KUALA LUMPUR: The Youth and Sports Ministry will restart its corruption-risk management plan (CRM) to clear the ministry of its notorious reputation.
Deputy Minister Steven Sim (pic) said the ministry was in the Top 10 most corrupt ministries list according to a report by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in 2016.
In the MACC’s Public Service Corruption Report, the Ministry ranked eighth among 25 ministries at the time.
He said it was also discovered that between 2016 and 2018, out of the RM777.14mil of procurement value in contracts, a total of RM357.80mil (46%) was done by direct negotiation and limited tender, instead of open tender.
“Even after a corruption scandal in the ministry was exposed last year, the ministry still had many projects done without open tender.
“In that same year, the ministry with MACC had started a CRM programme but this was halted in May last year.
“The MACC has now ordered us to reinstate the programme and we will do so, as we are committed to a total revamp of the ministry,” he told a press conference in Parliament on Thursday.
The ministry is expected to address this issue and more in a winding-up speech during the motion to debate the Royal Address here later Thursday.