The individual arrested for allegedly embezzling RM24.8 million from the South Kelantan Development Authority (Kesedar) purportedly misused the identification of nine other employees to transfer the money out.
Rural and Regional Development Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi revealed that the assistant accountant had done this “cunning act” over the course of eight years.
“The steps I took after I came to this ministry were not only based on the audit reports, but nine individuals in Kesedar had their identification used by the (assistant accountant) to embezzle almost RM25 million (over) a long period of time.
“I think this is a cunning act done by the relevant assistant accountant,” said Zahid, who is also the deputy prime minister.
He said this in a press conference after launching the anti-sexual harassment advocacy roadshow at the Doubletree Hotel in Putrajaya today. – Malaysiakini