Business Entities’ Liability for ‘Associated Persons’ Corruption in Malaysia: Key reflections

Authors

  • Nurazlina Abdul Raof Faculty of Law, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia; PhD Candidate, International Islamic University Malaysia, Gombak, Malaysia
  • Norazlina Abdul Aziz Faculty of Law, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Wan Liza Md Amin @ Fahmy Faculty of Law, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia; Sabbatical, Faculty of Law University of Edinburgh Scotland
  • Nadia Omar Faculty of Law, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia; PhD Candidate, International Islamic University Malaysia, Gombak, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i18.3091

Abstract

Section 17A of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 imposes liability on business entities and their management if persons associated with them offer a bribe for their benefit. It provides a new regulatory capture to the meaning ‘Associated Persons’ and corporate liability. This doctrinal research highlights the associated persons' legal framework that business entities should take cognisance of and incorporate in business operations. A comparative approach is undertaken to investigate how other jurisdictions deal with the issue. The study’s findings are significant to Malaysia’s business entities in curbing the associated persons’ corruption acts.

Keywords: corporate liability; associated person; corporate corruption; risk assessment 

eISSN: 2398-4287© 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 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/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i18.3091

Published

2021-12-31

How to Cite

Abdul Raof, N., Abdul Aziz, N., Md Amin @ Fahmy, W. L. ., & Omar, N. (2021). Business Entities’ Liability for ‘Associated Persons’ Corruption in Malaysia: Key reflections . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(18), 249-254. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i18.3091

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