Thursday, 1 December 2011
M'sia slides further down TI's corruption index
The Corruption Perception Index (CPI) ranking for Malaysia has dipped from 56th place last year to 60th this year, according to Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M).
Speaking at the launch of the results in Subang Jaya this morning, TI-M deputy president Mohamad Ali Hasan said that Malaysia's score of 4.3 has also suffered its third consecutive fall since 2009.
Mohamad Ali said that while the dip in score has been marginal at 0.1 points each year, this was still a cause for concern because the government has embark on several anti-corruption efforts.
"Why should it drop? The government has held several (anti-corruption) programmes. The perception is that these actions are not effective," he said.
In 2003, Malaysia was ranked 37 in the survey involving 146 countries. For 2010, the survey involved 178 countries.