KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia has dropped a rank in the latest Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2016 survey said the Transparency International-Malaysia today.
Its president Datuk Akbar Satar said Malaysia has been ranked 55 among 176 countries in the survey with a score of 49 out of 100.
In the CPI 2015 survey Malaysia was ranked 54 out of 168 countries with a score of 50 out of 100.
He said the one-point drop is not so significant as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)’s under a new management has proven its effectiveness in tackling high profile cases last year.
“The raids by MACC also saw their officers seize millions of ringgit and arresting high profile figures.
“These are among the factors that contributed to the rankings,” Akhbar told a press conference at the launch of CPI 2016 at the Royal Selangor Club, here.