MACC and Socso to probe PenjanaKerjaya programme for fake claims

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 13 Jul 2022

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and Social Security Organisation (Socso) has launched an operation to investigate allegations of false claims and misappropriation of incentives under the PenjanaKerjaya.

Code-named Ops Hire, the operation is being conducted simultaneously nationwide, said the anti-graft agency.

"The MACC and Socso have developed information through monitoring and intelligence on funds recipients.

"We found that there are employers who have submitted false claims and misappropriated funds," it said on Wednesday (July 13).

The MACC said it viewed the matter seriously as the programme was of public interest.

"We assure the public that a comprehensive investigation will be conducted to ensure action will be taken against those involved," it said.

PenjanaKerjaya was announced by former prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin under the National Economic Recovery Plan, offering financial incentives of between RM600 and RM1,000 to employers for each employee or apprentice employed for up to six months.

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