Ex-MAS boss broke the law, says Nazri

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid, FMT

KUALA LUMPUR: Former MAS chairman Tajuddin Ramli breached the Companies Act in not disclosing his interests when he was with the national carrier, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nazri Aziz told the Dewan Rakyat today.

“Evidence shows that he breached Section 131 of the Companies Act, which involves disclosure of interests,” he said in response to Lim Kit Siang (DAP-Ipoh Timur), who noted that there had been no prosecution against Tajuddin despite the reports MAS had lodged with the police and anti-graft authorities.

Lim asked if the Attorney-General had the right to absolve Tajuddin of criminal liabilities.

Nazri said Tajuddin had incurred a compound fine but the Attorney-General had delayed action on the fine because a civil suit had yet to be resolved.

“As the case involves a civil claim that has not been resolved, he asked the Attorney-General’s Chambers to delay the compound. The AG’s Chambers has granted the request.”

In August, Putrajaya directed all government-linked companies (GLCs), including MAS, to drop all civil suits against Tajuddin.