The Questionable Liaison!

In 2016 Raja Firdaus’ wife Instangram posting showing both families of Dato Dr Ammar and Raja Firdaus were on a luxurious holiday and fun together in Bali.

 

Dato Dr Ammar G Ghapar (Dato Ammar), Senior Director of Domestic & Events of Tourism Malaysia (TM). In 2016 he was then the powerful Senior Director of Administration, which comprised of Human Resources and Finance.

Dato Ammar has a very close family friend by the name of YM Dato Sri Raja Mohd Firdaus Raja Zainal (Raja Firdaus), HERE.

The two happy families were having fund together in Bali.

Raja Firdaus was an ex-employee and a member of the top management of TM.  He  is an extremely talented businessman.  It was an open secret that he had gone on family holiday with his close friend, Dato Dr Ammar G Gapar. 

Raja Firdaus was an ex-employee and members of the top management. of TM.  He  was an extremely  talented businessman.  He had been seen in photographs on family holiday with Dato Ammar.  

Raja Firdaus is also closed with the other little napoleons that matter in TM.

RAJA FIRDAUS’ CONNECTION – KRAKEN INTERACTIVE SDN BHD

The Kraken Interactive Sdn Bhd’s name card of Raja Firdaus.

Raja Firdaus is the Executive Director of Kraken Interactive Sdn Bhd(Kraken).  He was the executive director with no shareholding.  His director fees in Kraken must be big enough to make his appointment worthwhile!  In 2016 Kraken was awarded a contract to provide the digital marketing platform for TM and it was a 100% non-Bumi company.  By right, such an appointment was against the government policy.

The Kraken contract had expired in December 2017.  Having been paid the RM40 million, by now TM should have a working digital marketing platform.  One can go to the TM’s website, there is no resemblance of a digital marketing platform, HERE.

At the material time several of Raja Firdaus’ outfits have been awarded with many direct nego contracts to do billboard and other advertising for TM.

It was due to the non-performance of Kraken that TM awarded the so-called digital marketing contract on VERY fast track to Geeko Tech Sdn Bhd, which was just a 5 month old company with no digital marketing experience at all!

GEEKO TECH SDN BHD

The date of registration was on 6-4-2018, two days after the Speedy Gonzales Geeko contract was entered into.

Hence, prior to GE 14 TM under the chairmanship of Dato’ Seri Siew Ka Wei, TM rushed into a direct nego contract with Geeko Tech Sdn Bhd (Geeko) worth RM99.693 millions. It was popularly known as the “Speedy Gonzales Contract” whereby the said contract was evaluated, negotiated and sealed in one day, on 4-4-2018.  On 4-4-2018 Geeko was not registered with the Ministry of Finance (MOF).  The registration with MOF is a pre-condition for any company who want to do business with the government or its agencies.

ELIZABETH KEN

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

The brief background of Geeko. The CEO of Geeko is Ms Elizabeth Ken, who is the Media Specialist of Redberry Media Group (Redberry).  Redberry is part of Ancom Bhd group of companies. By coincidence Dato’ Seri Siew Ka Wei is the Executive Chairman of Ancom Bhd and MD of Redberry!  The business address of Geeko is a terrace house in SS2, Petaling Jaya.

The summary of the scandalous RM99.693 millions Speedy Gonzales Geeko contract, HERE.

DATUK MUSA YUSOF and KOPEMA

Geeko was incorporated in November 2017 and one of its shareholders is KOPEMA, whose chairman is Datuk Musa Yusof, Senior Director International Promotion Division (Asia/Africa) in TM and Dato Ammar is the Deputy Chairman, HERE.

KOPEMA is a Koperasi in the Ministry of Tourism & Cultures (MOTAC).  At the material time, it owed MOTAC a huge sum of rental for the canteen.  But it has fund to pay for the 15,000 shares in Geeko! Did KOPEMA pay for the 15,000 shares?

It would be hard to believe that at the material time when Geeko Tech was incorporated, both Datuk Musa Yusof and Datuk Ammar (being the high ranking officers of KOPEMA) or in the early part of 2018 were not aware at all about the Speedy Gozales RM99.693 millions deal?

 

Until this day, there was no announcement that this scandalous Speedy Gonzales Geeko contract has been terminated by TM.  In June, a report had been lodged with MACC in connection with this scandalous deal.

MACC should investigate into the contract with Kraken and all other direct nego contracts with the advertising companies that were connected with Raja Firdaus.

Please stay tuned.

Prosecute Directors of UKSB!

YB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Hj Yassin, Minister of Home Affairs

We support the Minister of Home Affairs, YB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Hj Mohd Yassin, for taking serious actions on the activities of the scandalous visa processing company, Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd (UKSB). Yours truly had been asking the government for actions against these visa processing companies for sometimes, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE.

This visa processing business was finally blown wide upon by the article “Acaman Besar Negara” by Harian Metro on 15-11-2018. Thank you Harian Metro for highlighting this scam as reported.

 

KENYATAAN AKHBAR

YB TAN SRI DATO’ HJ MUHYIDDIN HJ MOHD YASSIN

MENTERI DALAM NEGERI

Kementerian Dalam Negeri (KDN) memandang serius pendedahan oleh akhbar Harian Metro mengenai dakwaan kelemahan sistem Visa Luar Negara (VLN) atas talian termasuk eNTRI dan eVISA untuk pelancong dari negara China dan India yang ingin memasuki Malaysia.

Pelaksanaan sistem eNTRI yang dikendalikan oleh syarikat Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd (UKSB) melalui satu perjanjian konsesi dengan KDN sejak tahun 2016 dikatakan gagal berperanan sebagai sistem saringan dan tapisan awal ke atas warga China yang memasuki negara ini.

Sejak memulakan tugas sebagai Menteri Dalam Negeri, saya telah mengarahkan pihak pengurusan KDN untuk mengkaji semula perjanjian-perjanjian konsesi dengan vendor-vendor yang mengendalikan pelbagai sistem imigresen termasuk sistem VLN. Tujuan kajian semula ini ialah untuk memastikan kepentingan kerajaan dan keselamatan negara tidak terjejas oleh sebarang bentuk kelemahan yang berkemungkinan wujud di dalam perjanjian mahupun pelaksanaan sistem.

Pihak KDN juga akan mengemukakan cadangan kepada kabinet untuk menaiktaraf sistem imigresen sedia ada sebelum membangunkan satu sistem baharu yang lebih efisien untuk memastikan perkhidmatan yang disediakan adalah lebih cekap, selamat dan menjimatkan kos.

Pada masa ini, pihak Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) sedang menyiasat pelbagai dakwaan penyelewengan yang melibatkan beberapa syarikat konsesi yang mendapat hak untuk mengendalikan sistem imigresen. Pihak KDN memberikan kerjasama sepenuhnya kepada SPRM dalam menjalankan siasatan.

KDN tidak akan teragak-agak untuk mengambil tindakan tegas terhadap mana-mana pihak jika terdapat bukti mengenai kelemahan atau penyelewengan di dalam pelaksanaan sistem ini.

TAN SRI DATO’ HJ MUHYIDDIN HJ MOHD YASSIN

Menteri Dalam Negeri

 

The above statement concern Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd (UKSB), which runs the biggest visa processing operations in China, India, Bangladesh, Philipine, Dubai and others.  UKSB’s daily collection is in the region of RM500,000 to RM700,000.

 

S5 Systems Sdn Bhd

 

Left: Tan Sri Mohamed Al Amin. Right: Dato Siew Ka Wei. These are the two powerful corporate figures. Both are business partners and in ANcom Bhd.

The KDN should also be investigating into another visa processing company, S5 Systems Sdn Bhd.  Tan Sri Al Amin is the main player behind this company.  Up to May 9th, 2018 (14th GE), Tan Sri Al Amin, who is a close buddy and business partner of Dato’ Siew Ka Wei, was politically well connected up to PMO. Many of Tan Sri Al Amin and Dato’ Siew Ka Wei’s outfits have been awarded with exclusive long terms contracts. Their outfits are Meru Utama Sdn Bhd (exclusive contract for advertising space in KLIA and others for 7 years plus 3 years), Titanium Compass Sdn Bhd (exclusive contract for advertising space in MRT and stations for 10 years), Ancom Kimia Sdn Bhd (methanol exclusive contract with Petronas Chemical) and others.

Dato’ Siew Ka Wei and Tan Sri Serigar, the former Ketua Pengarah MOF were known to have actively campaigned for BN candidate against our PM YAB Tun Dr Mahathir in Langkawi Constituency during the GE14th.

When Dato’ Siew Ka Wei was the Chairman of Tourism Malaysia (TM), TM was involved in the scandalous RM 99.693 millions Speedy Gonzales  Geeko contract.  Geeko Tech Sdn Bhd‘s CEO is Ms Elizabeth Ken, who is a media specialist of Redberry Media Group. It was by co-incidence that  Redberry Media Group is also one of the outfits of Dato’ Siew Ka Wei!I   In June 2018, a report had been lodged with MACC.  We are waiting for actions from MACC on this simple and obvious case.

We hope that the Home MInister will take the necessary actions to terminate the so-called visa processing contracts with UKSB, S5 Systems Sdn Bhd and Profound Radiance Sdn Bhd. Tourists arrivals from China have dropped tremendously because the tourists were charged with exorbitant visa processing fees. We don’t need visa processing companies. Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia could carry out the visa processing task easily. We don’t need an artificial “toll” set up for the benefits of certain powerful personalities.

 

Stay tune.

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More Arrests On Visa Processing Scandal?

The famous MACC’s orange jersey to be worn by more famous players.

Updates 03-11-2018:  Syed Hussein Alhabsee, 17 others sue DPMM (Malay Chambers of Commerce) president. This is about RM5 million fund allocated to it by PMO. They claimed that the RM5 mil was not credited into DPMM’s bank account. They also claimed that RM1 million was credited to DPMM from a company known as ‘REDBERRY’, (as reported by Sun Daily quoting a Bernama report) HERE.

It is strange that this law suit story was first reported in Malay Mail Online, after a few hours it was taken off!  Is the ‘Redberry’ referred to in the Sun Daily the same as the Redberry Media Group connected to Dato’ Siew Ka Wei as stated in this article under S5 Systems Sdn Bhd, which was involved with visa processing scandal?  

MACC officers have raided Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia (JIM) and arrested two of its officers and another ex-high ranking officer of JIM, who is a Datuk, was also arrested, HERE.

Yours truly believes that the arrest of three persons is just the tip of the iceberg. There should be another ten or more personalities connected to the visa processing scandal to be arrested in the near future.

Yours truly had written several articles about the operations of visa processing fees which have been going on since 2012.  The visa processing business has been monopolised by three companies namely, Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd (UKSB), S5 Systems Sdn Bhd and Profound Radiance Sdn Bhd.  Please read HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE.

The former Deputy PM, YB Dato’ Seri Zahid Hamidi, was charged with three counts of corruption involving one of the three visa processing companies, Profound Radiance Sdn Bhd, HERE.

Profound Radiance Sdn Bhd is the smallest of the three. UKSB is the largest whose daily collections of visa processing fees totalled more than RM500,000.00! A very lucrative business indeed.

UKSB

Wan Quoris Shah Bin Wan Abdul Ghani aka Wan Badak.

Beside Wan Quoris Shah Bin Wan Abdul Ghani aka Wan Badak, Harry Lee Vui Khiun is the other main player in UKSB.

To get to the bottom of the visa processing scandals, MACC will have to interview Datuk Alias Ahmad, who was the DG of JIM when UKSB was just in its infancy. In 2012 he officiated the opening of UKSB office in Beijing. He was the last DG for Ministry of Education. He just retired a few months ago.

S5 Systems Sdn Bhd

Left: Tan Sri Mohamed Al Amin. Right: Dato Siew Ka Wei. These are the two powerful corporate figures in Malaysia.

The man behind S5 Systems Sdn Bhd, is the famous Tan Sri Mohamed Al Amin (popularly known as Alamin), who is a business partner of Dato’ Siew Ka Wei. Both Tan Sri Al Amin and Dato’ Siew Ka Wei are also connected to Ancom Bhd, Redberry Media Group, Malay Mail, Ancom Kimia Sdn Bhd (5 years methanol exclusive contract with Petronas Chemical Group), Meru Utama Sdn Bhd (7 years plus 3 years exclusive advertising space contract in Malaysia airports), Titanium Compass Sdn Bhd (10 years exclusive advertising space contract in MRT and Station) and many more

Dato’ Siew Ka Wei was the former chairman of Tourism Malaysia (TM), which was embroiled in the scandalous ‘Speedy Gonzales’ RM99.693 million deal with Geeko Tech Sdn Bhd (Geeko) involving public fund.  TM loves direct nego contracts, Global Renown Ltd and Geeko were part of it, HERE

The CEO of Geeko is Ms Elizabeth Ken, who by coincidence is the media specialist of Redberry Media Group, an outfit of Dato’ Siew Ka Wei.

In June 2018 a report was lodged with MACC about the scandalous Speedy Gonzales deal, which was valued, negotiated and sealed within one day. It is a simple case which was supported by full sets of documentation, HERE.

Yours truly believes that since Ms Elizabeth Ken is the media specialist of Redberry Media Group, she will be able to assist in the MACC investigations into this scandalous ‘Speedy Gonzales’  deal.

We all hope that there will be more arrests in connection with the above scandals involving the visa processing companies and the Speedy Gonzales RM99.69 million Geeko deal.

Please stay tuned.