Former Prasarana Chairman Tajuddin Detained By MACC For Alleged Abuse Of Power

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source: NSTP/SALHANI IBRAHIM

Former Prasarana chairman Tajuddin Abdul Rahman has been detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over alleged abuse of power.

It is learned that Tajuddin was called in for questioning at the MACC headquarters yesterday afternoon and was released on oral bail.

According to FMT, he is being investigated under Section 23 of the MACC Act 2009 for using an office or position for gratification, although there are no official details right now.

Two days after the train collision which left 123 injured and 60 to be hospitalised, Tajuddin was sacked as Prasarana chairman. He was criticised for his poor handling and insensitivity to the case during a press conference.

Following the controversy surrounding him, @amirxabdhadi on Twitter shared a thread containing allegations against Tajuddin including a website called skandaltajuddin.com. Despite the corrupt allegations, the user also questioned whether the petition to relieve Tajuddin would be signed by many if the LRT incident did not occur.

Earlier this year in January, The Vibes reported that Tajuddin’s appointment (as Prasarana non-executive chairman) on May 11 last year had already raised eyebrows, as his wife, daughter and son-in-law were shareholders and directors of companies involved in a project to build a transport-oriented development in Dang Wangi.

Though the company was terminated before his appointment, Tajuddin had sought to sack contractors involved in the Dang Wangi light rail transit (LRT) station construction of that development so that Prasarana could do it itself.

The termination of that agreement would see Prasarana paying RM80 million in compensation.