International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Corruption in Malaysia: A Look at Two Sides of the Same Coin
Nurfarizan Mazhani Mahmud, Intan Salwani Mohamed, Roshayani Arsyad

Widespread corruption remains one of the main problems in Malaysia. To date, Malaysia is still having problems in the battle against corruption, where efforts to mitigate corruption have been said to be far away from success. After several decades of hard work with various plans and initiatives focusing excessively on public sector corruption, with no improvement in the level of corruption, Malaysia has also shifted its attention to the private sector to actively participate in the fight against corruption in the country. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to analyze the prevalence of corruption in both public and private sectors (demand and supply side) in Malaysia. It also highlights what Malaysia has done to fight against corruption on both sides of corruption and underscores the interplay of various factors that sustain corruption in Malaysia. This study contributes to a more nuanced understanding of the underlying dynamics by taking a dual perspective that examines the drivers of corruption from both the demand and supply sides.

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