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.

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.

The “Hebat One” Commented!

Wan Badak (extreme right) was briefing Yg Bhg Datuk Mustafa Bin Ali, DG of Jabatam Imigresen Malaysia) and Tuan Mohd Fardhi Ahmad (a.k.a “The Hebat One”) (3rd left), the head of Jabatan Visa in JIM, in the UKSB office in People Republic of China.

 

Updates on 17-10-2018 @ 8:30 pm:  MACC confirmed that former minister of education, Datuk Mahdzir Khalid, had been called for investigation yesterday.  The investigation is about the RM1.25 billion solar panels project for 369 schools in Sarawak, HERE.  This solar panels scandal took place when Datuk Seri Alias bin Ahmad, was the then KSU of the Ministry of Education.  Datuk Seri Alias bin Ahmad was also the former DG of Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia (JIM) when UKSB started to do the visa processing business in JIM. 

 

On 6 October 2018, yours truly posted an article about MACC ordering Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia (JIM) to produce data/satistics in connection with visa processing for China, other parts of the world and data/ statistics involving UKSB since 2018 – 2018, HERE.  For background stories please red HERE & HERE.

Tuan Mohd Fardhi Ahmad (aka “)The Hebat One”

Tuan Mohd Fardhi Ahmad (a.k.a “The Hebat One”), the head of Bahagian Visa, Pas & Permit responded with a comment, which deserves a new posting by itself. He can be seen in the picture above being briefed by none other than Wan Quorshi Shah bin Wan Abdul Ghani (a.k.a Wan Badak) one of the key players in Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd (UKSB), the famous visa processing company.  The comment by “The Hebat One” is reproduced in verbatim below for the benefit of the readers:

 

Group picture of UKSB officers including Wan Badak (back roll 2nd left), Datuk Mustafa bin Ali (5th left) and “The Hebat One” (4th left). Picture taken at the entrance of The Great Wall in China).

 

The group picture of UKSB officials with “The Hebat One” (4th left) visiting UKSB in Beijing recently.

 

MOHD FARDHI AHMAD

OCTOBER 10, 2018 AT 12:06 PM

Dear Mr. Wee Choo Keong,

Frankly speaking, I do not know you and I believed you don’t know me either. But after reading your article, it clear you tried to create negative perception and smear my reputation as a public servant by dragging me into your self-created UKSB saga.

Please make no mistake Mr. Wee. I know well what I am doing. If u wanna find the truth, pls come and see me directly. I can give u a special briefing as I always do. But shud u wanna continue saying nasty things towards me, pls say straight to my face. As Kelantan folk always say “kalu tok tahu palo ekor ceghito, jange dok nyalok kokse kokde.”

And please bear in mind whatever u said here has a serious legal implication. I know u are a lawyer, but being lawyer is not a ticket to write nasty things about others. Thank you.

Yours Truly,

MOHD FARDHI AHMAD aka “TheHebatOne”

Note: In case u wanna pen more article on me next time, pls use nickname the “Ho1”. Sound better I guess hehe……

 

Left: Tan Sri Mohamed Al Amin of S5 System Sdn Bhd). Right: Dato Siew Ka Wei is his business partner in Ancom Bhd & Redberry Media Group, which is the parent company of Malay Mail. These are the two powerful corporate players during Najib’s administration. Just in case, “The Hebat One” could not recognise Tan Sri Al Amin.

 

Yours truly’s reply:

 

OCTOBER 10, 2018 AT 4:16 PM

Dear Tuan Mohd Fardhi

Thank you for spending your valuable office hour to write your comments. It is most appreciated.

I definitely do not know you. Beside being the Pengarah Bahagian Visa officer in Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia (JIM), I have no knowledge that you are a Kelantanese. I now know that you have been in JIM for about 2-3 years only. I don’t know which government agency you were in before joining JIM.

Please be assured that there was no intention to create whatever negative perception about you in my article or in whatever way you might want to think. Of course, I cannot stop you from thinking otherwise. I am certain that you are well verse, if not an expert, in matters concerning Visa Processing otherwise you cannot be the boss in Bahagian Visa.

Perhaps you may want to write a comment piece to refute what I have written in the article and that the contents were absolutely not true. I can give you an undertaking that I will publish it provided it is not defamatory.

You may want to consider the few points below for your coming comment piece:

  1. MACC did not issue the Order for JIM to produce the data or statistics on the “Hasil Kutipan Visa” from China from 2012 to 2018; or order JIM to produce data/statistics on “Hasil Kutipan visa” for other countries from 2012 – 2018; and/or order JIM to produce Data/statistics for “Permohonan Bayaran Visa” nfrom UKSB from 2012 -2018.
  2. No MACC officer or officers were presence in JIM last week to interview officers including your good self and/or ask for any matters concerning data on processing of Visa.
  3. That the several group pictures taken in PR China produced in the article in question with image which look like you but it was not you.
  4. That you have never been on any trip with Wan Badak to PR China or other parts of the world and that recently you did not go to PRC China when PM YAB Tun Mahathir visited PR China on or about 20 August 2018.
  5. That you do not have a clue who are Tuan Wan Quoris Shah (aka Wan Badak), Mr Harry Lee Vui Khiun, and Tuan Fadzil Bin Ahmad, who are directors of UKSB), Yg Bhg Tan Sri Al Amin of S5 Systems Sdn Bhd and you have never seen or met anyone of them since you are working in JIM until NOW.
  6. That it was not true that UKSB, S5 Systems Sdn Bhd and other companies are involved in Visa Processing Business or have any direct or indirect dealings with JIM.
  7. That JIM logo had never been used in any form in the website connected to UKSB or any other processing companies.
  8. That the website in JIM did not provide any link to any website connected to UKSB.
  9. That it was not true that UKSB, S5 Systems and other companies are involved in Visa Processing Business or Permit in PR China and other countries like Dubai, Thailand, Philippine, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and etc.

The above are just a few points that you might want to explore to defend your good self. Just a suggestion. Please feel free to elaborate. Please let me have your comment piece to challenge the article in question based on the above examples or other facts that you may have that we, the public, are no aware of.

Thank you for taking your precious time to react with your very valuable inputs. I await an article from you to make your stand clearer. I am sorry to learn that you are very upset by the article in question which was not intended that way.

Do have a pleasant day.

Thank you

Regards

Wee Choo Keong

Yours truly is looking forward for the master piece (comment) from the “Hebat One” to challenge the article in question HERE.

 

Datuk Seri Alias Bin Ahmad was the DG of JIM in 2012. He has just retired as the KSU of Ministry of Education.

 

The plague in the UKSB’s office in Beijing on the left showed Datuk Seri Alias Ahamad the then DG of JIM officiated the UKSB’s office in Beijing.

 

Beside Tuan “The Hebat One”, En Wan Badak, Mr Harry Lee Vui Khiun, En Fadhil Bin Ahmad, MACC may want to get help from Datuk Seri Alias bin Ahmad, who was the then DG of JIM at that material time when the Visa processing company, UKSB, made its way into JIM.  As the DG of JIM, he officiated the UKSB’s office in Beijing on 12-8-2012.

Datuk Alias Ahmad was the KSU of Ministry of Education. He retired on 22 May 2018, HERE.  According to an article in the Sarawak Report, MACC had started an investigation in April 2018 into the RM1.25 billion project, which was awarded to a car rental company in Bintulu, purporting to install solar energy supplies for 369 schools in the interior in Sarawak, HERE.

MACC should also investigate into the recently launched E-Visa for Medical. If not properly controlled it is opened to abuse. Normally visa is given for a specific period whereas E-Visa can be for a few months more than the period limited period for the respective country of the applicants depending on the so-called duration of medical treatment of the patients concerned.

To get to the bottom of how the visa processing business started in JIM, MACC will have to start to interview the high ranking officers in Kementerian Dalam Negeri from 2011.

 

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