Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)

MACC logo


The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) was officially launched on 1 January 2009 under the Prime Minister"s Department, replacing the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) Malaysia established in 1967. The legal basis for the establishment of the MACC is the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 (Act 694).

Relevant legislation

  • Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 (Act 694)
  • Anti-Corruption Act, 1997
  • Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance No.22, 1970
  • Penal Code
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Police Act, 1967
  • Evidence Act
  • Customs Act, 1967
  • Election Offences Act, 1954
  • Anti -Money Laundering Act 2001 (AMLA)


MACC has 17 divisions (Human Resources Management and Administration Division; Community Education Division; Legal and Prosecution Division; Intelligence Division; Inspection and Consultancy Division; Policy, Planning and Research Division; Security Division; Excellence and Professionalism Division; Public Sector Governance Division; Record Management and Information Technology Division; Investigation Division, Special Operation Division; Monitoring and Coordination Division; Agency Integrity Management Division; Forensics Division; Strategic Communication Division; and Finance, Accounting and Development Division) and the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Academy (MACA) on the Headquarters level with 13 State Offices, each of which is headed by a State Director, and 3 Federal Territory Offices.

The MACC is headed by the Chief Commissioner, who is assisted by three Deputy Chief Commissioners.

Regional offices:

13 State Offices and 3 Federal Territory Offices

Number of staff:

2,953 (953 Officers of the Commission and 2,000 common staff members) as of the end of 2014

Head of organization:

Chief Commissioner Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad

The Chief Commissioner is bestowed by His Majesty the Seri Paduka Baginda Yang Di Pertuan Agong upon the advice of the Honorable Prime Minister of Malaysia. The term of office for the Chief Commissioner is specified in the instrument of appointment.

Annual budget:

RM291,980,000 (2014)

Major functions:

The MACC detects and investigates any suspected acts of corruption. It is also responsible for the prosecution and conduct of trials for corruption and abuse of power at court.

It examines the practices, systems and procedures of public bodies in order to facilitate the detection of corruption and to improve such practices, systems or procedures that may be conducive to corruption. It advises public bodies, organizations and private companies on ways in which corruption may be eliminated.

It works to enforce all regulatory directives and procedures pertaining to discipline and to ensure compliances. The Commission also educates the public against corruption, and enlists and fosters public support against corruption.



Ms. Shamina Ali
Assistant Commissioner
International Relations Branch
Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission
Level 7, Block D6, Parcel D,
Federal Government Administrative Center
62502 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Tel: +603-8886 7136
Fax: +603-8888 9568

Last updated on 13 July 2016.
Source: MACC Annual Report 2014


  • print
  • top