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Administrative Control Authority Receives a Delegation of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission

Administrative Control Authority Receives a Delegation of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission 

H.E. Mr. Hamad bin Nasser Al-Misnad, President of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority (ACTA), has received a high-level delegation from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), which is visiting the country from 10th to 13th of September, in order to benefit from the Qatari experience in the field of anti-corruption and learning about the digital government.

The visit of the Malaysian delegation, which is the first of its kind, comes within the framework of exchanging experiences and the best practices to enhance transparency, integrity and enhance the relationship in areas of common interest. The visit strengthens the distinguished relations between the Qatar and Malaysia in various fields.

The two parties reviewed the efforts of the two authorities in the areas of promoting integrity and combating corruption, including the most important projects that ACTA is working on in Qatar. MACC differs from ACTA as MACC has expertise in investigation. The two authorities are similar in terms of expertise in the fields of prevention and training, and the promotion of integrity in the private sector. Therefore, both can benefit from their expertise in the fields of prevention and awareness, and MACC has a specialized academy for Anti-corruption studies, and has considerable experience in internal control and evaluation.

In his speech, the president of ACTA pointed out that the authority welcomes all forms of cooperation with MACC to introduce the successful Qatari experience in preventing and combating corruption, and exchanging experiences to contribute to enhancing integrity and transparency, which will benefit both parties.

His Excellency commended the working visit of the MACC to ACTA, which falls within the framework of strengthening cooperation relations and exchanging experiences in the field of preventing and combating corruption. He also praised the efforts of the MACC, as a regional experience that has pioneered all relevant international indicators, as well as its tireless efforts to enhance integrity and transparency in the international community, provide technical assistance to other states and organize training courses, with the great support of the Malaysian Government.

In turn, H.E. Mr. Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Haji Azam bin Baki, Chief Commissioner of MACC, stressed that this visit represents a milestone in the strong partnership and the flourishing ties between the ACTA and the MACC. He stressed that his country’s relationship with the State of Qatar is at its highest level, expressing his pride in choosing Malaysia by the State of Qatar in December 2018  to put up a steel monument and the unveiling of the 12-metre statue in the shape of a lifted hand in Putrajaya, which represents the solidarity of all nations in combatting corruption.

His excellency pointed out that Malaysia hosted Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani International Excellence Anti-Corruption Award, praising the efforts and contributions of His Highness in the fight against corruption, thanks to which the efforts of the Qatari government to eliminate corruption are now internationally recognized. He invited Mr. Hamad bin Nasser Al-Misnad, President of the ACTA, to visit the Anti-Corruption Coordination Center in Putrajaya, Malaysia in the future.

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology gave a presentation to the Malaysian delegation on digital transformation and digital government in the State of Qatar, which aims to improving the level of government services provided to individuals and companies, in addition to raising the efficiency of government administrative processes, and increasing the level of transparency and openness of the government to the public.

It is worth noting that MACC is one of the anti-corruption authorities that has achieved outstanding success in promoting transparency and integrity, preventing and combating corruption since its establishment in 2009, and Malaysia’s ranking on Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International is relatively high.