• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 24, Pages: 1-12

Review Article

Corruption in Malaysia: A Review


Objective: This study presents a review of the studies on corruption in Malaysia that have been conducted from different approaches. Methodology: A literature search was done in the English language relating to corruption and its related terminologies. Google Scholar, Science Direct, Wiley Online Library, and SAGE are the four data sources that were selected to conduct the literature search. Fifteen papers met the predetermined criteria. The selected online published materials were between the years 2000 and 2017. Only expert opinion materials, editorials, reports, reviews, and grey literature were considered for this review. Findings: As a result of this review, many studies discussed the various government initiated anti-corruption actions over the past decades; several studies criticized the failures and limitations of the government’s anti-corruption actions, while some postulated the reasons behind corruption. One study surmised the problems in the judicial system when handling bribery and corruption cases. Conclusion: Gaps identified from these studies suggest a need for researches focusing on psychological and criminological aspects of corruption as roots of the problem. In addition, focusing on psychological and criminological aspects of corruption can become foundations for effective and proactive community crime prevention measures that can be implemented by policy makers, and governments and non-government agencies.

Keywords: Anti-Corruption, Bribe, Corruption, Review


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