Prasarana says MACC visited office, not a raid

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Prasarana Malaysia Bhd has clarified that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) merely paid a visit to its office on Monday (Jan 4).

“It was not a raid, it was fact-finding by the MACC over the negative news that has been reported recently on Prasarana,” said its deputy chief communication and marketing officer Rafizah Amran.

She said Prasarana will cooperate with the MACC to help with its investigation.

“No laptops or phones were seized but they asked for some documents. It was just a probe,” she said at a press conference.

“This is because some of the allegations were made by prominent people on Prasarana,” she added.

Rafizah hoped that the MACC would help clear the agency from any allegations.

It was reported that former minister Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz has asked MACC to investigate complaints over the appointment of new subcontractors for the ongoing LRT3 project.

Meanwhile, MACC has begun an investigation into Prasarana.

When contacted, MACC chief commissioner Azam Baki confirmed the matter, saying they have begun an investigation into the company.

“Yes, I can confirm that MACC had begun an investigation into the issue.

“My officers went to Prasarana to take files and will call relevant witnesses,” he said in a text message.

A team of MACC officers had gone to Prasarana office located in Bangsar at about 9am yesterday.

Prior to this, The Edge has reported that Tajuddin, who is an Umno leader and Pasir Salak MP, was exerting his authority by seeking significant changes at the rail and bus transport operator.

Some of these changes have supposedly raised questions about the leadership and direction of the wholly-owned unit of the Finance Ministry.

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Jan 4, Prasarana CEO suspended since November 27 for misconduct, insubordination

Dec 30, Prasarana Mum over Report Tajuddin Is Flexing His Powers