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 duties and responsibilities as acting chief executive officer was taken over by the chief operating officer Choong Choo Hock.
Iris said the Hamdan’s arrest would not have any implications on the validity of the contract between Iris and the government of the Republic of Guinea nor does Iris expect that it would have any implications on the e-passport project.
Iris signed a 15-year contract with the government of Guinea for the implementation of the e-passport facility in that country.
Source: New Straits Times