Open Government Partnership

Newsletter: 4th Quarter 2015 What is Big Data? What is Open Data? Governments typically collect voluminous data of high velocity and of wide variety. This is big data. Governments make available big data in a useful or meaningful form for public consumption. This is open data. The GIAT (a coalition for Governance, Integrity, Accountability, and Transparency) organised the “Open Government Partnership” seminar recently on 18 August 2015. Datuk Paul Low and the British High Commissio...
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Curbing Executive Corruption

Newsletter: 4th Quarter 2015 Dr Ho Chai Yee Tricia Yeoh, the chief operating officer of IDEAS, highlighted this issue in her column EGALITARIA in the Sun recently. She recounted that two months ago, Otto Perez Molina resigned as president of Guatemala following an investigation that he was involved in corruption. Just hours after his resignation, he was sent to jail. Two years ago, French Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac resigned following investigations into allegations of corruption. In ...
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Bring Business and Government Together to Fight Corruption

Newsletter: 4th Quarter 2015 Mark Chay There was an urgency to change the business environment in order to attract investors to Ukraine. At the 16th IACC (International Anti-Corruption Conference) held from 2 to 4 September 2015 in Putrajaya, Ukraine shared their initiative of how it brought the business and government together to fight corruption. Just in May 2015, Ukraine established an independent Business Ombudsman Institution (BOI) as part of the country’s Anti-Corruption initiat...
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Doing Business Ethically

Newsletter: 4th Quarter 2015 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 busines...
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Business and Corporate Governance

Impact on Society It's just business May/June 2015 issue - by Allison Trowbridge Relevant Magazine A new group of entrepreneurs are using the free market to advocate for justice. For centuries, Western society has divorced profit from purpose. Businesses have set up structures incentivizing individuals to act for immediate financial gain, rather than sustainable common good. According to a 2015 report by Deloitte, millennials overwhelmingly believe that businesses today are focused on t...
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11th Malaysia plan (2016 – 2020) Anchoring growth on people.

Every five years since the formation of Malaysia, there has been a series of 5-year plans to chart the economic growth of the nation. This latest 11th Malaysia plan is the final attempt to bring Malaysia to a developed nation status by 2020.  One may ask, based on our past track record, is this attainable?   Read / listen to the different views and download the full document (or purchase a hardcopy for RM80 from the government printers for yourself.)   Download Document:  h...
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