Updates on 26-9-2019 @ 8:30 pm: A little bird in MOE has informed yours truly that today the Tuan Mohamad Azhan bin Amir a.k.a.“Hebat One”, the TKSU of MOE, has been called by the police for his statement to be recorded. Lets hope that the police report by the “Hebat One” was not an act of covering up the RM340 million tablet scandal involving the little napoleons in PADU/MOE. The ‘Hebat One” should take note that a police report can be a double edge sword. Lets also hope that the police will now open up the big can of worms in PADU and MOE.
Updates on 25-9-2019 @ 5:30 pm:
A little bird in Ministry of Education (MOE) has informed yours truly that TKSU of MOE who is also the chairman of JK Pemandu, En Mohamad Azhan Bin Md Amir, has lodged a police report this afternoon. After having published ten parts on the tablet scandal worth RM340 million in PADU/MOE, the said TKSU was awoken from his slumber with the realisation on the seriousness of the scandal where public fund (MCMC Fund) of about RM270 million had been put to waste.
It is most unprecedented that En Mohamad Azhan Bin Md Amir, who is of TKSU standard, saw it fit to personally lodge a police report that was shrouded in secrecy. Hebat la TKSU ni! Normally the TKSU will instruct an officer of the ministry to lodge a police report on a wrong doing. May be he is a hands on high ranking officer and he would like to do it himself. Then he should not be shy to call a press conference to inform Malaysians that he has lodged a police report about the scandalous tablet project or others. Nevertheless, he should be congratulated for a job well done for lodging the police report for whatever objectives.
It is still unknown what was his police report all about. One thing for sure is that the said TKSU was jumping like a “kera kena sambal belacan“! Wonder why? His police report was a bit late but it is better late than never. We can only hope that the police will investigate into this scandalous project that cost the rakyat a whopping RM270 million!
Please stay tuned for Part 11.
The high-ranking officers in PADU Corporation (PADU) are mere “financial illiterates”, HERE, perhaps by design for them to do what they had been doing and still trying to do now. To put it mildly they are a bunch of spin doctors in the top management of PADU and they are still treating PADU as their cash cow.
It was transpired that during the meeting of Jawatankuasa Pemandu (JK Pemandu) of MOE that PADU had tabled numerous versions of its Financial Reports for year ending 31 December 2018. JK Pemandu also stated in its minutes of meeting that in every of PADU’s Financial Reports submitted to JK Pemandu were inconsistent containing items spent without authority or ‘punca kuasa’. (“urus setia mendapati setiap laporan tersebut yang dikemukakan sama ada tidak konsisten, mempunyai ralat dan perincian item yang tidak dapat ditentukan punca kuasanya.”)
JK Pemandu of MOE Meeting on 18 July 2019
JK Pemandu had decided that PADU to table the full details of its Financial Report as required by ‘Jawatankuasa Teknikal Program ICT Sekolah KPM’ (JK Teknikal) to its secretariat by 22 July 2019 for discussion in its next meeting.
On 18 July 2019, TKSU of MOE, En Mohamad Azhan Bin Md Amir, chaired the JK Pemandu meeting, En Ahmad Izzat bin Ahmad Zaki, the ‘Creative’ Financial Officer of PADU was also present. During the said meeting TKSU recorded that said JK Teknikal had not received any feedbacks on those issues in connection with acquisition and financial report that were tabled on 5 July 2019 have not been approved. TK SU also brought up the issues below for discussion:
- “JK Siasatan Tadbir, Urus, Perolehan & Kewangan Kerajaan” (JK Siasatan) still investigating the RM340 million tablet project. JK Siasatan had discovered matters where terms of contract were not followed like payments made by PADU based on Statutory Declaration from Utusan.
- On 5 July 2019 JK Teknikal had decided that its secretariat to record down all procedures used by PADU not in accordance with the terms of contract for the attention and actions by JK Pemandu as advised by the legal advisor of KPM.
- PADU to cooperate with BSTP to produce a report supported by documentary cooperate evidence. The said report to be tabled in the next JK Pemandu meeting. Yours truly has been told that no such report had been tabled in the following JK Pemandu meeting.
- This blog was also discussed during the said meeting and opinions were sought.
- The ‘Creative’ Financial Officer of PADU, En Ahmad Izzat Ahmad Zaki, asked for the view of JK Pemandu pertaining to the ‘Surat Setuju Terima’ (SST), which had been signed by PADU on 26 April 2018 and paid a total sum of RM18,402,690.25, HERE.
- JK Pemandu put on record that it had decided on 17 April 2018 Phase 6 to be postponed until and after 14th GE and yet PADU proceeded to sign the SST without the knowledge of JK Pemandu. Therefore, PADU had been asked to resolve the said SST and payment of RM18,402,690.25 on the condition that there will be no loss to the Government. It must be noted that out of the RM18,402,690.25, RM10,402,690.25 was paid to Dato’ Siew Ka Wei’s outfit, Redberry Sdn Bhd, HERE. Redberry Sdn Bhd was never a party to the agreement between PADU and Utusan or Utusan and Epiweb Sdn Bhd for the scandalous RM340 million tablet project.
- With regards to what had been disclosed by this blog on issues and matters carried by PADU not in accordance with the procedures cannot be discussed as advised by MOE legal advisor because the said matters have been scheduled for discussion at the coming Public Account Committee (PAC) in Parliament.
Up to this date, the Financial Report 2018 of PADU has not been approved by JK Teknikal and/or JK Pemandu. The minutes looks so serious but no drastic action. It is business as usual in PADU!
Dato’ Siew Ka Wei’s Outfits Received RM70.6 Million From Special Purpose Vehicle Bank Account
PADU had been making payment to a special purpose vehicle bank account known as “Utusan-Epiweb Collection Account”. There was no basis for PADU to pay through this special purpose bank account for the failed RM340 million tablet project. PADU had paid a total of RM267,738,536.92 from fund received from MCMC into the said special purpose bank account. A total sum of RM70.6 million was paid out from this special purpose bank account to Redberry Sdn Bhd, which is wholly owned by Ancom Bhd, and Nylex Bhd, a subsidiary of Ancom Bhd, HERE.
At the material time, there was no public announcement in Bursa KL by Ancom Bhd and Nylex Bhd on the purpose of the receipt of RM70.6 million. Surely this must be of serious concerns for Securities Commission (SC) and Bursa KL. Reports have been lodged with SC and Bursa KL for failing to announce about the “transactions” involving RM70.6 million.
Redberry Sdn Bhd, Ancom Bhd and Nylex Bhd are NOT parties to the agreements between PADU and Utusan or Utusan and Epiweb Sdn Bhd. Until today PADU and/or MOE are still playing dumb about this payment.
Dato’ Siew Ka Wei is the executive chairman of public listed company Ancom Bhd and Group MD of Nylex Bhd. Amcom Bhd is the owner of Redberry Media Group (Redberry. ) Redberry is the owner of Malay Mail. Datuk Wong Sai Wan is the editor in chief of Malay Mail and director of several of Dato’ Siew Ka Wei’s outfits, one of which is Titanium Compass Sdn Bhd (Titanium Compass). Prior to GE 14th, Titanium Compass had been awarded with 10 year exclusive advertising space contract in MRT station.
On 9 January 2019 Dato’ Siew Ka Wei and his media specialist of Redberry Media Group, Ms Elizabeth Ken were arrested and detained by MACC for four days in connection with the ‘Speedy Gonzales’ RM99.7 million deal between Geeko Tech Sdn Bhd with Tourism Malaysia (TM) in 2018 (prior to GE14) when Dato Siew Ka Wei was the chairman ion TM. Ms Elizabeth Ken is the media specialist of Redberry Media Group and CEO fo Geeko Tech Sdn Bhd, HERE.
Datuk Musa Yusuf, the shameless DG of Tourism Malaysia
Datuk Musa Yusuf, the newly appointed DG of TM, was also in indirectly involved in the said RM99.7 million deal, which was evaluated, negotiated and sealed within one day. He was the president of KOPEMA and KOPEMA is a shareholder of Geeko Tech. On 19 January 2018 when Datuk Musa was the TM director for Promotion of Asia and Africa he devised a scheme to appoint Geeko Tech to do a so-called “kajian” that finally appointed Geeko Tech for the RM99.7 million deal, HERE.
The “Tidak Apa” JK Pemandu of MOE
What is strange is: JK Pemandu of MOE will just meet and made their critical comments with no further action whatsoever. One would have thought that a high powered committee of MOE would have lodged a report with the police or MACC. It chose to remain in the state of inertia! It was due to this innate “Tidak Apa” behavior from top to bottom in the MOE that have encouraged those spin doctors and manipulators to thrive in PADU. These spin doctors have now transformed into financial ‘monsters” with immunity!
It would appear that the financial ‘monsters’ in PADU must have got something on their bosses in PADU and MOE, hence the defiance and immunity.
Ministry of Education and Ministry of Communications & Multimedia Are Playing Dumb
The Minister of Education and his KSU are still playing dumb like dead wood over the scandalous RM340 million tablet project.
Despite all the promises that report will be lodged with MACC over the abuse of MCMC Funds in 16 July 2019, HERE, it is also mind boggling why the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia is still dragging its feet in reporting the matter to MACC. It is very strange isn’t it?
Are the two Ministers YB Dr Maszlee Malik and YB Gobind Singh Deo trying to protect the financial ‘monsters’ in PADU and little napoleons in MCMC?
SC and Bursa KL
So far there is no news of the development of the reports lodged with SC and Bursa KL on the failure to make public announcements by Ancom Bhd and Nylex Bhd about the “transactions” involving RM70.6 million of public fund.
Stay Tuned – Part 11