In an earlier article posted on the AABA website entitled, "The ACCA
intimidates members in Malaysia" it was suggested that Mr. Rahim had obtained
his position within ACCA in Malaysia by secretive and unauthorised methods
and had abused that position in a number of ways including writing intimidating
letters, misusing funds and failing to declare material interests. It also
accused him of lying and cronyism. The article went on to allege that PwC
Malaysia acted improperly in encouraging the closure of the ACCA's Malaysia
office in order to secure for itself the contract to recruit new staff.
The article was not written by anyone connected with AABA. It appeared
on the AABA website without our knowledge and consent and has now been
removed. We are happy to accept Mr. Rahim and PwC Malaysia's assurances
that these allegations are entirely false and unfounded. We are happy to
put the record straight and apologise for any embarrassment caused.