Thursday, August 30, 2018

"Makcik" Spy Chief In MACC Custody

The Star Online, August 29, 2018

A follow-up to my August 29, 2018 post 

In addition to the seven MEIO officers, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission took Hasanah Abdul Hamid, 61, who headed the spy organization, formally known as the Research Department of the Prime Minister’s Department, into custody on Tuesday. 

The authorities had so far seized $6.3 million from a number of locations nationwide while investigating the Malaysian External Intelligence Organization for siphoning funds supposedly meant for GE14.

Some of the money confiscated by MACC. Image credit: Malaysiakini, August 30, 2018

MACC said action was taken because the alleged offence was committed using money under the care of a civil servant, which rendered it as government funds.

According to Malay Mail Online on Thursday, the federal graft-busters believe a total sum of $12 million was allegedly misappropriated and are actively searching for the remaining loot.

They are checking the source of the funds and how the cash was raised as well as how it came into the country.

Malaysiakini reported today that MEIO might have received the said $12 million from a Middle Eastern country, which was later brought into Malaysia ahead of the May 09 general election.

It is an established fact that cold, hard cash was brought into the country. Does this mean that Hasanah's henchmen were just 'pretend' spies; that their real job was to serve as cash mules?

And one story floating around had even suggested that it was Jho Low, then hiding in Dubai, UAE who had sent over the money in order to help Najib Razak and UMNO win GE14.

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