‘Home office’ under scrutiny Questions raised over mega-million deal going to ill-equipped firm

PETALING JAYA: A former Tourism Malay­sia chairman continues to raise questions about the “Speedy Gonzales contract”, inclu­ding why a mega-million deal went to company with an office that is converted from a house.

Geeko Tech Sdn Bhd’s address in Petaling Jaya leads to a two-and-a-half storey corner unit terrace house in a residential area.

In a blog posting yesterday, Wee Choo Keong wrote that the place looked like an empty house and “definitely has no character of a business premises of a company” capable of handling multi-million ringgit worth of digital marketing.

On May 31, Wee highlighted how Geeko Tech and Tourism Malaysia inked a RM99.693mil deal in just one day, which led him to label it as the “Speedy Gonzales contract”.

Wee also revealed the contract was signed by the 31-year-old CEO of Geeko.

Wee urged the Auditor-General and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate and call for a revamp in Tourism Malaysia and the Tourism and Culture Ministry.

Meanwhile, Tourism Malaysia director-­general Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab confirmed that the MACC had seized documents from its office in Putrajaya.

He spoke to reporters after attending a meeting with the Council of Eminent Persons.

Sources familiar with the investigations said the MACC was still studying the documents and might call people in for questio­ning if needed.

Government , Corruption , Tourism