Cops question HRDF staff over alleged misappropriation of funds

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PETALING JAYA: Police are currently questioning Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) staff over alleged misappropriation of funds, fraud and other malpractices that took place under the Barisan Nasional administration.

HRDF CEO Elanjelian Venugopal said an appointment with the police had been fixed for 11am today.

“The police are still questioning us and looking through the documents and reports of the misappropriation of funds under the BN government,” he told FMT.

He said the police visit to their office at Damansara Heights was a “follow-up” to the report he filed against the previous administration last year.

“We are giving our full cooperation. We are hoping the investigations will be over as soon as possible.”

Venugopal said the Governance Oversight Committee (GOC), appointed by the Pakatan Harapan government, had recorded various shortfalls in the government-linked agency.

In November, Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran had alleged that high-ranking staff of HRDF misappropriated around RM100 million of the RM300 million in the fund.

The minister had then also set up a five-member independent GOC to review and probe the allegations.