Recovery of Corrupt Assets via Unexplained Wealth Order
The Unexplained Wealth Order in the United Kingdom allows the confiscation of corruptions' assets without conviction. The burden of proof lies on the asset owner to prove its legitimate source. This study addresses the applicability of the Unexplained Wealth Order in Malaysia. A qualitative methodology based on doctrinal study supported by an opinion of an academician in the United Kingdom is adopted. Analysis of the Unexplained Wealth Order is required as part of civil means to recover the proceeds of corruption in Malaysia. The study may assist the stakeholders in Malaysia in understanding the concept of the Unexplained Wealth Order.
Keywords: corruption; civil mechanism; proceeds of corruption; recovery of assets
eISSN: 2398-4287Â© 2021. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peerâ€“review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.