Updates on 12-06-2018 @ 12:oo pm: The Star online as well as in print have carried the story, HERE..
Updates on 11-06-2108 @ 3:30 pm: FMT had reported about this posting and Dato’ Siew Ka Wei refusal to comment about it, HERE.
Ms Elizabeth Ken Tzu Ying (“Ms Elizabeth Ken”) is an extremely capable businesswoman in Geeko Tech Sdn Bhd (“GEEKO”). She officially holds only 1 share in GEEKO. She is not even a director of GEEKO but she signed all documents including the “Speedy Gonzales” RM99,693 million contract on behalf of GEEKO. This contract was evaluated, negotiated and signed within one day, HERE & HERE.
It seems that Ms Elizabeth Ken has “special media skills” within the Redberry Media Group that caught the upmost special attention of Dato’ Siew Ka Wei! NO?
Dato’ DR Siew: If you are still unable to recall anything about Ms Elizabeth Ken, please read on and you will definitely be reminded of her “special media skills” within your Ancom Bhd’s group of companies.
Background of Dato’ Dr Siew & his powerful Business partner Tan Sri Aamin
Dato’ DR Siew Ka Wei (“Dato’ DR Siew”) is the executive Chairman of Ancom Bhd. He is also the Managing Director of Redberry Media Group. Yg Bhg Tan Sri Mohammed Al-Amin Abdul Majid (“Tan Sri Alamin”) (left in the picture) is the business partner of Dato’ DR Siew. Two of them were extremely powerful and politically well connected to the BN. Datuk DR Siew and Tan Sri Alamin:
Is it true that both of you are two of the top players/advisors in the BN’s “Hebatkan Negaraku” Campagn team headed by Yg Bhg Datuk Shazali Ramly, CCEO of Telekom Malaysia? HERE.
Both of their outfits have been awarded with long term lucrative contracts. Titanium Compass Sdn Bhd (“Titanium”), which is related to Dato’ DR Siew, had been awarded with an exclusive contract for 10 years for advertising in the MRT trains and stations. Both of them also control the Malay Mail, which is headed by Datuk Wong Sai Wan, who is also the director of a few companies related to Dato’ DR Siew. Please read HERE.
Dato’ DR Siew KA Wei, Chairman of Tourism Malaysia
Dato’ DR Siew is not only the Managing Director of Redberry Media Group, he is also the very capable and influential Chairman of Tourism Malaysia (“TM”). He had brought TM to a majestic height. Recently TM was embroiled in a scandal, the “Speedy Gonzales” RM99,693 million contract between Geeko Tech Sdn Bhd (“GEEKO”) and TM. Of course, he had claimed in his two press releases that it was a very clean deal! Are you sure of RM99.693 million could be concluded in ONE day? Perhaps all big deals in Ancom Bhd were concluded ink one day but definitely not for other public listed companies!
The Glaring Common Features of this “Speedy Gonzales Deal
Two of Dato’ DR Siew‘s related companies namely, Titanium Compass Sdn Bhd and Puncak Berlian Sdn Bhd share the same registered office and company secretary with GEEKO and En Vogue Media Sdn Bhd (“En Vogue”). En Vogue Media is a wholly owned company of Ms Elizabeth and her sister, Ms Jessie Ken Tzu Hsein. For the supporting documentary evidence, HERE.
GEEKO’s CEO Ms Elizabeth Ken Is Also The “Media Specialist For Redberry Media Group, of which Dato Dr Siew Is The MD
Dato’ DR Siew, by now yours truly is sure that with the help of the above, you could easily recall that Ms Elizabeth Ken, the CEO of GEEKO, is the “Media Specialist” for Redberry Media Group of which you are the MD. Just in case you have forgotten, Redberry Media Group is a wholly owned company of Ancom Bhd, of which you are the executive chairman.
Ms Elizabeth Ken Has No Credential In the Digital Advertising Industry
Although Ms Elizabeth Ken had held herself out to be a “media specialist” in her Linkedin posting, she is completely unknown in the media or advertising and/or digital advertising industry, has no track record past accomplishment, yet GEEKO headed by her was awarded the contract for RM99.693 million through “DIRECT NEGOTIATION”
Under the circumstances, as the executive Chairman of a public listed Ancom Bhd with vast experience in good governance and more importantly holding public office as Chairman of TM entrusted with 100 of millions Ringgit of public fund, Dato’ Dr Siew ought to have instructed TM to reject the questionable proposals from GEEKO through Ms Elizabeth Ken from day one. But he was on a spell of wilful blindness! WHY ?????
The Poor Attempt By Datuk DR Siew On Damage Control
On 1-6-2018 Datro’ DR Siew had issued a press release where he had made the statement on behalf of TM that :
“Geekoo Technology was the local partner chosen by Tencent … . The choice of Geeko as a Special Purpose Vehicle for the project was made by Tencent,”.
On 8-6-2018 he issued another press release purportedly to reply to yours truly article HERE where he had totally changed the earlier stand of TM that :
“Geeko Tech is NOT a special purpose vehicle chosen by Tencent,
Is GEEKO the “Special Purpose Vehicle” for Tencent or …?
From the Linkedin screenshot of Ms Elizabeth Ken and the glaring fact that Dato’ DR Siew is the MD of Redberry Media Group , alarm bell will no doubt ring in the mind of all reasonable persons that :
GEEKO is a “Special Purpose Vehicle” for Dato’ Dr Siew and others; or
GEEKO is a “Special Purpose Vehicle” for Redberry Media Group and others.
The statements by Dato’ DR Siew that whether GEEKO is or is not the “Special Purpose Vehicle” for Tencent was a mere red herring with the predominant purpose to confuse the rakyat!
Yours truly cannot believe that a big company like Tencent Holdings would dissent to such level to use a 5 months old company like GEEKO as a “Special Purpose Vehicle” for its business dealings.
Dato’ DR Siew Ka Wei, please stop your lies and deceptions and come clean to tell the rakyat who is or are the persons behind the “Speedy Gonzales” GEEKO Deal.
Yours truly’s advice to Dato’ DR Siew is one will end up telling more lies to cover a lie. It is now the time to come clean. It is better late than never.
Let us now examine the business premises of GEEKO.
The Business Premises of GEEKO
Left: No: 95 Jalan SS2/97, 47300 Petaling Jaya is Ms Elizabeth Ken’s residence.
Right: No. 97 Jalan SS2/95 is the office premises of Geeko Tech Sdn Bhd..
GEEKO’s so-called office premise is at 97, SS2/95, 47300 Petaling Jaya. It is a residential house in SS2 in PJ. There is no signboard of GEEKO outside the said house. The said residential house semblance an empty house. It definitely has no character of a business premises of a company that is capable of doing digital marketing related work worth RM99.693 million!.
Yours truly would leave it to the readers including the officers of the Auditor-General Department and/or MACC to judge based on the FIVE months old GEEKO with no track record and the state of its business premises whether if they were Dato’ DR Siew (Chairman of TM) or Datuk Seri Mirza Mohamad Taiyap (DG) or Datuk Rashidi Hasbullah (Secretary General of Ministry of Tourism and Cultures) would still appoint GEEKO to carry out a contract worth RM99.693 million for TM under such circumstances.
Yours truly believes that we are all on the same page unless we have other agendas.
This “Speedy Gonzales” GEEKO Deal stinks like a rotten fish because it was concluded in one day on 4-4-2018 and GEEKO was registered on 6-4-2018 with Ministry of Finance (MOF). It must be noted that no government department will deal with a company if at the material time it has not Certificate of Registration from MOF.
The Short Summary Of How The Contract Was Executed
The evaluation, negotiation and signing of the agreement for the ‘Digital marketing” project was concluded in one day on 4-4-2018. Please look at the events on 4 -4-2018, which have been marked in red for easy reference.
6-11-2017 The incorporation date of Geeko Tech Sdn Bhd (“GEEKO”). Ms Elizabeth Ken is a shareholder & CEO of GEEKO. Koperasi Kakitangan Kementerian Pelancongan dan Kebudaya Makaysia Bhd (KOPEMA) is also a shareholder of GEEKO.
March/April 2018 TM appointed GEEKO to do a study on “Digital Marketing”. GEEKO submitted a report with a recommendation to appoint GEEKO in collaboration with TENCENT HOLDINGS. GEEKO was paid RM1.3 million for it.
3-4-2018 Jawatankuasa Penilaian & Rundingan Harga (JKPTRH) met to evaluate the proposal by GEEKO to promote Malaysia through internet in China via Tencent’s platform for a total cost of RM99,693,000.00. JKPTRH did not reject the said sum and send it to Lembaga Perolehan “A” for its approval.
4-4-2018 YB Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, the ex-Minister of Tourism and Culture and Dato’ DR SIEW launched the said project in the afternoon at Istana Hotel.
4-4-2018 Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammed Taiyap (“Datuk Seri Mirza”) (DG of TM) issued a Letter of Intent to Ms Elizabeth Ken of GEEKO regarding the said project for 2 years for RM99,693 millions.
4-4-2018 At 11:45 am Lembaga Perolehan “A” (Tempahan Terus Media) met. It was chaired by Yg Bhg Datuk Rashidi bin Hasbullah, KSU of Kementerian Pelancongan & Kebudayaan Malaysia and attended by Datuk Seri Mirza. GEEKO’s said proposal was approved with no amendment. The meeting ended at 1:15 pm.
4-4-2018 Bahagian Pentadbiran TM sent a memo to Bahagian Pengiklanan & Digital to inform that Lembaga Perolehan “A” has approved the said proposal by GEEKO for the total cost of RM99,693.000.00 for two years.
4-4-2018 The contract was drawn up and signed by Datuk Mirza for TM and Ms Elizabeth Ken for the total contract sum of RM99.693 million for the said project over two years. It was provided under clause 4 of the contract that it cannot be terminated before the two years period.
6-4-2019 The Ministry of Finance (“MOF”) issued the “Sijil Akuan Pendaftaran Sayarikat” for GEEKO on 6-4-2018. All the processes of approving the GEEKO’s proposals and signing of the agreement have been done on 4-4-2018. This was clear violation of the Procurement Pegulations PK 7.15 of MOF.
6-4-2018 The then PM YAB Datuk Najib made an announcement to dissolve Parliament
7-4-2017 Parliament was dissolved
10-4-2018 Datuk Seri Mirza issued a Letter of Appointment to CEO of GEEKO, Ms Elizabeth Ken.
10-4-2018 Ms Elizabeth Ken of GEEKO issued a letter of Acceptance.
25-4-2018 Ms Elizabeth Ken sent the “Work Completion Certificate” to Datuk Khani Daud, Deputy DG of TM, to claim for payment.
27-4-2018 Datuk Seri Khani Daud issued the “Certificate of Work Completion” recommending payment of RM11,963,160.00 to GEEKO..
6-5- 2018 A few days before 14 General Elections (9 May), TM made a payment of RM11, 963, 160.00 to Geeko. It was taken from the sum that was reserved for Visit Malaysia 2018 – 2020 Campaign.
9-5-2018 14th GE Polling Day