Plug­ging graft loop­holes

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian An­tiCor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion (MACC) is study­ing weak­nesses in the sys­tem and pro­ce­dures prac­tised by the Sabah Wa­ter Depart­ment.

In a state­ment yes­ter­day, MACC said the scru­tiny was aimed at en­hanc­ing the depart­ment’s work process, par­tic­u­larly in re­gard to wa­ter in­fras­truc­ture main­te­nance.

In so do­ing, the com­mis­sion hoped to prevent op­por­tu­nity for cor­rup­tion, mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion and abuse of power in the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the depart­ment’s projects. MACC will rec­om­mend mea­sures to rec­tify the weak­nesses.

In Oc­to­ber, the com­mis­sion de­tained the depart­ment’s di­rec­tor and deputy di­rec­tor as well as 23 en­gi­neers and tech­ni­cians to fa­cil­i­tate in­ves­ti­ga­tions in­volv­ing mis­use of project funds.

A spe­cial team led by MACC’s In­spec­tion and Con­sul­tancy Divi­sion was set up for the pur­pose as pro­vided un­der the MACC Act 2009. – Ber­nama

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