Malaysia: High-ranking KL official under corruption probe

Author(s): Bavani M. | Date: September 5, 2016 | Language: English
Source: http://news.asiaone.com/ | URL: http://goo.gl/1uc3VU | Type: Text

Another high-ranking Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) official has come under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) spotlight for alleged abuse of power and corruption.
It is learnt that the said official who is with City Hall’s Engineering Mechanical and Electrical Department is being investigated for a multi-million ringgit Cheras Crematorium maintenance contract.
The senior official had awarded two contracts between 2015 and 2016, namely the maintenance of cremation burners and the purchase of additional six cremation burners worth RM10 million (S$3 million) for the underutilised crematorium.
The maintenance contract involves the upkeep of seven cremation burners, costing RM 7 million for three years.
MACC initiated the investigation as it deemed the contract value was exorbitant and that DBKL was being overcharged by 1,500 per cent, based on the market rate.

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