RM1.5 million scandal in Bukit Aman exposed
Investigations are underway to find out how funds meant for refurbishment went missing via fraudulent disbursements.
(Free Malaysia Today) – More than RM1.5 million meant for repair works at the federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman have gone missing through fraudulent disbursements, The Sun reported today.
According to the local daily, sources told them that the money was siphoned out in several dozen transactions with the forged signatures of two police directors and a civil engineer of the Public Works Department (PWD).
Federal police Commercial Crimes Investigations (CCID) deputy director DCP Hamza Taib confirmed that a report had been made and that an investigation was underway.
“It has been just days since our investigations began. We are doing our ground work which requires a detailed study of the relevant documents,” he told The Sun.
“When we are done with that, we will start picking up those involved and leave no stone unturned. We cannot disclose details of the case now as investigations are on going.”
Discrepancies were uncovered several months ago when the Home Ministry carried out an internal audit at the police logistics department and discovered that refurbishment projects costing about RM500,000 to replace fire-resistant doors and air conditioning systems were never carried out even though payments to contractors were recorded.