Thursday, January 12, 2012
In its effort to champion research in financial criminology, the Accounting Research Institute (ARI)has initiated preliminary discussions with the Royal Malaysia Custom Department (RMCD)in Putrajaya on possible research collaboration. Today, ARI director, Prof Dr Normah Omar and another taxation researcher, Associate Professor Dr Rohaya Mohd Nor visited the RMCD Office and met up with Dato' Shaharuddin Ibrahim, Deputy Director General RMCD. Initial discussions include a collaborative research project to develop risk profiles of indirect tax payers in Malaysia. The development of such profiles would facilitate RMCD in handling the issue of tax evasion among prospective tax payers. In addition, the collaborative research also aspires to develop fraud risk indicators for indirect taxation. Future collaborations will include training in forensic accounting and joint-publications.