Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Pua: RM7 mil budget for EAIC but only 1 investigating officer?

I guess the officer was paid handsomely to stand 'handsomely' in his office.

Tony says ;

In response to accusation that he had not been giving constructive criticism, Petaling Jaya Utara member of parliament Tony Pua took to task both Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission chairperson Heliliah Mohd Yusof and minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Paul Low.

Pua questioned Heliliah's statement that the opposition would never admit a government agency had done a good job.

“Let me declare upfront that I will be the first to praise the Government if the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) and bring to book all who are guilty of misconduct. And this will certainly not be my first time doing so.

"However, I’d like to ask the Chairperson of EAIC if she actually thinks that the Commission has delivered anywhere remotely close to what was promised?” said Pua.

He said despite being given RM7 million annually for the past three years, the EAIC had only one investigating officer as part of a 23-man staff including clerks and drivers.

"The fact that the Government isn’t serious, with only 1 investigating officer today to 'look after' 19 government agencies is proof of the intent for the entire exercise to fail,” he said, adding that commission had only recommended one disciplinary action and two warnings to civil servants to date.