Defence Ministry contractors helped settle bankruptcy status of Mat Sabu aide?

TTF: Question is, did Mat Sabu hire the bankrupt to the Defence Ministry?

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is investigating an aide to Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu over the allegation he received more than RM800,000 from several parties to settle his bankrupt status, according to a Malaysiakini report today.

MACC deputy chief commissioner Azam Baki was quoted as saying an investigation is being carried out.

The Malaysiakini report also quoted sources as saying the aide was declared bankrupt by the Insolvency Department about four years ago.

His status remained as such until late May, when several payments were credited to the department’s account as settlement for his debts.

“He is being investigated by MACC after having his debts, amounting to over RM800,000, paid by several parties.

“It was alleged that the payments were made on his behalf only a few days after Mohamad was sworn in as the defence minister,” said one source in the report.

Malaysiakini also reported that the MACC is investigating as to whether the debts were settled with the intention of securing projects in return.

Source: The Edge Markets