Malaysia’s Finance Ministry unearths S$3.2b gas pipeline scandal

July 11, 2018

Dateline 2018-06-05, Straits Times:

Malaysia’s Finance Ministry has discovered dubious payments made in two pipeline projects, with nearly 90 per cent of the contracts worth RM9.4 billion (S$3.2 billion) being paid out but only 13 per cent of the work being completed.

The projects – one multi-product petroleum pipeline running from Melaka and Negeri Sembilan to Kedah, and a gas pipeline from Kimanis to Sandakan and Tawau, all in Sabah – were handled by Suria Strategic Energy Resources (SSER), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Ministry of Finance.