NACP Strategy Priorities
Below are the 22 priority initiatives that the Malaysian government sees as urgent areas that needs reform in the administration. These initiatives are taken from the 115 initiatives from the six key strategies of the National Anti-corruption plan. Our assessment on the progress of these 22 initiatives is expressed in the status column of the table .
The full National Anti-Corruption Plan 2013-2023 document is available at Prime Minister’s Office website. This link goes directly to a PDF of that document.
The six key strategies relate to integrity, transparency and accountability of political actors, public administration, Government procurement, law enforcement, legal and judicial, and the corporate entities governance in Malaysia. You can find more about these strategies and our tracking of them here.
|1||To introduce new legislation on governing Political funding and to include an offence on lobbying.||Strategy 1||Supposed to be tabled in October but now it has been delayed with no exact date given.|
|2||To introduce a proper asset declaration system for Members of the Administration and Members of|
|Strategy 1||A motion to compel MPs to do so was approved and the Standing Order was given. However only 160/222 MPs did so.|
|3||To improve on the policy or mechanism pertaining to the acceptance of gifts, entertainment and payment by Members of the Administration.||Strategy 1||Done|
|4||To prohibit Members of the Administration or any Highly Influential Persons from issuing supporting|
letters for any projects or applications. Therefore, heads of departments can no longer accept supporting letters as directives or decisions from Members of the Administration or Highly Influential Persons.
|Strategy 1||Done. However in November the Agriculture and Agro-based Industry minister wrote a support letter for NAFAS to the PM.|
|5||To introduce a Prime Minister’s Directive in governing demarcation of power between Ministers and|
|Strategy 1||No Update|
|6||To introduce a policy on appointing politicians as Chairperson or Members to the Board of Directors of Statutory Bodies, State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs), and Government Established Company Limited By Guarantee (CLBG) based strictly on their academic and/or professional qualifications.||Strategy 1||Done|
|7||To strengthen the mechanism in enforcing mandatory job rotation for public servants holding sensitive posts.||Strategy 2||No Update|
|8||To manage the involvement and appointment of Senior Government Officials as members of Board of|
Director and CEO in all State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) as well as Statutory Bodies.
|Strategy 2||No Update|
|9||To revisit and strengthen the current process of integrity vetting for Public Official holding positions|
with high risk/responsibility.
|Strategy 2||Said to be reviewed but no updates yet.|
|10||To introduce a transparent guideline on the appointment of Special Officer(s), Political Secretary(s),|
Private Secretary(s) and Media Secretary(s) for all Minister(s) and Deputy Minister(s):
a) Terms and Conditions of Appointments
b) Number of Appointments Entitlement
c) Functions and Responsibilities
d) Salaries and Entitlements
|11||To govern the power of politician(s) and any Highly Influential Person including the limitations interalia|
influences, interferences and subjections of control in Local Authority performance and decision-making.
|Strategy 2||No Update. Political Appointments of Wan Saiful Wan Jan (BERSATU) as Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN) chairman; Faiz Fadzil (AMANAH) as the Chairman of Lembaga Kemajuan Ikan Malaysia; Mazlan Aliman (AMANAH) as the Chairman of Lembaga Pertubuhan Peladang; Tan Kok Wai (DAP) as the Special Envoy to China and Tian Chua (PKR) as the special adviser for Minister of Works Baru Bian.|
|12||To ensure all client departments and regulators to carry out projects based on the advice and|
recommendation provided by Technical Department such as the Public Works Department and
related technical agency.
|13||To create accountability and transparency in defining the exercise of power of Minister as stipulated in legal provisions especially in procurement and financial system.||Strategy 3||No Update|
|14||To introduce standard clauses in project procurements’ undertakings in order to protect Government’s interest in all projects/contracts involving Government, Statutory Bodies, and State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs). In the case of any breach of contract(s), the Government can at any given time, terminate or/and file a civil suit against the party who breaches the contract.||Strategy 3||Done|
|15||To promote clear separation of powers and impartiality, i.e. the power of the Attorney General should be separated from the power of Public Prosecutor.||Strategy 4||No Update|
|16||To prioritise for corruption cases to be handled by judges and public prosecutors who are trained and/or experienced in corruption cases.||Strategy 4||No Update|
|17||To integrate relevant agencies responsible in managing border control towards effective border management.||Strategy 5||No Update|
|18||To improve existing foreign workers centralised management system i.e. streamlining and integrating the existing online systems for foreign workers application.||Strategy 5||No Update|
|19||To transform and convert the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) into Independent|
Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) to address integrity issues and curb
misconducts among members of the Royal Malaysia Police.
|Strategy 5||The tabling for the bill has been postponed again.|
|20||To include a new provision in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 (Act 694) which provides for offences against any commercial organisation/person selling off a Government project/tender to another party for monetary gains without undertaking the project/tender; this provision shall also require any person who benefits from the sale of the project/tender to reveal the beneficiary ownership.||Strategy 5||Done|
|21||To introduce integrity vetting requirement as a selection criteria of top management position in|
Statutory Bodies, State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs), and Government Established Company Limited
By Guarantee (CLBG).
|22||To impose conditional approach on the purpose and utilisation of funds provided by the Government to all Statutory Bodies, State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs), and Government Established Company Limited By Guarantee (CLBG).||Strategy 6||Done|