PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Datuk Seri Shukri Abdull said today that Malaysia was known to the world as a kleptocratic, corrupted nation, not as a country with integrity.
According to The Malaysian Insight, Shukri told a forum in Putrajaya earlier today that this was based on several recent international indicators, surveys and studies.
“The facts are there. Take, for example, the corruption perception index, 2014 we scored 52. We barely passed, it is a C-grade,” he said.
Surveys conducted by KPMG, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and the Global Corruption Barometer found corruption in Malaysia to be worsening, he said, adding that 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal put the country on the world map for corruption.
“Last year, we were known in the world as a kleptocratic nation. We were not known as a country with integrity. This is shameful,” he was quoted as saying at the forum.