• Questions to ask Khairy Jamaluddin regarding the MACC investigation into massive corruption involving an officer with the Ministry of Youth and Sports

    Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, MP for Serdang, on the 21st of March, 2016

    Questions to ask Khairy Jamaluddin regarding the MACC investigation into massive corruption involving an officer with the Ministry of Youth and Sports

    I was greatly disturbed when I read about the RM100 million scandal involving a civil servant from the Ministry of Youth and Sports that was revealed by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) last weekend.[1] I understand that the Minister of Youth and Sports, Khairy Jamaluddin, will be giving a press conference at his Ministry later today at 10am to address this issue. Given the seriousness of this investigation, including assets worth RM20 million and cash in 69 bank accounts totalling RM8.3 million found belonging to this civil servant, I ask that the Minister answer the following questions in order to shed more light on this case:

    1) Have you been briefed by the MACC or received any information from the MACC about this investigation?

    2) Are any of the individuals who have been arrested by MACC still working at the Ministry of Youth and Sports or any of its related agencies?

    3) Do you think there are others who are still working at the Ministry of Youth and Sports or any of its related agencies who will be arrested by the MACC as a result of the investigation?

    4) Do you think there are others who are working in other Ministries who will be arrested by the MACC as a result of the investigation?

    5) Were any of the companies which are implicated in the MACC investigation paid by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, either directly or indirectly, for contracts and / or the provision of services after you became the Minister of Youth and Sports?

    6) Were any of the companies which are implicated in the MACC investigation paid by the National Sports Council / Majlis Sukan Negara, either directly or indirectly, for contracts and / or the provision of services after you became the Minister of Youth and Sports?

    7) Were any of the companies which are implicated in the MACC investigation paid by the Malaysian Youth Council / Majlis Belia Malaysia (MBM), either directly or indirectly, for contracts and / or the provision of services after you became the Minister of Youth and Sports?

    8) You signed the Corporate Integrity Pledge on behalf of the Ministry of Youth and Sports as part of an initiative by the Anti-Corruption National Key Results Area (NKRA) under the Government Transformation Program (GTP) in May 2014.[2] Can you spell out specific changes in the procurement process and / or the awarding of contracts in the Ministry of Youth and Sports as part of the Corporate Integrity Pledge?

    9) Some have speculated that the key person arrested from the Ministry of Youth and Sports is the secretary of the finance department, Otman bin Arsahd. Can you explain in detail the process in which Otman would approve of payments by the Ministry of Youth and Sports and any of its related agencies to companies with contracts, directly or indirectly, awarded by the Ministry and any of its related agencies?

    10) Some have speculated that the real mastermind behind this scandal is the former Chief Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Dato’ Mohid bin Mohamed, who is now the Deputy Secretary (Policy) at the Ministry of Multimedia and Communications. He was one of the people associated with irregularities in spending for past events organized on behalf of the Ministry of Youth and Sports including the infamous K-Pop concert during the 2012 National Youth Day / Hari Belia Negara.[3] He has been the subject of many blogs posts which hinted at his role in corrupt dealings in the Ministry of Youth and Sports.[4] Were you aware of these accusations and did you change any processes and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in order to address some of the accusations and / or shortcomings?

    11) One of the companies named in the Parliamentary Account Committee (PAC) hearing on the K-Pop concert and the expenditure during the National Youth Day is Stadium First Sdn Bhd. This company was also named in one of the blogs accusing Dato’ Mohid bin Mohamed and Otman bin Arsahd (and a few others) in the Ministry of Youth and Sports of corrupt practices. Did Stadium First continue to receive any contracts from the Ministry of Youth and Sports or any of its related agencies after you became Minister of Youth and Sports?

    I am sure that the public would also be interested in hearing Khairy answer these questions in as much detail as possible.

    Dr. Ong Kian Ming
    Member of Parliament

    [1] http://www.themalaymailonline.com/projekmmo/berita/article/pegawai-kbs-songlap-rm100j-beli-kereta-audi-beg-hermes-cincin-cartier

    [2] http://www.pemandu.gov.my/gtp/upload/NAAM_KBS_CIP_Press_Statement_PEMANDU.pdf

    [3] http://www.parlimen.gov.my/images/webuser/pac/laporan%20pac/PAC21112013-DR1.pdf, http://accountable.sinarproject.org/people/mohid-mohamed

    [4] http://rizalhashim.blogspot.my/2013/06/yb-kj-youve-been-forewarned.html?m=1, https://dupahang.wordpress.com/2012/06/03/ramai-bengang-rm10-juta-untuk-himpunan-belia/, http://anotherbrickinwall.blogspot.my/2015/01/shaberys-new-mcmc-appointee-under.html?m=1, http://www.tranungkite.net/v12/modules.php?name=AvantGo&op=ReadStory&sid=2931

     

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