Alan Doig on the importance of a sound investigation policyOn Monday, 12 May, the Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) Module VI, which is hosted by IACA´s cooperation partner, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), started in Kuala Lumpur. During this module, the participants will focus on the topic of anti-corruption and enforcement.

On the venues of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Academy (MACA), the MACS students, together with lecturers and practitioners from South East Asia and the Pacific, will research and discuss investigations strategies and techniques by studying cases from the region. The class will also dwell into financial forensics, ethics, media, and civil society’s role in the fight against corruption.

Elodie Beth on UNDPs corruption challenges in South East AsiaIACA’s Alan Doig, together with MACA’s Chris Saville, will supervise the academic framework of the module, and bring in a set of practitioners such as UNODC’s Chris Batt and Shervin Majlessi and UNDP's Elodie Beth to talk about money laundering and the current state of affairs in South East Asia.  

Later in the module, Peter Larmour, lecturer at Australian National University in Canberra, will share some of the lessons learned from Australia and the Pacific Islands. Furthermore, the module contains contributions from guest lecturer such as Abu Kassim Bin Mohammed, Vice Chair of IACA’s Board of Governors and Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission,  and Daniel Li, former Deputy Commissioner and Head of Operations of the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

Module VI is scheduled to finish on Friday, 23 May with a panel discussion on “Political Will: Regional, National and International”, chaired by Abu Kassim bin Mohammed and IACA´s Dean Martin Kreutner.

We look forward to keep you up dated on this unique event in the international anti-corruption family.