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One Year On: Taking your MACC Act Section 17A Programme to the Next Level

Dr Mark Lovatt, CEO of Trident Integrity

RM 800.00 (STANDARD)
PER PERSON (exclusive of 6% SST)
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Section 17A came into force on 1st June 2020, establishing strict liability for commercial organisations failing to establish the “adequate procedures” needed to prevent corruption being used to the advantage of the company. Prosecutions can target directors and top management, and have already begun.

This half-day online course explores how this new anti-corruption legislation works, what directors should be focusing on, and how anti-corruption compliance systems can be enhanced to maximise their effectiveness. The roles of the various board committees and other structural elements will be considered. Recent advances in technology will also be reviewed. Engaging and interactive, the session will include time for discussion with Dr Lovatt and the other participants.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss – To relate and deliberate the new learnings
  • Summarise – To reflect and review the key learnings
  • Apply – To develop ways to integrate new learnings into the boardroom

Who is this Programme For?

Aspiring Directors and New Directors

Virtual Classroom Format
4 hours (30 minutes Virtual Networking Break)
Interactive Facilitated Learning



CEO of Trident Integrity

Dr Mark Lovatt is the CEO of Trident Integrity, an internationally-recognised expert at strengthening integrity infrastructure in organisations across Malaysia and the Asia-Pacific region, and one of the few PECB-certified Lead Implementers for ISO 37001. He was previously the Business Integrity Programme Manager at Transparency International Malaysia and the Managing Director of the organisation’s consultancy arm, TI BIP Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

Programme Outline

Friday | 7 May 2021 (Facilitator: Dr Mark Lovatt)

9.00 am Introduction and Housekeeping
9.10 am MACC Act 17A: corporate liability for corruption offences
9.40 am Best practice for directors when overseeing the programme

  • Guidelines from the Malaysian Government, UK Bribery Act and US FCPA
  • International case studies: what went wrong and what can be learned?
10.30 am Virtual Break
11.00 am Overseeing the programme

  • Audit vs. Risk: which board committees should do what?
  • How should Compliance, Internal Audit, Legal, Integrity & Governance Units etc. support the board?
  • Sample governance structure with reporting lines
11.30 am Maximising effectiveness of the anti-corruption programme

  • Testing the effectiveness of the programme: A sample plan
  • Indicators to be used for measuring the programme’s effectiveness
  • Advanced technology: how can data analytics, artificial intelligence and blockchain be used to strengthen integrity, governance and anti-corruption?
  • Red flags to look out for which indicate the programme is not working
12.15 pm Open discussion / brainstorm: What questions should directors be asking, and what answers should they expect?
12.45 pm Question & Answer
1.00 pm Programme Ends

The Organiser reserves the right to alter the content and timing of the programme as it deems fit and is not responsible for cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances.