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Malaysia plans anti-corruption drive as 1MDB probe intensifies

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The Government has picked out 22 priority areas out of the total 115 in its plan to improve the transparency and accountability across all levels of the administration.

Wednesday 30, January 2019

(Bloomberg)--Malaysia is outlining the most urgent steps in its anti-corruption drive as investigators across the world intensify their probes into the sprawling scandal surrounding state fund 1MDB.

“We want to grow the best we can and learn from the past,” Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said in Putrajaya at the launch of the plan. “All of us make mistakes and do wrong things, but the important thing is to want to correct it.”

The Government has picked out 22 priority areas out of the total 115 in its plan to improve the transparency and accountability across all levels of the administration, from law enforcement to corporate entities. The initiatives are set to be completed within one to five years, said Abu Kassim Mohamed, head of the National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption.

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