TM-I (Transparency International Malaysia) has announced that the nation corruption index dwindling from 5.1 in 2008 to 4.5 in 2009. From 180 nations, Malaysia is placed in 56 in the World’s Corruption Perception Index. The number shows clearly the failure of the government to fights corruption efficiently. According to the TM-I’s President, Paul Low, there are many factors of the government failure to fights corruption.
Nevertheless, he stressed out the prevention of corruption must be started from a high integrity leader to eradicate it.
In the report, the World’s least corrupt country is New Zealand with CPI 9.4 points. The world most corrupted country is Somalia with CPI 1.1 points. In the Asean country, Malaysia is placed on the third place after Singapore (9.4) and Brunei (5.5). Indonesia is in the fourth place with CPI 2.8 points. Nevertheless, the point is increase compare to 2.6 in 2008.