Corruption and Accountability of Public Officials: Comparative analysis from Malaysia and Indonesia

Authors

  • Habibah Omar Faculty of Law, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Mazlifah Faculty of Law, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Lanny Universitas Airlangga
  • Hasnor Faiz Department of Trade Union Affairs Johor, Ministry of Human Resources

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i15.2485

Keywords:

Corruption; accountability; public officials; good governance

Abstract

Corruption and accountability are challenging issues of public officials in Malaysia and Indonesia. This study compares approaches taken to control corruption and abuse of powers among public officials under Administrative Law. It comparatively examines the presidential and parliamentary systems and to study reported cases. Administrative Law approaches in both countries are analysed to determine its mechanism in this matter. The finding suggests a fusion of both approaches by an increasing use of codes and policy guidelines to enhance transparency and accountability. These will eventually promote good management and trust of the public towards the administration of both nations.

Keywords: Corruption; accountability; public officials; good governance

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i15.2485

Author Biographies

Lanny, Universitas Airlangga

Senior Lecturer

Hasnor Faiz, Department of Trade Union Affairs Johor, Ministry of Human Resources

Director, Department of Trade Union Affairs Johor

Published

2020-12-24

How to Cite

Omar, H., Mansoor, M., Ramli, L., & Mohammad Salleh, H. F. (2020). Corruption and Accountability of Public Officials: Comparative analysis from Malaysia and Indonesia . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(15), 269-274. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i15.2485