PETALING JAYA: The Government does not rule the possibility of dropping heads of certain departments found guilty of abetting in matters that did not do the country good during the previous administration.
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said this will be one of his reform agendas, which will be implemented soon.
This move is necessary to ensure that the government administrative machinery is not tainted with destructive practices.
“Certain heads of department will have to go. I found that some of them were aiding and abetting with the previous kleptrocatic leadership.”
“Some people close to me were visited by the Inland Revenue Board and also the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), and claimed they were charged additional tax (during the previous administration).
“I wil give their money back,” he said, at a Press conference, after swearing in as the seventh Prime Minister, yesterday.
Dr Mahathir said the country is currently also facing financial management problems, after the Bank Negara revealed that the total government borrowings from financial institutions of the previous administration amounted close to RM800 bilion.
“But I believe the hidden amount has reached RM1 trilion,” he said.
Reports by: Manirajan Ramasamy, Mohd Nasaruddin Parzi, Arfa Yunus, Farhana Syed Lokman and Beatrice Nita Jay.