MoF not funding IGP’s Turkey trip, says Lim

By BERNAMA / Pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL

The Finance Ministry (MoF) is not paying for the trip to Turkey by Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun and several other high-ranking Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) officers, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (picture).

He also said the trip was not approved by his ministry, but by the Malaysian Totalisator Board, which is a body under the MoF.

“The ministry has not given a single sen to Totalisator, which gets its funding from a number forecasting company (Damacai),” he told the media after presenting cheques to registered tahfiz schools in Putrajaya yesterday.

Yesterday, the Home Ministry was reported to have approved the working visit of Mohamad Fuzi and several high-ranking PDRM officers to Turkey as part of their efforts to combat online gambling.

Lim said his ministry would review the need for such approvals in the future.

“The current procedures state that as long as they have the approval of the board, there is no need for them to refer the matter to the ministry.

“Now, we need to see if Totalisator needs to get our approval first,” he said. — Bernama