Corruption offences and the penalties
Akhbar Satar | 02 Feb 2018 00:30

The Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA), now known as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), was established in 1967 in accordance with the Anti-Corruption Act 1967. Last year, the commission celebrated its golden jubilee. In 2008, Parliament and the government unanimously approved the formation of an independent anti-corruption commission to be known as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and replacing the ACA Act 1982 with the new MACC Act 2009.

The MACC Act 2009 only came into effect on Jan 1, 2009 and led to the official establishment of the MACC as an independent, transparent and professional body to effectively and efficiently manage the nation’s anti-corruption efforts.

In moving towards convincing the public of the MACC’s independency, transparency and professionalism, a check-and-balance mechanism was created through the formation of a five-panel independent body to monitor the functions of the MACC.