MACC probes alleged misappropriation of funds involving Umno supreme council member

The MACC has confirmed receiving a report alleging that an Umno Supreme Council member was involved in the misappropriation of funds in a software development project for the MCMC. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
The MACC has confirmed receiving a report alleging that an Umno Supreme Council member was involved in the misappropriation of funds in a software development project for the MCMC. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has confirmed receiving a report alleging that an Umno Supreme Council member was involved in the misappropriation of funds in a software development project for the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) yesterday.

In a statement today, the MACC said the report was received from the police, following a public complaint.

“The MACC will investigate the report which was obtained prior to opening an investigation on the allegation.

“The individual involved will be called to testify, if necessary, to assist in the investigations,” it said, adding the commission would also cooperate with MCMC to obtain information regarding the allegation.

A local portal had reported that a complaint alleging a foundation owned by a member of the Umno supreme council had misappropriated funds worth RM2.7 million.

The police report was lodged at the Dang Wangi police headquarters on Monday.

Dang Wangi police chief ACP Mohd Sukri Kaman confirmed receiving the report. — Bernama