Gerakan women backs lawmen monitoring on government projects

Oct 13, 2016
Gerakan women leader Tan Lian Hoe,
Gerakan women leader Tan Lian Hoe,

Gerakan women wing has welcomed the move to include the auditor-general (AG) and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to monitor government projects worth RM500 million and above to curb corruption and abuses in the public sector.

Its head Tan Lian Hoe said the move to rope in the auditor-general and MACC in monitoring big government projects showed the government’s commitment to stop and prevent systemic corruption.

“The move is necessary and timely to restore the credibility of the public sector through enhanced integrity and transparency.

“Apart from monitoring big projects, small projects regardless of their value should be subjected to the same overseeing mechanism as proposed, to further reduce the opportunities for corruption,” she said in response to the announcement by the Chief Secretary to the Government, Dr Ali Hamsa last week.

Tan said every project regardless of its value should be carefully monitored and audited to ensure transparency and accountability.