MINISTRY LODGES POLICE REPORT OVER ALLEGED SLANDER IN PROCUREMENT SCANDAL

THE Health Ministry have lodged police reports claiming slanderous claims made on social media alleging five officers connected to its Minister Adham Baba and the ministry being arrested by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) yesterday.

In a statement today, the Health Ministry said the report was made at the Putrajaya police headquarters today over allegedly slanderous postings on several Facebook accounts including one under the name Teuku Shafiz Rullah and ‘STEADYAKU47’, as well as a Twitter account under the name Fadzilah Mamat @fadzilahmamat.

“The Facebook postings and Tweets had claimed the MACC arrested two senior officers of the Health Minister and three ministry officers. The postings also claimed that the Health Minister was also involved in the investigations by MACC over a company that was granted a RM30 million contract,” the statement read.

It stated the ministry’s disappointment at the slanderous claims and hoped the police and Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) would investigate the said Facebook and Twitter accounts, and take the necessary action.

The Ministry also hoped netizens would stop sharing postings regarding the slanderous claims.

It is understood the MACC have yet to haul up any individuals as investigations were launched yesterday into a procurement of Covid 19 testing mechanisms worth RM30 million, said to have been granted to a company which had real estate as its nature of business.

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