Act as an oversight body to monitor, assess and report independently of the performance, transparency and accountability of the governments (federal and state governments), parliamentary houses, major government agencies and major corporations with huge public interests
Act independently and decisively to bring to the public's attention any issues or scandals with major repercussions to the public interests
Protect the safety, rights and welfare of whistleblowers through the Whistleblowers Protection Fund which disburses grants to qualified whistleblowers to pay for legal fees and loss of income
Cultivate a conducive environment in the society that encourages whistleblowers to come forward without fear or fervour through policy advocacy, standard setting and campaign initiatives
Provide training and consultancy to the public and organisations on the skills and accountability of whistleblowers with the aim to produce more responsible whistleblowers in the society
The founding Executive Director is Rafizi Ramli. The former CEO of Selangor Economic Advisory Office is a chartered accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). He graduated with a bachelor in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Leeds University and an alumnus of the Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK).
Rafizi had had an extensive experience in the corporate world, having served in various management capacities in an oil and gas multinational and a large pharmaceutical group. He started his career as an auditor with Jeffreys Henry in London.
Rafizi had led a series of exposes on the government’s financial mismanagements in 2011 and 2012 that eventually highlighted the increasing role of whistleblowers in nation building and the lack of protection accorded to them.
The co-founding Director is Akmal Nasir. He graduated with double major in Actuarial Science and Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States and an alumnus of the Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK).
Previously, Akmal worked as an economic researcher for several years and is now concentrating on civil society tasks. He was one of the key witnesses for BERSIH People’s Tribunal on General Elections 13.
NOW invites concerned citizens to enrol into our Volunteer Corps. Applicants shall be verified to ensure his/her motive is bona fide and represents his/her genuine desire to contribute.
Successful applicants shall be trained with the basic skills and knowledge in forensic accounting, legal foundation and investigation tips.
Over a period of time, NOW hopes to utilise the pool of forensic analysts from its Volunteer Corps to scrutinise and investigate as many genuine tip offs as possible.
NOW endeavours to carry out preliminary verification of any information submitted to the best of our abilities.
Alternatively, financial contribution to NOW can be made via online transfers or cash/cheque deposit to NOW’s bank account. All cheques should be written to “Oversight & Whistleblowers Sdn Bhd” Maybank 562441603039. You can deposit the cash/cheque directly into NOWís bank account or send the cheque to our address below.