Anthony Loke hopes Health Ministry will look deeper into the Covid-19 procurement scandal
KUALA LUMPUR - Transport Minister Anthony Loke says he hopes that the Health Ministry will carry out investigations into the Covid-19 procurement scandal involving RM20 million in 2020.
He said although he has no detailed information on the matter, investigations should be conducted.
“I don’t have further information regarding this.
“But I hope the Health Ministry will conduct further investigation into the matter,” he said.
In 2020, during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the frontliners had received the KN95 and N95 facemasks which did not fit the requirements of the medical health board - which costs approximately RM20 million.
Thus, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had conducted investigations into the matter, twice, in 2020 and last year.
Nevertheless, nobody had been held accountable despite risking the frontliners' health and safety.
Meanwhile, Parti Rakyat Malaysia (PRM) deputy president Datuk Ezam Mohd Nor said the anti-gaft agency should look seriously into the cases that had allegedly put the lives of frontliners at severe risk due to breach of standards in the supply of critical equipment during the height of the pandemic in 2020.
Ezam, who was part of the Parliamentary Committee which formed the MACC in 2009, urged the commission to provide answers to the public on investigations into these allegations as they had been launched in April 2020 but progress seemed to have halted after just one statement on the matter issued by the MACC.