MACC wins praise from international anti-graft figure


KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has won praise from a prominent international anti-corruption figure who described it as one of the world’s most esteemed of its kind among the international community.

By the same token, MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Abu Kassim Mohamed is also one of the most recognised and esteemed among anti-corruption experts and the international community, says Martin Kreutner, the president of European Partners Against Corruption network (Epac).

Abu Kassim is a member of the Interpol Group of Experts on Corruption (IGEC) and executive committee member of the International Academic Advisory Board of the Vienna-based International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA).

Kreutner, who is chairman of IACA currently visiting Malaysia, told Bernama that IACA would soon sign a memorandum of understanding with MACC to establish a framework of cooperation for its first International Masters Programme in anti-corruption under which part of the programme would be conducted at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Academy (MACA) here.

MACA also conducts some international programmes and is the world’s first anti-corruption academy.

The 24-month Masters Programme for anti-corruption professionals, police officers, judges and other enforcement agency officers, will be launched on Dec 9 to coincide with World Anti-Corruption Day.

It is the first full-pledged programme on the global corruption studies, addressing corruption from various perspectives and will have participants from all five continents and all regions. — Bernama