NKRA is the short form for National Key Results Areas. There are 6 NKRAs meant to be the focus in the journey for Malaysia to be a developed country with high income nation by year 2020.
2. What is the significant of corruption being one of the NKRA?
To get the status of a developed country, the economy of the country must be stable and in order to get economic stability, we need to have the trust of foreign investors towards our country. Therefore, we cannot afford to be perceived as a corrupted country. NKRA Against Corruption is tasked to look into the matter and to ensure clean and transparent business in the public and private sectors.
3. How is NKRA Against Corruption different from Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC)?
The task of MACC is more to operative in nature and NKRA is preventive. NKRA make research and study on the root or opportunity for corruption, find a solution to curb the opportunity through various initiatives, engage and coordinate with the related parties on the implementation of the initiatives and finally monitor the implementation by the measurement of KPI (Key Performance Indicator).
4. Is Malaysia a corrupted country according to CPI conducted by Transparency International ?
Malaysia is ranked at 50th to 60th place in the CPI with the lowest score of 4.3 in 2011 and the highest 5.3 in 2008. CPI results is a compilation of various constituent surveys conducted in that particular country and to be ranked in CPI, there must be at least 3 constituent surveys being conducted in the country. According to Transparency International, CPI is a perception index and the result is not an indication of the real corruption level of the country. When asked about Malaysia, we are told that Malaysia should be more transparent especially in tender processes. Lack of transparency also may resulted in poor scores.
5. Is Malaysia so corrupted and because of high volume of cases make us in need to have a special corruption courts ?
No. The reason for having a special corruption courts is because the nature of the trial of corruption cases is different from other criminal cases. From the research that had been made, complex corruption cases might take years to be settled and there are cases tried for 7 to 8 years. By having these specialized courts, the judges will be more focus as they do not have to hear other cases and unnecessary postponement of cases is unlikely to happen. Since the establishment of the special corruption courts, number of backlog cases had been reduced tremendously.