Samuel Leong (Singapore)

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Background Earlier this year, the Malaysian Parliament amended the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 (MACC Act) to incorporate a new Section 17A on corporate liability for corruption. The new section not only establishes a new statutory corporate liability offence of corruption by a commercial organisation, but also deems any director, controller, officer, partner or manager to be personally liable for the same offence unless the relevant individual can prove that the offence was committed without…