Malaysia: Another top Malaysian official charged with corruption

Author(s): Sumisha Naidu | Date: January 10, 2017 | Language: English
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The former CEO and managing director of Malaysia’s Tekun Nasional was charged with two counts of corruption on Monday (Jan 9).
Abdul Rahim Hassan pleaded not guilty to charges of soliciting and accepting a bribe of RM36,000 (US$8,000) from a debt collection company in 2015. Tekun is a government agency that provides financing to Bumiputera entrepreneurs, or indigenous and ethnic Malay entrepreneurs.
Abdul Rahim is the latest top official to be hauled to court by Malaysia’s anti-corruption commission.
Last week, the graft busting body arrested the secretary-general of the rural and regional development ministry and his two sons after it unearthed gold assets and cash worth about US$600 million in several safe deposit boxes.

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