After a lull in the wrong doings in Tourism Malaysia (TM), another bombshell is in the works.
The newly minted DG, Datuk Musa Yusuf, who was in the centre of the Speedy Gonzales scandal, is again implicated in another controversy related to the politics within MOTAC/TM.
When Datuk MusaYusuf was first appointed the DG of TM, his appointment could not be confirmed by the TM’s Board because at that material time he was didn’t have a letter of clearance from MACC. Quite rightly so! Yours truly has been informed that within a short span of two weeks or so after his non-confirmation, Datuk Musa managed to obtain a letter of good character or clearance from MACC! We can only hope that Puan Latheefa Koya, the new DG of MACC, will investigate how could Datuk Musa be given a clean bill of health when he was at least appeared to have been involved in the scandalous “Speedy Gonzales” RM99.693 million Geeko Deal.
Please read the next paragraph to learn about Datuk Musa’s involvement in the said scandalous deal.
For the benefits of new readers, in November 2017 Geeko Tech Sdn Bhd (Geeko) was incorporated with Koperasi Kakitanggan MOTAC (KOPEMA) as one of its shareholders. Datuk Musa Yusuf is the President of KOPEMA!
On 19 January 2018 Datuk Musa Yusuf had cleverly devised a scheme known as “Promosi Bersama Tencent/Geeko Tech Bagi Promosi Pemasaran Digital (Smart Tourism)” (“Promosi Bersama”), which was actually to appoint Geeko to do a so-called “study” to appoint Geeko for the so-called ‘Digital Marketing’. Datuk Musa’s clever scheme or the so-called “Promosi Bersama” cost TM a whopping RM1,167,900.00. Please read “Is Tourism Malaysian is Everyone ATM?“. Please also read: “Suspend Tourism Malaysia DG or Live In Shame!”.
The Players in the Scandalous Speedy Gonzales Deal
You will note that on 9 January 2019 the corporate genius and the former Chairman of Tourism Malaysia, Dato’ Dr Siew Ka Wei, and Ms Elizabeth Ken, the media specialist of Redberry Media Group, were arrested and detained by MACC for four days in connection with the scandalous Speedy Gonzales Geeko. Six months have elapsed and there is no sign of both of them being charged. Despite Datuk Musa, was in the centre of the scandalous Speedy Gonzales deal, he has been awarded with a clean bill of health by MACC!
Dato’ Dr Siew is the current Chairman of Ancom Bhd.
Despite the arrest and detention of Dato’ Siew and Ms Elizabeth Ken, the scandalous “Speedy Gonzales” RM99.693 millions has yet to be terminated. Why?
Puan Latheefa Koya should also investigate into this scandal!
Just now yours truly has received this comment from a reader:
… there is an anonymous letter circulating among the Civil Service claiming some interference involving the Motac M … members towards procurements in the Ministry. The letter also stated a pact between a group of officer aka Little Napoleons to out the current KSU incited by the … to an extent to try and put in place the ex-KSU who retired back into service. As the letter was dated 15 Jun 2019 and a visit by the Minister to KSN does suggests a certain degree of truth in the letter. …”
We can only hope that the above comment was not true. Yg Bhg Datuk KSN please take note of the above. We also hope that Datuk KSN will not confirm Datuk Musa Yusuf as the DG of TM.