Anti-corruption webinar to strengthen integrity among construction industry players

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Kuala Lumpur, 28 April 2021 – The Ministry of Works (KKR) strives to strengthen the integrity of construction industry players and minimise corruptions among them, especially in the field of infrastructure maintenance.

In this regard, KKR Integrity Unit in collaboration with the Facility Management Division conducted a webinar entitled Introduction to Section 17A of the MACC Act 2009 Amendment 2018 (Corporate Amendment). This was presented by Senior Commissioner, Rosmadi bin Kasim, from the Community Education Division of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

The main objective of the webinar was to provide information on the background, definition and essence contained in the provisions of Section 17A of the Corporate Liability Act MACC 2009, which came into effect on 1 June 2020. The webinar was attended by contractors and facility maintenance and management subcontractors under KKR.

Section 17A enables commercial organisations and associated persons to be subjected to legal proceedings should the person associated with the commercial organisation commit corruption offences.

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Upon conviction under Section 17A of the MACC Act 2009, a commercial organisation may be liable to a fine of not less than 10 times the value of the gratification in question or RM1 million, whichever is higher, or an imprisonment for a term not exceeding 20 years, or both.

– Construction + Online

Source: KKR