PUTRAJAYA — Jan. 10, 2019: The government plans to propose a provision in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act to show the real owners in companies. This was decided today at a meeting of the Special Cabinet Committee on Anti-Corruption.
This is to ensure transparency of information on national debts and liabilities and to minimise off-budget government expenditure beginning this year.
The meeting further decided to improve the procurement process, selection criteria, consultant assessment and project monitoring.
Consultants will be required to register with the finance ministry and professional boards to ensure that they are truly qualified and of high integrity.
The process of selecting a lead consultant can be reduced by nine processes and this saves on the execution time and gives the best benefit to the government.
“The method of procuring consultants through the lead consultant will facilitate coordination with consultants from various fields,” said Mahathir.
The committee, since its establishment six months ago, met five times in 2018 and decided on 61 initiatives to improve governance, integrity and anti-corruption processes and systems.
These efforts will be monitored by the Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre to ensure implementation by the ministries.