He says it is very important for any government or institution to protect and reward whistleblowers.
Transparency International Malaysia president Muhammad Mohan says informants fear their identity will be exposed.
The new rules also define penalties for false or malicious reporting and are subject to final approval by EU states and the Parliament before taking effect.
Malaysia’s continuing corruption epidemic can be addressed by teaching children good values, claim experts.
If you do a grand expose in public, as was done by Rafizi Ramli, you lose your right to protection and this is unjust, says Cynthia Gabriel.
In a system where the government can choose not to be accountable and transparent because it holds total power, we need people brave enough to continue taking the risk to expose wrongdoings.
Government critic Khairuddin Abu Hassan also calls for police and MACC to instead focus on upholding the rule of law and protect the rights of the people.
Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism says whistleblower protection should be given immediately, not only after a report has been lodged with law enforcement agencies.
However, MACC chief Dzulkifli Ahmad says public knowledge on whistleblower protection is still low.
The prime minister’s department has taken various initiatives, such as holding seminars, to reduce confusion over the implementation of these two acts.
Anti-graft NGO's launches website to guide public on how to get state-level info under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Enactment.
MP reminds government to pay attention to public yearning for information and clampdown on corruption.