Sunday, April 2, 2023

Documents related to Telekom Malaysia seized by MACC

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers have seized several documents and files from both Telekom Malaysia (TM) and a company linked to Alcatel Lucent (ALU) in connection with alleged bribes that led to the award of a US$85mil (RM263.5mil) contract several years ago.

Sources familiar with the investigation said the officers seized the files while recording statements from several TM and ALU staff.

“At least three more ALU staff members are expected to be interviewed within the next 24 hours,” they said.

They also said initial investigations showed no top TM executive was involved in any shady dealing and that others could have had a hand in the matter.

They said the investigations would take time as the MACC was looking at all transactions, including TM’s system and procedures in calling for tenders.

It is learnt that at least three MACC officers met with a top ALU team comprising its country head and officials from the finance and legal departments.

Continue reading on TheStar– written by B.K Sidhu

Kugan is the co-founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy

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