Proposed Transboundary Haze Act should have extraterritorial application: Expert

Proposed Transboundary Haze Act should have extraterritorial application: Expert

the Sun Daily - Local·2019-09-21 22:03

KUALA LUMPUR: An environmental law expert has proposed for the government to study the United States’ extraterritorial legislation known as Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) 1977, in drafting the proposed Transboundary Haze Act.

Dr Hanim Kamaruddin of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia said the FCPA was the first to introduce corporate liability, responsibility for third parties and extraterritoriality for corruption offences, meaning that any US-based companies and persons can be held criminally and civilly responsible for corruption offences committed abroad.

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