Riot arrives at MACC headquarters to give statement

Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem - file pic

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PUTRAJAYA: Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot went to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters today to give his statement in the probe into misappropriation of funds of the Skills Development Fund Corp (SDFC), reports The Star.

He arrived at about 10am accompanied by his bodyguard.

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

Five people have so far 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 millions of ringgit in 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.