PUTRAJAYA, 28 May – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission recently shared its experiences in the second round of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) Compliance Assessment on Palestine Meeting at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Vienna International Centre, Austria.
Apart from Malaysia, the assessment meeting also involved Burkina Faso, another assessor nation. In the year 2017, Malaysia and Burkina Faso were voted to conduct the UNCAC compliance assessment on Palestine, for Chapter II (Preventive Measures) and Chapter V (Asset Recovery) .
It had been agreed that Malasyia will lead the compliance assessments for Chapter V, while Burkina Faso will head the compliance assessment for Chapter II. The assessment process through desktop review was conducted earlier in 2018.
The meeting is a mechanism that aimed to obtain detailed explanations from Palestine on inquiries that are related to the compliance of UNCAC implementation in the country based on the reviews and assessment conducted by Malaysia and Burkina Faso.
It has been deduced that Palestine had shown solid effort in complying with Chapter II and Chapter V of UNCAC, although several aspects still need further improvements, especially in the implementation of the articles in Chapter V (Asset Recovery).
MACC was represented by Director of Policy, Planning and Research; Dato’ Nor Azmi Karim; Chuah Chang Man, former specialist in Policy, Planning and Research Division; Chief SAC Mohamad Tarmize Abdul Manaf from the Community Education Divsion; Head of International Relations Branch, SAC Nadiah Azis and SAC Asrul Ridzuan Ahmad Rustami from the Anti-Money Laundring Division.