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‘Not right’ to have Izzana on MDEC board, say lawyers, activists
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GEORGE TOWN: A possible breach of ethics has been raised about the appointment of Izzana Salleh, daughter of former Umno minister Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, to the board of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).

Lawyers and activists said it was not right for someone being sued by the government to be appointed to a government agency.

Izzana was reported to have been recently made an independent non-executive director of MDEC despite her being named as a defendant in a government suit to recover RM253.6 million owed by the National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFC).

She was an NFC board member at the time.

Lawyer Haniff Khatri Abdulla said it was wrong for a government agency to appoint someone named as a defendant in a suit filed by the federal authorities.

“It is very wrong for the government to blow hot and cold. One arm of the government takes her to court while the other arm gives her a directorship.

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