Agreements not required for emergency procurement of ventilators, says health ministry
Deputy Health Minister Lukanisman Awang Sauni says ventilators were procured on a cash-and-carry basis with no proper procedures during the Covid-19 pandemic.
RM13 million losses as only 28 of 136 ventilators procured could be used, audit report shows
The remaining 108 units, supplied by a company only referred to as 260790-T, could not be used because they were unsuitable and unsafe for patients.
Revealed: Warning by medical experts over ventilators sold to Hungary by Malaysian businessman
Authorities in UK had withdrawn hundreds of units while those in Colombia instructed the removal of others after a number of patient deaths.
Hungarian opposition welcomes news of raid in Malaysia amid protests over ventilator deal
This comes amid an investigation involving Vinod Sekhar, on the back of a lucrative deal to sell medical ventilators to Hungary.
MalaysiaNow target of fake complaints over controversial mega-contract involving Msian businessman
This is said to be a common tactic to silence critics and journalists who carry damning reports which are difficult to counter or rebut.
Watchdog presses Hungary govt to reveal details of half-a-billion dollar contract to Malaysian businessman
Transparency International says it is prepared for a lengthy court process as it steps up its scrutiny of the controversial purchase of ventilators last year.
Hungary anti-graft body describes ventilators deal as ‘hotbed of abuse’
This comes as a Malaysian businessman defends his part of the huge contract as being 'above board'.
Malaysian businessman gets lion’s share of multibillion-dollar Hungary deal
The deal to supply ventilators to Hungary was one of scores of purchases by Budapest in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic last year.