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During an IntegraHire® | Executive screening on a Malaysian individual, our of Research & Analysis Team case managers who happen to come from the same region as the target individual in Malaysia, used their local knowledge and expertise to confirm that the target individual was alternatively using aliases and nick names for political and official business activities.

In some parts of Malaysia, it is very common for people to use abbreviations, aliases and nicknames which may be problematic when conducting background checks on individuals especially with similar names like: "Abdul Ghani bin Abdul Bakar" "Abdul Ghani" "Abdul Ghani Abd Bakar" "Abdul Ghani Bakar" "Abdul Ghani Abdul Bakar" "Abd Ghani".

Our team used their extensive local knowledge and regional naming conversion expertise from that part of Malaysia to identify the individual. Our initial findings were confirmed by cross-referencing publicly available sources against limited official sources and a client-provided CV. Further research also revealed that the individual was involved in organised crime and corruption scandals.

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