Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4)

Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism

Country: Malaysia
Focal Point: Cynthia Gabriel, Executive Director
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Mission and vision

  1. To promote open government policies at all government levels
  2. To monitor compliance of the UNCAC and other public international obligations to help fight corruption
  3. To strengthen citizen participation in both the urban and rural areas to fight corruption
  4. To expose, name and shame corrupt wrongdoers and ensure adequate justice through the legal system

General description of the CSO work in governance and anti-corruption area

We are a leading policy advocacy center in Malaysia that works to research, investigate and expose corruption of government at all levels.

Our priority areas include:

  1. Political financing and asset declaration of political parties and politicians in public office
  2. Freedom of information, transparency in public policy decisions
  3. Corruption in public sector bodies including government linked companies
  4. Environment, forests and development rights and its links with corruption
  5. Business Integrity and Government Accountability
  6. Cross Border Corruption, Grand Corruption and International Instruments
  7. Capacity building and empowerment of citizens

Specific description of the CSO work in connection with the UNCAC

It is reflected in our media statements and all other document outputs.

We also conduct capacity buiding for young lawyers around the UNCAC framework.

Other remarks

C4 is a board member of the UNCAC Coalition.

Organisation Mission

Combat corruption and promote good governance at all levels of government!


“Building the Collective Fight Against Corruption”

How did member get involved in the Coalition?

We found out about the Coalition at the regional training last year and have been interested ever since. The regional training was a capacity building training held in Kuala Lumpur. Vince Lazatin, the former chairman, introduced me to the Coalition.

What do you find most exciting about UNCAC work?

It allows much room to do policy advocacy work in our country, Malaysia. The UNCAC is a key universal document that we will continuously use as a basis to build momentum around combating corruption. Malaysia ratified the UNCAC in 2009, and hence became bound by its provisions. It thus offers us many advocacy opportunities.

What, if any, UNCAC-related activities have you been involved in?

We were involved in the regional training in 2014 held in Kuala Lumpur. It was a good exposure session on UNCAC.

At one of the workshops on discussions with the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission, we were further persuaded to get involved in the UNCAC Coalition.

What UNCAC-related activities/work are you most looking forward to?

The UNCAC coalition provides for a wide reach of organizations and networks, and we can learn from each other’s experiences. We look forward to more campaigning strategies, and successful examples of best practice.


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