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PAC Wants Action Taken Against Camp Commander Over Purchase Of Office Furniture

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) wants stern action taken against an auxiliary police camp commander and two senior officers over irregularities in the purchase of office furniture.

“We are satisfied with the explanation given by the Home Ministry and police on the improvements made to prevent a breach of procurement procedures.

“However, we still want stern action against the officers involved,” PAC chairman Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said after chairing a meeting here on Thursday.

He said the PAC had made the recommendations despite the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the police conducting their own investigation against the officers.

The PAC had earlier questioned the Home Ministry and the police over the purchase of office equipment worth RM760,150 in Dec, 2013 for the auxiliary police camp in Simpang Renggam, Johor.

The Auditor-General, in his 2014 report, had found that the full payment for the furniture was made before the goods were delivered, when it should have been the other way round.

“All the goods were received in good condition and according to actual invoice prices.

“However, it was not done according to procedure as full payment should by right be made after delivery,” Nur Jazlan said.

He said the committee was surprised at the lack of knowledge of officers with regard to procurement procedures despite clear guidelines.

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