PETALING JAYA: MyEG Services Bhd has denied having any knowledge of the company which was implicated to have allegedly paid former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to secure MyEG’s jobs. It is also seeking clarification from the anti-graft body on the company and board’s status in the probe.
MyEG shares were down 37 sen or 24.7% to RM1.13 at the midday break before a trading suspension in the afternoon session.
The company told the stock exchange that it has no knowledge of Mastoro Kenny IT Consultant & Services, which was named in the charge sheets against Ahmad Zahid who held the portfolio of Home Ministry during his time in office—as gratifying him to secure MyEG projects.
MyEG claims it has never been in contact with any representative from Mastoro or its board of directors and has no knowledge of the dealings between Mastoro and Ahmad Zahid.
It also noted that it has never awarded any projects nor had any dealings with Mastoro.
“The company has never appointed any vendor or contractors in any of its dealings with the Ministry of Home Affairs,” it added.
MyEG is also seeking clarification from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission on the details of the charges and “to confirm that the company and its board are not a party to the investigation leading to the charges” against Ahmad Zahid.
The 11th charge accuses Ahmad Zahid of receiving RM250,000 from Mastoro in the form of a Public Islamic Bank Bhd cheque for RM250,000 belonging to Jogabonito Jewellery & Diamonds, through Junaith Asharab Md Shariff via a Maybank account of Lewis & Co.
The 12th charge accuses him of having received a bribe from Mastoro in the form of 13 RHB Islamic Bank Berhad cheques amounting to RM8 million also through Junaith Asharab Md Shariff via a Maybank account of Lewis & Co.
The 13th charge accuses Ahmad Zahid of having received 10 RHB Islamic Bank Berhad cheques for RM5 million belonging to Berani & Jujur Trading, through Junaith Asharab Md Shariff via a Maybank account of Lewis & Co from Mastoro.
Ahmad Zahid claimed trial at the Sessions Court earlier today to 45 charges comprising 27 counts of money laundering, 10 criminal breach of trust and eight charges of receiving gratification.
These charges fall under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act and the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act.