Ex-Tekun CEO charged with corruption

Source: The Malay Mail Online

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SHAH ALAM, Jan 9 — Former Tekun Nasional head Datuk Abdul Rahim Hassan was charged with corruption today over an RM36,000 bribe.

The former chief executive and managing director of the government agency in charge of providing the Bumiputera funding to start businesses was charged with two counts of corruption at the Shah Alam Sessions Court here after allegedly accepting RM36,000 in 2015.

The sum, 10 per cent out of Tekun’s delinquent debt collection for November 2014, was alleged to be an inducement to conduct a transaction to help speed up payment to a debt collection company, Pasadana Sdn Bhd, amounting to RM360,000.

Abdul Rahim was accused of receiving the sum at the Shah Alam Club here from a Abdul Muhsin Abdul Rahman.

He was also charged with soliciting the RM36,000 via SMS to induce the said transaction between 8.30pm and 9pm on January 13, 2015. Read more