Bestinet told PAC unauthorised users were approved by HR Ministry personnel, report shows

PETALING JAYA: The 24 unauthorised users under the Foreign Workers Centralised Management System had been approved by Human Resources Ministry officers, Bestinet Sdn Bhd says.

In the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report regarding the management of the system, Bestinet Sdn Bhd chief technology officer Muhammad Shukri Abdul Mutalib told the PAC that the company had informed the Human Resources Ministry that its own officers had given the approval for the 24 users.

"Based on our technical findings, we informed the Human Resources Ministry that all 24 applications were approved its own officers.

"In terms of reporting, we have already submitted it to the Human Resources Ministry and told them who the approving officers were," he said.

In response, Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin asked if that meant the issue of the unauthorised users had been identified.

"So, what you mean is that the issue of the 24 unauthorised users has been identified and the accompanying report sent to the Human Resources Ministry, correct?" she asked.

Both Muhammad Shukri and Bestinet Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Muhammad Shukri Abdul Mutalib were quoted in the report as stating the affirmative.

At a press conference Wednesday (July 3) at the Parliament media room, the PAC chairman said the PAC found there were 24 unauthorised users that had approved applications to bring in foreign workers.

She added that the committee found flaws in the identification monitoring in the management systems where two IDs (identification tags) did not belong to any Human Resources Ministry officer.

“The 24 unauthorised users had already approved 24 applications by employers. This case has been reported to the police to conduct investigations on the matter,” she said in a press conference at the Parliament media room here, Wednesday.

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