The Prime Minister of Malaysia, H.E. Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, has pledged his strong support to IACA as part of his country’s current efforts to substantially increase the fight against corruption nationally, regionally, and internationally. At the same time he expressed his appreciation for IACA’s widely recognized accomplishments in the past.
The Prime Minister made the pledge at a bilateral meeting in Putrajaya on Wednesday with Martin Kreutner, Dean and Executive Secretary.
During their discussions, H.E. Tun Dr. bin Mohamad informed Mr. Kreutner that Malaysia had made a further contribution of 100,000 EUR to IACA’s general budget. The Prime Minister added that his country intends to continue its long-standing cooperation with IACA across a range of joint anti-corruption and compliance activities.
During his visit Mr. Kreutner also met His Honourable Datuk Liew Viu Keong, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, and Dato' Sri Mohd Shukri Abdull, Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
In addition to the country’s regular financial contributions, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Academy has previously hosted two off-site modules of IACA’s Master in Anti-Corruption Studies programme.
Furthermore, Tan Sri Abu Kassim bin Mohamed, Director-General of the National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption of Malaysia, is a visiting expert at IACA (on a pro bono basis) and a long-standing member of the organization’s Board of Governors.
Malaysia has been a Party to IACA since early 2012 and was one of the original signatories to the Agreement for the Establishment of IACA as an International Organization.