Bhutan, Malaysia agree to work together against corruption

ACC Chairperson Neten Zangmo. Photo: Kuensel
ACC Chairperson Neten Zangmo. Photo: Kuensel

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Bhutan has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on Wednesday to forge international cooperation to curb corruption.

The MoU is strong indication from both countries to share expertise and information on enhancing efforts in the fight against corruption in both countries and across borders.

The MoU was signed by ACC Chairperson Neten Zangmo and MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed.

“MACC is proud of this MoU signing ceremony because Bhutan is a country that is at a high position in the Corruption Perception Index. I am confident both countries can share experience to intensify efforts on corruption prevention,” a MACC official said after signing the MOU.

ACC Chairperson Zangmo said Bhutan chose Malaysia because it practised the values of openness and was committed in sharing experience.

“Malaysia has wide experience in fighting corruption related crimes at the international level and Asian region, having integrated and institutionalised its anti-corruption approach that has become a model at the global level,” she said.

She said corruption had become a crime that was difficult to address and borderless and, as such, both countries must help one another and form solidarity in facing future challenges in the fight against it.

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