AGC directs MACC to obtain more evidence in 18 cases involving civil servants

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(The Star) – The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has ordered the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to get extra evidence for 18 investigation papers (IPs) involving civil servants accused of misconduct and negligence.

MACC investigations director Datuk Mustafar Ali, confirmed on Tuesday that 18 IPs had been submitted to the AGC, said they had received the directive for further action to be taken on some of the IPs.

He was responding on the recent news report quoting Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa that said as of Feb 21, the MACC had opened 18 IPs based on the Auditor-General’s findings.

The report stated that 18 IPS were on alleged irregularities by civil servants as pointed out in the Auditor-General’s report 2012.

Among the cases reported included on false claims by a Works Ministry director who signed work completion certificates for two building projects totalling RM124mil, even though the projects were incomplete and did not meet required specifications.

It also alleged there were false claims by made a Malaysian Youth Council officer involving RM1.53mil for a project which was never carried out.

There were also allegations of abuse of power by an Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Council Ministry officer involving a RM34mil project to upgrade a thermal oxidation plant, where an agreement had been reached with a company, Syarikat Chain Cycle Sdn Bhd, without the Ministry’s knowledge.

Dr Ali said that MACC had identified 24 cases of misconduct and negligence involving 140 civil servants.

Mustafar said that the AGC had also directed several cases to be prosecuted, while some cases involved disciplinary action to be taken against the offenders.

He declined to elaborate over the cases whether involved top civil servants as investigations was still pending.