Malaysia’s corruption score falls again

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 1 Malaysias Corruption Perception Index (CPI) score has worsened for the third year running, slipping to 4.3 this year from 4.4 in 2010, according to a Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) report.

Malaysias country ranking also fell to 60 out of 183 countries from 56 out of 178 last year.

It remained the third-least corrupt nation in Asean after Singapore (9.2) and Brunei (5.2), with Thailand (3.4) and Indonesia (3.0) following in fourth and fifth places respectively.

Singapore also placed fifth in the overall country rankings and was the highest-ranked Asian nation this year.

Singapore is way ahead and I would like to point out that Indonesia is improving very fast and may overtake us because Indonesia has shown some will, said TI-M secretary-general Josie Fernandez (picture).

New Zealand (9.5), Denmark (9.4) and Finland (9.4) were ranked the least corrupt nations in the world, while Somalia (1.0), North Korea (1.0) and Myanmar (1.5) were the most corrupt.

Malaysias Corruption Barometer results were unchanged, with 40 per cent of the public saying graft levels have stayed the same over the past three years and would remain so for the next three.

The Corruption Barometer is a measure of the public perception of corruption.

Members of the public saw the police and political parties as the most corrupt institutions, with the police named as the most likely recipient of bribes in the past 12 months.

But the percentage of respondents who admitted to paying bribes in the past year has fallen to 1.2 per cent from nine per cent in 2010.

Forty-nine per cent also thought the governments efforts to fight corruption were effective or very effective, up a touch from 48 per cent last year.

However, the number of respondents who felt Putrajayas battle against graft was ineffective or very ineffective rose five points to 25 per cent.

This means the fence sitters have moved to see governments efforts as ineffective, said TI-M exco member Ngooi Chiu Ing.

Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu) corruption NKRA director D. Ravindran, present at the launch of report, said it was clearly not very good news that Malaysia was now further from its 4.9 CPI benchmark.

However, he said it was more a mixed result if seen holistically, pointing out that almost half the public still saw the governments fight against corruption as effective.

He added the Pemandu would continue its efforts to clamp down on grand corruption and increase the successful prosecution of corruption by the national anti-graft agency.

Some of these other things we are pursuing, weve not let it go, and hopefully well see some success going forward, Ravindran said. … lls-again/

Former Transparency International President, Tan Sri Ramon comments on the 2011 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) Results and his Suggestion/Recommendations.

Yeahh ask all politcal parties to declare their assets :roll:

not a surprise… could have been worst.

have a feeling it is going to continue getting much worse…

Blame our govt and if BN wins the next general election it will only gets worse year after year and our country will end up in the longkang. So people please do not vote BN in the next general election. To those who still support BN, I give you the middle finger.

yea, i guess a lot of people keeping track of how the next GE will go…
lets just hope justice and people’s honor will prevail over the dirty tactics deployed by the Be End…