Whistleblowing Challenges in Public and Private Sectors
Join us in this webinar titled “Whistleblowing Challenges in Public and Private Sectors” in conjunction with World Whistleblowing Day, 23 June 2022, Thursday from 10 am – 12.30 pm (Malaysia Time).
Whistleblower protection is essential to encourage the reporting of misconduct, fraud and corruption. The risk of corruption is significantly heightened in environments where the reporting of wrongdoing is not supported or protected. This applies to both public and private sector environments, especially in cases of bribery: Protecting public sector whistleblowers facilitates the reporting of passive bribery, as well as the misuse of public funds, waste, fraud and other forms of corruption. Meanwhile, protecting private-sector whistleblowers facilitates the reporting of active bribery and other corrupt acts committed by companies.
Encouraging and facilitating whistleblowing, by providing effective legal protection and clear guidance on reporting procedures can also help authorities monitor compliance and detect violations of anti-corruption laws. Providing effective protection for whistleblowers supports an open organisational culture where employees are not only aware of how to report but also have confidence in the reporting procedures. It also helps businesses prevent and detect bribery in commercial transactions. The protection of both public and private sector whistleblowers from retaliation for reporting in good faith suspected acts of corruption and other wrongdoing is therefore integral to efforts to combat corruption, promote public sector integrity and accountability, and support a clean business environment.
During this webinar we will discuss:
- Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption policies on whistleblowing
- The legal perspective on whistleblowing in Malaysia
- The criminal aspect of whistleblowing
- The corporate aspect of whistleblowing
- Malaysia’s current whistleblower Protection Law
- How ISO 37002 Whistleblowing Management Systems: Guideline helps public and private sectors