Jawapan YB Menteri Pelancongan mengenai dengan skandal yang terlibat dengan Venturepharm Asia Sdn Bhd dan Grace Chen Oyan Yun Shai.

Pada 5hb November 2009, semasa perbahasan Bajet 2010, saya telah menyeru Menteri Pelancongan, YB Dato’ Ng Yen Yen untuk memberi jawapan kepada soalan-solan seperti berikut:

Venturepharm Asia Bhd dan Madam Chen Oyan Yun Shai bukanlah menipu MOSTI sahaja ia juga ada terlibat dengan Kementerian Pelancongan.

Saya menyeru Menteri Perlancongan untuk memberi penjelasan:

  1. Memandangkan pembantu peribadi terdahulu Menteri, iaitu Madam Ivy See adalah seorang pengarah eksutif Daley PR, adakah ia mempunyai satu “conflict of interest” terhadap Menteri semasa memberi kontrak pengiklanan kepada Daley PR untuk kerja-kerja pengiklanan di China?
  2. Apakah alasan-alasan tender pertama Malaysian Pavilion Project dibatalkan selepas Menteri mengambil jawatan sejak April 2009?
  3. Apakah alasan-alasan sementara akhir bulan June 2009 Venturepharm telah dianugerahkan dengan kerja pembinaan  Malaysian Pavilion di mana ia tidak mempunyai rekod dalam kerja pembinaan semasa Venturepharm telah didedahkan di Parlimen dengan terlibat dengan penipuan MOSTI untuk mendapatkan TechnoFund?
  4. Adakah ia mempunyai apa-apa perbezaan (variation order) dengan jumlah RM10 to 20 million untuk Malaysian Pavilion project? Continue reading “Jawapan YB Menteri Pelancongan mengenai dengan skandal yang terlibat dengan Venturepharm Asia Sdn Bhd dan Grace Chen Oyan Yun Shai.”

PM: Suspend award to Venturepharm to build Malaysia Pavilion for Shanghai Expo 2010 until completion of investigations by MACC

The Star Newspapers reported on page 6 on 5th August, 2009:

“The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is investigating several officials from the Tourism Ministry following allegations of irregularities.  It is learnt that the MACC was investigating the awarding of contract to a foreign company that did not have the expertise to run a project that is said to be worth more than RM10 mil.

MACC officers would also be sent overseas to collect documents and files pertaining to the awarding of the contract, allegedly made via direct negotiations.

Wangsa Maju MP Wee Choo Keong had in June raised in the Dewan Rakyat several issues concerning the Tourism Ministry.  He had alleged that the ministry was involved in irregularities, especially in the awarding of contracts to a company that had no experience in the field.” Continue reading “PM: Suspend award to Venturepharm to build Malaysia Pavilion for Shanghai Expo 2010 until completion of investigations by MACC”

MACC seizes files from Venturepharm Asia, the successful bidder for Malaysia Pavilion!

The Sun report: 30-07-2009.

World Shanghai Expo 2010 website here also publishes this report by the Sun.

MACC seizes files from Venturepharm
Tim Leonard

PETALING JAYA (July 29, 2009): The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has seized several files and documents from drug firm Venturepharm Asia Sdn Bhd, which was awarded a RM19.99 million contract to build the Malaysian pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. Continue reading “MACC seizes files from Venturepharm Asia, the successful bidder for Malaysia Pavilion!”

Minister of Tourism says Venturepharm Asia Sdn Bhd has no political link!

Update, 22 July 2009: World Shanghai Expo 2010 website here also publishes most of what I have written about on this subject!

Related links in this blog here, here and here.

Menteri Pelancongan kata Venturepharm Asia Sdn Bhd tidak mempunyai hubungan politik! (Versi BM ada dibawah)

The Minister of Tourism Datuk Seri Ng Yen Yen, had denied in The Sun today (20 July 2009) that there was no “political link” when it awarded the RM19 million contract to Venturepharm Asia Sdn Bhd (Venturepharm) to build the Malaysia Pavilion for the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai and that it was done via an open tender and the process was carried out in a clear and transparent manner. The Minister had also denied that the ministry had helped Venturepharm to win the contract. Continue reading “Minister of Tourism says Venturepharm Asia Sdn Bhd has no political link!”