ACA deputy director-general I Datuk Abu Kassim Mohamed said the approach had been successfully adopted in several countries.
“We have to go beyond our current method of investigation and adopt this new approach, where the information is gathered and placed in a systematic manner,” he said, declining to elaborate on the details.
Abu Kassim said previously, the agency relied on the public to lodge a report before commencing investigations, while some people had volunteered information but refused to go to court.
“We took this into consideration and began exploring other methods on how ACA could revise our work culture so that corruption can be identified more easily and the offender brought to court,” he said.
On the new form for ministers and deputy ministers to declare their assets, Abu Kassim said various format had been looked into and the best option would be presented to the Prime Minister by the end of the month.
“We have already completed it and it requires some fine tuning,” he said.
Last week Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said he had directed ACA to find out the practice of asset declaration in other countries to ensure Malaysia could come up with a proper way of doing it.
On the public perception towards the judiciary, Abu Kassim said many judges were of high integrity but several incidents might have created a negative view of the judiciary.
Overall, he said, the judiciary ranked quite high in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) by Transparency International between 2005 and 2007 compared to several other countries.