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Much has been said about corruption and its rising trends over the years. Declarations of “changing organisational as well as business cultures” or creating “a new governance and integrity minister” and “elevating the anti-corruption agency”, Malaysians have heard all those ad nauseum. There is a sharp drop in the number of Malaysians who are confident of the government’s anti corruption efforts, a finding by Transparency International Malaysia recently through its Global Corruption Barometer 2013 Survey.

In many cases, corruption was a driving force in igniting successful movements that led to transition such as the EDSA People Power Revolution in the Philippines in 1986, Color Revolutions in the Balkans and the former Soviet Union in the 2000s, and most recently the Arab Spring. Specifically, it was a combination of stolen elections combined with persistent large-scale corruption that drove people’s demands for change.

So….how and where do we move from here? Take a breather, pause and ask yourselves……What’s next??

Fighting corruption will need more than one clever idea. Today, technology provides us with opportunities to rapidly solve some of our current challenges. Citizens in Malaysia today are more connected today than ever before. Mobile phones and the internet have transformed our ability to communicate and to share information and it is these tools that will help build systems and processes that will enshrine accountability and transparency …. resulting in combating corruption.

We have already seen how technology can make a difference. Take Indonesia, where an Urban Poverty Program, distributes $150 million annually in World Bank and government funding, has successfully harnessed the Internet and mobile phone technology to enhance project monitoring, transparency, and overall effectiveness. Or Moldova, where the government has committed to using technology to improve governance and citizen participation. Or the Philippines, where Finance Secretary Purisma has started an online public tip-off program called Pera Ng Bayan, which netted dozens of tax evaders and smugglers within its first six months of operation.

In an internet-driven age, this 1-day Forum explores and invokes your mind as to whether technology can nip corruption in the bud in Malaysia? Topics below will be debated, discussed, mooted and hash out.

  • Getting Up, Close & Personal with the Government
  • Corruption Auditing for the Private & Public Sector
  • Technology Driven Solutions
  • Emergence of New Breed of Leaders: The Online Leaders and
  • Utilizing the Media to fight Corruption

Themed – ‘A 2014 Agenda’ , this 1 day Forum hopes to develop an updated strategic agenda serving as a roadmap for all parties involved in eradicating corruption by means of Technology which can be incorporated into their plans to fulfil a prosperous vision for the future. As always when it comes to War on Corruption, the value here lies in the opportunity to further understand the current situation, the root cause of the problem, innovating and implementing new solutions and zero tolerance for corruption……Rest In Peace!

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Chief Executive Officers / Managing Director
  • Senior Management
  • Board of Directors
  • Audit Committee Members
  • Heads of Corporate Audits
  • Heads of Internal Control
  • Head of Whistle Blowing Policy / Anti-Bribery Policy
  • Company Directors
  • Chief Integrity Officers / Integrity Officers
  • Internal / External Auditors
  • Anti-Corruption Compliance Officers
  • ICT Professionals
  • Media Personnel / Investigative Journalists
  • Academicians
  • Civil Societies/ NGOs
  • Youths / Public-at-Large