MACC to probe failure to complete uCustoms system



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MACC Chief Commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki said he had tasked his Deputy Commissioner (Operations) Datuk Seri Ahmad Khusairi Yahya to lead a working group to investigate the issue raised in the Auditor General’s report (LKAN) 2019, series 2. – Photo by Bernama

PUTRAJAYA (September 29): The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will investigate uCustoms system worth RM 397.43 million, which has yet to be completed since the project began in October 2013 .

MACC Chief Commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki said he had tasked his Deputy Commissioner (Operations) Datuk Seri Ahmad Khusairi Yahya to lead a working group to investigate the issue raised in the Auditor General’s report (LKAN) 2019 series 2.

“The investigation will look into any corruption and abuse of power committed,” he told Bernama today.

The LKAN 2019 Series 2 which was filed in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday revealed that the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) uCustoms system to replace the Customs Information System was not completed within 86 months after receiving five time extensions (EOT).

According to the audit report, a total of RM 272.99 million was paid to vendors and the project management office, while a single found damage (DAL) amounting to RM 55,660 was imposed .

The Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Wong Kah Woh, urged the MACC to conduct an immediate investigation into the uCustoms system because the project is not finished but (the government) still has to pay.

Azam said the MACC obtained the uCustoms system documents from JKDM to assist with the investigation.

“So far, no one has been called to help with the investigation,” he said, adding that the MACC would also get a briefing from the auditor general. – Bernama







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