Kuala Lumpur: In the ongoing tit-for-tat over allegations of corruption at Tanjung Offshore, one of the accused has hit back at his detractors.
Tan Kean Soon, a non-independent director at Tanjung Offshore, has told the Securities Commission (SC) about his views on irregularities conducted by certain company officials, local media source Free Malaysia Today reported. Tan has called the SC to pursue an in-depth investigation into the alleged commercial transgressions.
At the same time, Tan requested protection under the Whistleblower Protection Act 2010, which provides protection to any party coming up with disclosures of wrongdoing in any organisation, corporation or business venture.
Tan allegedly cited a number of examples where Tanjung Offshore had made incorrect investments including an aborted OSV venture. He also gave a list of names of people he suspected had taken large management fees from the listed offshore company.
Tan and two other company officials, Muhammad Sabri Abdul Ghani and Datuk Harzani Azmi, were suspended from the company over financial irregularities, specifically pertaining to the failed bid to take over Bourbon Offshore Asia Pacific, something Tan has denied.