IRB snag for the corrupt; RM7.8b FGV delisting cost; MACC visits Malacca CM's office

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KINI ROUNDUP Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.

IRB snag for the corrupt

The corrupt who escaped the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) dragnet can still be snagged by the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) for not declaring their ill-gotten gains under tax laws, as both agencies are now working together to fight corruption.

There are still corrupt "traitors" within the Immigration Department, its director-general Mustafar Ali said, warning his officers that the department has a zero tolerance approach against corruption within its ranks.

Malaysians may say they hate corruption but their actions indicate otherwise, MACC’s community education director Abdul Samat Kasah said, concerned that the people may still support corrupt individuals.

RM7.8b FGV delisting cost

Plans to delist Felda Global Ventures Bhd (FGV) will cost RM7.8 billion in losses, claimed PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli. "So Felda is in a situation where delisting is bad, and not delisting is also bad," he said.

Responding to a Malaysiakini fact-check on his arguments that the MRT project was overpriced, Rafizi explained that he did not compare Malaysia's MRT project with Singapore's due to how problematic the Singapore project was.

MACC visits Malacca CM's office

The MACC seized documents from Malacca Chief Minister Idris Haron's office in a surprise visit yesterday, the New Straits Times reported. The CM was also questioned during the raid which lasted four hours, the daily reported.

Idris later said that he was assisting the anti-graft body in its investigations against several state government officers and that he was not the subject of any probe.

More Kinibites

Malaysia's Faiz Subri netted the Fifa Puskas Award for the most beautiful goal of 2016, putting his name on the same list as past winners such as famed football stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.

As someone who once 'sold' Malaysia to "omputeh" (Western) investors, it is hypocritical of former deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin to now cry wolf over Chinese investments, sniped BN strategic communications director Abdul Rahman Dahlan.

Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) chairperson Annuar Musa rubbished claims by Rafizi that Mara had overpaid for properties it bought in Australia through its subsidiary Mara Incorporated, saying that it was done on willing buyer-willing seller basis and according to existing procedures.

Looking ahead

The High Court in Kuala Lumpur will today hear the judicial review application by Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali to de-classify the 1MDB audit report.

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