MCMC Looted, Shady ‘Speedy Gonzales’ Deal Resurfaces – Part 8 (SST, Acceptance, SD & RM30 million Payments Were All Done In One Day – The “Financial Literacy” of Khadijah)

The then “HEBAT” CEO of PADU, Puan Khadijah Abdullah, who had signed all the “Surat Setuju Terima” (SST) and the cheques for all payments made to the Special Purpose  Vehicle Account known as “Utusan – Epiweb Collection Account”.

It can’t get any funnier when one talks about PADU Corporation (PADU).

Just anything involving finances and unscrupulous officers can happen in this government agency which continues to lead the art of manoeuvring and trickery.

PADU dished out fund wantonly as though the public funds from MCMC that were held in TRUST by PADU belongs to the little napoleons namely, the then “HEBAT” CEO Puan Khadijah Abdullah and En Ahmad Izzat Ahmad Zaki, the CFO of Padu.

After leaving PADU on 31 May 2019 Puan Khadijah Abdullah was specially “head hunted” by Bank Negara Malaysia to head one of its important outfits dealing with “Financial Literacy”.  So if one wants to be noticed, appreciated and promoted to a majestic height in Bank Negara Malaysia then one has to emulate Khadijah Abdullah’s style of “financial literacy”/zero governance in PADU.

The “SURAT SETUJU TERIMA” (SST)

The SST dated 22 June 2017 signed by Puan Khadijah Abdullah, who is now a high ranking officer in Bank Negara Malaysia. Page 1
The SST dated 22 June 2017 page 2
The SST dated 22 June 2017 – Page 3
The Payments Schedule under SST dated 22 June 2017.  Such payments schedule is extremely rare in the commercial world except in PADU. 

On or about 22 June 2017 delivery of scandalous tablet project of PADU for Phase 1 and 2 was not completed as per the “Surat Setuju Terima” (SST), which was signed by the then most “Hebat” CEO of PADU for RM50 million (Phase 1) & RM 52 million (Phase 2).  Phase 3’s SST valued at RM49,985,605.00. Please read on you will see the SD resurfacing again.

The PADU’s Cheque Payments To The Special Purpose Vehicle Account 

First 35% payment

The first 35% payment should be RM17,484,961.75 (35% X 49,985,605 = RM17,494,961.75) under the said SST for Phase 3 but PADU under the leadership of Puan Khadijah Abdullah rounded it up and paid RM17.5 million, which was above the payment schedule as per SST terms dated 22 June 2017. How is that for zero governance!

The 2nd 25% payment also dated on 22 June – the same date as the SST and 1st payment!

The second 25% payment should be RM12,496,401.25 ( 25% X RM49,985,605.00 = RM12,496,401.25) and PADU rounded up to RM12.5 million which again above the payments schedule as per the SST dated 22 June 2017.

These two payments of 35% and 25%  were made in total violation of the PADU’s very own SST terms.

The Total Fund Received From MCMC

Total sum received from MCMC,

The funds for Phase 3 from MCMC were received in PADU account on 22 June 2017 (the same day PADU/Khadijah Abdullah issued the SST) and 28 June 2017! The fund was wired to PADU in two transactions as can be seen from the table above.

The Balance MCMC Funds in PADU Is About RM50 miliion

To date the total fund received by PADU from MCMC is RM309,879,325.00. PADU only paid out about a  total of RM267 million to the special purpose vehicle account. There is a balance of un-utilized MCMC Funds of about RM43 million in PADU’s bank account.  PADU must also take into account the total forfeited performance bond from Utusan totaling about RM7 million.   Therefore, the total balance in the PADU’s trust account should be RM50 million (RM43 mil + RM7 mil).  Of course, the little napoleons cum spin doctors in PADU will try to spin the balance to very much less than the RM50 million – may be cut down by half!

Although MCMC had demanded for the said balance to be returned to MCMC a few months ago but PADU came out with unacceptable excuses to keep the said balance.  Of course, MCMC didn’t set in motion for the return of the said balance sum.

The MCMC officers must accept the blame for the wanton disbursement of the MCMC Funds via wire transferred with zero governance. The MCMC Funds should have been paid to MOE and not direct to PADU. However, yours truly had sighted document that shows the then MOE’s KSU objected to direct payment to MOE because of the difficulties of disbursing it from MOE! What a joke!

The first draw down in PADU account was RM30 million (also on the 22 June 2017) and the second draw down of RM20 million  to PADU account was on 28 June 2017. 

Immediately upon receiving the fund from MCMC on 22 June 2017, PADU couldn’t wait to pay out all the RM30 millions in two cheques as shown above to the special purpose vehicle account, “Utusan-Epiweb Collection Account”As per the contract between Utusan and PADU, there was no provision for payments to be made to this special purpose vehicle account. Therefore, PADU should have made all payments to Utusan. But payments to the special purpose vehicle account was the modus operandi of Puan Khadijah Abdullah (the then CEO of PADU) and En Ahmad Izzat Ahmad Zaki (CFO of PADU).

Phase 3  Supported By Statutory Declaration By Utusan 

SD by Utusan GM En Ahmad Razif Mohamed – Page 1
Utusan’s SD 22-6-2017 by its GM – Page 2
Left: Datuk Fatmi Che Salleh (the executive chairman of Utusan and former political secretary to the then PM, Datuk Seri Najib)   2nd Left:  Datuk Mohd Noordin Abbas (a former banker from Affin Bank & CEO of Utusan)   Right: The famous Tan Sri Dr Mohamed Al Amin Hj Abdul Majid (he is a business partner to the corporate genius Dato’ Dr Siew Ka Wei, the Ancom Bhd‘s executive chairman & former chairman of Tourism Malaysia.)

Normally the Utusan’s SDs were signed by Datuk Mohd Noordin Abbas, the then CEO of Utusan, HERE.  Datuk Mohd Noordin Abbas was a former banker in Affin Bank. Datuk Fatmi Che Salleh was the former executive chairman of Utusan and the former political secretary to the former PM, Datuk Najib Razak.  On this occasion the SD was signed by the Utusan GM, En Ahmad Razif Mohamed.

On 22 June 2017 another statutory declaration was produced by Utusan to undertake that it will complete the deliveries of the tablets under Phase 1 and 2. How about that for governance in PADU?  PADU had been vendors “friendly” as far as the scandalous tablet deal was concerned. WHY? WHY? WHY?

In order for PADU to issue the SST for Phase 3,  a scheme was blatantly hatched by the little napoleons in PADU to circumvent the previous contracts not fulfilled by Utusan and more importantly to facilitate the issuance of SST for Phase 3 so that payment of the first 35% and second payment of another 25% totalling RM30 million could be dished out to the special purpose vehicle account, Utusan-EPIWEB Collection Account” and thereafter substantial sums were dished out to two special entities Redberry and N… . This subject deserves a separate posting by itself in the coming Parts.

Using SD To Waive Delivery Of Tablets For Phase 1 & 2 – Board of Trustees Papers (an extract of it)

The extract of the Board of Trustees’s Circular Resolution also dated on 22 June 2017

A source in MOE revealed that despite the SST/contractual obligations for the scandalous tablets were not fully completed at that material time and yet En Ahmad Izzat Ahmad Zaki, the CFO of PADU, saw it fit to prepare the above Circular Resolution for the Board of Trustees of PADU to approve and the issuance of SST for Phase 3 based on waiver of the condition precedent for delivery for Phase 1 and 2.

On 22 June 2017 upon PADU signed the SST and acceptance by Utusan all on the same day, and on the 22 June 2017 itself, PADU issued the above two cheques for RM17.5 mil and RM12.5 mill totaling RM30 million. PADU was an extremely efficient paymaster when it comes to paying to the said special purpose vehicle account. WHY??

Why RM 10,402,690.25 Was Paid Out from the Special Purpose Vehicle Account To Redberry Sdn Bhd, an outfit of Dato’ Siew Ka Wei? 

Under Phase 6,  RM10,402,690.25 was paid out from the said special purpose vehicle account to Redberry Sdn Bhd, which is an outfit of Dato’ Dr Siew Ka Wei, the former chairman of Tourism Malaysia and executive chairman of public listed Ancom Bhd and Group MD of Nylex Bhd.  Dato’ Siew is also the MD for Redberry Media Group, the owner of the defunct Malay MailMs Elizabeh Ken is the media specialist in Redberry Media Group.

The arrest and detention of Dato’ Dr Siew Ka Wei and Elizabeth Ken, the CEO of Geeko Tech Sdn Bhd and media specialist of Redberry Media group, which is an outfit of Siew ka Wei.

On 9 January 2019 Dato’ Dr  Siew Ka Wei and Ms Elizabeth Ken were arrested and detained by MACC for four days, HERE.  Up to this date both of them have not been charged by MACC.  There was a new development that on 6 and 7 August 2019, Datuk Isham Ishak, the KSU of MOTAC was called up by MACC to assist in the investigation of the “Speedy Gonzales” Geeko Tech deal of RM99.7 million with Tourism Malaysia, HERE.

Datuk Isham Ishak was appointed MOTAC KSU on 15 February 2019, HERE. Therefore, he was not involved in the Geeko Tech’s scandal because that scandal took place in April 2018.

The “Mesyuarat Pre Council Jawantankuasa Tindakan Laporan Ketua Audit Negara Mengenai Laporan Ketua “Autar” Negara”

A reliable source in MOE has informed yours truly that “Jawantankuasa Siasatan Tadbir Urus Perolehan dan Kewangan Kerajaan” under PMO and Jawantankuasa Siasatan Ketua Audit Negara not Ketua “Autar” Negara are now investigating into this tablet scandal and balance of funds from MCMC.

This morning there will be a meeting known as “Mesyuarat Pre Council Jawantankuasa Tindakan Laporan Ketua Audit Negara Mengenai Laporan Ketua “Autar” Negara to be led by Jabatan Audit Negara with the top brass of MOE to investigate into this tablet scandal.

MOE Should Suspend The CFO of Padu, En Ahmad Izzat Ahmad Zaki and Special Officer to CEO, En Azrul Satria bin Abdul Rahim, Pending Investigations

How could the said two ‘Jawatankuasa Siasatan” have a proper in-dept investigation when the two key little napoleons/players of this tablet scandal namely, En Ahmad Izzat Ahamd Zaki (CFO of PADU) and En Azrul Satria bin Abdul Rahim (the “HEBAT” Special Officer to the CEO, Khadijah Abdullah,) have not been suspended?  In any investigation of such nature the key players would have been suspended until the end of the investigations. But not in PADU/MOE!

Board of Trustees Of PADU

Could the above manourvring and trickery be so smooth sailing if the Board of Trustees (BOT), headed by Tan Sri Megat Zaharuddin (chairman), Tan Sri Madinah Mohamad (then KSU of MOE was a member), Datuk Seri Alias Ahamd (who had been accused of being complicit in the Sarawak Solar project for schools), Mr See Huey Beng (member) and others, have performed their fiduciary duties properly by scrutinising the tablet project?  The little napoleons in PADU treated BOT as a rubber stamp, the then members of the BOT should also be held responsible for all the wrong doings in PADU which has resulted in a waste of few hundred million of public funds.

We can only hope that the current BOT will carry out its duties as TRUSTEES and not be part of the “GAJI BUTA” category.

It must be noted that in 2016 when Tan Sri Madinah Mohamad chaired the “Pre-Price Negotiation Meeting” for this scandalous tablet project, HERE.  The scandalous tablet project kicked off after this meeting.  By the way in 2016, she was also a member of the MCMC, HERE.  The funding of this tablet project came from MCMC!!!

Why Is The Minister Of Education Playing Dumb On The Scandalous Tablet Issue?

It is most unfortunate that the Minister of Education is still playing dumb on this RM306 million tablet scandal!

MACC & Bank Negara Malaysia

Yours truly calls upon SPRM/MACC to investigate into the wanton disbursement of RM309 million of MCMC Funds into the said special purpose vehicle account and Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia to explain on what basis Puan Khadijah Abdullah was appointed to head or be part of one of its important outfit dealing with “Financial Literacy” for Malaysia. It is hoped that cronyism has no role to play in Bank Negara Malaysia.

Stay Tuned – Part 9

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.