After Muhyiddin denies involvement, report says MACC already probing RM1.2b IT contract linked to ‘a PM’s son-in-law’

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) are in the midst of investigating allegations of an RM1.2 billion information technology (IT) contract being awarded to the son-in-law of a former prime minister.

According to Utusan Malaysia, a source in MACC said it had begun investigations early this year and was looking into several aspects of the project, namely its development, whether it followed the specified timeline and if it was implemented according to specifications.

“We’ll also investigate if the project was implemented at the government agency it’s related to,” the source was quoted saying in Utusan Malaysia.

“MACC is still in the midst of gathering all the evidence and documents necessary for this investigation and after that we will decide whether to take the statements of the individuals tied to this case. Thus far neither statements from the ex-prime minister nor his son-in-law has been taken,” the anonymous source said.

Several days ago, reports emerged that former prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was involved in the awarding of the National Integrated Immigration System (NIISe) contract to Iris Corporation Berhad, linked to his son-in-law.

The company in question is IRIS Corp Bhd’s unit, Iris Information Technology Systems Sdn Bhd (IITS) which had secured a RM1.12 billion contract for the NIISe project from the Home Affairs Ministry in May 2022.

NIISe was meant to modernise the Immigration Department of Malaysia by implementing the latest and most advanced digital applications.

Muhyiddin yesterday released a statement to Bernama where he denied his involvement in the awarding of the project.

He claimed the allegations were malicious slander deliberately designed to tarnish his and his family’s dignity.

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