Revise and enhance the Whistleblower Protection Act 2010, the Official Secrets Act (OSA) 1972, and the Witness Protection Act 2009
The report by the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) will remain under the Official Secrets Act as it contains confidential information, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
All witnesses under Malaysia’s witness protection programme last year were protected with no casualties recorded, legal affairs minister Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today.
Mahathir said in Parliament - Govt studying FOI Act, will require more time.
The time has come for government departments and bodies to set up a whistleblower policy similar to their private sector counterparts. Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi said the government could learn from the private sector, which practiced corporate governance.
THE government plans to review the Whistleblower Protection Act 2010 to encourage more people to expose unlawful activities in public and private organisations. Deputy Economic Affairs Minister Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin said such a move is in line with the government’s efforts to strengthen its policies.
“I believe that we need to have a stronger whistleblower act to deal with the current situation in the country.
VK Liew said govt will study OSA and FOI Act, process will take up to a year. “I believe that we need to have a stronger whistleblower act to deal with the current situation in the country.
Mahathir says OSA should stay. Said govt would not abuse the law, unlike previous administration.
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