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Sunday, November 14, 2010

MACC Open More Probe Papers Following Auditor-General's Report

UTRAJAYA, Nov 9 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is still studying the Auditor-General's Report 2009 and does not dismiss the possibility of opening more investigation papers based on the report.

Its deputy chief commissioner (Operations) Datuk Mohd Shukri Abdull said so far, at least 15 investigation papers had been opened on issues raised in the report, including on the Defence Ministry spending on luxury items for the VVIP room, Mawilla 3 at the Royal Malaysian Navy base in Lumut and in Langkawi.

"Anything (in the report) that was linked to corruption, that did not follow specifications or involved false claims will be investigated," he said after the launching of MACC's Innovation Day 2010, here Tuesday by its chief commissioner, Datuk Seri Abu Kassim Mohamed.

A newspaper report had quoted the Auditor-General's Report as mentioning that the Defence Ministry had spent RM300,000 on buying luxury items for the VVIP room, including RM95,880 on wallpaper, by using an allocation from the First Economic Stimulus Package.


Ministry Pledges To Cooperate With MACC Over VVIP Room At Naval Bases

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 9 (Bernama) -- The Defence Ministry pledged to cooperate fully with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in its investigations into the amount spent on luxury items at the VVIP room at the Lumut naval base and at the Langkawi naval base.

Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said there would be no compromise on those involved if misappropriation had indeed taken place.

"If needs be, we will provide all the documents to help in the investigations," he told reporters after receiving United States Defence Secretary Robert Gates at Wisma Pertahanan here Tuesday.

He said those involved should be held responsible irrespective of whether they were still with the ministry or not.

"We want the society to know that we are transparent in managing our finance," he said.

AL :
Its good that we know that MACC or SPRM is taking thing seriously regardless of who it be.
Well, if they really spending unwisely just take action. Coz this ppl are using taxpayer's money like their own money..

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