Pak Lah's Administration Committed To Fighting Graft, Says Chief Secretary. Is This True?
Mohd Sidek said that there were adequate laws in the country to combat the scourge but more needed to be done in terms of enforcement.
"Abdullah's administration will give added impetus to this (enforcement)," he told reporters after launching a guidebook for the hiring of expatriate workers, here today.
He said this when asked to comment about the sweep being made by the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) on errant government officials and others pertaining to the abuse of government funds highlighted by the Auditor-General in his 2006 report.
The report contained a litany of abuses in government departments and agencies in procurement dealings resulting in losses in the millions for the government.
As of yesterday, 17 people mostly civil servants were detained by the ACA over the matter. Four of them have been charged in court for making false claims.
Mohd Sidek said such problems could be prevented at the source if the relevant personnel at the ministries and agencies concerned observed existing rules and regulations pertaining to procurement.
However, he said only a few "black sheep" out of the 1.2 million civil servants in the country were involved in such activities. (Bernama)
***** What a load of bullshit by Mohd Sidek Hassan. Only a few 'black sheep' out of the 1.2 million civil servants are involved? And this guy is the Chief Secretary to the Government! The Lingamgate videoclip debacle as well as the many cases of the prosecution's impotence clearly tells a different story than the fairy tale being spun by the Chief Secretary. Perhaps he too like the Chief Justice is yearning for an extension of service after the expiry date?
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