“MACC boss’ no case against Asian Mobility by relying solely on media reports is absurd, not acceptable”

The MACC cannot dismiss the allegations of wrongdoings on the part of the company before a preliminary investigation had been conducted. Definitively not the dismissal of the case on the ground of media reports.

Prof Ramasamy Palanisamy, Focus Malaysia

IT IS utterly preposterous for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to dismiss allegations of wrongdoing on the part of the Selangor state government to award the transport-related project to Asian Mobility Technologies Sdn Bhd whose CEO Ramachandran Muniandy is the husband of Youth and Sports Minister Hannah Yeoh.

How could the graft buster’s chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki dismiss allegations of cronyism or favouritism without even a preliminary investigation?

Sure enough, it was the Selangor state government and related Federal agencies that awarded the project to Asian Mobility Technologies and one other company.

Yeoh was not part of the department or the ministry that awarded the project to the company helmed by her husband.

Hence, Azam has simplistically concluded from reading media publications that Yeoh, her husband or the awarding agency did no wrong.

This is the first time I am hearing that the MACC depends on the media to decide whether to investigate a case or not.

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