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Webinar: Anti-Bribery and Corruption (MACC Act 2009) – Section 17A Corporate Liability and Defenses

February 17, 2021
February 17, 2021 (All day)
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This programme will provide an insight into both Individual & Corporate Liability. Effective 1st June 2020, Section 17A of MACC Act 2009 enables prosecution of commercial organizations involved in corruption activities unless these commercial organizations can establish the defense of…. NO CONSENT & ADEQUATE PROCEDURES.



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Corporate Liability Provisions already enforce effective from June 1, 2020 under New Section 17A Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (Amendment) Act 2018.

Anti-corruption must remain a priority in times of COVID 19 outbreak.

Section 17A (1) of the MACC (Amendment) Act 2018, “Offence by Commercial Organisation,” states that the commercial organisation commits an offence if any person associated with it commits a corrupt act or bribery in order to obtain or retain business or advantage for the organisation.

This programme is designed to give participants of bribery and corruption detection and prevention in Malaysia in accordance to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009, including the Corporate Liability Provision (Section 17A) and other relevant Laws in Malaysia and its application within the organization and the related industries & trade.
This programme will provide an insight into both Individual & Corporate Liability. Effective 1st June 2020, Section 17A of MACC Act 2009 enables prosecution of commercial organizations involved in corruption activities unless these commercial organizations can establish the defense of…. NO CONSENT & ADEQUATE PROCEDURES.
This session shall also focus on an overview of methods of establishing these defenses.
Course Objective
By the end of the course you will be able to:
  • Understand background, structure and intent of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Act 2009 and Amendment Act 2018 (S. 17A)
  • Interpret the requirements for ‘adequate procedures’ as per MACC Act 2009 based on the principles of T.R.U.S.T
  • Ability to identify existing / potential ethical conduct within the organization or emanating from 3rd party engagement, which may have an impact on Business Continuity activities
  • Legal Impact(s) due to ineffective management of unethical business conduct.
  • Define malpractices & Spotting The Red Flags during the course of hiring, sourcing and contract management and also Account Payables
  • Describe the Plan-Do-Check-Act management system and how it relates Adequate Procedures
  • Understand about Pre-Employment Screening, Due Diligence & Whistle-Blowing
  • Importance of obtaining, collation and preservation of Digital Evidence
Who Should Attend?
  • Anyone involved in managing corporate governance and integrity practices of the organisation
  • Anyone involved in contracting of any kind, especially holding a portfolio for evaluating and sourcing for suppliers, contractors, etc. Whether a team member, project manager, or executive.
Training Methodology will be based on the following:
  • Highly Interactive Online Session, with a bilateral approach to the subject matter allowing participants to share incidences at respective work locations.
  • Online Delivery via Zoom
  • Group Activities via Breakout Sessions via online session
  • Case Studies on various reported Cases
  • Energizers
Course Outline
  • Fundamentals on MACC Act 2009 – Strategic Values
  • Definition of Individual Liability and the relevant punishments stipulated in MACC Act 2009
  • Definition
  • Investigation Process and Procedures Overview
  • Guideline and Implementation of No Consent Requirement & Adequate Procedures To Prevent Corporate Liability MACC Act 2009 (Section 17A)
  • Adequate Procedures Encompass The Following (Overview and Examples)
  • Due Diligence (An Overview)
  • Company Anti-Bribery Policy
We can organized customized training courses, presented at your offices (SOPs) or online on dates that you choose.



Participation Fee: RM 400 per person
(Zoom platform) HRDF Claimable
(E-Certificate of attendance awarded for those who complete the programme)



S.Suresh Kumar LL.B (UK)
S. Suresh Kumar is a trained and certified Risk Management professional in the area of Supply Chain Risk Management and Brand Protection. He attained his Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the University of Wolverhampton (UK). He then went on to be trained and certified as an auditor and practitioner in the specialized area of Risk Management under the auspices of United States of America Customs and Border Protection (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism- CTPAT Standards); and; Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA Standards), Asia. He is also a Human Resources Development Trainer certified by the Human Resources Ministry.

In view of this, he is now working in collaboration with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and the Malaysian Institute of Integrity on Community Development and Awareness programmes in relation to Anti Bribery and Corruption initiatives in Malaysia.

Anti-Bribery & Corruption Compliance Training and Consultancy Programme:

  • Leopad Group Malaysia
  • A. Technique
  • Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd
  • KWAP
  • Suruhanjaya Tenaga Malaysia
  • NSK Microprecision Sdn Bhd
  • Permodalan Nasional Berhad
  • KOSMA Holdings Sdn Bhd
  • UiTM
  • Canon Malaysia
  • Tiong Nam Logistics Sdn Bhd
  • NGC Energy, Malaysia
  • United Melaka Berhad
  • SEGI University
  • Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (Malaysia; Cambodia)

 With his background of a law degree, he is able to invoke legal implications in his programmes to make it more comprehensive and value added substance. In addition, his fluency in English and Bahasa Malaysia enables him to conduct training programmes effectively in both languages.

Prior to his involvement in this field, the facilitator has wide working experience throughout his 15 years of working career in the specialized area of Risk Management, Security Management and Investigations (HR, Security (Operational and Information Security) and Safety, Corporate Governance and Ethics). Being a Head of Department in each of this portfolios, he has acquired substantial job related knowledge and experience in sectors comprising of Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Hospitality Management (Brand Standard & Management) and Contract Manufacturing (Brand Protection and Management).  He is also a trained Workplace Counselor and by virtue of his portfolio of having to deal with people of different job hierarchy, he has very profound people management skills, negotiation skills and effective interaction skills.