Tag Archives: Iris

Iris Corp deputy MD resigned

By | September 6, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Iris Corp Bhd deputy managing director Datuk Hamdan Mohd Hassan has resigned from its position due to “retirement”. The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) arrested Hamdan early this year over the alleged abuse of power in the implementation of e-passport facility in the Republic of Guinea. Iris announced Hamdan’s suspension, a day after the arrest and his… Read More »

Zwipe Gives Details on New Partnership With Iris Corporation

By | April 25, 2017

Zwipe is offering more details on its new partnership with Malaysia-based Iris Corporation Berhad. The companies’ collaboration was reported immediately in the wake of the Seamless Asia expo, where Zwipe demonstrated its new biometric payment card solution. Details at the time were scant, but it has now come to light that the partnership comes in the form of… Read More »

Security Features Of Nigerian e-Passport World-class – IRIS

By | April 24, 2017

Managing Director of IRIS Smart Technologies Limited (ISTL), Olayinka Fisher, has said the Nigerian e-Passport is world-class insisting that 95 per cent of components that constitute its security features is not made in the country. He, however, pointed out that Nigeria was not the only country depending on foreign components for its e-Passport, just as he disclosed that… Read More »

Nigeria – Long Wait for e-Passports

By | April 9, 2017

The prolonged scarcity of international passport booklets in the various immigration offices nationwide as well as foreign missions abroad has taken serious toll on Nigerians with huge implications for the economy. In this report, Ibrahim Apekhade Yusuf, Gbenga Omokhunu, Chris Oji, Precious Dikehowa and Ernest Nwokolo capture the agonising experiences of hapless citizens in their tireless wait for… Read More »

Nigeria – Firm Covers Up Director’s Arrest To Get e-Passport Contract

By | March 26, 2017

Investigation has revealed a cover-up by Iris Smart Technologies Limited (ISTL) of the arrest of the deputy managing director of its mother company in Malaysia, Iris Corporation Berhad, Datuk Hamdan Mohammed Hassan, for alleged fraud, in order to get renewal of its contract for Nigeria’s e-Passport solution. The cover-up is premised on the fear that as the Public… Read More »

Nigeria – Controversy Trails Immigration e-Passport Contracts

By | March 26, 2017

There’s a raging controversy over the e-passport contracts signed by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) with non-security firms which is ripping Nigeria billions of naira. The deal is generating heat over stakeholders concern that Nigeria’s national security is being jeopardised because the contractors are mostly non-security companies, while others have questionable tendencies. The Senate last week invited the… Read More »

Iris Hit With RM169.5mil Suit Linked to Guinea e-Passport Contract

By | March 24, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Iris Corp Bhd, whose e-passport deal in Guinea has come under the scrutiny of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, is now being sued for RM169.48mil over alleged commission payable on the passport contract’s value. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, the e-passport and smart card provider said Roxwell Group Sdn Bhd had filed a suit at the… Read More »

Nigeria’s e-Passport Database In Malaysian Firm’s Custody

By | March 21, 2017

By Chima Akwaja, By Christy Nwaogu — Mar 21, 2017 3:46 am | Leave a comment The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) is not in charge of the country’s e-passport central database where all travel documents of its citizens are stored. Investigations by LEADERSHIP has revealed that over ten years after the federal government, through the NIS, entered into… Read More »

MACC Expected to Wrap Up Probe Into Iris Corp Execs

By | January 24, 2017

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is expect­­ed to wrap up investigations into two corporate figures at a government-linked company because their remand expires tomorrow. Iris Corp Bhd deputy managing director and acting chief executive officer Datuk Hamdan Mohd Hassan (pic), 58, and an international sales manager, 36, have been remanded since Friday. They are being probed… Read More »

Iris deputy MD arrested by MACC, COO to take over

By | January 21, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Iris Corp Bhd deputy managing director Datuk Hamdan Mohd Hassan was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over an e-passport project in Republic of Guinea. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, Iris said Hamdan had been alleged to have abused his power and to have been involved in corrupt practices in the e-passport project for… Read More »

Iris Corp deputy MD arrested over e-Passport Project

By | January 20, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Iris Corporation Bhd‘s deputy managing director, Datuk Hamdan Mohd Hassan was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for alleged graft involving an e-passport project for the Republic of Guinea. The company announced on Friday he was arrested the previous day for alleged abuse of  power and involvement in corrupt practices in the e-passport project for… Read More »

IRIS Appoints New Chief Operating Officier

By | January 12, 2017

Kuala  Lumpur, 12 January 2017 – IRIS Corporation Berhad has named Choong Choo Hock as Chief Operating Officer, heading its Trusted Identification business. The appointment takes immediate effect. In this position, Choong, age 54, will report to IRIS’ Exco Committee and Board of Directors. Choong brings more than 32 years of technology manufacturing and operational leadership to this new… Read More »