Contractor lodges report with MACC against MIC official

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PUTRAJAYA: A contractor today lodged an official report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission against a senior MIC official.

He was accompanied by former MIC Treasurer-General R Ramanan, who distributed to reporters copies of a police report made earlier by the contractor.

Speaking at a press conference outside the MACC office here, Ramanan said the MIC official should resign immediately for failing to look after the interests of Indians in the country.

He also alleged that the official had abused his position as a director in a government-linked company (GLC).

“The contractor has lodged an official complaint against the official for misusing powers in the GLC.”

The police report, lodged at Brickfields police station on July 13 and sighted by FMT, stated that the contractor had met his lawyer and was advised to lodge a police report after receiving numerous threats against him and his family.

In the police report, the contractor claimed he was promised a contract with a power company.

The contractor said the official had asked him to buy a car registration number – worth RM41,000 for a BMW 7 Series car – a week after getting a contract.

It was alleged the official later also asked the contractor to buy a Toyota Vellfire.

“This is when the contractor came to me asking for help. The contractor told me he was not rich and could not afford to buy such an expensive car,” said Ramanan.

Ramanan said he and former MIC Strategy Director AK Ramalingam asked the contractor to lodge a report with MACC.

“We believe the MIC official has threatened a lot of contractors.

“The contractors are in fear. That is why we are helping them.”

He expected more contractors to come forward and lodge reports.