Sunday October 7, 2012
Anti-corruption academy now has global advisors
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Academy has opened its doors to a select panel of international experts to sit in on a newly set up advisory board.
Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief Datuk Seri Abu Kassim Mohamed introduced the six-member board, which he will head, to help with the academy in capacity building.
Also on the board are Hong Kong's Independent Commission Against Corruption former head Daniel Li Ming-chak and International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) chairman Martin Kreutner.
“They will advise the MACC on its training modules and assist in building international relations,” Abu Kassim told reporters at the sidelines of the 6th Annual Conference and General Meeting of the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities here yesterday.
However, Kreutner warned that the board would not serve as easy fixes or a silver bullet to end corruption.
“All academies and authorities have to be judged by their long-term efforts,” he said. “Don't expect quick social changes.”
The MACC also signed a memorandum of understanding with the IACA to jointly develop an international master's programme.
The 24-month programme for anti-corruption professionals, police officers, judges and other enforcement agency officers will be launched on Dec 9 - World Anti-Corruption Day.
The programme will be the first of its kind on global corruption studies.