Wednesday, April 11, 2001

Sabah Government won't interfere in ACA water meter probe

New Sabah Times
Wednesday, April 11, 2001

The Sabah government will not interfere in the investigations of the Anti-Corruption Agency into alleged malpractices in a contract to change water meters in the State.

Chief Minister Datuk Chong Kah Kiat said the government would make decide on further action based on the findings of the agency.

"We are letting ACA handle this case and we advise all parties to cooperate with the agency," he said after a briefing by the Kota Kinabalu City Hall.

Last week, State ACA director Chuah Cheng Man said the agency had taken statements from several individuals from a public agency and a State government department.

The State Water Department had awarded a contract worth RM250 million to change 100,000 water metres in the State to a contractor last year.

It had been alleged that the contractor had given the project to another company for only RM17 million.

(By Raynore Mering)

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