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.
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 […]
June 2, 2022 The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has opened 25 investigation papers on mismanagement of Covid-19 relating to procurement which are alleged to have elements of corruption and malpractice. MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki said it covers various issues of offences including claims and mask supplies, and the agency will call those […]
June 2, 2022 The French authorities have filed an application for Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) at the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) relating to the alleged corruption in public transport infrastructure projects involving Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT). Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki, however, said it concerned […]
May 28, 2022 A special audit must be carried out on the procurement of medical equipment and medicine during the Covid-19 pandemic following a recent disclosure by the anti-graft body of suspected corruption, says the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). PAC chairman Wong Kah Woh said he had officially brought the matter up with the Auditor-General […]
May 24, 2022 Some purchases of medical equipment and medicine during the Covid-19 pandemic have involved elements of corruption, MACC chief commissioner Azam Baki revealed today. Azam (above) said the anti-graft body has opened investigations into bribery in the procurement of medical services, abuse of power in diverting relief aid and stimulus packages, fraud related […]
April 21, 2022 The “Ulasan Lembaga Penasihat Pencegahan Rasuah (LPPR) 2020” a compilation of findings by the Anti-Corruption Advisory Board which outlines seven proposals for improvement in efforts to fight corruption in the country will soon be submitted to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. Special Committee on Corruption (JKMR) chairman Tan Sri Rais […]
April 14, 2022 Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz and Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin appeared on Thursday morning (April 14) before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to testify in proceedings relating to the development and acquisition of the MySejahtera mobile application. During the nearly three-hour meeting, Tengku Zafrul presented in the first […]
April 14, 2022 Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) today heard testimony, on its first day of investigations into MySejahtera, about the development, ownership, and security of personal data on the Covid-19 app. Today’s proceedings of over three hours, which saw PAC questioning Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin and Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Aziz, also discussed the […]
July 21, 2021 (PN) The Public Accounts Commitee (PAC) which is set to resume its proceedings on July 27 will focus on the procurement of the Covid-19 vaccines by the Federal government under the Special Committee for Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV). In its proceeding, the PAC is expected to call upon the […]
December 17, 2020 (PN) The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Wong Kah Woh said it is investigating the delay in Boustead Naval Shipyard’s (BNS) delivery of six littoral combat ships (LCS) to the navy and hopes to complete the report by March (2021). Wong said the committee planned to resume the proceedings in early January […]