MACC denies portal’s claim on impending arrests of Petronas officers

Zaidi Azmi
Written by Zaidi Azmi

KUALA LUMPUR – February 8, 2019: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has brushed off a claim by a news portal that it will arrest two Petronas senior officers over abuse of power that led to the rehiring of an engineering firm for a project.

“I do not know how Sabahkini got the story,” read a one-liner WhatsApp response by MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd. Shukri Abdull to a query on Sabahkini’s report on a decision to award Uzma Engineering Sdn. Bhd. a contract.

Sabahkini had also claimed that Uzma’s rehiring, through direct negotiation, reeked of wrongdoing as there was a problem with a project about a year ago that the company had undertaken.

Quoting an employee of Petronas, Sabahkini reported that the officers were being investigated by the MACC.

Sources at the MACC headquarters also denied about receiving a report lodged on February 1 by the employee who Sabahkini had quoted.



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Zaidi Azmi

Zaidi Azmi

If Zaidi Azmi isn’t busy finding his way in the city, this 26-year-old northern kampung boy can be found struggling to make sense of the Malaysian political scene. Zaidi can be reached at zaidiazmi91@gmail.com.