Malaysia drops to No. 54 in global graft index

Source: The Malaysian Insider

Malaysia has dropped four points to 54 in this year’s Corruption Perceptions Index. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, January 27, 2016.

Malaysia’s rank on the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) in 2015 has dropped by four points to 54, compared with 50 in 2014, trailing behind other developing countries such as Jordan (45), Namibia (45) and Rwanda (44).

The country’s score also dropped by two points to 50 in 2015 from 52 in 2014, said global graft monitor Transparency International.

Malaysia was also among the list of countries whose scores declined but its score was still the second highest in the Southeast Asian region, said TI’s Malaysia branch in a press conference in Kuala Lumpur today.

Other countries whose scores also declined in the region are the Philippines, Japan and Hong Kong. Read more