RM6.5 billion food bill - Malaysia Boleh !
RM6.46 billion for the supply of fresh rations to the armed forces based in Perlis, Kedah and Penang for a period of three years, has raised the eyebrow of Petaling Jaya MP Tony Pua.
Tony Pua said the figure, obtained from the government's new procurement information website - MyProcurement, was so excessive that it was sufficient enough to purchase four Scorpene submarines.
Tony Pua has vowed to reveal more discrepancies in the government's newly-launched MyProcurement website tomorrow.
"I am compiling it now and will be able to reveal the list tomorrow,"
Pua equated the incredulous figure with the cost of four Scorpene submarines, which he used as a tongue-in-cheek example because the navy already owns two of the vessels, procured through a controversial deal.
According to The Sun, the Defence Ministry conceded that it was responsible for supplying the wrong figures and that it would make a correction soon.
The MyProcurement website was launched by Najib on April 1 with much fanfare, including promises of "real-time" information updated on an hourly basis.
Najib said that the website was launched to "boost transparency and to prevent any corrupt practices in the awarding of projects and procurement".
He said that beginning this month, successful bidders for government tenders must sign a declaration letter to pledge proper completion of projects and that they are "graft-free".
“This is our commitment to fight corruption and enhance government integrity. We want to show that we have the political will to rectify problems, unfair exercises and other negative issues related to the awarding of tenders and procurement dealings,” he said, according to Star on April 2.
As at 3.35pm today, the RM6.5 billion figure had been revised to RM6.5 million on the website.
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