In accordance with the establishment of MACC, five external oversight bodies are formed as a check and balance mechanism to monitor MACC’s roles and functions.
The formation of the Anti-Corruption Advisory Board (ACAB), the Special Committee on Corruption (SCC) and Complaints Committee (CC) is made through the provision of the law while the Operations Review Panel (ORP) as well as the Consultation and Corruption Prevention Panel (CCPP) are established through administrative order.
These five entities are responsible for ensuring that MACC performs its duties in an independent, transparent and professional manner. The mechanism assists in fulfilling the public’s expectations towards the Commission’s independence, efficiency, effectiveness, transparency and accountability in executing its designated legal obligations. The check and balance mechanism will contribute towards creating a positive perception towards MACC and the Government, in addition to facilitating the efforts in gaining public support and cooperation in combating corruption, abuse of power and malpractice.
Members of these independent 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.