By SHAZNI ONG / Pic By TMR
Officials at the Federal Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority Bhd (Felcra) has filed a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on several discrepancies manifested in its latest management audit.
Felcra CEO Mohd Nazrul Izam Mansor said the comprehensive management audit was executed following an instruction by chairman Datuk Mohd Nageeb Abdul Wahab on his first day at the office.
“External and internal auditors conducted reviews and investigations thoroughly and discovered certain findings that require further investigations by the MACC.
“I have therefore lodged a report with the MACC to investigate some of the findings in the management audit to safeguard the public’s interest, particularly the government, Felcra members and the entire staff,” he said in a statement released on Wednesday.
Mohd Nazrul added that Felcra management will provide full cooperation to MACC during the investigation period and will ensure that any party found involved and guilty will be judged fairly and accordingly.
Mohd Nazrul, however, did not disclose any details of the discrepancies and the report.
It is also not determined if the report is related to MACC’s Sept 18 raid at the company’s subsidiary in Setapak, which is connected to the graft buster’s probe into a certain “53-year-old individual” for alleged power abuse and misappropriation.
During the Sept 18 raid, various documents on Felcra’s training contracts worth RM4 million were seized.
At Felcra’s press conference on Oct 19, Mohd Nageeb made it his priority to conduct a management audit. According to Mohd Nageeb, he wanted to distance the state-owned agency from other scandal-plagued entities like Felda and Lembaga Tabung Haji.
“The whole idea is to clear external perceptions that we are another GLC (government-linked company) that is not doing well and there is a lot of hanky-panky business going on.”