[Bernama] Twenty Four Cabinet Committees Formed Since 2004

2 07 2008

KUALA LUMPUR, July 1 (Bernama) — A total of 24 Cabinet Committees (CCs) were set up since 2004, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz told the Dewan Rakyat Tuesday.

He said 10 of them were chaired by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, nine by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and and the remaining by other ministers.

“The CCs were formed to scrutinise certain issues and find suitable approaches to tackle them.

“They also involve the private sector, non-government organisations and academicians,” he said in his written reply to Fong Po Kuan (DAP-Batu Gajah).

Nazri said among the issues handled included inflation, the drug problem, public transportation, illegal immigrants, environment and waste management, sports development and tourism.

Nazri also disclosed that between 2007 and April 2008, 141 civil servants were charged by the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) for offences under the Anti Corruption Act 1997.

He said they comprised of personnel from the top management, professional and support groups.

“During the period, two were found guilty, one not guilty, three were discharged not amounting to an acquittal, three cases were withdrawn, and 132 cases before the courts,” he said in his written reply to Teo Nie Ching (DAP-Serdang).

This article is taken from Bernama.




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