Report finds Mindef land swaps also occurred during Dr M's first term

Modified 12 May 2019, 7:14 am

The summary report on Defence Ministry land swaps shows "political considerations outweighing government interests," even during Dr Mahathir Mohamad's first term as prime minister.

When tabling the Governance, Procurement and Finance Investigating Committee report in the Dewan Negara on Thursday – the anniversary of Pakatan Harapan's first year in power – Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu pointed out that political interests prevailed in 13 of 16 land swap deals that took place since 1997.

Although not naming names, Mohamad said that past prime ministers and defence ministers were involved in these deals...

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