MACC Chief Commissioner Presents Keynote Address At World Bank Program
The Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Datuk Seri Azam Baki was invited by the World Bank to present a keynote address during the World Bank East Asia and the Pacific Regional Global Report Launch Ceremony with the title 'Enhancing Government Effectiveness and Transparency: The Fight Against Corruption”.
Datuk Seri Azam in his keynote address informed that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought new challenges where the urgency to deliver economic stimulus packages and to purchase medical and healthcare equipment may create opportunities for corruption during the process.
“International cooperation which involves countries, institutions and communities are most needed especially while the world is facing this pandemic,” he added.
"Thus, anti-corruption efforts must be prioritised in order for international communities to cooperate in fighting corruption for the benefit of all.”
His keynote address is followed with a panel discussion by representatives from Mongolia, Indonesia, Philippines as well as the Advisor of National Centre for Governance, Integrity, and Anti-Corruption (GIACC), Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed.
This program is also a platform for participants from various countries to share experiences involving anti-corruption efforts as well as disseminating best practices in their respective organisation to expand ideas and improvements.
Also present were the Director of MACC Policy, Planning and Research Division, TPj Mohd Hafaz Nazar and Director of MACC Strategic Communication, PKPj Kamaruddin M. Ripin.