ANOTHER GLC DATUK ARRESTED FOR GRAFT – THIS TIME OVER E-CHIP PASSPORTS

KUALA LUMPUR – A chief executive officer, who is a Datuk and an international sales manager, both from a government-linked company (GLC) dealing in electronic chip-based passports was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today for graft involving the supply of e-passports in an African country.

The 58-year-old CEO and 36-year-old manager were arrested at their homes in Tropicana Indah, Petaling Jaya and Taman Desa, Jalan Kelang Lama respectively by the MACC in an operation codenamed “Ops Guinea” today.

Sources said both men had allegedly solicited bribes from a private company overseas for the supply of e-passports their company dealt with.

The foreign company had apparently signed a 15-year deal with the GLC for the supply of chip-based e-passports.

– Sundaily

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