KUALA LUMPUR: The process of investigation and the judicial body are free from the government’s intervention and the Unity Government will not repeat the “pressure” action using these bodies as alleged by some parties.
Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said, there are reports from the Royal Police Malaysia (RPM) and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) about Bersatu’s financial usage.
“The Ministry of Finance after investigation had found that the cost of a project was too high without following the tender process. The JanaWibawa project carried out during the Movement Control Order (MCO) involving the flood barrier project was at high cost reaching RM300 million.
“If really clean (Bersatu) they have to explain why in a short time a lot of money is collected and from who?” Anwar asked.
The Prime Minister said that at a press conference after the cabinet meeting that was telecasted live on TV1 today.
He said that Bersatu did not disclose their accounts but was done by MACC. The accounts were sent to the Registrar of Societies (ROS) following the scheduled period.
Anwar added, the investigation is not limited to the parties belonging to the opposition or government and there should not be a confusion.
In another development, Anwar said, the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) involve 500 Public Skill Training Institutions (ILKA) with 250,000 students and RM6.7 billion was allocated in the previous budget. It involves several ministries such as Higher Education, Education and Human Resources.
“The immediate step to be taken is to ensure the students are trained and employed with a reasonable pay.
“We have asked PETRONAS to take over the TVET in Pengerang, Johor to manage and train the students by experts to fulfil the needs of PETRONAS,” Anwar added.
The Tambun Member of Parliament (MP) also stressed that DRB-HICOM in Pekan will also take over to meet the automotive industry needs.The Berjaya Corporation Berhad in the hotel and tourism industry and Tan Sri Mokhtar Albukhary’s companies will handle services industry.
He said, there have been mismatch training carried out that is not required by the industry or lack of facilities and immediate actions should be taken. The details will be in the Budget 2023 that will be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat on 24th February. –Malaysia World News