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'Speedy Gonzales' deal: CEO, ex-Tourism M'sia official in court as MACC seeks remand

Jan 09. 2019
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PUTRAJAYA: A former top official of Tourism Malaysia has been arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over funds from the agency involving millions of ringgit. 

 

PUTRAJAYA: A former top official of Tourism Malaysia and a chief executive officer of a private firm were brought to the magistrate's court here by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to be remanded.

The 64-year-old top official and the 32-year-old woman CEO were arrested on Tuesday over allegations of involvement in a questionable RM99.693mil project.

MACC officials brought the two in separate cars to the Putrajaya court complex at 9am Wednesday (Jan 9).

The two were clad in the orange MACC lock-up garb and both covered their faces from the press.

The contract was for the firm to act as a go-between for Tourism Malaysia and a China-based firm to promote Malaysia on social media.

The deal was said to be done against Tourism Malaysia's procurement regulations and done hastily without due diligence.

 

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