Monday, 8 October 2012

Agencies pledge to work together on transborder corruption

KUALA LUMPUR: The top brass of anti-graft agencies from all over the world are committed towards working together in the fight against transborder corruption.

“For the future, we will not only appreciate each other's problems but commit ourselves to making concerted efforts to assist and support member states,” said Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief Datuk Seri Abu Kassim Mohamed.

“We all have strengths and weaknesses, but as has been shown, collaboration is not only possible, but desirable, too,” he said as the Sixth International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA) Annual Conference and General Meeting ended yesterday.

Association president Prof Cao Jianming said it was the common aspiration among member states to strengthen information exchange and promote technical assistance.

“I am convinced so long as all countries and regions honour their obligations under the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), strengthen communication and dialogue, deepen exchanges and cooperation, and share their work experience and achievements we can improve the international anti-corruption work and effectively curb and eliminate its adverse effects,” said Cao, who is also China's procurator-general, the country's version of an Attorney-General.

At the end of the conference, delegates from over 100 countries passed a 27-point declaration on technical assistance and information exchange as outlined under the UNCAC.

In his closing speech, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said initiatives to reform the system and attitude towards corruption in the country were showing positive and tangible results.

Source : Click


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