A former top official of Tourism Malaysia and a chief executive officer of a private firm have been remanded by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for four days over a RM99 million (S$32.65 million) corruption case.
Magistrate Irza Zulaika Rohanuddin allowed the 64-year-old man, who has a Datuk title, and 32-year-old woman CEO to be remanded until Saturday (Jan 12). The two are being investigated under Section 23 of the MACC Act for abuse of power.
The contract, which was allegedly inked in a day, infamously known as the “Speedy Gonzales” deal, was done about a month before the general election last year. The contract was for the woman’s firm to act as a go-between for Tourism Malaysia and a China-based firm to promote Malaysia on social media.
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