Names of Sivakumar's aides in MACC probe back on HR Ministry directory

PETALING JAYA: The three aides of Human Resources Minister V. Sivakumar (pic) whose names were removed from the ministry’s directory amidst a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) probe last week have been reinstated.

Checks on the ministry’s website showed that the names of the three aides were there, despite being initially removed from the website on April 16.

The two officers who were probed by the anti-graft body were a special functions officer and a private secretary.

The two were remanded to assist in investigations into a foreign worker recruitment probe but have since been released.

The name of the third aide, who was also a special functions officer, was also removed last week.

However, this aide was not linked to the probe and sources said the officer was told to go on leave.

A source told The Star that one of the two senior officers probed had returned to work.

“One of the two officers arrested has resumed duties,” the source said.

The source also added that the officer who had no connection to the probe had also returned to work.

Meanwhile, another source said that with the names being reinstated, the three are “more or less” back to work.

Attempts to contact Sivakumar and the ministry are ongoing.

The special functions officer and private secretary were recently arrested in connection with a case involving the recruitment of foreign workers.

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