PETALING JAYA: Out of the RM530bil spent by the government on Covid-19 management in 2020 and 2021, only RM92.5bil had been government funds, said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
The anti-graft body said due to this, its investigation into the alleged misappropriation of funds by the previous government will now focus on the RM92.5bil.
MACC said the Finance Ministry has provided it with details on the breakdown of the funds under the economic stimulus packages in 2020 and 2021 for Covid-19 management.
“Initial investigations found that an estimated RM530bil was allocated.
“Based on that amount, RM92.5bil involved government funds while RM437.5bil was not from government funds.
“Therefore, the focus of MACC’s investigation will be on the RM92.5bil,” it said in a statement yesterday.
It added that the ministry is detailing the breakdown and will submit it to the MACC next week.
On Dec 6, MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki said it had opened an investigation paper into the alleged misappropriation of RM600bil in funds by a previous government.