Irregularity has taken place in the repair of the Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (SJKC) Kung Yu in Muar, Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said Sunday.
As such, he said, he would recommend action against the Public Works Department (PWD) officer and the contractor.
However, that would depend on the final report to be prepared by PWD Deputy Director-General II Dr Judin Abd Karim in two weeks, he told reporters after opening the 13th Malaysian Indian Youth Council general meeting, here.
"I received a report from the PWD in Muar and I was not satisfied with it. So, I instructed Deputy Director-General II to investigate.”
"His preliminary report shows the work carried out at the school did not adhere to procedure and there was an error in the payment," he said.
Samy Vellu explained that according to the preliminary report, the contractor had carried out work to the tune of between RM3,000 and RM4,000 while the allocation was RM29,500.
"We also found that much of the work was imperfect," he said.
He said the PWD Director-General could take action against the relevant PWD officer while the contractor would be referred to the Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Ministry for action.
Problems in the repair work were first raised by Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Ong Tee Keat last month, and he sparked off a controversy as he also chided the Education Ministry for failing to monitor the work.
Irregularity my ar$e!
Why won’t he call a spade a spade, and why refer to the PWD Director or the Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Ministry when a report ought to have been made to the Police.