Public procurement is a significant area of any administration to accomplish government programmes through the acquisition of works, supplies and services. A substantial portion of taxpayers’ money is invested into public procurement which must be fully accounted for, as efficiently and transparently as possible, in the interest of the public’s welfare and national progress. However in Malaysia, public procurement is one area that is most vulnerable to corruption and other illegal activities.
It is of utmost priority for Malaysia to have in place a Public Procurement Act to replace various circulars and directives that currently govern procurement practices. The legislation to govern procurement should address long-standing issues especially surrounding the rampant use of direct negotiation currently as well as increase transparency in the area.
Aug 9, 2022 Veteran MP Lim Kit Siang today challenged Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein to back his pledge to uphold transparency by declassifying a government report on the littoral combat ship (LCS) scandal. This was Lim’s response to Hishammuddin’s promise to the Dewan Negara yesterday that the Defence Ministry will be transparent on the LCS […]
Aug 7, 2022 PETALING JAYA: Public Accounts Committee chairman Wong Kah Woh said today the committee’s report on the littoral combat ship (LCS) project was based on the consensus of its 14 members from various political parties. He also said the statement he released on Thursday about the report was based on PAC’s opinion, summary […]
Aug 6, 2022 KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will announce the investigation findings into defects in the construction of six Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) worth RM9 billion soon. MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki said the matter must be referred to the Attorney General’s Chambers and other relevant parties before the report […]
Aug 6, 2022 PETALING JAYA: The navy wants action to be taken against those responsible for the “mess” created in the RM6 billion littoral combat ship (LCS) project. It welcomed the recommendations of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) as the project was crucial for Malaysia’s sovereignty and national security. “The navy supports any investigation into […]
Aug 6, 2022 KUALA LUMPUR: Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia (TLDM) menyokong sebarang siasatan yang dibuat berhubung ketirisan projek kapal tempur pesisir (LCS) seperti dikemukakan Jawatankuasa Kira-Kira Wang Negara (PAC) pada Khamis. Cawangan Komunikasi Strategik TLDM berkata perolehan LCS merupakan perolehan kritikal bagi memelihara kedaulatan dan keselamatan negara dan TLDM perlu memiliki keupayaan tempur sejajar dengan […]
Aug 4, 2022 KUALA LUMPUR: The defence ministry will comply with all the recommendations of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in continuing with the procurements under the littoral combat ship (LCS) project. Its minister Hishammuddin Hussein said the ministry and all related stakeholders would study the report which was released today. The ministry has given […]
Aug 4, 2022 KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 4 — Senior Minister of Defence Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein today said that the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) report and recommendations about the littoral combat ships (LCS) scandal will be scrutinised by the Ministry of Defence (Mindef). Hishammuddin said in April the Cabinet agreed with the LCS Project Recovery […]
Aug 2, 2022 The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has ticked off the Prime Minister’s Department for not declassifying a report on the procurement and management of the road traffic automatic enforcement system (AES). Instead of fully declassifying the 2019 report, as recommended by the committee last year, several names are still censored, said PAC chairperson […]
July 5, 2022 KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 — Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi was called by the Public Accounts Committee yesterday to record his statement on the Defence Ministry’s (Mindef) land swap deal. PAC chairman Wong Kah Woh said Onn Hafiz was called as the fourth witness in the hearing proceeding, held at […]
June 22, 2022 Parties found implicated in bid rigging conduct in public procurement will be blacklisted by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) for five years, said enforcement agency Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC). Under the MoF’s newly released circular on Integrity in Public Procurement (PK 1.6) which came into effect on June 1, MyCC said government […]