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250 Students Join Ammar 2024



(Source by Media Program)

In a stirring call to action, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia held an enlightening talk about Anti-Corruption AMAR 2024 at Dewan Perdana FSSK, drawing 250 students from 6 universities, faculty and community leaders together to confront one of society’s most pressing issues. The event, part of the university’s annual Integrity day, aimed to raise awareness, inspire ethical behavior, and foster a culture of transparency.

There are 250 students from 6 University that participate on this program,

UniversitiyKebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), University Putra Malaysia (UPM), University Islam

Selangor (UIS), Kolej Metwon, Kolej University Saito, and Asia Pacific University of Technology (APU) and 18 sekretariat members from AMAR that helped in this program at Dewan Perdana, UKM.

(Source by Media Program)

The event featured a panel of distinguished speakers by Fath Elwira and MACC

( Malaysia Anti- Corruption Commission) who is an expert in the role of anti- corruption and how to overcome this problem. Their combined experiences provide a comprehensive overview of corruption’s multifaceted nature and the strategies to combat it.

The MACC has been at the forefront of Malaysia anti-corruption initiatives, focusing on both enforcement and preventive measures. The commission’s efforts in investigating and prosecuting corruption cases have been a major factor in improving the country’s CPI score. However, the MACC faces calls for greater independence and accountability to ensure its effectiveness and public trust.

Malaysia CPI score improved from 47 in 2022 to 50 in 2023, raising the country’s ranking from 61st to 57th out of 180 countries. This positive shift marks a departure from a downward trend since 2019, when Malaysia scored 53. The improvement is attributed to increased investigations, arrests, and convictions of high-profile corruption cases by the Malaysian Anti- Corruption (MACC).

However, public perception of corruption remains a significant issue. In a 2020 survey, 71% of Malaysians believed that government corruption was a major problem, and 13% of public service users admitted to paying a bribe within the past year. This indicates ongoing challenges in eradicating corruption despite some progress.

Gunasundary A/P Lenchumanan, head of programme from Faculty in Science Social in

Communication said that this program shared about MACC ( Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission) role in fighting corruption and how to deal with corruption properly. “From this sharing, I gained knowledge of how dangerous this corruption activity will affect our country's and also community. Through this, students can avoid being involved in corrupted activities”.

The event is aimed to educate participants about the pervasive nature of corruption and to counteract its effects.

However, the program featured a series of workshops and panel discussions with the speakers from MACC. The topics covered included whistleblowing, ethical decision making, and the role of civil society in promoting good governance. The topic that makes students interested is whether the MACC is transparent or not? “ For me the sessions about the topic from MACC are transparent or not? This session does not only describe the role and sincerity of MACC, but also reveals several situations where action is likely to be in corruption at university level ” said Wan Nur Aimi student year 3 from Faculty Science Social in Communication.

It is an interesting revelation that university students have been educated about corruption and have started integrating it into the university culture without them realizing it.

Another highlight was Zero to Hero, throughout the program this topic shares a lot about the secrets of success in life. “There are three secret that are held in our life which is prayer, obedience to our parents and charity, this is what I get from Mr Amar our panel that was shared very interesting key in our life” said Nur Khairini Binti Mohd Zaidi year 3 from Faculty Science Social in Communication.

The success of the anti-corruption talk program has prompted discussions about making it into an annual event at University Kebangsaan Malaysia. Plans are already underway to expand the initiative, incorporating more speakers and reaching a larger audience. As the program concluded, students expressed a renewed sense of purpose and commitment to fighting corruption. “ I hope the impact of anti- anti-corruption program is to start from the students, then create an impactful work environment that can be realized in the future,” said Wan Nur Aimi. “For me I hope this program can be held again so that the community will continue to be exposed to this information so that it will be the best platform to communicate with the community more closely,” said Nur Khairini.

Malaysia’s fight against corruption is at a critical juncture. While recent improvements in CPI score are encouraging, sustained efforts and comprehensive reforms are necessary to address the deep-seated issues and enhance public confidence. As Malaysia continues its journey towards greater integrity and transparency, the collective efforts of government bodies, civil society, and the publoc will be key to achieving lasting change.

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