MACC raids foreign worker visas and recruiting firms owned by Datuk Seri

KUALA LUMPUR: Graft breakers have raided several businesses owned by a businessman with a Datuk Seri title in connection with processing visas and recruiting Bangladeshi workers.

Tan Sri Azam Baki, Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) (Photo) said the businessman was called on Monday July 4 to help with the investigation.

“I can confirm that we are investigating the company, which handles the recruitment of foreign workers from Bangladesh as well as the development of a system to manage the registration of foreign workers.

“No arrests have been made and we will be calling those involved in the investigation soon,” he said when contacted on Wednesday July 6.

Azam said the investigation focused on corruption.

It was reported that MACC raided several businesses owned by the businessman in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.

The businessman is also said to have controlled most of the 25 Bangladeshi labor recruitment agencies.

A news portal claimed that most foreigners who wanted to work in Malaysia each had to pay tens of thousands of ringgits.

Several NGOs and politicians, unhappy with the alleged monopoly of the businessman, have raised the issue.

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