The Name and Shame Database is a public database, listing convicted offenders of corruption implemented as an additional deterrent against corrupt practices in Malaysia.
By naming and shaming the offender, it will send a message to potential offender that corruption does not pay. Beside it could also stop habitual offender from repeating such offence. There is no easy way to check on corruption offenders before this, those who are convicted can only be checked through MLJ and CLJ. Currently, The database is made available to the public through MACC website http://www.sprm.gov.my/
This database was introduced on March 4, 2010 capturing new records of corruption offenders convicted from 1 January 2010 onwards. These information will remain in the database for three years. Relevant information disclosed are offender’s photograph, name, identity card/passport no, conviction date and judge etc.
Currently, there are 316 offenders listed in the database [as at Feb 23, 2011]. This enables potential business partners, employers or other members of the public to have an easy reference base on those who have committed bribery and corruption while acting as a strong deterrent, by adopting a “name and shame” approach.