MEANING : Intentional conduct that is wrongful or unlawful, especially by officials or public employees.
SYNONYMS : misconduct, misbehavior
ANTONYMS : innocence, blamelessness
This would occur whenever the public is made aware of official malfeasance or incompetence.
Its greatest concern has been unrest in rural areas brought on by official malfeasance and land disputes.
Issues of due care, failures of diligence and malfeasance have been raised.