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by rahmah ghazali
Nur Jazlan Mohamed
KUALA LUMPUR: Public Accounts Committee chairman Nur Jazlan Mohamed claims that the procedures used by the government to investigate irregularities are 'rigged' so that no one takes blame when corruption is involved.
Speaking to The Star Online during a recent interview here, the three-term Pulai member of Parliament said most of the investigations carried out by the parliamentary committee will always yield results that are according to procedure.
"Together with these rigged processes in government departments, people say it is usually futile for us to investigate anything," said Nur Jazlan.
He then cited the Home Ministry's 6P amnesty programme's biometric identification as an example.
"There was a big announcement about that and a lot of people signed up, but a year or two later, why are raids are still carried out by the immigration to find illegal (immigrants)?," he said, referring to the recent crackdowns.
"We also need the involvement of the Auditor-General's department. The PAC needs to be involved at the start of the inception of a project to know the actual use and objective of the project instead of when the project is already cooked.
"The KLIA2 project, from an initial budget of RM1bil, ballooned to RM4bil. That's 300% more than the original cost. So it is better for us to be involved during the inception to ensure transparency. At least there are checks and balances from the start.
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