Home Ministry reviewing implementation of costly projects

Last update: 05/07/2018

PUTRAJAYA, July 5 (Bernama) -- The Home Ministry is reviewing the implementation of projects with high financial implications to the country, according to its secretary-general Datuk Seri Alwi Ibrahim.

He said the move was in line with the improvement of governance and government's efforts to rationalise expenditure.

"These projects include the National Immigration Control System (SKIN) and others," he said in a statement here today.

In May, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad revealed that the national debt had reached an alarming RM1 trillion.

To reduce national borrowings, he also announced that several mega projects worth billions of ringgit such as the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit Line 3, were cancelled.

In addition, Dr Mahathir also announced the disbandment of government-related agencies and institutions to reduce government spending including the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD), Special Affairs Department (JASA) and the National Council of Professors (MPN).