Defence Ministry lodges MACC reports on land swap deals


Modified 14 May 2019, 8:50 am

The Defence Ministry has lodged two reports with the MACC on the scandal involving its land.

In a statement issued today, the ministry called for a more comprehensive probe into the matter followed by further action, following the exposure of 16 land swap projects.

These deals were listed in the report by the in­ves­tigation committee on Procurement, Governance and Finance tabled by Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu in the Dewan Negara last Thursday.

“The Defence Ministry takes the investigative committee’s findings, censure and recommendations seriously,” the statement read.

The ministry also said the full investigation reports on all 16 land swap projects will be uploaded onto its portal in stages this week.

Based on the report, investigations carried out from July to December 2018 found elements of weakness and negligence in terms of governance, and the involvement of administrative members, namely the former prime minister and former defence minister in 13 of the 16 land swap projects.

- Bernama

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