PETALING JAYA: The Social Security Organisation (Socso) has warned that it will not compromise with anyone abusing its benefits, said its chief executive Datuk Seri Dr Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed.
He said Socso viewed the falsification of claims by its contributors or any parties as a serious offence as it did not only involve fraud but was also unfair to genuine beneficiaries.
“In its mission to provide the best social security protection to employees and their dependants, Socso will continuously monitor all claims for fraud elements. Each claim for Socso benefits will be processed in accordance with the provisions and conditions stipulated under the laws enforced by Socso,” he said in a statement.
According to Socso statistics, there were 159 suspected cases of fraud last year.
“Of the total, 100 cases have been investigated and closed, six cases are still under investigation and 53 are new cases.
“We are working closely with the police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate all fraud cases in order to eliminate unethical activities,” said Mohammed Azman.
“We expect more people to be charged in court this year for fraud cases involving Socso claims,” he added.
He also noted that Socso services were free of charge and there was no need for contributors to engage a middleman or other parties to help them submit their claims.