M'sia improves 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index
Akhbar Satar | 15 Feb 2019 00:30
On Jan 29, 2019, the global anti-corruption coalition Transparency International (TI) released its 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), an annual survey measuring the perceived level of corruption in 180 countries. The CPI has become one of the most widely recognised indicators of corruption worldwide.

Malaysia ranked 61 among 180 countries, improving one place in the CPI 2018 with a score of 47 out of 100. The previous year, it was ranked 62, also with a score of 47.

The CPI 2017 was Malaysia’s worst score in the last five years and the lowest ranking (slipped seven places) since the annua CPI was introduced in 1994.

A country’s rank indicates its position relative to the other countries in the index. The smaller the number of the rank the less corrupt a country is perceived to be. On the other hand, the country’s score indicates the perceived level of public sector corruption on a scale of zero (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). Thus, the countries with higher scores will rank much higher in position (as being less corrupt) compared to the lower score countries.

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