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Former Treasury sec-gen lodges report on GST refund money

Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah

Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah

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PUTRAJAY — Aug. 10, 2018: Former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Mohd. Irwan Serigar today lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission over the alleged loss of RM18 billion meant for refunds of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

He was at the MACC headquarters for about two hours, driven there himself.

Irwan later told reporters that he made a report so as to find out the truth because he felt that the allegation was unfounded. He will also make a police report later in the day.

He had yesterday denied the allegation by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng that there was a shortfall of RM18 billion from the RM19.4 billion meant for the refunds.

“The MACC gave the assurance that it will investigate. The money did not go missing… it was placed in the consolidated fund,” stated Irwan, reiterating what he had said yesterday. — Bernama

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