commissioner    
Assistant Commissioner   
Senior Superintendent          
Chief Senior Assistant Superintendent
Senior Assistant Superintendent
Assistant Superintendent

Investigation Division

The Investigation Division plays a prominent role in combating the crime of corruption by handling MACC core function, namely conducting investigation. As depicted by its name, this Division plays role as stipulated in section 7 (a) and (b) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009. This Division is divided into three main sectors, which are Policy &  Administration Sector, Public Sector and Private Sector.


1.    Investigation Policy & Administration Sector

This sector is the support for the Public Sector and Private Sector, which execute the investigation operation. Branches which are under this sector are Initial Response Branch, Legislation and Research Branch, Property Forfeiture & Asset Tracking Branch, Anti-Money Laundering & Anti-Terrorism Financing (AMLATF) Branch, Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Branch (MACMA), Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Reporting (LSPRM) Branch and Whistleblower Protection Unit.


2.    Public Sector

This sector deals with cases in regard to the Enforcement Agencies, Ministries/Departments and Statutory Bodies. 


3.    Private Sector

This sector manages cases related to Government-Linked Companies (GLC), Banks, Insurance Companies, Cooperatives, Securities, Bursa Malaysia, Financial Institutions, as well as cases concerning private sector development.


Meanwhile, Operational Target Branch, Investigation Support Branch & Administration Unit are under the Investigation Director.


If there is any inquiry, should deal directly with our Relations Officer, Mrs. Hartini bt Mohd Kamil via email ppbs@sprm.gov.my or Director of Investigation Division at 03-88897008 or email to b1@sprm.gov.my.



Human Resources Management and Administration Division


The Human Resources Management and Administration Division is responsible for matters related to the general administration, recruitment, service of officers and personnel, accounts, finance, and development of the MACC. The Division has an organizational structure as follows:


1.       General Administration

           1.1   Transportation Unit

           1.2  Asset Management Unit


2.       Organizational Development and Competency Management Branch

          2.1  Recruitment and Service Scheme Unit

          2.2  HRMIS Unit

          2.3  Competency Level Assessment Unit

          2.4  Examination Unit

3.       Human Resource Management and Research Branch

          3.1  Non-Common Service Unit

          3.2  Common Service Unit

          3.3  Intake Unit


If there is any inquiry, should deal directly with the Director of Human Resources Management and Administration Division at 03-88867022 or email to c1@sprm.gov.my.




Community Education Division

The Community Education Division is an essential Division of MACC in fulfilling its functions as stipulated in Section 7(f) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 which is to educate the public to fight corruption, and Section 7(g) which is to obtain and maintain public support in fighting corruption. The Division has an organizational structure as follows:


1.    Research and Programme Development

       1.1  Youth Education
       1.2  Public Relation

2.    Outreach Programme

       2.1  Socio cultural
       2.2  Government and Agency
       2.3  Government Related Agencies
       2.4  Private
       2.5  University and Youth
       2.6  Public Relation Officer


3.    Education

       3.1  Primary Education
       3.2  Secondary Education

4.    Publication

       4.1  Print Media
       4.2  Electronic Media
       4.3  Promotion and Publicity
       4.4  Portal and Alternative Media
       4.5  Secretariat



If there is any inquiry, should deal directly with the Director of Community Education Division at 03-88867014 or email to d1@sprm.gov.my.



Legal and Prosecution Division


The Legal and Prosecution Division is a division in charge of handling the prosecution and trial of corruption cases and abuse of power on the court. The prosecution is fairly conducted and does meet the standard of proof as required by the law. This Division also scrutinizes Investigation Papers submitted by the Investigation Division in ascertaining further action plus offering due legal consultation. The Division has an organizational structure as follows:


  1. Prosecution I Branch 

              1.1  Classified Case Unit

              1.2  Appellate Unit

              1.3  General Advisory Unit

              1.4  Forfeiture of Property and Collection Unit


       2. Prosecution II Branch

2.1  Central Zone Trial Unit

2.2  Northern Zone Trial Unit

2.3  Southern Zone Trial Unit

2.4  Eastern Zone Trial Unit

2.5  Sabah Zone Trial Unit

2.6  Sarawak Zone Trial Unit 


  1. Support Service Unit


If there is any inquiry, should deal directly with the Director of Legal and Prosecution Division at 03-88867010 or email to e1@sprm.gov.my.

Intelligence Division


The Intelligence Division is a crucial division which functions as the main information resource centre. Information is gathered in Intelligence Division encompassing various sources employing diverse of the latest techniques and technologies. The Division has an organizational structure as follows:


          1. Zonal Control

          ‚Äč2. Project Implementation

2.1  Project Implementation Branch
2.2  Intelligence Branch
2.3  Surveillance Branch
2.4  Technical Service Branch
2.5  Special Intelligence
2.6  Administration


If there is any inquiry, should deal directly with the Director of Intelligence Division at 03-88867012 or email to f1@sprm.gov.my.




Inspection and Consultancy Division


The Inspection and Consultancy Division functions to carry out inspection on the work practices, systems and procedures applied by public bodies in order to identify  management weaknesses that could be conducive to corruption, abuse of power and malpractice along with instruct, advise and assist in ways to circumvent such weaknesses from any space and chance for corruption. The division also offers advise to public bodies, organisations/establishments and private corporations on ways to eradicate corruption. The Division has an organizational structure as follows:


1.         Public Sector Branch

2.         Private Sector Branch

3.         Special Task Branch

4.         Planning and Coordination Branch

5.         Administration Unit


If there is any inquiry, should deal directly with the Director of Inspection and Consultancy Division at 03-88900649 or email to h1@sprm.gov.my.




Policy, Planning and Research Division


The Policy, Planning and Research Division serve to assist the MACC's top management as its main resource centre in planing, coordinating and implementing the MACC Policy through research, coordination and monitoring for the purpose of eradicating corruption, abuse of power and malpractice via strategic management and; efficient, effective and professional action plan. The Division has an organizational structure as follows:


1. Strategic Planning Section

2. Coordination Section

     2.1 Administration Unit


If there is any inquiry, should deal directly with the Director of Policy, Planning and Research Division at 03-88867018 or email to j1@sprm.gov.my.




Security Division

The Security Division functions as the MACC's defence wall and is fully responsible in aspects concerning security, protection and control of its assets, personnel, documents and the MACC operation system as a whole. The Division has an organizational structure as follows:


1.       Escorts Branch

2.       Lockup Branch

3.       Branch  of Physical Security, Personnel , Documents and Witness Protection

          3.1  Unit of Warehouse Control and Case Goods
          3.2  Unit of Physical Security, Personnel , Documents and ICT
          3.3  Witness Protection Unit

4.       Weaponry Branch

5.       Administration Branch

         5.1  General Administration
         5.2  Record Unit


If there is any inquiry, should deal directly with the Director of Security Division at 03-88867073 or email to k1@sprm.gov.my.


Excellence and Professionalism Division

The Excellence and Professionalism Division is responsible to enforce the entire directives, circulars, rules and regulations related to the Code of Ethics, disciplinary compliance integrity enhancement in order to heighten the management integrity and supports the strengthening of the organization. The Division has an organizational structure as follows:


1.       Disciplinary Branch

2.       Integrity Branch

3.       Compliance Branch


If there is any inquiry, should deal directly with the Director of Excellence and Professionalism Division at 03-88900614 or email to p1@sprm.gov.my.




Public Sector Governance Division


The Public Sector Governance Division serves to strengthen the integrity of government administrative management system for preventing corruption, abuse of power, malpractice and weak governance. This is accomplished through the Prime Minister's Directive No. 1 of 2014, which is establishment of the Integrity and Governance Committee (JITU). The directive aims in improving the quality of Government service delivery system to be equipped with integrity, respectable governance and reducing bureaucracy in Ministries, States Secretary, Departments and Agencies in ministry. This Division is the JITU secretariat at the national level, assigned to ensure implementation of this Directive to be complied with. The Division has an organizational structure as follows:


1.       Governance Management Branch

2.       Governance Assessment Branch

3.       Governance Development Branch

4.       Coordination and Administration Branch


If there is any inquiry, should deal directly with the Director of Public Sector Governance Division at 03-88900613 or email to q1@sprm.gov.my.





Record Management and Information Technology Division


The Record Management and Information Technology Division functions to receive and process information, organise and manage operational/classified documents, process applications for integrity vetting and documents’ disposal, prepare MACC’s figure tabulation and statistics and is responsible for offering technical assistance and advisory services to users in regard to computerization system problems. The Division has an organizational structure as follows:


1.       Information Management Branch

2.       Information Technology Infrastructure Branch

3.       Integrity Vetting Branch

4.       Administration Unit


If there is any inquiry, should deal directly with the Director of Record Management and Information Technology Division at 03-88867069 or email to r1@sprm.gov.my.




Special Operation Division


The Special Operation Division functions investigate cases classified as sensitive, high-profile and of public interest. The Division has an organizational structure as follows:


1.       Public Sector Branch

2.       Private Sector Branch

3.       Management Secretariat Branch


If there is any inquiry, should deal directly with the Director of Special Operation Division at 03-88900621 or email to bok1@sprm.gov.my.







Malaysia Anti-Corruption Academy (MACA)


An important area of the MACC is on the development on efficiency and professionalism of the MACC officers and personnel. Training programmes and courses of such nature is managed by MACC's training academy known as the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Academy (MACA).

MACA is responsible for conducting training programme in various fields including investigation, prosecution, intelligence, prevention, consultation and management. The specialised training programmes and courses are made available to both local and international participants. The Division has an organizational structure as follows:


  1. Academy
    1.1  School of Investigation
            1.1.1  Forensic Investigation
            1.1.2  General Investigation
            1.1.3  Administration

    1.2  School of Intelligence
            1.2.1  Intelligence and Surveillance
            1.2.2  Undercover
            1.2.3  Technical Assistance
            1.2.4  Administration

    1.3  School of Law and Prosecution
            1.3.1  Legal Study
            1.3.2  Administration

    1.4  School of Corruption Prevention and Management
            1.4.1  Management
            1.4.2  Unit of Graduate Studies
            1.4.3  Administration


  1. International Studies Unit
    2.1  Scholarship Programme Unit
    2.2  Programme Implementation Unit
    2.3  Administration
  1. Basic Training Centre
    3.1  School Division
  1. Corporate Integrity Management Centre
  1. Planning, Research and Corporate Centre
    5.1  Corporate Affairs Unit
    5.2  Research Branch
    5.3  Development Branch
    5.4  Administration Branch
  1. Management Division
    6.1  Management Service Unit
    6.2  Information Technology Unit
    6.3  Library Unit

If there is any inquiry, should deal directly with the Director of Malaysia Anti-Corruption Academy at 03-62092902 or email to g1@sprm.gov.my.




Monitoring and Coordination Division


The Monitoring and Coordination Division is responsible for tracking the achievement for the implementation of MACC Key Performance Indicator (KPI) by reporting the results to the top management.


In 2013, KPI-based performance assessment was conducted to the MACC Chief Commissioner as the Tier 1 Public Service Top Level/Premier Officers (PPTPA), aimed to monitor the officer performance and achievement, in line with his area of responsibility and nation’s strategic priority by devoting the focus to the people welfare.


In 2014, KPI development in MACC was extended to Tier 2 and Tier3 officers. The Tier 2-KPI development in MACC was referring to the MACC Deputy Chief Commissioners. The Tier 3-KPI development in MACC whereas referred to all Division and MACC State Directors.


Also, Monitoring and Coordination Division serves as secretariat and coordinating the implementation of Outcome Based Budgeting (OBB) in MACC.


If there is any inquiry, should deal directly with the Director of Monitoring and Coordination Division at 03-88867257 or email to s1@sprm.gov.my.




Agency Integrity Management Division

The role of the Agency Integrity Management Division is to conduct research, along with planning, drafting and developing internal control policy and integrity integrity institutionalization initiative for Agency Integriti Units under ministries, state governments, departments and government agencies. This Division also coordinates and steer integrity integrity institutionalization programmes, provides advisory service and assistance in relation to integrity management to government agencies. The Division has an organizational structure as follows:


1. Integrity Management Branch
1.1 Conducting research and study of global best integrity practice.

1.2 Drafting internal control policy such as complaint management, compliance, detection and verification of violation of codes of conduct and criminal misconduct along with disciplinary management.

1.3 Designing and developing the integrity institutionalization initiative via programs of awareness and education, prevention and governance, as well as training.


2. Integrity Coordination Branch
2.1  Coordinating and guiding programmes for integrity institutionalization initiative.

2.2  Providing advisoryservice and assistance on matters related to detection and verification of violation of code of conduct and criminal misconduct, awareness and educational programmes, prevention and governance.

2.3  Analyzing the impact of integrity institutionalization initiatives.

2.4  Designing and coordinationg agency reporting mechanism and conducting meeting.

  1. Administration Branch
    3.2  Managing Division’s administration.
    3.2  Managing Division’s financial.
    3.3  Managing Division’s stores and assets.


If there is any inquiry, should deal directly with the Director of Agency Integrity Management Division at 03-88867088 or email to t1@sprm.gov.my.




Forensics Division

The Forensics Division’s role is to provide forensic advice and assistance in empowering anti-corruption investigation and legal enforcement ongoingly. The Division has an organizational structure as follows;


  1. Financial Forensics Branch
  2. Legal Branch
  3. Technological Forensics Branch
  4. Engineering Forensics Branch


If there is any inquiry, should deal directly with the Director of Forensics Division at 03-88900773 or email to y1@sprm.gov.my.




Strategic Communication Division


The Strategic Communication Division (BKS) is responsible for implementation of public relation and communication action plan to be strategic, accurate and effective, besides fostering close collaboration with mass media, community leaders, non-governmental organizations in order to boost public confidence and perception towards MACC. BKS serves as a local referral center, channel to provide information and communication channels effectively, either externally or internally. The division also responsible to arrange for training, advisory services related to communication and public relation during crisis to all divisions in MACC Headquarters and States. This Division has an organizational structure as follows:

  1. Media Management Branch
  2. Crisis Management Branch
  3. International Relation Branch
  4. Branding Branch
  5. Customer Service Branch
  6. Internal Communication Branch


If there is any inquiry, should deal directly with the Director of Strategic Communication Division at 03-88867131 or email to m1@sprm.gov.my.




Finance, Accounting and Development Division



The Finance, Accounting and Development (BKAP) Division was newly established in 2014, in linewith the requirements of MACC stakeholders who’ve wanted a more efficient, effective, prudent and meeting-current-needs financial management. To guarantee that all financial affairs are executed in order and following law and regulations, this division has been divided into seven (7) specialized units, namely: 

  1. Management Unit
    Ensuring and effective human resource management in BKAP and meets the organizational needs as a whole.


  1. Payment Unit
    Ensuring the salary payment, provision of payment vouchers and matters regarding application for advance and claims are carried out in accordance with the predetermined Circular.


  1. Accounting Unit
    Handling the management of receipt/revenue and provision of periodic account.


  1. Finance Unit
    Ensuring the salary payment, provision of payment vouchers and matters regarding application for advance and claims are carried out in accordance with the predetermined Circular.


  1. Budget and Reporting Unit
    Designing and implementing budgetary management policies, reviewing and providing estimates for the MACC programmes, as well as controlling expenditure and providing  MACC monthly/yearly financial report.


  1. Procurement Unit
    Planning, organizing and executing MACC equipment and services procurement, according to the established procurement procudures.


  1. Development Unit
    Planning expenditure for the development projects of MACC buildings.


If there is any inquiry, should deal directly with the Director of Finance, Account and Development Division at 03-88867291 or email to w1@sprm.gov.my.







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