Poor payment practices, weak enforcement reason behind RM1.71b leakage for cooking gas subsidy


“Leakages” sounds like the subsidy program is incontinent. Just say ‘theft’, ‘treason’. But will probably happen about the time ‘haze’ is called ‘blasted large-scale smoke’.

Dateline 2019-10-14, Malay Mail:

The National Audit Department has revealed some RM1.71 billion in leakages have occurred from the management of the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) subsidy by three ministries and agencies since the end of 2017.

In the Auditor-General’s (A-G) Report 2018 Series 1 on the activities of federal ministries, agencies, and statutory bodies, it stated the leakages were due to the use of government-subsidised LPG cylinders by consumers who are not from the target social categories.

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