PUTRAJAYA: The chairman of a company owned by the Education Ministry is expected to face charges in court today.

According to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, the Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) head Datuk Abdul Rahman Mohamed Shariff will face three charges under the Penal Code.

It did not specify the charges.

“We have received the go-ahead to charge him, ” MACC said in a statement yesterday.

Abdul Rahman was asked to present himself at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court at 9am.

In 2012, the Higher Education Ministry established EMGS as a one-stop centre set up for foreign student enrolment, including the streamlining of processing student visas.

It monitors, oversees and coordinates the promotion and marketing of Malaysia’s higher education and the recruitment of and support services for international students.

According to reports, Abdul Rahman denied that MACC officers had raided EMGS over “questionable contracts”.

The officers, he said, went there based on a complaint by a former employee over the purchase of Ramadan dates.

He added that everything was done above board and duly signed by the ex-CEO.


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