LAST_UPDATEFri, 20 Jul 2018 10pm

MACC Raids Links To Probe On RM16 Million Payments To Unisel Contractor

SHAH ALAM: Raids by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission on offices linked to the Selangor state government is linked to a probe into payments totalling RM16 million allegedly made to a company that had its contract terminated earlier.

Sources with the MACC told two payments appeared to have been paid by the state owned Selangor Menteri Besar Incorporated to Jana Niaga Sdn Bhd that had its contract terminated by Universiti Selangor (Unisel) in 2012.

The payments were made two installments, RM10 million in 2015 and RM6 million in 2016.

Jana Niaga had a maintenance contract at the Unisel student accomodation at its main campus in Bestari Jaya.

"MACC today raided five locations, namely Unisel offices in Shah Alam and Bestari Jaya, JNSB offices in Desa Pandan (Kuala Lumpur) and Bestari Jaya, and MBI office in Section 14 Shah Alam.

"The operation was carried out to gather information and documents regarding the RM16m payment made by MBI to JNSB, which was responsible to carry out student accommodation maintenance works at Unisel's main campus in Bestari Jaya.

"From initial information that MACC received, MBI had made the payment through two transactions in 2015 and 2016 when JNSB's contract had been terminated by Unisel.

"The focus of MACC probe was to determine reasons behind the payment despite JNSB's failure to execute their duty as per contract signed for works in Unisel around 2012."

Meanwhile, MACC Investigation Division director Datuk Simi Abd Ghani said its investigators seized documents from the premises to facilitate their investigation.

"Investigation into the case is still at its early stage and we will collect all evidences and credible information before taking further actions.

"The documents seized would first have to be analysed by our investigators," he added.