Plugging graft loopholes
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