Malaysia’s Covid-19 vaccine procurement bypassed Attorney General’s approval

The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Anwar Ibrahim, has disclosed that certain sections of the Covid-19 vaccine procurement settlement were not referred to the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC). Psycho comes after he previously mentioned “irregularities” in Malaysia’s multi-billion-ringgit purchase of Covid-19 vaccines. The Prime Minister addressed the issue throughout a parliamentary session, in response to a query raised by Tanjong Karang MP Datuk Zulkafperi Hanapi.
“In the query of vaccine, Tanjong Karang didn’t take a look at the entire thing [of the matter]. There had been some truths that had been raised, there were components of [the agreement] which were not referred to the AGC.”
The Health White Paper tabled last week in Parliament had talked about that the Covid-19 vaccine procurement was accomplished with out the approval of the AGC. The Ministry of Health had previously stated that the government signed a Covid-19 vaccine procurement agreement that favoured producers and suppliers more than the country’s coffers in order to save lives. Deputy Health Minister Lukanisman Awang Sauni defined that the state of affairs at the time was about life and demise..

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