30 & 31 March 2009
Ballroom 1, Sime Darby Convention Centre, Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur

Benefits of participating in the summit
• Able to gain valuable knowledge and information on how to implement ethical standards in your respective organisations. Able to adopt a framework to ensure integrity, transparency and accountability at all levels. Learn common values that you can adopt as your core corporate values. Learn to avoid pitfalls in the organisation. Able to develop a plan of action to enable you to implement and maintain high ethical standards and good business practices Increased productivity of participating companies, especially in the field of personnel conflict resolution and confidence building.

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Supporting Organisations:


Corruption is recognised as one of the world’s greatest challenges and an obstacle for sustainable development. Corruption affects ordinary people everywhere. The poorest in all societies are the ones hit the hardest - they face the most demands and are more likely to pay. The impact on the private sector is also considerable - it hinders economic growth, distorts competition and represents serious legal and reputational risks. Corruption is very costly for businesses as well. With the extra financial burden estimated to add 10% or more to the costs of doing business in many parts of the world. The World Bank has stated that “bribery has become a $1 trillion industry”. The local and international legal fight against corruption has gained momentum in more recent times. Companies need high levels of transparency and good governance to compete in a global market place. Foreign perceptions of Malaysia’s ethical standards is an important factor as the country sought to gain greater export income and access to international markets. These perceptions determine to an extent whether foreign direct investments come in or bypass us. Business must be committed to high standards of integrity, fairness and accountability. The Anti-Corruption Summit, with the theme “Towards Zero Tolerance for Corruption,” is jointly organised by Transparency International - Malaysia and the Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI). It aims to provide a timely opportunity for policy and management decision-makers in the public and private sectors to update on the importance of incorporating good ethical practice and transparency, promote greater awareness of accountability and responsibility in management practices and set up acceptable benchmark standards in good corporate governance. The objective is to eradicate corruption and unethical practices in every organisation. This is especially important as the trend of the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for Malaysia has remained mediocre at midpoint (4.9 - 5.1) with no improvement for the last eight years. The summit is aimed at building a National consensus towards zero tolerance for corruption. It aims to bring together prominent experts in the field to share their insights and perspectives on how to better encourage good ethics in both the public and private sectors. The Malaysian government recently established the Malaysian AntiCorruption Commission (MACC) based on the Hong Kong ICAL model to push the fight against corruption. Corruption is an unnecessary cost of doing business. As such, we hope this summit will provide a national platform for an interchange of views and sharing of insights to overcome corruption and inculcate good ethics. This Summit will bring together concerned individuals and organisations to brainstorm and to discuss how we can work together to overcome corruption. Combating corruption requires a National Partnership between government, business and civil society. Come to this Summit and have your voice heard. Have your questions answered.

Who Should


• Heads of Government Departments • Senior Officers in Public Companies, MNC’s • Independent Directors on Board of Public listed companies • Finance Directors / CFOs of companies • Academics involved in ethics and governance • Key advisors to professional bodies (lawyers, accountants, etc.) • Entrepreneurs and company directors • University / College students

• Datuk Paul Low Secretary-General, Transparency International - Malaysia • Encik Rosli Abdul Rahman General Manager, Group Corporate Affairs, PETRONAS • Mr Atul Bhargava Chandran Managing Director, INTEL Malaysia • Tan Sri Sulaiman Mahbob Director General, Economic Planning Unit (EPU) • Datuk Eddy Chen Past President, REHDA • Dato’ Saw Choo Boon Chairman, Shell Malaysia

• Ir Gurmit Singh K.S. Chairman, Centre for Environment, Technology & Development (CETDEM) • Ms Fatima Merican Exxon Mobil Corporation Malaysia • Datuk Abu Kassim Mohammad Deputy Chief Commissioner, Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) • YAB Mr Lim Guan Eng Chief Minister of Penang • Tan Sri Megat Najmuddin Khas Chairman, Tradewinds • YAB Tan Sri Dato’ Abd Khalid Ibrahim Chief Minister of Selangor


MondAY 30 MARCH 2009


tuESdAY 31 MARCH 2009

8:30 am

Registration of Delegates / Morning Coffee & Tea / Networking

8:30 am

Registration / Morning Coffee & Tea / Networking

9:35 am 9:45 am 10:15 am WELCOMING REMARKS Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr) Ramon V Navaratnam President, Transparency International - Malaysia KEYNOTE ADDRESS & OFFICIAL OPENING YB Tan Sri Bernard Giluk Dompok** Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Morning refreshments / Contact Break

9:30 am Moderator: Mr David Jones** Chairman, EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry Q & A Session

10:30 am

10:35 am 11:35 pm 12:10 pm Moderator: Datuk Dr Michael Yeoh Chief Executive Officer, Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute Q & A Session Lunch

11:00 am 12:00 pm Moderator: Mr Ragunath Kesavan** President Elect of the Bar Council Q & A Session


12:30 pm 12:45 pm

Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr) Ramon V Navaratnam, President, Transparency International - Malaysia Lunch / Contact Break / End of Summit

1:45 pm 2:45pm Moderator: Datuk Mohd Tap Salleh President, Malaysian Institute of Integrity Q & A Session

• • The Organiser reserves the right to alter the content and timing of the programme in the best interest of the event and are not responsible for cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances The Organiser accepts no responsibility for statements made orally or in written material distributed by any speaker at this event. In addition, the Organiser is not responsible for any copying, republication or redistribution of such statements Copyright © Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) & Transparency International - Malaysia. ® All Rights Reserved Programme as of 17 February 2009 at 9.00am ** Subject to confirmation

3:15 pm 4:15pm 4:45 pm Moderator: Datuk Kok Wee Kiat Chairman, Environment Quality Council Q & A Session Afternoon Refreshments / Contact Break / End of Day 1.

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(All proceedings of the summit will be held at the Ballroom 1, Level 1, Sime Darby Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur)

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