PETALING JAYA - Malaysia received its best Corruption Perception Index (CPI) score in a decade, scoring 52 out of the full 100 points.
The 2014 CPI table, compiled by anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI), saw Malaysia scoring 52 points out of the full 100 points.
In 2013, Malaysia scored a total of 50 points.
Based on the scoring method, a score of 0 would signify a very corrupt country while a score of 100 would signify a very clean country.
In terms of ranking in the CPI table, Malaysia moved up three places from last year's 53 out of 177 countries.
According to TI, CPI measures perceived the level of corruption in the public sector based on the use of assessment and surveys on corruption done by reputable institutions, such as the World Economic Forum.
TI Malaysia president Datuk Akhbar Satar said the climb in both ranking and score for Malaysia was good news for the country.
He said based on another survey, Malaysian Corruption Barometer 2014, political parties in the country were perceived as the most corrupt institutions in the country.