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Friday, December 30, 2022

MACC visits Communications Ministry over KL Tower probe


MACC personnel visited the Communications and Digital Ministry in Putrajaya today, investigating Telekom Malaysia's (TM) disposal of its subsidiary that manages the Kuala Lumpur Tower.

Sources said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission personnel collected documents concerning the transfer of equity in Menara Kuala Lumpur Sdn Bhd (MKLSB) to Hydroshoppe Sdn Bhd.

"Several ministry officers were also interviewed," said the source on condition of anonymity.

Attempts to reach the ministry and MACC chief commissioner Azam Baki for comments have been unsuccessful.

Yesterday, the MACC announced that the probe into the deal had begun.

Recently, several netizens have claimed that the deal was suspicious because TM had disposed of its profitable company to a little-known firm.

The deal was alleged to have taken place towards the end of October, after Parliament was dissolved.

TM has since clarified that the decision to dispose of MKLSB was undertaken in October 2021 to focus on its communications - its core business -  instead of tourism.

Kuala Lumpur Tower is a government-owned asset and MKLSB has been the concession holder to operate and maintain the tower since 1996.

On Tuesday, former multimedia and communications minister Annuar Musa told Malaysiakini that he was not involved in the matter, which was purely a commercial transaction. - Mkini

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