Perak MB lodges report at MACC over theme park funding


IPOH: The Perak Mentri Besar's office has lodged a report with the state Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over discrepancies in funding related to the development of a theme park here.

The report was lodged Thursday (April 11) by one of Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu's special officers, alleging that additional funding had been made when developing the theme park.

"We received information that the amount used to build the theme park had exceeded more than 100% of its initial allocation.

"When we took over the state administration, we noticed that there might be some discrepancies in the funding of the theme park," he told reporters after accompanying his officer to lodge the report.

"The state Public Accounts Committee (PAC) had conducted a hearing on the issue and in my opinion, it needs further investigation.

"The theme park has also agreed to hire a private auditor to conduct an audit of their accounts, which is expected to be ready within two to three months," he added.

Ahmad Faizal said the state would give its full cooperation to MACC in order to get to the bottom of the matter.

"Should there be proof of misconduct, we will definitely take action.

"As the new state government, if we stumble on anything suspicious or odd, we need to take action," he said.

Meanwhile, Perak MACC director Datuk Mohd Fauzi Mohamad, when contacted, confirmed that the report was made.


   

Across The Star Online