NACP 1.2

Ensuring Better Transparency and Accountability in Government Administration

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19 July 2019

Kerajaan akan meminda Akta Audit 1957 bagi membolehkan kuasa Ketua Audit Negara bebas dalam melaksanakan tugasan, kata Tun M

18 July 2019/ JKKMAR 8

PM: Freedom of Information Act to replace OSA


Sub-policy with its alignment with specific PH Manifesto promises

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MACC reform/ anti corruption efforts

NACP 1.2.2 -To improve on the policy or mechanism pertaining to the acceptance of gifts, entertainment and payment by Members of the Administration

03 April 2019

Reminder on ‘no gift’ policy.  Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday reiterated that government servants are not allowed to accept gifts. 

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MACC reform/ anti corruption efforts

NACP 1.2.3 – To strengthen the independence and widen the autonomy of the National Audit Department by placing them under the Parliament

19 July 2019

Kerajaan akan meminda Akta Audit 1957 bagi membolehkan kuasa Ketua Audit Negara bebas dalam melaksanakan tugasan, kata Perdana Menteri Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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MACC reform/ anti corruption efforts

NACP 1.2.4 – To amend the current Government circular: ‘Pekeliling Perkhidmatan Bilangan 3 Tahun 1998’ to include sponsorship hence strengthening the monitoring mechanism

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Political Financing


NACP 1.2.5 – To introduce new legislation on governing Political Funding and to include an offence on lobbying

17 September 2019

The Political Funding Bill and another on the establishment of an ombudsman will likely be tabled in October, said National Centre for Governance, Integrity, and Anti-Corruption (GIACC) director-general Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed. He said these were among the new laws and regulations being mooted to complement other initiatives to make Malaysia a corruption-free nation.  

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MACC reform/ anti corruption efforts

NACP 1.2.6 – To transform the Public Complaints Bureau (PCB) into Malaysian Ombudsman

01 November 2019

Minister Liew Vui Keong says, Cabinet approves establishment of Law Commission, Ombudsman Malaysia 

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Ombudsman ready for cabinet’s approval, says Liew

30 October 2019 – Liew Vui Keong, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department said the paper on the Malaysian Ombudsman is ready to be presented to the cabinet. The Malaysian Ombudsman will be set up to hear and investigate any cases of mal-administration. Liew cited New Zealand as an example where their ombudsman function as an investigator and Parliament researcher with the authority to hear matters concerning mal-administration. Liew added that one cabinet has approved the paper, they will get input from various stakeholders and hopefully table it to Parliament by December 2019. 

Malaysia to have its own Ombudsman, replacing Public Complaints Bureau

21 September 2018Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir has made it known on 21 September 2019 that the Public Complaints Bureau will be known and function as Ombudsman Malaysia at the Special Cabinet Committee on Anti-Corruption (JKKMR). To support this change, the government will draft the Ombudsman Act which will ensure the effective complaints of public service delivery.

C4 – This is a welcome development as in our previous report Litmus Report, we call upon the establishment of the Ombudsman office. This officer will deliver comprehensive feedback to support the delivery of government procurement of goods and services.

GIACC: Ombudsman Bill to be Tabled by year-end

19 April 2019 – Anis Yusal Yusoff, Deputy Director-General of the National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption (GIACC) said the Ombudsman Bill will be tabled in Parliament by the end of 2019. Anis said GIACC and the Public Complaints Bureau (BPA) are working towards a framework for the bill to be brought forward to the Cabinet. He then elaborated that an independent Ombudsman will create a safe and secure system for citizens to make a complaint with government agencies and services. The ombudsman will serve as a second-tier for the public to make a complaint if complaining through the government agencies resulted in no action. Anis said this on 19 April 2019 on the Ruang Bicara programme on Bernama News Channel. 

‘Legislative reforms at drafting, revision stages’

31 March 2019 – Mohamed Hanipa Maidin, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department told New Straits Times in an interview that Legislative Reform bills are currently in the drafting and revision stages. He is aware of the criticism on the slow pace of reforms like the setting up of  Ombudsman Malaysia (replace the Public Complaints Bureau), political financing reform, the establishment of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) in the country. He said a change of mentality needs to happen amongst the civil servants as he feels some are still loyal to the old ideas of the previous administration. 

M’sians Can Actually Lodge a Complaint Against Govt Agencies Online, Here’s How

4 Mar 2019 – This is an informative article written by Malaysian news aggregator portal, World of Buzz on how the Public Complaints Bureau currently works. 


PM’s term, restructuring of PMD


NACP 1.2.7 – To amend the Federal Constitution/States Constitution by limiting the term of Office for the Prime Minister, Chief Minister and Menteri Besar

31 March 2019

The initiative to limit the prime minister’s tenure to two term is under way as it requires amendments to the Constitution.

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MACC reform/ anti corruption efforts


NACP 1.2.8 – To introduce new legislation on Freedom of Information

Minister confirms OSA will go but parts to live on in new info freedom law

27 November 2019

Minister Datuk Liew Vui Keong said the Official Secrets Act (OSA) will be repealed but some of its vital functions will be incorporated into the proposed Freedom of Information Act. “OSA will go; however, some provisions from it will come into the Freedom of Information Act,” Liew.

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18 July 2019

The Freedom of Information Act will be drawn up to replace the Official Secrets Act 1972, PM said today after chairing the Special Cabinet Committee on Anti-Corruption (JKKMAR) meeting.

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19 August 2018 – Malaysia’s Freedom of Information Act to be formulated in stages: Nurul Izzah Anwar

16 Oct 2018 – PM: Freedom of Information Act still being studied


MACC reform/ anti corruption efforts


NACP 1.2.9 – To introduce a written law on the declaration of asset and interest by Members of Parliament

New Malaysia Prime Minister Orders Asset Declaration in Anti-Corruption Bid

11 March 2020

All Cabinet members will have to declare their assets as part of a pledge to have a government with integrity.

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22 July 2019

The Dewan Negara has approved a motion which compels all senators to declare their assets. This follows a similar move by the Dewan Rakyat requiring Members of Parliament to do the same.

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