Outgoing MACC chief threatens to sue

(Free Malaysia Today) – Ahmad Said Hamdan, the outgoing chief of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is threatening to sue anyone accusing him of wrongdoing or abuse of power in connection with allegations over a RM7.5 million uniform contract.

“Yes, I did recommend a company that specialised in the tailoring of sensitive uniforms, but the decision to award the contract was by the Treasury,” a news report quoted him as saying in reaction to a police report lodged by Kapar MP S. Manickavasam of PKR.

“I have nothing to do with the company concerned and I reserve the right to sue anyone who claims that I am involved or have abused my power.”

Manickavasagam claimed in his report lodged at the Klang police station yesterday that a RM7.5mil contract for the new MACC staff uniform had been awarded to a company through direct negotiations without open tender.

He accused Ahmad Said of giving the contract without following proper procedures.

The cost of the uniforms had ballooned several times after the tailoring was subcontracted to two other companies located in Kajang and Kuala Lumpur, Manickavasagam alleged.

He said he had  documents and  invoices to substantiate his allegations and would be bringing up the matter in the coming parliamentary sitting.

Klang district police chief Asst Comm Mohamad Mat Yusop confirmed the report.