The MACC raids 8 agencies and 9 firms over alleged misappropriation of Covid-19 funds

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MACC raids govt agencies, companies over alleged misappropriation of Covid-19 funds

By Kalbana Perimbanayagam – December 15, 2022 @ 9:48pm

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) raided eight government agencies and nine companies for their alleged involvement in misappropriation of RM92.5billon in Covid-19 funds.

A source from MACC said the raids were conducted in various parts of the country, with Selangor and Kuala Lumpur being the focus in the investigation linked to the funds allocated during the previous Perikatan Nasional-led government.

“The eight government agencies had allegedly received a ‘huge allocation’ as part of the stimulus packages approved in 2020 and 2021, during the PN administration.

“MACC also carried out nine follow-up raids on major suppliers linked to the agencies to obtain documents relevant to the ongoing investigations,” he said.
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The investigations follow allegations by Hulu Langat member of parliament Sany Hamzan, made prior to the 15th General Election, that RM600 billion in Covid-19 relief funds had been misappropriated.

The actual total of funds were RM530 billion, and MACC had previously said its investigations would focus on RM92.5 billion as the remainder had not been from allocated from government coffers.

https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2022/12/861186/macc-raids-govt-agencies-companies-over-alleged-misappropriation-covid-19

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MACC raids 8 agencies, 9 firms over alleged abuse of Covid-19 funds

Faisal Asyraf

December 15, 2022 8:21 PM

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) raided eight government agencies and nine companies today as part of its investigation into the alleged misappropriation of RM92.5 billion by the previous Perikatan Nasional-led government.

A source close to the matter said the eight government agencies received a “huge allocation” from the stimulus packages approved by the government in 2020 and 2021.

The source said that following the raids on the eight government agencies, MACC also raided nine companies “to obtain certain documents”. The nine companies are believed to be “major suppliers” of the eight agencies.

The source said it was still too early to reveal further details, adding that the investigation was still in the “first stage”.

“MACC needs more time to thoroughly review the case and trace any corruption, abuse of power, or misappropriation,” said the source.

Previously, MACC said its investigation into the purported abuse of Covid-19 stimulus packages would focus on the RM92.5 billion spent by the previous government.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/12/15/macc-raids-8-agencies-9-firms-over-alleged-abuse-of-covid-19-funds/

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