Chairman of company under Education Ministry to face graft charges today

Datuk Abdul Rahman Mohamed Shariff. Source (pic): MMO

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Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) chairman Datuk Abdul Rahman Mohamed Shariff is expected to be charged in court today for corruption and power abuse.

According to news reports, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in a statement said Abdul Rahman will face three charges under the Penal Code at the sessions court in Kuala Lumpur at 9am.

On the 22nd of January 2019, Maszlee visited the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) as part of his working visit to London, accompanied by Abdul Rahman Mohamed in the latter’s capacity as Chairman of EMGS.

Later in the year year, it was reported that a newly-registered political party had called on the ministry to terminate the contract given to EMGS to manage study visas, claiming the company had charged RM1,000 for each student for the purpose.


SUBANG JAYA: Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) chairman Datuk Abdul Rahman Mohamed Shariff is expected to be charged in court today for corruption and power abuse.

According to news reports, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in a statement said Abdul Rahman will face three charges under the Penal Code at the sessions court in Kuala Lumpur at 9am.




The commission did not elaborate on details of the cases related to the EMGS official.

The EMGS, fully owned by the Ministry of Education, was founded on the 13th of April 2012 to complement BEM’s role to promote Malaysia as the education destination of choice among international students.

According to the company’s website, it is also the principal body that manages the movement of international students in Malaysia, including facilitating visa processing.

Abdul Rahman happens to be the managing director and 99.8% owner of oil and gas service company Dynac Sdn Bhd.

On the 3rd of July 2014, ceramics ware manufacturer Goh Ban Huat (GBH) announced a RM632 million reverse takeover offer (RTO) that would have seen Abdul Rahman turning into GBH’s largest shareholder.

However, the plan was aborted in September the same year. A month later, Abdul Rahman sold some 18.3 million shares or 9.85% equity stake in GBH through direct off market deal.

Not manay are aware that Tan Sri Robert Tan Hua Choon, the man who controls GBH, is known as the “Casio King” and happens to be the chairman and non-executive director of Marco Holdings Bhd.

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Marco distributes Casio watches, calculators, digital cameras and musical instruments — imported from Japan — in Malaysia. Tan is the single largest shareholder with 19.71% equity interest.

Former education minister Dr Maszlee Malik is said to share a rapport of sorts with Abdul Rahman.

On the 22nd of January 2019, Maszlee visited the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) as part of his working visit to London, accompanied by Abdul Rahman Mohamed in the latter’s capacity as Chairman of EMGS.

Later in the year year, it was reported that a newly-registered political party had called on the ministry to terminate the contract given to EMGS to manage study visas, claiming the company had charged RM1,000 for each student for the purpose.

The party, which subsequently did not take off, said that most of the processing work for student visas was done by the Immigration Department which charged only RM160 prior to the contract being awarded to EMGS in 2014.

It was also reported that on Wednesday last week, MACC officers had visited the EMGS office in Kuala Lumpur to carry out its investigations.

Abdul Rahman was quoted as saying that the MACC had gone over to investigate the EMGS following a complaint lodged by an ex-employee over an expenditure on Ramadan dates.

He had also said that there were no discrepancies in the purchase which was approved by the higher-ups of the EMGS

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