Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol. 38 No. 22. September 11, 1975
4-7-75 — Health Minister Admits Corruption in His Ministry
Health Minister Admits Corruption in His Ministry
Malaysian Health Minister Tan Sri Lee Siok Yew said that he was aware of a racket selling and buying government supplied DDT. The DDT was for use in the malaria eradication programme. 'We understand that in certain areas part of the DDT supplied is being sold to some people who use the insecticide as a weed killer. The DDT is sold at about $2 a gallon when it costs the government $10 a gallon.'
He said certain staff in his Ministry and in certain local authorities were involved in the racket.