WHISTLEBLOWERS PROTECTION ACT 2010 (Act 711)

An act to promote disclosure of information about any corruption or other misconduct. The Act will provide protection to whistleblowers from any act prejudicial effect of disclosure has been made.

Terms Protection

  • The informant willing to be identified by MACC.

  • The informant personally attends and meets with MACC officers either in the office or at any place.

  • If the disclosure of Improper Behavior made by letter/email/phone calls/short message service, informant must reveal his identity and address of or the manner in which he can be contacted.

Types of Protection

  • The identity of the informant and the information provided is kept confidential and not to be disclosed to anybody, even during the trial in court. (Section 7(1)(a) Whistleblowers Protection Act 2010)

  • Whistleblowers should not be liable to any civil action, criminal or disciplinary consequences of such disclosure. (Section 7(1)(b) Whistleblowers Protection Act 2010)

  • Whistleblowers are protected from any act prejudicial to the outcome of the reaction disclosures have been made. (Section 7(1)(c) Whistleblowers Protection Act 2010)

  • Protection is also given to those who have connection / relationship with the informant. (Section 7(3) Whistleblowers Protection Act 2010)

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