Malaysia has reasonable indicators on nearly all components of the IPI, in particular administrative burden and trade openness, but is dragged down by the absence of serious public oversight due to poor freedom of press and civil society having low access to information. The abundance of resources for corruption in the form of development money showed and might show again the limits of the country’s capacity to control corruption in the absence of significant social accountability.
➜ See Malaysia on Index of Public Integrity
Selected trends from the Public Integrity Index
Trends in Judicial Independence, Administrative Burden, Freedom of the Press over the past 13 years