The Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will not tolerate any malpractice by its officers and is prepared to cooperate with the MACC for any investigation.
MCMC in its statement today said the commission took note of and viewed all the discoveries and recommendations raised in the Auditor-General's 2018 Annual Report Series 1 regarding the management of its consolidated funds.
"The audit report found that the approvals of projects on the directive of the previous minister were not carried out in a transparent manner because the funds were approved without clear basis.
"This resulted in the expenditures not meeting the requirements stated in the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998,” the statement said.
The report, which was released on Monday, revealed that although the CMA allowed the directive of the minister to make any expenditure, such expenditure was found to be not in line with the main activity of MCMC as a regulatory body for the multimedia and communications industry.
These included the expenditure for 12 MCMC CSR programmes amounting to RM12.81 million under the directive of the previous minister.
As such, according to the statement, various innovations and improvements to procedures and governance had been carried out under the new leadership of the Communications and Multimedia Ministry led by its minister Gobind Singh Deo.