MACC finds dubious expenses in Mara credit card transactions

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The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has found several dubious expenses in a probe into allegations of abuse of Mara Corp credit cards.

A source from MACC said the management of Mara Corp, an investment holding company of Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara), has been asked to come to the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya tomorrow to explain the guidelines for the use of the agency’s corporate credit cards.

“In MACC’s investigation into the misuse of Mara Corp’s credit cards since last week, we found dubious expenses involving several purchases of goods and services that were not related to the agency, from March to December last year,” he told Bernama.

He, however, declined to comment further on the goods and services purchased using the credit cards.

Last Thursday, it was reported MACC had begun investigating allegations of credit card misuse by the top management of Mara Corp.

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Meanwhile, on the progress of investigations into allegations of misconduct and integrity on several Mara senior officers, he said statements from 17 individuals had been recorded so far, and 10 more would be called this week.

“We expect that this Thursday, the investigation paper related to this case will be submitted to the deputy public prosecutor for further action,” he said.

On February 5, MACC confirmed receiving a report on integrity issues concerning several senior Mara officials, which are being investigated internally by the agency.

Two days later, MACC raided Mara and Mara Corp offices. The agency seized documents consisting of proposal papers and minutes of board meetings, financial documents and payroll, as well as documents concerning human resources.

Earlier reports:

Feb 7, MACC raids Mara offices over alleged power abuse

Feb 5, MACC to investigate allegations of corruption in Mara