Posts Tagged ‘Corruption

17
Nov
18

Tengku Adnan charged with corruptly receiving RM3 million from developers

Ku Nan’s RM3m corruption charges: Ties to KL land, property developers

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 — Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor was today charged with corruptly receiving a total of RM3 million from property developers during his time in power, with his case also linked to a project in Kuala Lumpur.

Tengku Adnan was federal territories minister from May 2013 to May 2018 under the then-Barisan Nasional (BN) administration, a position which saw him overseeing the federal territories of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan.

Tengku Adnan, 68, today pleaded not guilty to allegedly corruptly receiving cheques for a total of RM3 million in funds in December 2013 and June 2016 from property developers.

Tengku Adnan’s charges

Under the first charge, Tengku Adnan was charged with receiving a bribe of RM1 million from property developer Datuk Tan Eng Boon in the form of a Public Bank cheque owned by Pekan Nenas Industries Sdn Bhd that was deposited into Tengku Adnan’s bank account in CIMB.

According to the charge, the alleged bribe was intended as a “reward” for Tengku Adnan’s approval of the application of Nucleus Properties Sdn Bhd (now known as Paragon City Development Sdn Bhd) for the increase of the plot ratio for a development on Jalan Semarak in Kuala Lumpur.

The plot ratio for a property project determines its density or how much floor area a developer can build on a plot of land, which is typically key to maximising the use or profit obtainable from a land.

According to the charge, Tengku Adnan was accused of committing the offence on December 27, 2013 at the CIMB Bank branch at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur.

The first charge is under Section 16(a)(A) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009, which is punishable by a maximum jail term of 20 years and a fine of RM10,000 or not less than five times the bribe’s value, whichever is higher.

Tengku Adnan was also charged with an alternative charge to the first charge, over the same transaction involving the same RM1 million cheque, but with the offence specifically due to his position as a civil servant then.

Under the alternative charge to the first charge, Tengku Adnan was accused of accepting for himself — as a public servant in his capacity as federal territories minister — the same RM1 million cheque from Tan.

According to the alternative charge, Tengku Adnan was alleged to have accepted the RM1 million cheque while knowing that Tan as a director in Nucleus Properties had a connection to his official function.

This alternative charge, said to have occurred at the same place and time, was brought under Section 165 of the Penal Code, which is punishable by jail of up to two years or fine or both.

Under the second charge, Tengku Adnan was alleged to have on June 14, 2016 accepted for himself — as a public servant in his role as federal territories minister — a Hong Leong Islamic Bank cheque of RM2 million owned by property developer Aset Kayamas Sdn Bhd from Chai Kin Kong, with the cheque deposited through Tadmansori Holding Sdn Bhd’s CIMB account.

According to the second charge, Tengku Adnan was accused of accepting the cheque while knowing that Aset Kayamas had a connection with his official function.

This charge against Tengku Adnan over the alleged corrupt receipt of RM2 million as a public servant was also brought under Section 165 of the Penal Code, which is punishable by jail of up to two years or fine or both.

Tengku Adnan, who is currently Putrajaya MP and Umno treasurer, today was granted bail of RM1 million after he claimed trial to these charges.

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Ku Nan’s RM3m corruption charges: Ties to KL land, property developers
16 November 2018 – MMO

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16
Nov
18

Rosmah and Rizal charged for a RM1.25 billion solar hybrid project for rural schools

Rosmah and Rizal’s charges: Allegedly seeking RM212m in bribes for a RM1.25b project

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 — Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and her former aide Datuk Rizal Mansor were today charged with asking for bribes from a company to the tune of about one-sixth of a government contract’s value, just for helping the company win the RM1.25 billion project.

The wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and her aide were charged separately in two different Sessions Court courtrooms today here, in relation to their alleged role in helping to make sure Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd received the project directly from the Education Ministry without going through open tender.

All in all, the six charges alleged that Jepak Holdings was asked to fork out a total of RM212.5 million just to secure the project, which comes up to 17 per cent or about one-sixth of the project’s RM1.25 billion value.

The project was for the supply of solar panel hybrid power systems and the maintenance and operation of electricity generators to 369 rural schools in Sarawak.

Based on the six charges, Jepak Holdings’ managing director Saidi Abang Samsudin allegedly eventually paid a total of RM7 million to Rosmah and Rizal for their roles in getting the RM1.25 billion project.

All in all, the bulk, or RM6.5 million of the bribes, was said to have been given with Rosmah as the intended recipient, while Rizal allegedly took RM500,000 for himself.

Rosmah’s two charges

Rosmah, 67, was charged with asking Jepak Holdings’ managing director Saidi Abang Samsudin to give her RM187.5 million, or 15 per cent of the contract’s value, as an inducement for her assistance to the company in getting the project through direct negotiations from the Education Ministry.

This allegedly took place between March and April 2016 in an eatery at Sunway Putra Mall in Kuala Lumpur.

Rosmah was also charged with receiving RM1.5 million in bribes from Saidi at her residence on Jalan Langgak Duta on September 7, 2017, as a reward for her aid in helping the latter’s firm get the project.

Rosmah, who is the wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, stays with Najib at the latter’s private residence on Jalan Langgak Duta, Taman Duta.

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Rosmah and Rizal’s charges: Allegedly seeking RM212m in bribes for a RM1.25b project
15 November 2018 – MMO

21
Oct
18

Summary of the 45 charges against current Umno president

(source: Malaysiakini)
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19
Oct
18

Umno president Zahid slapped with 45 charges for CBT, corruption and money laundering

Zahid slapped with 45 charges, RM2 million bail

KUALA LUMPUR: The Sessions Court today slapped Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi with 45 charges related to criminal breach of trust, money laundering and corrupt practices, with both the prosecution and his lawyers agreeing to a sum of RM2 million as bail.

It took 55 minutes as a visibly tired Zahid, who spent the night with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), stood up to hear all the charges being read to him.

Ten CBT charges, with the highest amount involving RM17 million, come under Section 409 of the Penal Code, while eight charges were under Section 16 of the MACC Act, for accepting bribes for various projects during his time as the home minister.

The remaining 27 charges relate to money laundering under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (Amla).

He claimed trial to all charges which were read before judge Azura Alwi.

The charges of corruption also include his alleged role in the home ministry’s outsourcing services linked to MyEG Services Sdn Bhd, allegedly receiving money from a director of Data Sonic Group Bhd to supply 12.5 million chips for Malaysian passports, as well as accepting money to appoint a company as the operator of a one-stop centre in Pakistan and Nepal for the processing of work visas.

The CBT offences were allegedly committed between January 2014 and March 2018, the offences under the MACC Act between July 2016 and March 2018, while money laundering since March 27, 2016.

Zahid, who was elected as Umno president in June, is the first sitting Umno president to be hauled to court to face criminal charges.

Lead prosecution counsel Gopal Sri Ram said there should be a joint trial for all the charges.

Sri Ram also applied to the court to instruct Zahid to pay the RM2 million in a lump sum, but Zahid’s lawyer Hisyam Teh Poh Teik said his client should be allowed to pay by two installments.

The judge later allowed Zahid to settle half of the amount today, and the remaining by Oct 26. He was also told to surrender his passport.

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Zahid slapped with 45 charges, RM2 million bail
Ho Kit Yen
October 19, 2018 – FMT

04
Dec
17

A clarion call for all Malaysians to save the nation

THE CLARION CALL

Where are my brothers and sisters,
My friends of yesteryears?
Who together built this nation
With a democratic constitution?

The time has come for us to rise
In unison and in one voice
To save our beloved nation
For our future generations.

We have to fight against corruption,
And call for clean administration.
We have to fight against nepotism,
And abuse of power and cronyism.

We have to install good governance,
And law and order maintenance.
We have to fight religious bigotry,
And preserve racial unity.

We have to get rid of corrupt leaders
As well as their bootlickers.
We have to remove kleptoracy,
And re-establish true democracy.

Only then can the future be assured,
And our progress be measured
As a multi-racial country

Living in peace and harmony.

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A clarion call for all Malaysians to save the nation
25 Nov 2017 – malaysiakini

29
Aug
17

Tun Razak would be ‘heartbroken’ by current state of nation

Tun Razak would be ‘heartbroken’ by current state of nation


He said the National Education Policy in the Razak Report clearly stated that unity should be fostered through education.

“Today, we see that the education policy has slowly failed to unite the people.

The new generation of various races who attend different streams of schooling do not have the opportunity to interact with one another, Instead, they grow up within the confines of their respective communities.”

The sultan lamented the implementation of the New Economic Policy, of which Tun Razak was the architect, that had veered from its original intention.

“There has been abuse in dividing the economic pie that has resulted in leakages in Malay equities, which not only caused non-Bumiputeras to regard the policy as discriminatory, but even Malays, too, have voiced their outrage. ”

Sultan Nazrin said Tun Razak would be heartbroken to see the many exposes and arrests due to corruption.

“Many high-ranking and educated individuals are implicated, and huge amounts are involved. It puts a dent in our country’s reputation ,” he said, adding that Tun Razak was remembered for his honesty and trustworthiness.

The ruler drew attention to how Tun Razak was very careful when dealing with money because of his belief that taxpayers’ funds should not be misused for himself and his family.

“Instead, he would pay back every sen that was spent, whether on a bottle of hair oil or a toothbrush, which was bought during official trips abroad.”

He said Tun Razak never clung to power, but believed in empowering the people and the next generation of leaders with responsibilities. – August 29, 2017.

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Tun Razak would be ‘heartbroken’ by current state of nation
29 Aug 2017 – TMI

28
May
17

Why should Malaysians wait another 33 years for a clean govt?

Why should M’sians wait 33 years for a clean gov’t?

YOURSAY | ‘Why wait until 2050? Corruption could be greatly clipped within three years…’

We may have clean gov’t by 2050, says Umno man

Notsoshiningarmour: “I believe the government will continue fostering the country, and in the end we will have civil servants and private sector of high integrity, and by 2050 – believe it – we will have a leader who is truly of high integrity,” Federal Territories Umno Youth chief Mohd Razlan Rafii (photo) told a TN50 dialogue session in Titiwangsa on Sunday.

Here is an Umno man admitting that we have a corrupt government and that if you need to clean it up, it will take 33 years. That itself will tell you how corrupt this government is, and that is the reason why Umno needs to be purged and the entire BN be removed from government forever.

Odin Tajué: The lack of integrity in Malaysia’s leader must be so obvious that we see here even an Umno Baru man has found denial of the shortcoming impossible, and he has publicly confirmed it. So, that part is settled. The said leader has no integrity. That is not at all flattering for him.

Now to the next part – grooming of future leaders to be people of integrity. To put it simply, ‘integrity’ in this context really means ‘absence of the desire to steal’. The grooming will be a tough exercise. Corruption is entrenched in Malaysia. It began way back when, for example, the notorious ‘so how’? (apa macam?) question became a joke decades ago.

The auditor-general’s reports have been revealing many ‘stupid-and-so-not-prosecutable’ people also since decades ago. Gossips about the seeming wealth-found-overnight of the politicians in the government also began decades ago.

Bad habits are difficult to break. But if that is so, the fact that the rotan, figuratively speaking, has hardly ever been used has contributed to the perpetuating of the habit of stealing. To stop stealing, you cane the head of the thieving gang – and cane him so hard that his members will squirm and shiver in fear – and then you cane them. Also very hard.

But only the junior members of the gang have been caned. Even then, only a few of them. To kill a thieving snake, you cut off its head, not its tail. But all that has been done is not even cutting off its tail but only nicking at it.

You are aiming for 2050 to have a leader with integrity? At the rate things are going in Malaysia, it will make no difference whether you have a thief or a saint helming the government. Because even if he is a thief, there will be nothing left for him to steal.

Anonymous #44199885: Malaysians are being told that they must live with corruption, abuse of power, kleptocracy, theft of public funds, money laundering, dissipation of our assets and illicit fund flows and the sale of our land, our sovereign rights and all critical industries to foreigners in an attempt to plug the hole until 2050.

This is the vision of Umno Youth. I wonder which consultant assessed the amount money to be made and stolen from the country that Umno Youth can confidently say that there will be no corruption by 2050.

It is an amazing plan that we need 33 years to end corruption and find a leader with high integrity. Umno’s promise for GE14 is clear, it will not change and all will be BAU (business as usual) for 30 more years.

While Indonesia is making great strides in combatting and ending corruption, Umno has a 30-year plan.

XED: Why should ordinary people be denied a life in a fair and just society now? Corruption results in the unfair allocation of resources. An example: the prices of houses go up when housing developers pay bribes to get approvals, licences and permits. The cost of the bribes get worked into the final prices of the houses.

As this country goes down the slope, one of the laws of physics will apply, the one regarding acceleration. No bouncing up at the bottom of the slope, only a sinking into a sea of muck.

There was a time when families in the Philippines took in maids from Hong Kong. Today, Hong Kong is full of Filipino maids. At the present rate, by 2050, many Malaysians will go to Indonesia as labourers and domestic maids. And many more non-Malays will have taken their assets and skills to other countries, leaving behind a narrower tax (and exploitation) base.

The lazy rich will find there is less to take from the other races and will likely exploit even more from the poor amongst their kind. With the brain drain and the flight of non-Malay capital, there would be even more dumbing down of Malaysians.

It is a big mistake to think that the flight of non-Malay skills and capital will bring prosperity for the growing Malay population. Look at the long-crippled economies of countries like Zimbabwe and Uganda.

Why are huge numbers of Muslims fleeing the abodes of Islam for the heathen countries of the West, risking their lives and sacrificing their belongings?

Vijay47: This statement seemingly of a new hope carries with it several possibilities of interpretation. Was Mohd Razlan talking seriously about what the future could bring, was he being sarcastic, or was he being realistic about the present state of affairs in the country?

Under other more credible circumstances, Malaysians would share his confidence in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), but as long as that large elephant in the room remains free to smugly fly the skies, we would never have full trust in MACC and efforts to eliminate corruption.

There would always be that lingering suspicion that everything is just an act to distract us. Why wait another 33 years? Corruption could be greatly clipped within three years if enforcement agencies were given a free hand to clean the premises, from attic to cellar.

Until then, people may believe that Mohd Razlan also comes from Indiana University.

RM2.6 Billion Turkey Haram: Wait for another 30 years to clean up the government? We do not have luxury of time. By then, the country would be bankrupt. Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew just took a few years to transform the Singapore government to a clean one.

Catch the Malaysian Official 1 (MO1) now, and the rest follow. Surely the government will be clean instantly.

Clever Voter: There is a recognition that the nation is infected with corruption disease, but a denial that BN is incapable of curing the addiction.

If the nation is to be corruption-free, or at least achieve a significant reduction, BN has to do two things. One option is step aside and allow others to govern. Or put back the governance structure filled with committed individuals who act on behalf of the nation rather than political parties or individuals.

Both are doable but deeply embedded patronage system that churns out rent-seekers and apple-polishers will prevent this from happening. Changing these bad habits will upset many as the food chain nourishing the patronage system runs deep. We have only option one left.

Headhunter: Malaysians have a choice, wait for another 33 years for the plundering to stop (there’s no guarantee that it will) by voting for BN or decide at the 14th general election that enough is enough.

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Why should M’sians wait 33 years for a clean gov’t?
27 May 2017 – malaysiakini




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for the triumph of evil
is for good men
to do nothing.

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when the government
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