MOH To Cooperate With MACC Probe On Test Labs Contract

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A company not involved in health care allegedly received a contract from the Ministry of Health to supply Covid-19 testing labs.

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 5 — Health Minister Dr Adham Baba has pledged cooperation with a corruption investigation over a company’s RM30 million contract to supply the Ministry of Health (MOH) Covid-19 testing laboratories.

The Malaysian Insight yesterday reported that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has launched a case against the company, after former Member of Parliament Wee Choo Keong claimed that the company which received the contract, and was allegedly paid lots of money upfront, was not involved in health care but in real estate.

“As a minister leading the Ministry of Health (MOH), I will always monitor and ensure that MOH staff’s integrity is at the highest level,” Dr Adham said in a brief statement.

“Therefore, MOH is always in full support of the MACC’s efforts in combating corruption and mismanagement, including what had happened before I led MOH. MOH will continue cooperating with the MACC in ensuring that ministry staff always fully emphasise integrity.”

MACC chief commissioner Azam Baki reportedly confirmed that anti-graft authorities have visited the ministry in its corruption case, which he did not name, and obtained documents.

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