MACC says corruption serious in construction industry

KOTA BARU: Corruption in the country’s construction industry is at a serious stage, according to Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy chief commissioner Datuk Abu Kassim Mohamed.

He said this was evident from the problems associated with huge and high-value projects.

Abu Kassim said corrupt practices also caused the total cost of a contract to balloon and the quality of construction would deteriorate because corrupt contractors would not adhere to standards.

"This will lead to danger to life and property and smear the nation's image. It is a loss to the people and place a burden on the country," he said at the close of a seminar on checking corruption amongst contractors, here.

His speech was delivered by Kelantan MACC Commissioner Mohd Jaafar Hussin. -- Bernama
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