GIAT Good Governance Agenda for GE14

GIAT (Governance, Integrity, Accountability and Transparency) is a coalition of civil society organisations who advocate for good governance at all levels of government. The members of GIAT are the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4), Sinar Project, Transparency International-Malaysia, Friends of Kota Damansara, MyPJ and The Society for the Protection of Human Rights (PROHAM).

In light of the upcoming General Elections, GIAT proposes the Good Governance Agenda for Malaysia for all political parties to endorse. There are increasing expectations from the public that government should promote good governance and high standards of integrity in the public service. Every government is therefore obliged to put mechanisms in place that would promote an understanding that it is functioning with integrity.

The GIAT Coalition is meeting with political parties, seeking theri responses and ultimately their pledge to enact these five points for good governance at any level of power, in light of the upcoming 14th Malaysian General Elections.  Closer to the elections, we will be preparing a report detailing their responses, and the coalition will continue to hold them accountable for their pledges throughout the next electoral cycle. 

Documents


THE PILLAR TO REFORMING MALAYSIA'S FUTURE (13 April 2018)
In anticipation of GE14, GIAT had met with five political parties namely Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), Democratic Action Party (DAP), Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan), Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), and Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM). Here are the outcomes. 

Download the Outcomes Press Statement here (0.4mb, 2 pages)

THE GIAT GOOD GOVERNANCE AGENDA FOR GE14 (launched 2 Mar 2018)
The original GIAT Good Governance Agenda is a five-point agenda:

  1. Independence of the MACC and Attorney General's office
  2. Freedom of Information 
  3. Asset Declaration 
  4. Participatory Democracy 
  5. Political Donations regulation 

Download the agenda here (0.1mb, 8 pages)

PLEDGE FOR A PUBLIC ASSET DECLARATION FRAMEWORK (launched 2 Mar 2018)
In elaboration of Point #3 of the GIAT Good Governance Agenda, the GIAT Coalition endorses and promulgates a document prepared by C4 Center in collaboration with the Malaysian Bar Council, that spell out the necessary principles of asset declaration. We want parties to commit to comprehensive asset declaration for civil servants and elected officials at both federal and state level. We also include a comprehensive asset declaration form for declarants to use.

Download the GIAT Asset Declaration Pledge here (0.8mb, 25 pages)

 

Meetings So Far:

 


Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM)


Democratic Action Party (DAP)


Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC)


Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM)