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Malaysia was chosen as host country for the international anti-corruption awards ceremony


In Malaysia will be held the ceremony of awarding the international prize for achievements in the fight against corruption and Sheikh Tamim Hamad al Thani. It is planned to be held in Putrajaya next month.

The first such ceremony was held on December 9, 2016 on the international anti-corruption day in Vienna. At that time, the first Prize “prize for excellence in the fight against corruption” was awarded to Sheikh Tamim and Hamad al Thani to recognize the significant global efforts to fight corruption. At the ceremony, which was attended by His Highness, the Emir of Qatar, Secretary-General ban Ki-moon, attorney General of Qatar, Dr Ali bin Fetais al Murray and the Executive Director of UNODC, Yury Fedotov, presented in four categories: innovation, research, youth creativity and achievement in life.

The award, established by the Government and the Centre to combat corruption (ROLACC), aims to support the mandate of UNODC in the fight against corruption and emphasize the importance of combating corruption. It also seeks to promote the implementation of the United Nations Convention against corruption as the world’s only legally binding international anti-corruption Treaty.

Deputy Prime Minister van Aziz van Ismail said that Malaysia’s choice as the venue for the event had clearly shown that the government’s efforts to eradicate corruption had gained international recognition. About this Malaysia kini.

Van Aziz said that the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will award prizes to winners from all over the world. “Malaysia was chosen because Qatar views Malaysia as an exemplary country in terms of good governance, and they noted the government’s efforts to fight corruption,” she said at a press conference with Malaysian media in Doha.

Recall, the corruption scandal with the former Prime Minister of Malaysia has not subsided so far. On July 3, 2018, Malaysian law enforcement agencies arrested former Prime Minister Najib Razak as part of a case involving the loss of several billion US dollars from the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) Foundation, which he founded in 2009. Prior to detention during searches in one of the residences of the former Prime Minister, the guards seized more than 280 boxes of money and jewelry.