Malaysia's anti-graft agency to release corruption ranking for ministries by end November

PUTRAJAYA (BERNAMA) - Malaysia's anti-graft agency is in the final stage of completing the ranking of ministries in terms of corruption and abuse of power, prior to announcing it by the end of next month.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC) Deputy Chief Commissioner for Prevention, Shamsun Baharin Mohd Jamil, said that at the moment, the list was waiting to be submitted to MACC chief commissioner Dzulkifli Ahmad.

"The list has been completed by a committee of experts but has yet to be submitted to the chief commissioner," he said in his speech at the Corruption-Free Pledge by Federal Territories Ministry employees on Monday (Oct 16).

According to previous media reports, the list to be announced by the MACC comprises the 10 most problematic ministries and the five cleanest in terms of corruption and abuse of power.

"All state governments have signed the pledge except Selangor," he said.

A total of 320 ministry employees, led by its secretary-general Adnan Md Ikhsan, signed the pledge on Monday.