PETALING JAYA: Former transport minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has given his full cooperation to the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) proceedings related to the management of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Ayer Hitam MP said that he was called by the PAC as a witness to assist the discussion on the procurement of assets including ventilators and face masks from China.
"I would like to record my gratitude to PAC chairman Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin, who had concluded that she was satisfied with my explanations," said Dr Wee at a press conference in Parliament on Thursday (Sept 21).
Dr Wee said that he had taken all questions from the PAC members who had sought clarifications on the matter.
"I can still recall what happened from day one, including my role in helping the ministry to make orders and to buy ventilators from China. My role was to make sure that face masks and ventilators are delivered to Malaysia," he said.
He added that he would not touch on the details of the proceedings and would let the report be tabled first in the Dewan Rakyat.
Dr Wee also added that he had submitted documents and media reports which were uploaded on his social media related to the matter.
The first PAC proceeding on Covid-19 pandemic management was conducted on June 15 with the second on Aug 22.
Mas Ermieyati had said recently that the PAC needs an explanation from Dr Wee as his name was mentioned in previous proceedings.