On 19 and 20 February, Mr. Martin Kreutner, Dean and Executive Secretary of IACA, paid a working visit to Malaysia for a number of high-level meetings and to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).
During his visit, Mr. Kreutner had fruitful discussions with H.E. Senator Datuk Paul Low Seng Kuan, the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of Governance, Integrity, and Human Rights, to elaborate on further cooperation between IACA and Malaysia. H.E. Senator Datuk Paul Low Seng Kuan served as the Vice President of IACA’s Assembly of Parties in 2014 and 2015 and, until 2013, was the president of Transparency International - Malaysia.
IACA’s delegation also had the opportunity to meet H.E. Mr. Abu Kassim bin Mohamed, the Chief Advisor/Head of the Governance, Integrity, and Anti-Corruption Centre at the Universiti Teknologi MARA and the former Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). He is currently a member of IACA’s Board of Governors and was a visiting expert at IACA from October 2016 to January 2017.
On an academic and co-operational note, IACA signed an MoU with Malaysia’s largest university, the Universiti Teknologi MARA, which establishes the framework for cooperation between the two organizations, including, inter alia, joint projects and activities on anti-corruption practices and theory. The document was signed by the head of UiTM, Dato’ Hassan Said, and by Mr. Kreutner, on behalf of IACA.
While in Kuala Lumpur, Mr. Kreutner had the opportunity to meet with representatives of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Academy (MACA) to elaborate on further avenues of collaboration. MACA hosted two modules of IACA’s Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) programme in May 2014 and January 2016, respectively.
Malaysia ratified the Agreement for the Establishment of IACA as an International Organization in November 2011.