Archive for February 22nd, 2018

Malaysians wake up today to shame and infamy for Malaysia has sunk lowest in 23 years in Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index 2017 – at which rate, China and Indonesia will overtake Malaysia in eight and 14 years’ time respectively

Transparency International

Malaysians wake up today in shame for in the world release of Transparency International (TI) annual scorecard of Corruption Perception Index (CPI) in the early hours this morning, Malaysia has reached the lowest ranking in 23 years – No. 62 out of 180 countries.

The history of the 23-year annual Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perception Index (CPI) from 1995-2017 shows that Malaysia had stagnated and even regressed in integrity and principles of accountability and good governance in the past two decades as compared to some countries, like China and Indonesia, which had made significant improvements with steady strides.

In the first year of TI CPI in 1995, which listed only 41 countries, Malaysia was ranked in the middling position of No. 23 with a score above the midpoint – i.e. 5.28 in a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 10 (very clean).
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