Investigate direct award projects under BN, Perikatan and ours, says Pakatan Harapan

KUALA LUMPUR –  Several Pakatan Harapan (PH) members of Parliament has proposed a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigation on all direct projects awarded from the Barisan Nasional (BN) government until the currenct Perikatan Nasional administration.

According to Former finance minister Lim Guan Eng, it will be a case of double standards if MACC investigated only those from the Perikatan Nasional administration.

The comments came after Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has pushed to study and investigate 101 projects worth RM6.61 billion that was approved through direct negotiation.

Lim urged MACC to investigate full list of project and tenders that was approved by the previous administrations.

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Monday, challenged Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz to identify the 101 projects for MACC to investigate.

Lim also defended Pakatan Harapan as the party did not forbid direct negotiation but rather set a guidelines for whenever it may be used such as national disasters, national and security interests or similar crisis.

Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) deputy president Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub also claimed that RM1.4 billion was a scheme for rescuing the National Farmers’ Organisation (NAFAS). DAP’s Bukit Mertajam MP Steven Sim also demanded Zafrul to disclose the full list of contracts that was directly awarded.

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