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(Versi BM di bawah)

Are Malaysians generally tolerant of corruption, accepting it as an inevitable practice and part of our culture? Some think not, and the last general election showed that voters seem to be abandoning the corruption scandal-ridden UMNO and BN parties, resulting in UMNO's worst ever electoral performance. According to the Merdeka Center's January Public Opinion Survey, 'corruption' is the third most important issue to the public, with around 9% of respondents choosing 'corruption' as their top issue. On the other hand, according to Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index 2022, Malaysia's score has been declining for three consecutive years, dropping by 6 points from 53 (2019) to 47 (2022). This shows that both the public and experts agree that Malaysia's corruption problem is getting worse.ย 

Given these perceptions, what is more interesting is how the public would respond and react.ย 

A cultural problem should stem from a certain belief or perception based on information and narratives that people are accustomed to. So in this public lecture we ask:

  • Are people getting enough and the right information about corruption?ย 

  • Do the news media and social media report corruption cases fairly and comprehensively?ย 

  • What are the challenges and obstacles faced by investigative journalists trying to expose corruption scandals?ย 

  • What are the real obstacles for those policy research organisations that are serious about conducting research and trying to uncover the truth informing the public about the corruption network and its impact?ย 

  • To what extent does the information provided by the media and research organisations empower people to take action and demand that the government clean up its act?

To learn more about the impact of public perception, information and reactions to corruption , join us on Saturday 22 July (2pm-5pm) for the third public lecture series of the Corruption-Free Generation.

๐‘ซ๐’†๐’•๐’‚๐’Š๐’๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’‚๐’” ๐’‡๐’๐’๐’๐’๐’˜๐’”:

Date: 22 July 2023 (Saturday)

Time: 2pm โ€“ 5pm

Venue: KLSCAH Auditorium

Language: English & Malay

Organiser: Agora Society Malaysia & KLSCAH Civil Rights Committee

Event Partners: Rasuah Busters, Gabungan Bertindak Malaysia (GBM)

Topic 1: Correlation between culture and corruption: does one have an impact in shaping the other?

๐’๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐ค๐ž๐ซ: Alan Kirupakaran, Exco Member, Transparency International Malaysia

Topic 2: Public perception on corruption : who cares, what do they want?

๐’๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐ค๐ž๐ซ: Ibrahim โ€œBenโ€ Suffian, Co-founder and Director, Merdeka Center for Opinion Research

Topic 3: Researching corruptions and roles of intelligentsia in informing the public

๐’๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐ค๐ž๐ซ: Datuk Wira Dr. Hj Rais Hussin Mohamed Ariff, President and CEO, EMIR Research

Topic 4: Journalism: Not Giving into Pressure and Unwarrantedย Interference

๐’๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐ค๐ž๐ซ: Tasnim Lokman, Editor, Sinar Daily

Topic 5: Challenges of Investigative Journalism on reporting and exposing corruption cases
๐’๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐ค๐ž๐ซ: ๐—ญ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ถ ๐—”๐˜‡๐—บ๐—ถ, Investigative Journalist

๐Œ๐จ๐๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐จ๐ซ: Wathshlah Naidu, Executive Director, Center for Independent Journalism

Admission is Free, Please scan the QR code or use this link:ย for registration

For more information, please refer to our official page (Corruption-Free Generation) or contact Chan Yit Fei (

Thank you. We look forward to seeing you at the event.

#fightcorruption #bettergovernance #agorasociety #corruptionfreegeneration

*Agora Society Malaysia is a network of intellectuals, writers and activists who seek to advance democratic progress in Malaysia based on the principles of democracy and good governance.


Adakah rakyat Malaysia pada umumnya toleran terhadap rasuah, menerima ia sebagai amalan yang tidak dapat dielakkan dan sebahagian daripada budaya kita?

Sesetengah pihak berpendapat ini tidak benar, dan pilihan raya umum pada tahun lepas menunjukkan bahawa ramai pengundi kelihatan meninggalkan parti UMNO dan BN yang penuh dengan skandal rasuah, menjadikan ia pencapaian pilihan raya terburuk UMNO sejak kemerdekaan. Menurut Kajian Pendapat Awam Merdeka Center pada Januari, 'rasuah' merupakan isu ketiga yang paling penting kepada orang awam, dengan kira-kira 9% daripada responden memilih 'rasuah' sebagai isu utama mereka. Menurut Indeks Persepsi Rasuah 2022 Transparency International, skor Malaysia telah menurun selama tiga tahun berturut-turut, jatuh sebanyak 6 mata dari 53 (2019) ke 47 (2022). Ini menunjukkan bahawa orang awam dan pakar juga bersetuju bahawa masalah rasuah di Malaysia semakin meruncing.

Berdasarkan persepsi-persepsi ini, yang lebih menarik ialah bagaimana respons dan tindak balas orang awam. Masalah budaya sepatutnya berpunca daripada persepsi atau kepercayaan tertentu berdasarkan maklumat dan naratif yang terdedah kepada orang ramai.

Oleh itu, dalam kuliah umum ini, kami bertanya:
- Adakah orang ramai mendapat maklumat yang mencukupi dan betul mengenai rasuah?
- Adakah media massa dan media sosial melaporkan kes-kes rasuah secara adil dan menyeluruh?
- Apakah cabaran dan halangan yang dihadapi oleh wartawan penyiasat yang cuba mendedahkan skandal rasuah?
- Apakah halangan sebenar bagi organisasi penyelidikan dasar yang serius dalam melakukan penyelidikan dan cuba menyampaikan kebenaran kepada orang awam mengenai rangkaian rasuah dan impaknya?
- Sejauh manakah maklumat yang disediakan oleh media dan organisasi penyelidikan memberi kuasa kepada orang untuk mengambil tindakan dan menuntut agar kerajaan melakukan pembersihan?

Untuk mengetahui lebih lanjut mengenai kesan persepsi awam, maklumat, dan reaksi terhadap rasuah, sertailah kami pada Sabtu, 22 Julai (2 petang-5 petang) untuk siri kuliah umum ketiga Generasi Bebas Rasuah.

๐—•๐˜‚๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ต ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ธ๐˜‚๐˜
Tarikh: 22 Julai 2023 (Sabtu)
Masa: 2 petang - 5 petang
Tempat: Auditorium KLSCAH
Bahasa: Inggeris & Melayu
Penganjur: Agora Society Malaysia, Jawatankuasa Hak Sivil KLSCAH
Rakan Acara: Rasuah Busters, Gabungan Bertindak Malaysia (GBM)

Topik 1: Perkatian antara budaya dan rasuah: adakah kedua-duanya mempunyai impak dalam saling membentuk antara satu sama lain?
Pembicara: Alan Kirupakaran, Ahli Exco, Transparency International Malaysia

Topik 2: Persepsi awam mengenai rasuah: siapa yang peduli, apa yang mereka mahu?
Pembicara: Ibrahim "Ben" Suffian, Pengasas Bersama dan Pengarah, Merdeka Center for Opinion Research

Topik 3: Menyiasat rasuah dan peranan intelektual dalam memberi maklumat kepada orang awam
Pembicara: Datuk Wira Dr. Hj Rais Hussin Mohamed Ariff, Presiden dan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif, EMIR Research

Topik 4: Kewartawanan: Tidak Menunduk kepada Tekanan dan Campur Tangan yang Tidak Wajar
Pembicara: Tasnim Lokman, Editor, Sinar Daily
Topik 5: Cabaran Wartawan Penyiasatan dalam melaporkan dan mendedahkan kes-kes rasuah
๐๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ข๐œ๐š๐ซ๐š: ๐—ญ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ถ ๐—”๐˜‡๐—บ๐—ถ, Wartawan Penyiasatan

๐Š๐ž๐ฆ๐ฎ๐๐ข: Wathshlah Naidu, Pengarah Eksekutif, Center for Independent Journalism

Masuk adalah percuma, sila daftar di sini:

Untuk maklumat selanjutnya, sila layari laman web rasmi: (Generasi Bebas Rasuah) atau hubungi En. Chan Yit Fei (

Sekian, terima kasih.

*Agora Society Malaysia ialah sekumpulan intelektual, penulis dan aktivis sosial yang berusaha menggerakkan proses demokrasi di Malaysia berdasarkan prinsip demokrasi dan tadbir urus yang baik.
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