Message from CBI Founding Member – Dr Ho Chai Yee

Businesses are particularly prone to corrupt practices. They are a target for bribes and they also resort to bribes to achieve their own ends, for e.g. to secure operating licences or to avoid harassment from the authorities. Thus many business owners see bribery as simply a cost of doing business. It is quick and simple and gets the job done.

Given the rampant corrupt environment in Malaysia, can we do business with integrity? The answer is yes. There are companies and state enterprises that have successfully embarked on doing business ethically.