KUALA LUMPUR, 26 July 2022 — The International Conference on Financial Crime and Terrorism Financing (IFCTF) 2022 held on 26 – 27 July 2022 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre focused on the crucial role of the financial sector in reshaping its defence and mitigation measures in the fight against financial crime and terrorism financing, especially in the age of COVID, where reliance on financial technology grows in tandem with the emergence of new digital and environmental crime.
Tan Sri Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus, Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia, said in her keynote address, “We are now at a new frontier of compliance. The fight against financial crimes is one fought on multiple fronts. And the chain is only as strong as the weakest link. Our success requires all parties; the private sector, regulators, law enforcement agencies and other government bodies, and consumers alike, to do their part — to adapt to these new threats, to transform themselves to deal with these challenges, and to collaborate to safeguard the integrity of our country’s financial system.”
AICB Chairman Tan Sri Azman Hashim said, “As the sole professional body for bankers in Malaysia, capacity building remains one of our core focuses and we are here to support our members and the industry. Together with the Asian Banking School, we continuously work closely with industry and relevant partners to build and strengthen the competence and skill sets of the financial sector workforce in compliance and AML/CFT through the various certifications that we offer. We hope these efforts will contribute strongly to building a sustainable local pipeline of finance practitioners equipped with the capacity and capabilities to combat the scourge of financial crime, and preserve the sanctity of the financial system upon which millions of people depend.”