New and improved? Corporate liability for corruption in Malaysia

SEA View, Article XV: May 2021

Section 17A of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act raises the possibility of corporate liability for corruption in addition to personal liability for board and senior management members involved.

The provision, which came into force mid-last year (2020), was invoked for the first time in March 2021. This article sets out implications for international businesses operating in Malaysia.

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Authored by Lim Koon Huan, Elizabeth Goh Yeek Li, Jonathan Hew, and Nicole Lim


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