Pahang Regent denies RM1.3bil kickback for his ‘patronage’

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 13 Jun 2018

KUANTAN: The Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah has refuted an allegation circulating on social media that he received RM1.3bil as a kickback for his “patronage” over a project.

Tengku Abdullah said he had nothing to do with China Rainbow International Investment Co Ltd (CRIIC), the company alleged to have made the payment to him.

“I have nothing to do with the China company. The company has given a reply. I do not wish to comment,” he said in a WhatsApp message through his media officer to Bernama here.

A letter, purportedly claiming the award of RM1.3bil to Tengku Abdullah as an alleged kickback, went viral on social media on Monday.

Dated Feb 8 and allegedly signed by CRIIC Global and Pacific president Will JW Ding, the letter stated that the money was a reward after the so-called Sapura-China Rainbow Consortium was awarded the MRT3 project valued at RM45bil.

CRIIC also refuted the allegation, stressing that it “conducts business with full integrity”.

“The letter is a fabrication. CRIIC has never issued such a letter. The contents are totally false and there is no such Sapura-China Rainbow Consortium,” it said yesterday.

It added that CRIIC was seeking legal advice.

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