Section 17A of MACCA
These corporate liability provisions can be found in the new section 17A of MACCA. Notably, they provide that the corrupt acts of persons associated with a commercial organization will be attributed to that commercial organization. Associated persons include directors, partners, employees and third-party service providers of the commercial organization. The definition of commercial organization similarly has a wide ambit, and includes Malaysian companies and partnerships whether conducting business in Malaysia or outside of Malaysia, as well as foreign companies conducting business in Malaysia.