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Malaysia hires McKinsey to combat corruption

Posted on 25 June 2015

Aims to hit Singapore-level corruption standards by 2020


The Malaysian government has earmarked $31.5 million for global consultancy firm McKinsey & Company to present solutions to combat the ongoing corruption crisis.

This is the latest in a string of consultancy projects that McKinsey has provided to the Malaysian government, which includes a MYR20m project to prepare Malaysia’s National Education Blueprint (NEB), and a project to look into ways for Malaysia to be the ‘Silicon Valley’ of Southeast Asia.

“Using McKinsey’s recommendations, we expect to rank alongside Singapore in international corruption rankings by 2020,” said Minister in the Prime Minister’s department, Datuk Tan Woo.

Malaysians from all walks of life celebrated the use of taxpayers money for this initiative.

“If we started paying our ministers based on Singapore standards, they would be able to bypass the Cayman Islands and accumulate their wealth directly, and legitimately from government coffers,” said average Malaysian man, Lui Pok Gai.

“Imagine the savings that could result from that!”

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohammad is expected to address this issue in an upcoming forum next week titled “Nothing2Bribe”.

































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