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Richard Riot Gives Statement To MACC

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PUTRAJAYA – Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission here Friday to give his statement in the probe into misappropriation of funds of the Skills Development Fund Corp (SDFC).

He arrived at the headquarters at about 10am accompanied by his bodyguard.

On Thursday, Riot’s 61-year-old political secretary was remanded for six days to assist the MACC in the investigations.

Five people have been detained over the case. The others are the corporation’s chief executive, secretary, assistant financial officer, and a company director.

All the suspects are said to have collaborated with the company director to siphon the Government allocations over the past two years.

SDFC is a statutory body under the Human Resources Ministry. It is responsible for providing financial assistance in the form of loans to individuals such as school leavers, graduates and others interested in pursuing skills training at public or private institutions. – The Star Online

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