WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION ACT 2010
The whistleblower Protection Act 2010 is a protection mechanism that provides protection to whistleblowers who voluntarily come forward to report or reveal information on corruption activities. The Act, passed the Parliament in 2010, also encourages the public from all sectors to disclose corruption related activities.
Protection will only be granted to those who are willing to reveal their identity to the enforcement agency. The identity of the whistleblower and the information provided are kept confidential from any party as per provision of the Act. Whistleblowers are also given immunity from any civil, criminal or disciplinary action due to revealing the act of corruption.
Protection to whistleblowers will be administered by the enforcement body upon the request or application by the whistleblower. The types of protection provided under section 15(1) of the Whistleblower Protection Act 2010 are:
- Compensation or damages;
- Injunction; or
- Any other relief deemed fit and appropriate by the court
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