Govt bodies wrap up one more scandalous year

Source: The Malaysian Insight 

The Malaysian Insight

Allegations of dodgy land and property purchases, as well as fraud and theft of public funds kept Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission busy in 2017. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, January 1, 2018.

IN 2016, Malaysians were variously entertained and provoked by one exposé after another on state investor 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

The scandals did not let up in 2017, as Malaysians were treated to a buffet of revelations of fraud, power abuse and impropriety involving a greater range of statutory bodies and agencies.

Malaysians were informed of alleged wrongdoings in Felda and Mara, both of which lost millions of ringgit because of mismanagement, bad business decisions, corruption, and power abuse.

Graft-busters were kept busy investigating allegations of dodgy land and property purchases, as well as fraud and theft of public funds.

Below is a compilation of the scandals that broke last year, some of which are still developing as investigations continue.  Read more

Mara yet to decide on courses to be dropped for sponsorship list, Ismail Sabri says

Source: The Malay Mail Online

KOTA MARUDU, Jan 31 — Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob says Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) has not decided on the courses to be dropped from the sponsorship list of foreign universities.

“However, we may introduce twinning programmes of two years abroad and two years at home,” he told reporters after attending a Meet-The-People programme at the Kampung Tinangol Long House here, today. Read more

C4 Statement: One Scandal Too Many – Najib’s administration leaves a murky, dangerous international money trail

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A C4 STATEMENT

23 June 2015

ONE SCANDAL TOO MANY – NAJIB’S ADMINISTRATION LEAVES A MURKY, DANGEROUS INTERNATIONAL MONEY TRAIL

The Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) is shocked at yet another revelation, bordering on corruption, involving Malaysian officials, which has surfaced in the Australian media today.

C4 urges the Malaysian government to respond immediately to the report in The Age which alleged several damning details, that MARA, a government institution set up to aid poor Malays, has been implicated in a RM65 million Australian property scam.

Screen grab of The Age's report "Corrupt overseas buyers ramp up property price, burn locals" published on 23 June 2015

Screen grab of The Age’s report “Corrupt overseas buyers ramp up property price, burn locals” published on 23 June 2015

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