Minister of Tourism & Cultures : Why Maintaining Direct Nego Contracts?

The new Minister of Tourism & Cultures, YB Datuk Mohammadin bin Ketapi (4th left)  have been surrounded by the smooth operators and/or BN staunched supporters, Datuk Tam Yun Tong, the man behind Global Renown Ltd (3rd from right). Extreme right: Datuk Rashidi Hasbullah, the KSU of MOTAC.

Malaysians applaud The water, land and natural resources Minister, Dr A Xavier Jayakumar for cancelling several projects awarded without open tenders by BN government, HERE.

It is an opened secret that there were many projects or contracts being awarded by way of direct negotiation a few months before May 9th,  the 14th GE.

THE ‘SPEEDY GONZALES’ RM99.6 MILLION GEEKO CONTRACT

One glaring example of this category of project was the ‘Speedy Gonzales’ RM99.693 million direct negotiation contract between Tourism Malaysia (TM) and Geeko Tech Sdn Bhd (Geeko), HERE.

Left: Tan Sri Mohamed Al Amin, who is involved in S5 Systems Sdn Bhd, a visa processing company.  Right: Dato Dr Siew Ka Wei. These are the two very powerful corporate figures in Malaysia.

To digress a little, out of the 45 charges faced by YB Dato ‘ Seri Zahid Hamid, three of which were associated with Profound Radiance Sdn Bhd, which is one of the visa processing companies, HERE.

Sometime in May 2018 this scandalous ‘Speedy Gonzales’ contract was exposed.  On 1-6-2018 Dato Dr Siew Ka Wei (Siew), the then Chairman of TM had said amongst other things in a press statement that:

“Geeko Tech was the local partner chosen by Tencent to implement the project here.  The principal officers are known to Tencent Group.  The choice of Geeko as a Special Purpose Vehicle for the project was made by Tencent.

Please read HERE.

Tencent Group referred to by Siew is Tencent Holdings Ltd.  It is a multinational conglomerate founded in 1998.  It is one of the world largest technology companies, HERE.

Eight days later, on 8-6-2018 Siew issued another press statement to change his position from “The choice of Geeko as Special Purpose Vehicle for the project was made by Tencent” to “Geeko is not the special purpose vehicle chosen by Tencent…” .

Why was there a need for the two conflicting statements from Siew on the “Special Purpose Vehicle”?

It was very strange that TM chose not to enter into a contract directly with Tencent Holdings.  It was equally strange that Tencent Holdings would prefer to enter into a contract with a ‘Special Purpose vehicle’, which is a 5 month old company!

BACKGROUND OF GEEKO

Ms Elizabeth Ken, the CEO of Geeko.

Geeko was incorporated in November 2017.  Its CEO is none other than Ms Elizabeth Ken, who was by chance the media specialist of Redberry Media Group (Redberry).  Redberry is an outfit of Dato’ Dr Siew Ka Wei. The Malay Mail is part of Redberry.  Of course, these glaring facts were by coincidence!

SPEEDY GONZALES DIRECT NEGOTIATION CONTRACT WAS PREPARED AND INKED IN ONE DAY

Just for the record Geeko was incorporated in November 2017. The said scandalous direct negotiation contract was evaluated, negotiated and prepared and signed within one day on 4-4-2018, which was about one month before 14thGE. On 4-4-2018. Geeko was not registered with Ministry of Finance (MOF). It is against the MOF Procurement Rules for any government departments or agencies to deal with a company that was not registered with MOF. The little napoleons in TM were the law to themselves and fear nobody including the Minister of Tourism & Cultures (MOTAC) and/or MACC.

MANY DIRECT NEGOTIATION CONTRACTS IN TM

In August 2018 Datuk Seri Mirza, the outgoing DG, who had signed the speedy Gonzales contract was called up by Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) and was told to terminate it.  Today it would appear that the little napoleons in TM is in no mood to terminate it.

Extreme Right:  Datuk Tam Yun Tong is said to be an expert in advertising especially for taxi wrapping and billboard advertising in China and Japan. He is the man behind Global Renown Ltd. Global Renown Ltd had been awarded with many direct-nego contracts in Japan and China worth more than RM90 million.  2nd right: Ex-Minister of Tourism & Cultures, YB Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz.

There were many ongoing direct negotiation contracts between TM and Global Renown Ltd, which is an outfit of the famous Datuk Tam Yun Tong, who is the MCA overseas representative in Japan.

Out of the total advertising expenditures for 2017/2018 of RM160,702,958.58, only RM10, 515, 648.76 was spent on the existing contracts that was budgeted for, the remaining RM150,187,309.00 was for the un-budgeted direct-nego contracts. Out of the said RM150,187,309.00,  RM91,693.282.90 worth of contracts were awarded to Global Reknown Ltd, HERE.

REPORT LODGED WITH MACC

In June 2018 a report had been lodged on the said ‘Speedy Gonzales’ Geeko contract with MACC. MACC had raided the headquarters of TM and seized documents. Five months have elapsed this glaring contract, which was negotiated and signed within one day, is still awaiting for actions by MACC.

MINISTER OF MOTAC

As of now, it is business as usual in MOTAC and TM. It seems that all the direct negotiation contracts have not been terminated. Up to this date, there was no announcement made on the status of these contracts. The Minister of MOTAC should follow the footsteps of Minister YB Dr A Xavier Jayakumar by terminating these direct negotiation contracts.

Visa Processing Is A Lucrative Business!

 

BEIJING, 2 Feb — Deputy Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, examined the electronic visa system (e-Visa) when he visited the Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd’s One Stop Centre – OSC Malaysia in Beijing.  3rd from left: is the Malaysian Ambassador to China, Datuk Zainuddin Yahya who is a defender of OSC.
Extreme Right: Tuan Wan Quoris Shah Wan Abdul Ghani a.k.a Wan Badak.

 

On 19 October 2018 YB Dato’ Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (Zahid), president of UMNO, was slapped with 45 charges off money laundering involving RM72 mil and criminal breach of trust and accepting bribes involving RM42 mil, HERE.

Out of the 45 charges, 3 of which is connected with a visa processing company or One Stop Centre (OSC) known as Profound Radiance Sdn Bhd (Profound Radiance).  The charge sheet for the said 3 charges will be posted below.

Background

As early as in 2015 Nepal government was unhappy with the increased of visa processing fees more than five fold.  The Nepal governnment had protested about the excessive processing being charged for visa applications. A local company was appointed to work on behalf of Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd (UKSB). For the full report by Asia News, HERE.

MACC has already started to investigate into the visa processing fees by UKSB from 2012 until 2018, HERE. Of course, Tuan Mohd Fardhi bin Ahmad, Pengarah Bahagian Visa (a.k.a. as “The Hebat One“, had denied that MACC was investigating into the activities of UKSB.  That detail was made before Zahid was charged for corruption and three of the charges were connected with one of the visa processing companies called Profound Radiance Sdn Bhd.

At any one time there were about 4 people working. Their job was to scan and key in the particulars of the applicant in the UKSB office.

The estimated daily income of UKSB is RM500,000.00. Its’ overhead is very negligible if compared two its daily income. All UKSB needs to do is to employ less than 10 staffs to key in the applicants particulars and send them back to Bukit Aman for clearance.  By 3 pm on the same day the same staffs will go to our Embassy to get the stickers for those that have been approved. Thereafter, they will stick the stickers on the the passports.

UKSB is the ‘big boy’ in the visa processing business.  Profound Radiance and S5 Systems Sdn Bhd are the new kids in the block.

Profound Radiance Sdn Bhd

List of Directors for Profound Radiance Sdn Bhd

 

 

List of Shareholders of Profound Radiance Sdn Bhd

Azlan Shah bin Jaffril holds 750,000 shares in Profound Radiance Sdn Bhd (Profound Radiance). He has been named in the three charges for giving the three Profound Radiance Sdn Bhd cheque to the accused, Zahid.

Yours truly is curious about the identity of this Mazrina binti Mustafa, who holds the other 250,000 shares. Rumour has it she is politically connected.  Can anyone help with more info on her?

Out of the 45 charges 3 of them, namely the 16th, 17th and 18th charge are connected to Profound Radiance, which one of the companies involved with visa processing business and One Stop Centre (OSC).  In all the three charges, Azlan Shah Jeffril was name as the person who gave the bribe to Zahid.

The other two companies involved in the visa processing business and/or One Stop Centre (OSC) are Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd (UKSB) and S5 Systems Sdn Bhd.

Tuan Wan Quoris Shah Bin Wan Abdul Ghani aka Wan Badak is one of the key players in UKSB.

The key players in UKSB are Wan Quoris Shah bin Wan Abdul Ghani a.k.a. Wan Badak and Harry Lee Vui Khiun, who is from Tawau, Sabah. Wan Badak used to exhibit his fleet of cars like Porsche, Ferrari and etc in his Facebook.  After May 9, 2018 (GE 14th) when BN government was toppled, he deleted his Facebook. It is an open secret that he is a lieutenant of the ex-Minister of Youth & Sport, YB Khairy Jamaluddin.

For the background of UKSB, please read HERE.

S5 Systems Sdn Bhd

Left: Tan Sri Mohamed Al Amin. Right:  Dato’ Dr Siew Ka Wei.  Prior to May 9, 2018, these are the two most powerful corporate figures in Malaysia.

Just to digress a little. The key player in S5 Systems Sdn Bhd is none other than Tan Sri Al Amin, who is closed to the ex-PM, Datuk Seri Najib Razak.  Tan Sri Al Amin is a business partner of Dato’ Seri Siew Ka Wei (who is equally closed to the ex-PM) in Ancom Bhd (Ancom).  Ancom’s  subsidiaries includes  Redberry Media Group, Malay Mail, Titanium Compass Sdn Bhd (10 years exclusive contract for  advertising space for MRT and stations), Puncak Berlian Sdn Bhd, Meru Utama Sdn Bhd (exclusive advertising space contract  in KLIA for 7 years plus 3 years from May 2014), Ancom Kimia Sdn Bhd and others.

Ancom Kimia Sdn Bhd had been awarded with 5 years exclusive supply contract of Methanol by Petronas Chemicals Group Sdn Bhd. Yours truly believes that the 5 years monopoly is expiring in December 2018.  It is trying to renew the exclusive contract for another 5 years but six companies (users) are  protesting against the monopoly.

Both of these corporate figures are extremely powerful and effective up to May 9, 2018!

 

The Three Charges

Charge No: 16th

Charge No: 16th – Received a bribe in he sum of RM300,000.00.

On 3-8-2017 Received a bribe via a Profound Radiance Sdn Bhd cheque in the sum of  RM300,000.00 from Azlan Shah bin Jaffril, the manager of Profound Radiance Sdn Bhd, for the appointment of Profound Radiance Sdn Bhd as a service provider for One Stop Centre in Pakistan and Nepal.

Charge No: 17th

Charge No: 17th. Received a bribe in the sum of RM1,000,000.00.

On 9-1-2018 Received a bribe via a Profound Radiance Sdn Bhd cheque in the sum of  RM1,000,000.00 from Azlan Shah bin Jaffril, the manager of Profound Radiance Sdn Bhd, for the appointment of Profound Radiance Sdn Bhd as a service provider for One Stop Centre in Pakistan and Nepal.

18th Charge

Charge No: 18th  Received bribe in the sum of RM700,000.00.

On 15-3-2018 Received a bribe via a Profound Radiance Sdn Bhd cheque in the sum of  RM700,000.00 from Azlan Shah bin Jaffril, the manager of Profound Radiance Sdn Bhd, for appointment of Profound Radiance Sdn Bhd as a service provider for One Stop Centre in Pakistan and Nepal.

MACC Is Investigating On UKSB

Recently MACC had asked for data on visa processing activities that were connected to UKSB from 2012 to 2018 from Immigration Department Malaysia, HERE.  Rumour has it that Wan Badak had been questioned by MACC.  MACC should interview the main player in UKSB, Mr Harry Lee Vui Khiun.

Lets buy our popcorns and watch out for more movies from now on.

 

Stay Tuned.

Govt To Investigate Visa Processing Business said YB Tan

On 3-8-2012, the OSC, which was operated by Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd (UKSB), was officiated by then IGP, Tan Sri Khald Abu Bakar, the then IGP.  Datuk Seri Alias bin Ahmad, the former  DG of Immigration Department also officiated the UKSB. This plague was prominently displayed inside the UKSB office in Beijing.

“China Malaysia visa administrative fee outsourcing company owned by improper procedures, governments need to thoroughly investigate” 
DOMESTIC NEWS

15/10/201819:33

Exclusive report: Lin Jiaxuan 
Photography: Wu Guoqiang

Below is the Google translations of the interview published by Kwongwah, HERE.

KUALA LUMPUR (April 15): Chen Guowei, the president of the Democratic Action Party, revealed that when Chinese tourists travel to China, there are “inconvenient” or “unfair” procedures on visa issues, so that Chinese tourists have to pay hundreds of RMB. Administrative fees, but the proceeds are classified as “intermediaries” outsourcing companies, this kind of loophole is difficult to not suspect that there is a component of corruption.

YB Tan Kok Wai, the DAP National Chairman and the Malaysian Special Envoy to China

Chen Guowei said that on the issue of visas, Chinese visas are divided into several different conditions, and relevant documents need to be submitted. In the complex, some “business opportunities” for the interest groups related to the former dynasty have been created.

He stressed that the new government should thoroughly investigate the ins and outs of these “visa fees,” preferably by simplifying and eliminating unnecessary red tape.

In fact, he said, in principle, Chinese people apply for visas free of charge, but whether they are entrusted to travel agencies or online electronic applications, they have to pay hundreds of RMB of administrative fees. However, these benefits are attributed to “intermediaries” outsourcing companies. It’s hard not to be suspicious of the ingredients that are corrupt.

He said that this is also the result of many Chinese outbound travel agencies, who are very reluctant to do pure tourism in Malaysia. The crux is the “inconvenient and improper” procedure of China’s visa policy.

Chen Guowei, also the Malaysian Special Envoy to China and Chairman of the Malaysia-China Business Council, revealed this when he was interviewed exclusively by Guanghua Daily. Guanghua Daily is also the first Chinese daily newspaper to visit Chen Guowei.

Chen Guowei was appointed to the special envoy of China, and he was appointed as the chairman of the Mazhong Business Council. In the economic and trade relations between Malaysia and China, he did not hesitate to uphold the national stance and uphold the spirit of mutual benefit and win-win cooperation and friendly cooperation.

Consult with the tourism industry to seek countermeasures to improve the level

Chen Guowei also pointed out that for customs clearance, some local tourists reported that at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport or the Johor Bahru checkpoint, Chinese tourists were often deliberately killed and figured out by local officials, and officials were too slow to get through customs counters. Seeing the long dragon, this is indeed a criticism.

He said that as the service level of the tourism industry is uneven, complaints from Chinese tourists are often heard, including unprofessional tour guides and unreasonable travel route planning, unfriendly service attitudes of hotel and restaurant operators, and cities of some black sheep. The taxi driver extorts passengers.

He believes that although there are similar cases in neighboring countries, it is still necessary for our tourism industry to seek countermeasures to improve the overall service level.

In any case, he stressed that to improve the tourism industry, it is not just a key performance indicator that focuses on the number of tourists, but a comprehensive and systematic package, such as consulting the more professional opinions of local tourism operators, and coordinating cross-sectoral coordination. Communication work, etc.

He said that on a practical level, the scope of the investigation is very wide. For example, the visa belongs to the Ministry of the Interior. The airport, public transportation and the Ministry of Communications belong to the Ministry of Tourism. The Ministry of Tourism focuses on the regulation of tourist bus licenses, tour guide licenses, overseas promotion, etc. .

Government departments are responsible for attracting tourists to fall behind

Chen Guowei pointed out that according to some feedback from the tourism industry, the old problems encountered by Chinese tourists in China during these years have been summarized into three major problems: the visa, customs clearance and local tourism industry’s service levels are uneven.

“Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore and other neighboring countries have relaxed visa applications and even applied for visas on arrival to win more Chinese tourists. In this regard, China is indeed behind the people.”

Chen Guowei said that in the past, Chinese tourists liked “Xin Ma Tai” to travel to three countries at a time, and now quite a few directly skipped China.

“Government departments are independent, which has caused many problems in today’s tourism industry, especially in attracting Chinese tourists and falling behind other countries.”

He pointed out that according to feedback from some tour operators, China’s recent 11th National Day Golden Week in China attracted Chinese tourists less than Thailand and Singapore in neighboring countries.

He said that Chinese people spend 130 million trips a year abroad, of which more than 200,000 can be sold from China to ASEAN every week. Chinese tourists choose to fly to Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. It is our turn.

“In this regard, China’s tourism industry does have some shortcomings that need to be reviewed and improved.”

When Chen Guowei accepted the first daily newspaper interview of Guanghua Daily, he talked about important issues.

Facing the funding to reduce the savvy promotion

He pointed out that at present, Kuala Lumpur International Airport has hired a group of Chinese-speaking employees to serve Chinese tourists, reflecting the values ​​of multiculturalism. This is a good start to be appreciated, but in general, there is still a lot of work to be done. It is the direction in which his work team can work hard in the future, and contribute more to the promotion of the relationship between Malaysia and China and the “People’s Hearts” of the Belt and Road.

He also believes that perhaps in the face of a reduction in funding, relevant departments must be savvy in promoting tourism, for example, through the convenience of the Internet, instead of spending large sums of money to promote activities in the countries concerned.

Lin Guanying’s case of buying a house wins the election

Chen Guowei described that the party secretary-general Lin Guanying’s case of buying a house was a “century case”, and no one in the party questioned his morality and personality.

He said that from the results of this national election, it also proves that the people have no doubt about Lin Guanying, especially the people of Penang.

“Although (the then Chief Minister Lin Guanying) faced the lawsuit, Ximen Penang’s performance was even better than previous years.”

He revealed that during the preliminary trial, he was in the hall to hear the trial. From the confession of the bank loan officer and the appraiser responsible for the examination and approval, and the other party’s arguments, they all confirmed that the defendant bought the house and applied for the loan according to the procedure, and the house price was in line with the market price.

“The confession of these two people is very important, and it is beneficial to Lin Guanying. Therefore, since there is no suspicious place, is it still necessary to interrogate? If the outsiders do not understand (it is a defamation case), then we will not win (in the general election). So brilliant, especially in Penang. This is simply a ‘century squad’.”

“They all know that the BN ‘s shooting people first shoot the horse, destroy the party and destroy the people first.” If you want to ruin the party, you must first kill the number one. The people have no doubt at all. The election results prove everything. What time and conditions? Or can the environment prove Lin Guanying’s innocence? Is it a general election!”

He believes that this will be overthrown if the people know that the BN is corrupt and corrupt.

The old bureaucratic system is difficult to change the problem of Chinese education.

Chen Guowei pointed out that the problems and dilemmas faced by Chinese education in China for a long time are ultimately political reasons and often evolve into sensitive ethnic issues.

He believes that although the old bureaucratic system has been changed, the thinking of the old bureaucratic system is still difficult to change. The various administrative malpractices and the former Napoleon are still lurking in all levels of the state bureaucracy, and can not be reversed in a short period of time.

He pointed out that the problem of Chinese education cannot be solved in a moment, and the new government and new leaders need some time to deal with and solve them.

He believes that the wise voters of the new era have the ability to judge the situation and adhere to the leadership of the new government. The country will certainly find a way out.

Chen Guowei responded to the issue of the Ximeng campaign declaration acknowledging that the unified examination could not be implemented in the 100-day New Deal.

Chen Guowei said that handling the matter is a matter of priority. The reform of the state system will always be the top priority. Moreover, the Chinese community has long been entangled in the topic of Chinese education. Because it has been suppressed by the UMNO hegemony for a long time, the most frequently heard before is that the unified examination is not recognized. Insufficient small numbers, insufficient teachers, insufficient funding, excellent Chinese students can not enter the popular departments of government universities, administrative deviations, and so on.

“Over the years, the grievances of the Chinese community against the government have been largely due to the problems of Chinese education. When the Chinese community looked forward to the change of the dynasty, it was expected to be able to ‘get through the battle’ and plague these years of Chinese education. The problem has been solved once and for all. We are all aware of this urgent expectation.”

He emphasized that the election declaration of Ximeng shows new politics and new ideas, promotes multiculturalism, and gives priority to the interests of the whole people, rejecting oppression in the name of religion and race.

He said that the new government must adhere to the progressive concept of the campaign declaration, reject any rhetoric that advocates unit education, and conduct more education reforms in accordance with the campaign declaration.

Reforming the disadvantages of the education system, the new government insists on multiple sources

Chen Guowei pointed out that the election pledges promised by the Ximeng government include “recognizing the unified diploma, allowing independent students to apply for admission to local national colleges and universities” and “researching and restoring the national education system to ensure that students can realize early. Maintaining the importance of good relations between ethnic groups and religions and “exploiting new political ideas, overthrowing polarized or divisive ethnic and religious thinking,” and so on.

“We firmly believe that the development of Chinese education is in the long-term interests of the country. Chinese education is not only owned by the Chinese community. Today, 18% of the students in Huama, Malaysia are non-Chinese, which proves that the quality of Chinese education is influenced by other friends. Identity and affirmation.”

He emphasized that the new government of Ximeng must adhere to the multi-source education policy, reform the administrative malpractice of the education system, and eliminate the small Napoleon that undermines the education system, so as to create a new Malaysia with ethnic unity.

“We are on the right track of history. We have difficulties and obstacles. We will overcome them together. If we do not evade, we will not be perfunctory, and the future must be bright.

 

It must be noted that UKSB is making about RM500,000 daily! The government should be the beneficiary of the collections of the visa processing fees. If the visa processing fees is collected by the government, the rakyat will also benefit out of it via building of schools, hospitals, roads and the like. Now it benefits the shareholders of UKSB namely Harry Lee Vui Khin, his brother Anthony Lee, Wan Quoris Shah Wan Ahmad aka Wan Badak and …

Left: Tan Sri Mohamed Al Amin. Right: Dato Siew Ka Wei, is the business partner of Tan Sri Al Amin in Malay Mail, Redberry Media Group and few other outfits in Ancom. Tan Sri Al Amin is connected to S5 Systems Sdn Bhd, which is connected to to the visa processing business too.

This Visa processing fees business have been highlighted by yours truly since 2015 in the press and in this blog.  But it went unheeded by the then BN government. Yours truly is glad that YB Tan Kok Wai has now realised that something have be done to stop the rot for our tourism. Our nation tourism has been badly affected by the visa processing companies.  Yours truly hopes that the Government will start to take serious actions to wipe out the visa processing fees once and for all.  This is the only forward for our tourism industry otherwise Indonesia, Thailand and other Asean countries will over taken us.

The “Hebat One” visited China in August 2018 with the UKSB entourage when YAB Tun Dr Mahathir was there. AYB Tun did not bother to visit UKSB office there or given his blessing to the operation.

MACC had started to investigate into the UKSB activities since 2012 until now, HERE.  But Tuan Mohd Fardhi bin Ahmad aka as “Hebat One”, the head of Visa Department in the Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia (JIM) had denied in one his comments in your truly blog by giving an impression that there is no such investigation by MACC into the visa processing business in JIM.  Yours truly wonder why this “Hebat One” is so protective about UKSB.

For the backgrounds about visa processing business please read HERE, HERE, HERE.

The “Hebat One” Commented!

Wan Badak (extreme right) was briefing Yg Bhg Datuk Mustafa Bin Ali, DG of Jabatam Imigresen Malaysia) and Tuan Mohd Fardhi Ahmad (a.k.a “The Hebat One”) (3rd left), the head of Jabatan Visa in JIM, in the UKSB office in People Republic of China.

 

Updates on 17-10-2018 @ 8:30 pm:  MACC confirmed that former minister of education, Datuk Mahdzir Khalid, had been called for investigation yesterday.  The investigation is about the RM1.25 billion solar panels project for 369 schools in Sarawak, HERE.  This solar panels scandal took place when Datuk Seri Alias bin Ahmad, was the then KSU of the Ministry of Education.  Datuk Seri Alias bin Ahmad was also the former DG of Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia (JIM) when UKSB started to do the visa processing business in JIM. 

 

On 6 October 2018, yours truly posted an article about MACC ordering Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia (JIM) to produce data/satistics in connection with visa processing for China, other parts of the world and data/ statistics involving UKSB since 2018 – 2018, HERE.  For background stories please red HERE & HERE.

Tuan Mohd Fardhi Ahmad (aka “)The Hebat One”

Tuan Mohd Fardhi Ahmad (a.k.a “The Hebat One”), the head of Bahagian Visa, Pas & Permit responded with a comment, which deserves a new posting by itself. He can be seen in the picture above being briefed by none other than Wan Quorshi Shah bin Wan Abdul Ghani (a.k.a Wan Badak) one of the key players in Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd (UKSB), the famous visa processing company.  The comment by “The Hebat One” is reproduced in verbatim below for the benefit of the readers:

 

Group picture of UKSB officers including Wan Badak (back roll 2nd left), Datuk Mustafa bin Ali (5th left) and “The Hebat One” (4th left). Picture taken at the entrance of The Great Wall in China).

 

The group picture of UKSB officials with “The Hebat One” (4th left) visiting UKSB in Beijing recently.

 

MOHD FARDHI AHMAD

OCTOBER 10, 2018 AT 12:06 PM

Dear Mr. Wee Choo Keong,

Frankly speaking, I do not know you and I believed you don’t know me either. But after reading your article, it clear you tried to create negative perception and smear my reputation as a public servant by dragging me into your self-created UKSB saga.

Please make no mistake Mr. Wee. I know well what I am doing. If u wanna find the truth, pls come and see me directly. I can give u a special briefing as I always do. But shud u wanna continue saying nasty things towards me, pls say straight to my face. As Kelantan folk always say “kalu tok tahu palo ekor ceghito, jange dok nyalok kokse kokde.”

And please bear in mind whatever u said here has a serious legal implication. I know u are a lawyer, but being lawyer is not a ticket to write nasty things about others. Thank you.

Yours Truly,

MOHD FARDHI AHMAD aka “TheHebatOne”

Note: In case u wanna pen more article on me next time, pls use nickname the “Ho1”. Sound better I guess hehe……

 

Left: Tan Sri Mohamed Al Amin of S5 System Sdn Bhd). Right: Dato Siew Ka Wei is his business partner in Ancom Bhd & Redberry Media Group, which is the parent company of Malay Mail. These are the two powerful corporate players during Najib’s administration. Just in case, “The Hebat One” could not recognise Tan Sri Al Amin.

 

Yours truly’s reply:

 

OCTOBER 10, 2018 AT 4:16 PM

Dear Tuan Mohd Fardhi

Thank you for spending your valuable office hour to write your comments. It is most appreciated.

I definitely do not know you. Beside being the Pengarah Bahagian Visa officer in Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia (JIM), I have no knowledge that you are a Kelantanese. I now know that you have been in JIM for about 2-3 years only. I don’t know which government agency you were in before joining JIM.

Please be assured that there was no intention to create whatever negative perception about you in my article or in whatever way you might want to think. Of course, I cannot stop you from thinking otherwise. I am certain that you are well verse, if not an expert, in matters concerning Visa Processing otherwise you cannot be the boss in Bahagian Visa.

Perhaps you may want to write a comment piece to refute what I have written in the article and that the contents were absolutely not true. I can give you an undertaking that I will publish it provided it is not defamatory.

You may want to consider the few points below for your coming comment piece:

  1. MACC did not issue the Order for JIM to produce the data or statistics on the “Hasil Kutipan Visa” from China from 2012 to 2018; or order JIM to produce data/statistics on “Hasil Kutipan visa” for other countries from 2012 – 2018; and/or order JIM to produce Data/statistics for “Permohonan Bayaran Visa” nfrom UKSB from 2012 -2018.
  2. No MACC officer or officers were presence in JIM last week to interview officers including your good self and/or ask for any matters concerning data on processing of Visa.
  3. That the several group pictures taken in PR China produced in the article in question with image which look like you but it was not you.
  4. That you have never been on any trip with Wan Badak to PR China or other parts of the world and that recently you did not go to PRC China when PM YAB Tun Mahathir visited PR China on or about 20 August 2018.
  5. That you do not have a clue who are Tuan Wan Quoris Shah (aka Wan Badak), Mr Harry Lee Vui Khiun, and Tuan Fadzil Bin Ahmad, who are directors of UKSB), Yg Bhg Tan Sri Al Amin of S5 Systems Sdn Bhd and you have never seen or met anyone of them since you are working in JIM until NOW.
  6. That it was not true that UKSB, S5 Systems Sdn Bhd and other companies are involved in Visa Processing Business or have any direct or indirect dealings with JIM.
  7. That JIM logo had never been used in any form in the website connected to UKSB or any other processing companies.
  8. That the website in JIM did not provide any link to any website connected to UKSB.
  9. That it was not true that UKSB, S5 Systems and other companies are involved in Visa Processing Business or Permit in PR China and other countries like Dubai, Thailand, Philippine, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and etc.

The above are just a few points that you might want to explore to defend your good self. Just a suggestion. Please feel free to elaborate. Please let me have your comment piece to challenge the article in question based on the above examples or other facts that you may have that we, the public, are no aware of.

Thank you for taking your precious time to react with your very valuable inputs. I await an article from you to make your stand clearer. I am sorry to learn that you are very upset by the article in question which was not intended that way.

Do have a pleasant day.

Thank you

Regards

Wee Choo Keong

Yours truly is looking forward for the master piece (comment) from the “Hebat One” to challenge the article in question HERE.

 

Datuk Seri Alias Bin Ahmad was the DG of JIM in 2012. He has just retired as the KSU of Ministry of Education.

 

The plague in the UKSB’s office in Beijing on the left showed Datuk Seri Alias Ahamad the then DG of JIM officiated the UKSB’s office in Beijing.

 

Beside Tuan “The Hebat One”, En Wan Badak, Mr Harry Lee Vui Khiun, En Fadhil Bin Ahmad, MACC may want to get help from Datuk Seri Alias bin Ahmad, who was the then DG of JIM at that material time when the Visa processing company, UKSB, made its way into JIM.  As the DG of JIM, he officiated the UKSB’s office in Beijing on 12-8-2012.

Datuk Alias Ahmad was the KSU of Ministry of Education. He retired on 22 May 2018, HERE.  According to an article in the Sarawak Report, MACC had started an investigation in April 2018 into the RM1.25 billion project, which was awarded to a car rental company in Bintulu, purporting to install solar energy supplies for 369 schools in the interior in Sarawak, HERE.

MACC should also investigate into the recently launched E-Visa for Medical. If not properly controlled it is opened to abuse. Normally visa is given for a specific period whereas E-Visa can be for a few months more than the period limited period for the respective country of the applicants depending on the so-called duration of medical treatment of the patients concerned.

To get to the bottom of how the visa processing business started in JIM, MACC will have to start to interview the high ranking officers in Kementerian Dalam Negeri from 2011.

 

Stay Tuned

 

 

MACC Investigates UKSB. What About “Speedy Gonzales” Deal?

Section 30 (1) (b) MACC Act 2009 provides an MACC officer has the power to order any person to produce before him any book, document, records, accounts or computerised data.

Yours truly had written about Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd (UKSB), the visa processing companies several times, HERE, HERE & HERE and the scandalous “Speedy Gonzales” deal worth RM99 mil between Geeko Tech Sdn Bhd (Geeko) and Tourism Malaysia (TM).  Many of the readers have been complaining that reports have been lodged with MACC and why no actions have been taken.

By the way UKSB’s daily collections could be as high as  RM500,000.00 and the main contributors are the Chinese tourists. The Chinese tourists were unhappy with the way the processing fees were charged with other fees. It is a lucrative business with negligible operating cost.  Yours truly believes that no listed companies can match the daily income of UKSB.

Yours truly has been reliably informed of a piece of good news that MACC officers have been stationed in the Immigration Department Malaysia to investigate on the scandalous visa processing business involving UKSB.

 

Tuan Mohd Fardhi bin Ahmad (the “HEBAT ONE”), the Pengarah of Bahagian Visa, Pass & Permit of Immigration Department Malaysia.

Tuan Mohd Fardhi Bin Ahmad (the “Hebat One”), Pengarah Bahagian Visa, Pass dan Permit, Jabatan Imigressen Malaysia.
Tuan Mohd Fardhi Bin Ahmad (picture taken in a helicopter). Another ‘Hebat” government servant.

The Immigration officer that could assist MACC is none other than the Pengarah Visa, Pass and Permit Department,Tuan Mohd Fardhi bin Ahmad.  He is the “Hebat One” and a very knowledgeable government servant. He should give full cooperation and tell ALL about what he knows about the visa processing companies like UKSB,  S5 Systems Sdn Bhd, Bestinet Sdn Bhd and others to the MACC officers.  Since he heads this particular department he should have all information on UKSB at his finger tips. Furthermore, he had been seen travelling together with Tuan Wan Quoris Shah Bin Wan Abdul Ghani (a.k.a Wan Badak in the political circle in UMNO), who is one of the key players in visa processing “business”.

This is the posting by the “Hebat One” Tuan Mohd Fardhi Bin Ahmad, the head of Visa, Pass & Permit Department.

This “Hebat One” is very brave and appeared to be a protected specie. UKSB was on the limelight for some months after GE14.  On 29 August 2018 this “Hebat One” saw it fit to announce in his Facebook/Instagram about a soft launch of the eVisa “Category Perubatan”.  Apparently this is also part of the “service” provided by UKSB for a fees.  Can anyone help how much does UKSB charged eVisa for this category of visitors and how many tourists have applied for the said eVisa?

Tuan Wan Quorsi Shah bin Wan Abdul Ghani (a.k.a Wan Badak in the political circle).

Wan Quoris Shah Bin Wan Abdul Ghani aka Wan Badak, the key player in UKSB & visa processing business.

 

Tuan Wan Badak (centre in white shirt) was briefing or “advising” Datuk Mustafa Bin Ali, DG of Immigration Department Malaysia (2nd left) and Tuan Mohd Fardhi Bin Ahmad, Pengarah of Visa, Pass & Permit Department of Immigration Department Malaysia (3rd left). Picture taken in one of the UKSB offices.

Wan Quoris Shah bin Wan Abdul Ghani Wan Badak  is the key player in UKSB. Initially, he was just a director in UKSB with Harry Lee Vui Khiun and En Fardzil Bin Ahmad.  Wan Badak did not own a single share in UKSB then. Suddenly in 2018,  SSM records shows that Wan Badak owned 200,000 shares in UKSB.  Of course, he is a very rich man with a fleet of continental cars like Porsche, Ferrari and the like. It is an open secret that Wan Badak is a lieutenant to an ex-UMNO Minister.

The UKSB group pictures taken with top officials of Immigration Department Malaysia when in China 

UKSB officers including Wan Badak (back roll 2nd from left), Datuk Mustafa bin Ali  (5th from left) and Tuan Mohd Fardhi bin Ahmad (4th from left).

 

Group picture taken with the UKSB’s publicity material.  (4th from left) the “Hebat One” Tuan Mohd Fardhi Bin Ahmad, (5th from left) Datuk Mustafa bin Ali & (6th from left) Wan Badak.

When YAB Tun Mahathir, PM, visited The People Republic of China (PRC) around 20 August 2018, a whole gang of UKSB officer also went to China too. You must be wondering why they were visiting the PRC at the same time as YAB Tun M.  The DG of Immigration, Datuk Mustafa Ali and the “Hebat One” Tuan Mohd Fardhi Bin Ahmad, have been seen in the UKSB group picture with Wan Badak and gang.  Of course, they couldn’t organise a meeting with YAB Tun M  or invite Tun to visit UKSB’s office in Beijing.

The “Scandalous Speedy Gonzales” RM99 mil deal involving the “Special Piurpose Vehicle”  Geeko with TM

Ms Elizabeth Ken is the CEO of Geeko Tech Sdn Bhd. She is also the media specialist of Redberry Media Group.

Many readers are complaining why no actions by MACC pertaining to the scandalous “Speedy Gonzales” RM99 mil  deal involving Geeko Tech Sdn Bhd(Geeko) and Tourism Malaysia (TM).  Just a little bit of background for new readers.

Geeko is just a few months old company and the little napoleons in TM saw it fit to appoint it under direct nego to do digital platform using Tencent Holding. This scandalous deal was evaluated, negotiated and sealed in ONE day, at which time Geeko was not even registered with Ministry of Finance.

NST KUALA LUMPUR 05 APRIL 2018. Menteri Pelancongan dan Kebudayaan, Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz (tengah) ketika sidang media, ditemani Pengerusi Tourism Malaysia, Dato’ DR Siew Ka Wei (kiri) dan Ketua Pengarah Lembaga Penggalakan Pelancongan Malaysia, Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab pada majlis pelancaran Malaysia Smart Tourism 4.0 di Hotel Istana.   The Speedy Gonzales deal was evaluated, negotiated and sealed on 4-4-2018. The so-called Smart Tourism 4.0 was launched on the next day.  

When this scandalous deal was exposed in this blog, the then Chairman Chairman of TM, who is none other than Dato’ Dr Siew Ka Wei, who has been hailed to be a corporate genius when Najib was in power and had defended this scandalous deal all the way. Dato Dr Siew Ka Wei had also said in his press statement dated 1 June 2018 as follows:

“Geeko Technology was the local partner chosen by Tencent to implement the project here. The principal officers are known to Tencent Group. The choice of Geeko as a Special Purpose Vehicle for the said project was made by Tencent.” Please read HERE.

This was what we had suspected that Geeko is a “Special Purpose Vehicle” but unsure whether it was for Tencent Holding or someone else.  A week later on 8 June 2018, Dato’ Dr Siew Ka Wei taken a totally different stand from 1 June with another statement stating that “Geeko is not a special vehicle vehicle chosen by Tencent, but collaboration partner of Tencent ..”.  Was this statement an afterthought or made after being reprimanded by Tencent Holding or …?  Only MACC could ascertain this glaring fact?

Another glaring fact is Ms Elizabeth Ken is, of course, the CEO of Geeko. She is also the media specialist in Redberry Media Group (Redberry). Redberry, Genovasi University, Malay Mail and others are related companies of of Ancom Bhd.  The Executive Chairman of Ancom Bhd is Dato DR Siew Ka Wei.     For the summary of the Speedy Gonzales scandalous deal please read HERE.

In June 2018 MACC had raided TM HQ and taken documents from it.  The little napoleons in TM are still operating on a “business as usual” mode and it seems that this scandalous deal has not  been terminated.  In fact, there are many direct-nego contracts in the pipeline involving Global Renown Ltd, a company related to Datuk Tam Yun Tong, HERE.

The readers and yours truly hope that MACC will also take all the necessary actions against those involved in the said scandalous Speedy Gonzales deal, which involved RM99 mill of public fund, and other direct-nego contracts.  It would appear that the little napoleons in TM are pushing ahead with the scandalous “Speedy Gonzales” deal even though the CEP under Tun Daim had given specific instructions to terminate it.  Of course, the little napoleons in TM are the law to themselves, HERE.