MACC identifies loopholes in Johor Bumiputera housing system and procedures

Apr 20, 2017
MACC chief commissioner Dzulkifli Ahmad.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has identified several weaknesses in the system and procedures of the Johor bumiputera housing which opened opportunities for corruption and power abuse.

Its chief commissioner, Dzulkifli Ahmad, said as such, a working paper on suggestions to improve the system and procedures would be proposed to the state government next week.

“Now, the commission is in the final stage of preparing the paper for the state government so that appropriate action could be taken to rectify the matter,” he added.

He was speaking at a media conference after witnessing Johor Menteri Besar Mohamed Khaled Nordin and the nine state executive council (exco) members took the Corruption-Free Pledge (CFP) at the menteri besar’s office in Iskandar Puteri in Johor Bahru today.

According to Dzulkifli, under the MACC Act 2009, it is compulsory for the state government to adopt the suggestions made by the commission.

“The suggestions include an action that should be taken by the state exco and committees on housing,” he said and expressed hope that the suggestions would also be adopted by other states. – Bernama