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CBI / MDBC: Anti – Corruption Conference

May 18, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dear MDBC members,
A recent survey on corruption in the supply chain reveals corruption resulting in the elevation of the cost of goods and services in the country.  Most business practitioners are oblivious to the damaging effect of bribery and corruption to the livelihood of the public and image of the country.

In the era of globalization, jurisdictions around the world have put in place legislations to address cross border corruptions in line with the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC).  This half – day conference provides insight into this arena with the sharing of success stories for the benefits of business operators in the marketplace.

We are privileged to have Drago Kos (Chair, OECD Working Group on Bribery) to share his perspective.

Date:    Wednesday, 18 May
Time:    14:00 – 20:00 hrs
Venue:  Dream Center, Petaling Jaya
Fee: RM100 / pax (inclusive of dinner)
Please note: MDBC has 10 complimentary tickets available for lucky MDBC members! 

To register for regular (RM 100) tickets, please click here.
To first join the MDBC draw for 10 complimentary tickets among the registrations received, please send an e – mail to  latest by Thursday, 12 May (14:00 hrs)

Itinerary: (To be confirmed)

13:30 – 14:00 hrs: Registration
14:00 – 14:15 hrs: Keynote Address
14:15 – 14:35 hrs: Anti – Corruption Collective Action in Malaysia (Shanta Helena Dwarkasing)
14:35 – 14:55 hrs: Supply Chain Monitoring & Investor Confidence (Daniel Bernbeck)
14:55 – 15:15 hrs: Supply Chain Governance in the Context of Adequate Procedures
Under S17A of the MACC Act 2009 (Chew Phye Keat)
15:15 – 15:40 hrs: PANEL DISCUSSION (Moderator: Shaun Edward Cheah)
15:40 – 16:00 hrs: TEA BREAK
16:00 – 16:30 hrs: Business Integrity as a Factor Connecting the World (Drago Kos)
16:30 – 17:10 hrs: Real Life Testimonies
By Business Practitioners Unyielding to the Pressure of Corruption
(Tam Wah Fiong, Sim Choo Kheng, Zafar Anjum)
17:10 – 17:30 hrs: Breakout Workshops
Issues Faced by Malaysian Business in ABMS Compliance (Shaun Edward Cheah)
Governance for Business Sustainability (Shanta Helena Dwarkasing)
Political Financing in the Private Sector (Aira Azhari)
How can SMEs Comply with Adequate Procedure? (Tony Wu)
17:30 – 17:45 hrs: Action Plan
17:45 – 18:00 hrs: Official Launch of the CBI / ABAC / BSI ABMS Supply Chain Certification
18:00 – 20:00 hrs: Dinner

Speakers: (To be confirmed)


Drago Kos (Chair, OECD Working Group on Bribery & International Business Transactions / Co – Chair, MENA – OECD Business Integrity Network)

Drago is Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery. As an established international anti – corruption expert, he has served for eight years (2003 – 2011) as President of the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO). He also served as the first elected President of the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption in the Republic of Slovenia (2004 – 2010). He has extensive knowledge and experience in fighting economic and financial crime.


Shanta Helena Dwarkasing (Director of Programs, UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei)

Shanta is Director of Programmes at the UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei (UNGCMYB). She is also Director at Shaping Asia Media Sdn Bhd and has managed custom business content for the Economist and TIME magazine, based out of Spain, Kenya, and Indonesia. She co – founded the platform ASEAN Business Leaders, which features interviews and other ASEAN business content. Shanta is an MBA graduate from Nottingham University (Malaysia) and obtained a BA
degree in Communication & Media studies from the University of Utrecht (Netherlands).




Daniel Bernbeck (CEO, Malaysia – German Chamber of Commerce)

Daniel is the Executive Director and Member of the Board of Malaysian – German Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is a lawyer by profession with special experience in insolvency proceedings under German Insolvency Law, in German Social Security and Labour Law, and German Export Rules and Regulations.



Chew Phye Keat (Director, Coalition of Business Integrity)

Phye Keat is a seasoned practitioner in corporate, commercial, ICT and intellectual property laws, having handled a broad spectrum of corporate and commercial transactions. He is a Managing Partner of Raja, Darryl & Loh. Additionally, he is a Director of the Coalition for Business Integrity Bhd (CBI) and on the Exco of Transparency International Malaysia.


Shaun Edward Cheah (Executive Director, Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce & Industry)

Shaun is the Executive Director of the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry having served the chamber as General Committee (Board of Directors) member for the last five years. A chartered accountant by qualification, he was formerly Asia – Pacific CEO of EXi Telecoms, CFO for Ericsson Malaysia and uMobile, and COO for Century Software. His consultancy roles have given him a wide knowledge of many industry sectors across the Asia – Pacific and provided him with the ability to articulate the challenges of MICCI’s members to regulators and stakeholders. He has been in the forefront of advocating for the business community especially during the pandemic measures by the government.


Tam Wah Fiong (Chairman, Thumbprints Utd)

Wah Fiong started his career in 1985 after obtaining a Diploma in Land Survey from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia on a Public Service Department scholarship. Subsequently, he founded Thumbprints Utd. Sdn. Bhd. in 1990 and had been working as the Managing Director and then Chairman. Thumbprints is currently one of the leading printing and packaging companies in Malaysia. Currently, Thumbprints has about 300 employees. In 2010, Tam converted Thumbprints Utd. into a community enterprise.


Sim Choo Kheng (CEO, Sim Leisure Group)

Sim Choo Kheng is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sim Leisure Group, who defied extortion for bribe and successfully built the world’s longest tube water slide at the Penang Escape Theme Park set in a natural forest environment. He is a global entrepreneur with a wealth of experience in building theme parks around the world.


Zafar Anjum (Group CEO – Corporate Research & Investigations Group, ABAC Center of Excellence)

Zafar is Group CEO of Corporate Research and Investigations Group and the ABAC Center of Excellence. He has built a 31 – year career in the areas of anti – corruption, fraud prevention, protective integrity, security, and compliance. A trusted authority in fraud prevention and securities, he is known for creating stable and secure networks across challenging global markets. He has built strong collaborative relationships among prevention teams, crime investigators, government officials, and business executives seeking dynamic solutions across international marketplaces. Zafar holds an LL.M Legal Practice (Intellectual Property) from the University of Law, UK, and an MSc. in Counter Fraud and Counter Corruption from University of Portsmouth, UK.


– Aira Azhari (Senior Manager – Democracy and Governance, IDEAS)
– Tony Wu (Business Development Manager, ABAC Center of Excellence)

Please note: MDBC has 10 complimentary tickets available for lucky MDBC members! 

To register for regular (RM 100) tickets, please click here.  This will take you directly to the CBI registration site.
To first join the MDBC draw for 10 complimentary tickets among the registrations received, please send an e – mail to  latest by Thursday, 12 May (14:00 hrs)

We look forward to your attendance!

With best regards,
MDBC Secretariat


May 18, 2022
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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