PAC to resume investigation of Covid-19 vaccine procurement procedures on Tuesday (July 27)

PETALING JAYA: Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will resume its investigation of government Covid-19 vaccine procurement procedures by calling up Khairy Jamaluddin, says chairman Wong Kah Woh.

Wong said that apart from the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme coordinating minister, the committee will also call Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz and Accountant-General Datuk Dr Yacob Mustafa to testify.

"The PAC started hearings on Jan 5 on Covid-19 vaccine procurement for the nation by calling up Khairy and Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba," Wong said in a statement on Wednesday (July 21).

He said Khairy, who is also Science, Technology and Innovation Minister, would resume testifying to the committee on July 27.

He added that Tengku Zafrul would attend hearings on the morning of July 28, with Yacob to testify in the afternoon.

On Jan 5, Wong said, the PAC was satisfied with the explanation given by Khairy, Dr Adham and Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah during the initial hearing.

There had been calls by Opposition lawmakers for the PAC to conduct a probe of the procurement of vaccines by the government.

The PAC is expected to table its report on its findings and recommendations following the completion of its inquiry later this year.

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