- Feb 02 2021
- 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Anti-Bribery & Corruption Online Training Course for Corporates and SMEs (In Bahasa Melayu)
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This new provision simply means that a commercial organisation commits an offence if any person associated with that commercial organization corruptly gives, agrees to give, promises or offers to any person any gratification for the benefit of the commercial organization. In these cases, the top management – including directors or representatives – may be liable regardless of whether they had knowledge of the corrupt acts committed by their employees or any associated persons. The whole idea of this Section 17A is based on the doctrine of vicarious liability, where the master is made liable for the acts of his/her servant. This is to ensure that businesses do not engage in any form of corrupt practices.