Rampant corruption is clearly evident in the storage of government rice after just two days of a nationwide audit, says ML Panadda Diskul, permanent secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office.
ML Panadda, who heads the audit exercise for the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), said inspections so far indicated that past checks of government rice stocks had been done carelessly and some reports were false.
The latest round of inspections that started on Thursday found large amounts of rice were missing. The teams also found good rice replaced with bad grain, rotten rice at some locations, skipped fumigation routines and uncategorised piles of rice stacked up to obstruct examination, ML Panadda wrote on his Facebook page.
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