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By Selangor Journal Staff

KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is trying to locate a British man to help in the investigation into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

MACC said Stadlen, 39, is wanted for questioning in connection with the ongoing probe into the 1MDB affair.

Paul Stadlen, the former boss of public relations firm Apco Worldwide’s Malaysian branch, is believed to be part of the former leader’s communications team in the Prime Minister’s Department.

Stadlen, who is a permanent resident of Malaysia, was in the news three years ago when the then-opposition questioned the high wages paid to him, a claim denied by the former administration.

The Sarawak Report had claimed that Stadlen’s firm was retained by the PMO at a minimum of RM3 million a year and had been commissioned for a 1MDB-related project worth another RM1.5 million.

However, the then government denied that Stadlen had been hired as a government servant, and as such had not received any allowances, wages and fees from the government.

The company, which was also hired by ruling politicians in Israel and India, was eventually dismissed from its role, although it was said that Stadlen managed to retain a lucrative contract with the former government.

According to MACC, Stadlen’s last known address was at the Loft Sentral Condominium in KL Sentral. Those with information about him may contact MACC officers Zuhaila Arip (03-8870 0364) or Fahmee Md Noor (03-8870 0419).

“Those who know him or who possess information on Paul Stadlen are requested to contact senior superintendent Zuhaila Arip at 03-8870 0364 or email to zuhaila@sprm.gov.my; or contact superintendent Fahmee Mohd Nor at 03-8870 0419 or email mohdfahmee@sprm.gov.my,” the statement says.

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