Global Anti-Corruption Initiatives

As the 1MDB scandal continued to spiral, and more foreign jurisdictions began to investigate possible money laundering and corruption across borders, we produced a comprehensive report titled “Understanding Cross Border Corruption and Money Laundering: The 1MDB Chronicles Exposed” which tracks illicit money flows globally. Our profile grew internationally in 2016, as we were invited to provide inputs in both regional and international events. Among the notable events includes the consultation on grand corruption in Berlin, UNCAC review meetings and the ASEAN SDG Strategy Meeting.

The UNCAC
Given that Malaysia has ratified the UNCAC, C4 has been invited to provide reviews on the formal report coordinated by MACC. In April 2016, C4 was invited by the UNODC to shape policies on Whistleblower Protection in the region. We were also invited to the International Review Group (IRG) Meeting in Vienna to push for accountability at the local and global level.

Sustainable Development Goals
From 2016 – 2030, there is a total of 17 sustainable goals aiming to make the world development more sustainable. Goal 16 directly links to our work in fighting corruption and promoting accountability and access to information. The ASEAN strategy level meeting, an initiative of C4 and TI Global is part of the strategy to achieve the goal.

The Open Government Partnership
As Malaysia is not an OGP country, we are currently working through Governance, Integrity, Accountability, and Transparency coalition (GIAT) to build public traction on the importance of open government. We focus on Freedom of Information laws and Asset Declaration Systems.