Land swap scandal: Defence Ministry lodges MACC reports

Land swap scandal: Defence Ministry lodges MACC reports

KUALA LUMPUR: The Defence Ministry lodged two reports with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today on the land-swap scandal involving lands owned by the ministry.

In a statement, the ministry said it wants a more comprehensive probe on the matter following the exposure of 16 land swap projects.

A report by the investigation committee on Procurement, Governance and Finance tabled by Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu in the Dewan Negara last Thursday (May 9) created a huge impact, especially on parties involved in managing the land swap.

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

Meanwhile, the ministry will post the full investigation reports on all the 16 land swap projects in stages on its official portal from Monday till Friday.

Based on the report, investigations carried out from July to December 2018 on the land swap projects 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 out of the 16 land swap projects.

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