What are the MACC Act Section 17A Adequate Procedures?

Section 17A Adequate Procedures

The Guidelines on Adequate Procedures were launched by the Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre of Malaysian (GIACC) on 10th December 2018. The guidelines are issued pursuant to subsection (5) of section 17A of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 (Act 694), as stated in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (Amendment) Act 2018.

The objective of these guidelines is to assist commercial organisation in understanding what are the adequate procedures that should be implemented to prevent the occurrence of corrupt practices in relation to their business activities. These guidelines have been formed on the basis of five principles which may be used as reference points for any anti-corruption policies, procedures and controls the organisation may choose to implement towards the goal of having adequate procedures as required under the above statutory provision.

The five adequate procedures principles: T. R. U. S. T.

  • Top Level Commitment
  • Risk Assessment
  • Undertake Control Measures
  • Systematic Review, Monitoring and Enforcement
  • Training and Communication
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