‘Tourism M’sia cooperated fully with graft probe’

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 09 Jun 2018

Datuk Dr Siew Ka Wei, Chairman of Tourism Malaysia (left) received the memento from Sam Cheah Swee Hee, President of Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) at the Gala Dinner, Hotel Employee & Management Awards 2018 was held at One World Hotel

PETALING JAYA: Tourism Malaysia cooperated fully with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) who came calling recently, says its chairman Datuk Siew Ka Wei.

Siew also said Tourism Malaysia is looking forward to the results of the MACC findings, according to a statement issued yesterday.

An online news portal previously quoted Tourism Malaysia director-general Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab as confirming that several MACC officers had conducted an “inquiry” at the agency’s office in Putrajaya on June 6.

On May 31, former Tourism Malaysia chairman Wee Choo Keong raised questions over a RM99mil deal between it and a local company that he claimed was inked in just one day.

The contract in question involved the local company acting as a go-between for Tourism Malaysia and a China-based firm to promote Malaysia on social media platforms.

Wee, who labelled the agreement a “Speedy Gonzales contract”, alleged that the deal was made against the ministry’s procurement regulations.

Siew made further clarifications on the Smart Tourism project in response to media reports about the issue, adding that the official name of the local company is Geeko Tech Sdn Bhd, and not Geeko Technology.

“Geeko Tech is not a special purpose vehicle chosen by Tencent, but a collaboration partner of Tencent and has legal binding documents for it.

“The contracts signed by all parties for the Smart Tourism project have mutual termination clauses applicable by both sides on certain conditions,” the statement said.

It also said Tourism Malaysia would leave it to the respective authorities to handle the matter and refrain from making further comments on the issue.

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