RM500m projects to be scru­ti­nised

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

PUTRAJAYA: The Na­tional Au­dit Depart­ment and the Malaysian An­ti­Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion (MACC) have agreed to a pro­posal for gov­ern­ment projects worth RM500 mil­lion and above to re­quire the par­tic­i­pa­tion of both the agen­cies.

Chief Sec­re­tary to the Gov­ern­ment Tan Sri Ali Hamsa said while the pro­posal was al­ready in place, it will be im­proved with the es­tab­lish­ment of a task force to su­per­vise the mat­ter.

“All par­ties, in­clud­ing MACC and the Na­tional Au­dit Depart­ment, have agreed with Au­di­tor-Gen­eral Tan Sri Am­brin Buang on mat­ters in­volv­ing mega projects,” he said yes­ter­day.

In an­nounc­ing the pro­posal last Thurs­day, Ali said the Au­di­tor-Gen­eral and MACC’s deputy di­rec­tor will be re­quired to at­tend meet­ings as ex­cos for var­i­ous gov­ern­ment projects, in­clud­ing the on­go­ing Mass Rail Tran­sit (MRT) project.

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