January 31, 2008

Civil Society in action

Posted in Malaysia, Outside Malaysia at 4:43 pm by egalitaria

One of the civil society initiatives at the UNCAC is to have an ongoing live feed of discussions, statements and stands made. So the website is here, if you want to check out the exciting stuff emerging out of here.

Lots of talk on ensuring that whistleblowers receive protection when they report on corruption. If we remember, our Minister in the PM’s Department accidentally blurted out that we have a Whistleblowers Protection Act but unfortunately we do not. In the main plenary session, we were all asked to stand for a minute’s silence in remembrance of all those who have been wrongfully imprisoned, tortured and arrested for exposing corruption (public or private).

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