Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, MP for Serdang, in Parliament on the 27th June 2013
I received a written reply from the Minister of Education yesterday, 26th June 2013, regarding the total cost of diploma program to train Physical Education teachers that was being carried out by the United States Sports Academy (USSA). The reply I received (Appendix 1) contained very disturbing details which require explanation on the part of the Minister of Education, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Firstly, the Minister needs to explain whether there was any conflict of interesting in awarding this contract to KH Sports World Sdn Bhd, which is the agent for the United States Sports Academy, via direct negotiation (Appendix 2). KH Sports World Sdn Bhd is a company which sells sports equipment and its Chairwoman, Hisham Suhaili Othman, is also the Deputy Chief of Puteri UMNO in Kedah and the Head of the Puteri UMNO division in Langkawi.