In an important step for Indonesia’s first-ever private sector coalition against corruption, 450 business stakeholders and integrity professionals tuned in to hear about the initiative during Indonesia’s 2021 International Business Ethics Conference, an annual mega-seminar. The presentation revealed growing private sector interest in anti-corruption after a year where headlines were filled with numerous COVID-19 related corruption… Read More

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has made headlines by making its first charge against a private company using a new corporate anti-bribery provision. The agency is seeking a fine of RM321,350 ($79,000) from an offshore ship chartering company, Pristine Offshore Sdn Bhd, for using bribery to secure an oil exploration subcontract with Petronas Carigali Sdn… Read More

In a significant milestone to educate humanitarian aid workers on corruption risks, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) launched a pilot anti-corruption training program in March 2021.  The need for innovative approaches to address corruption in humanitarian aid has been crystal clear during the COVID-19 pandemic. Transparency International’s Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres, operating… Read More

  As Indonesia celebrates 75 years of independence, local businesses are rallying behind the newly launched Private Sector Collective Action Coalition Against Corruption (CAC Indonesia) to combat corporate bribery. With 25 founding member companies, the new coalition launched in August, the same month as the national holiday. Though the CAC formally began operations in August,… Read More

  One of the premier anti-corruption events in Asia comes every October when Thailand’s Coalition Against Corruption holds its annual celebration of innovation and achievement. The scene at this year’s event, held at an upscale Bangkok hotel, was typical. Hundreds of men and women in dark suits waiting for their companies’ names to be called… Read More

Photo credit: Eduardo Davad Corruption in Duterte’s anti-graft campaigns is making elections in the Philippines important again – even the mid-terms. Filipinos are heading to the polls today, May 13th, for the mid-term elections. Many observers believe the vote will serve as a referendum on President Rodrigo Duterte and the first three years of his… Read More

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