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CPI: M'sia ranks 62 out of 180 countries
Published on: Friday, February 23, 2018

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia ranks 62nd among 180 countries in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) for 2017, compared to 55th out of 176 countries in 2016.

Transparency International-Malaysia (TI-M) President Datuk Akhbar Satar said Malaysia scored 47 out of 100 on the CPI's survey last year.

The CPI scores and ranks are determined by the perceived level of corruption in the country's public sector on a scale from zero (perceived to be highly corrupted) to 100 (perceived to be very clean).

"In Asean, Malaysia is among the top three, after Singapore and Brunei", he said when disclosing Malaysia's CPI 2017 result at a press conference Thursday.

He said as compared with other Asean countries, Malaysia stood below Singapore (6th) and Brunei (32), but above Indonesia (96), Thailand (96), Vietnam (107), the Philippines (111), Myanmar (130), Laos (135) and Cambodia (161).

New Zealand is in the first spot with 89 CPI scores, while Denmark ranked second with 88 scores.

Finland, Norway and Switzerland shared the third spot with 85 CPI scores, making them among the top five countries in the index list.

Akhbar said the bottom last countries were Yemen, Sudan, Afghanistan, Syria, South Sudan and Somalia.

As recommendations, he said TI-M has called on the Government, particularly the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC), to investigate corruption cases as soon as possible.

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