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Shafie passes water scandal buck to Finance Ministry

Alyaa Azhar  |  Published:  |  Modified:

PARLIAMENT Former rural and regional development minister Shafie Apdal has passed the buck on the tender awarding process in relation to the Sabah water scandal to the Finance Ministry.

Shafie recounted in the Dewan Rakyat today how, after the scandal was exposed late last year, there were rumours that he was involved in the case, as the former rural and regional development minister.

However, Shafie pointed out, only the Finance Ministry can make decisions in the three tender awarding processes – open, selective and direct.

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