Anti-Bribery & Corruption Awareness Workshop (Online or Classroom)

Anti-Bribery & Corruption Awareness Workshop (Online or Classroom)

Course Overview

Zul is a quiet and timid individual who has been living with continuous harassment by his HR Manager. The HR Manager has a reputation of constantly hurling abusive language and racial slurs on her staff. Recently, Zul had a conversation with the HR manager and she has crossed the line. Zul has reached his limit and made a report against her to the MD. No action has been taken thus far, as the MD is the husband of the HR Manager. Zul asked some of his colleagues to help him as he decided to bring this matter to the labour office. He then found out that The HR Manager told them not to support or testify for Zul and if they cooperate, she will ensure that they get their promotions and bonuses. Therefore, his colleagues have declined his request. Zul felt betrayed. 

If Zul decides to charge the Commercial Organization:

  • Due to the MD’s lack of action, he will be charged with using office or position for gratification
  • The HR Manager will be responsible for offering or giving bribe to her employees
  • Zul’s colleagues will receive a charge of receiving bribe for their own advantage


Another Story.....

Loong is a Supply Chain Senior Manager and is a well-known professional in the industry. Many of his suppliers know that he enjoys the finer things in life. He is often sighted in expensive wine and dine parties with long-time key suppliers who have been servicing his company for 15 years and above. Before a tendering process, Loong’s staff would present a few proposals with good specs and price from various new suppliers. Loong would also share positive feedback on the new proposals. However, the tender would always be succeeded by these long-time key suppliers. Some employees and the other suppliers are not happy as they deem that the tender process is biased. If Loong is being investigated, he may be possibly charged with soliciting or receiving bribes from the long-time key suppliers for his own gratification. 


Course Description

The program is designed to give participants a solid understanding in bribery and corrupt detection in Malaysia. Participants will also be exposed and guided on the requirements of the Competition Laws in and its application in Malaysia and the related trade countries.

Participants will be fully equipped to fulfill their role and uphold ethics and code of conduct in their respective organization with the appropriate legal compliance, standards, framework and practices, from a risk management perspective – Prevention is better than cure.


Course Objective

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand and comprehend the basics about Ethical conduct and its related principles,
  • Identify existing / potential ethical conduct within the organization or emanating from external sources, which may have an impact on Business Continuity activities
  • Explore Legal Impact(s) due to ineffective management of unethical business conduct.
  • Understanding and implementation of Anti Bribery Laws in Malaysia
  • Understand about pre-employment screening & whistle-blowing
  • Understand malpractices detection & profile auditing
  • Learn about an overview of Digital Evidence & Documentary Evidence Importance


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 Session, with a bilateral approach to the subject matter allowing participants to share incidences at respective work locations.
  • Short Video Presentation
  • Mind Mapping and Recap Sessions
  • Workshop Session – allowing participants to have a hands-on participation in the application Of Planning, implementation, execution and compliance inspections strategies and work in synergy with other participants
  • Case Studies on various reported Cases


Duration: 1 Day (7 Hours)


Course Outline

An Overview of Fundamentals


  • Definition
  • Initiatives in Malaysia


  • Definition
  • Ethics and Integrity risk
  • Difference between personal, business and professional ethics
  • Categorisation of non-ethical and non-integral values
  • Adverse effects

Definition of Business Ethics

  • Business
  • Ethics
  • Statistics

Laws and Standards governing Ethics

  • Laws of Malaysia (MACC Act 2009)
  • ISO 37001 – Anti Bribery Management System
  • Enforcement Bodies and their roles (Success Stories)
  • Challenges in Prosecution (Domestic & Courts of Law)

Corruption and Bribery

  • Tell-tale signs
  • Common forms
  • Conventional and unconventional methods
  • Book transaction
  • Elements of Individual Liability under MACC Act 2009
  • Elements of Corporate Liability under MACC Act 2009 (Amended in 2018 with inclusion of S.17A)

Asset Misappropriation

  • Act of misappropriation
  • Components / Elements

Corruption & Bribery Risk and Corporate Governance

  • Fundamentals
  • 3 Ingredients of fraud
  • Environment, People and Opportunity
  • Dominant factor
  • Corporate governance in jeopardy
  • Generic reasons for fraud
  • Risk (Reality vs Myth)
  • The risk domains in an organisation
  • Red Flags of fraud
  • Enhancing corporate governance

Developing and Implementing Ethics and Compliance Programme

  • Top Down Exercise – Management Support
  • Developing Anti-Corruption Programme
  • Oversight of the Anti-Corruption Programme
  • Policy – Words to be used; Clarity of Intention; Non-Ambiguous
  • Detailed policies for particular risk areas
  • Application of the Anti-Corruption program to business partners
  • Internal Controls and documentation
  • Communication and training
  • Promoting and incentivizing ethics and compliance
  • Seeking guidance – Detecting and reporting violations
  • Addressing violations
  • Periodic reviews and evaluation of the anti-corruption program

Types of Incidences and Observed Misconduct

  • Examples and Statistics

An Overview of the following

  • Consequence Management, Prosecution and the Law

Sources of Unethical Behaviour in Organizations

  • Overly aggressive financial or business objectives
  • Abusive & intimidating behaviour
  • Conflict of interest

Essentials of Business Ethics

  • Honesty
  • Integrity

Making Decisions About Ethical Issues

Recognition of Ethical Issues in Business

  • Ethical Issues
  • Method of judging the ethics of a situation

Improving Ethical Behaviour in Business

3 Key Elements that Influences Ethical / Unethical Decisions in an Organisation

  • Individual Standards & Values
  • Managers & Co- Workers Influence
  • Opportunity (Codes & Compliance Requirements)
  • Corporate Governance (Organisational Policy)
  • Adequate Procedure Guidelines by the Prime Minister’s Department.
  • HR Policies (Employee Relations & Code of Ethics)
  • Whistleblowing (Whistle-blower Protection Act 2010)
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Compliance in line with Business Ethics and Key Risk Indicators (KRI)
  • Joint Responsibility Approach
  • Compliance to related regulations, laws and standards.

Performance Management of Suppliers

  • Methodology
  • Reporting
  • Escalation Path