Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sack Incompetent MACC Chief!

MACC Chief Commissioner, Dato' Sri Haji Ahmad Said bin Hamdan should be sacked for demonstrating sheer incompetence in the investigations over the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) RM12.5 billions scandal.

The PKFZ special taskforce which was set up only in June 2009 has within a period of 3 months determined with strong evidence of about RM1 billion in fees charged by PKFZ developer, Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd (KDSB) “to be either over-charged, unsubstantiated or even possibly fraudulent”. This amount which is described by the taskforce as “the tip of the iceberg” constitutes nearly 30% of the overall project cost of RM3.522 billion, excluding interest costs.

The scandal includes possible fraudulent claims on electrical infrastructure worth RM55.8mil and 33kv supply works and civil infrastructure works worth RM83mil which were never carried out. No documents and justifications were also provided for more than RM550 million in charges and variation orders.

Despite the fact that the first Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) report which was made way back in December 2004, and as many as 3 further subsequent reports were made with regards to PKFZ by Ronnie Liu on various corruption, abuse of power and mismanagement allegations, the ACA and subsequently, MACC has found absolutely nothing worthy of detailed investigation on the project and closed all the above files.

Even after the chairman of Port Klang Authority (PKA) which owns PKFZ had himself filed an MACC report in May 2009 based on the Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) report on PKFZ, the commission has continued to make little or no progress on the investigations.

In fact, despite the size and scale of the scandal which implicates corruption and abuse of power to the highest levels, including several ministers and prominent elected representatives, MACC has not even conducted any interviews with the ministers, including Tun Ling Liong Sik and Tan Sri Chan Kong Choy, as well as the other BN politicians.

Hence the findings of fraud and over-charging by the PKFZ special taskforce has proven the complete failure, ineffectiveness and negligence by Ahmad Said and MACC, whether intentional or otherwise for the latter could not detect any of the various misdeeds which added up to RM1 billion of tax-payers' monies. In line with Najib's call for “people first, performance now”, Ahmad Said must be held accountable and hence resign or be removed from his position.

What makes the whole circumstance repulsive is the fact that while MACC had neglected mega-scandals like PKFZ, they have left no stones unturned in their efforts to detect corruption among DAP and Pakatan Rakyat representatives in Selangor, even if it means going to the level of check every RM100 receipts!

It is MACC's reckless and relentless pursuit of such political victimisation that the political secretary to Selangor state executive councillor, Ean Yong Hian Wah, the late Teoh Beng Hock was found dead at the premises of MACC, all for a RM2,400 transaction involving the purchase of Malaysian flags.

A new Chief Commissioner should be appointed to ensure that MACC stops being a political tool of the Barisan Nasional government to harrass DAP and Pakatan Rakyat MPs and state assemblymen whose total combined allocations does not exceed RM20 million while completely neglecting the real corrupt sharks which have fleeced the country of billions of ringgit.


Donplaypuks® said...

Please table a motion of censure against MACC in Parliament, for their failure to seriously investigate this mega billion $ scandal.

Looks lik ethet don't have an inkling on what's material and not!!

We are all of 1 race, the Human Race.

magnee said...

Razor sharp analysis, irrefutable conclusion.

Anonymous said...

PKFZ is within Selangor. Selangor is governed by Pakatan now. Why is it that the Selangor government doesn't have any authority over investigation and prosecution of the wrong doing in this sense? Does it really need to wait for MACC? If solid evidence of wrong doings are found and proven, I dont think they can just brush it off. Can Selangor show MACC the way? Can Selangor prosecute wrong doings in its backyard? I can't imagine that we need to leave it to MACC. If finding the truth means doing the job for MACC, I'd say, as Nike brand would, "Just Do It". If its done properly, it would show everyone the quality of people we have in MACC today ;)

Anonymous said...

Dont blame people ma. Not everybody mathematic is as good as you. So we go for the smaller amount which is easier to understand.

I also not good in figure. By the way 1 billion is how many time rm2400 ?

Anonymous said...

All incompetent...!!!

Why wait till so long & the amount balloned till so big, than only take action...?????

Every "single" one of them are useless..!!!

I want to know "why waited that long"...???????????

Now the "I don't know" will come..!
Is that how you "smart" people ruin the business...!!!

Anonymous said...

Do not expect too much from the man who shamelessly defended his own son when the latter was convicted for child pornography by the Australian court. On top of it all, his immortal "I can bet with you ..." quote clearly reflects either his low mentality or morality.

By the way, what happened to all the wise men and women appointed to oversee the MACC? I hope that their role are not merely confined to lending their names and reputation just to shore up the image of the institution (MACC) like some Product Ambassadors.

Anonymous said...

May I know why PWC did not say anything about the RM1 bil overcharge? May I know also why PWC did not highlight who approved the payments.

Can we say PWC is negligent?

Anonymous said...

That chief is like a cartoon and talks like one too. I feel he's too immature for this post and he carries too much baggage into office.

ahoo said...

MACC cannot moves when signal is not given mah ! It is just like a remote control robot, press the button it moves and press stop it will stop. So, likewise no signal or greenlight, how to act ? Otherwise, 24 hour a day also cannot finish investigating cases filed.

Kian Tong said...

PwC was engaged to perform a position review. It wasn't an audit, let alone a forensic investigation. In such engagement, the scope of work is limited to the agreed-upon areas and they would not be given access to records and information outside the agreed-upon areas. To say PwC is negligent is too far-fetched unless you've compared the Terms of Reference and their deliverables. From what I understand, their scope of work did not cover detection of fraud. In fact, they did highlighted certain irregularities in their report to provide tip-off for fraud investigations.

The Special Taskforce's scope of work is much wider, and they were tasked to look into areas where PwC wasn't engaged to do. Hence, the new discovery.

Anonymous said...

Very clear cut. MCCA is under Armo's instruct to destoy PR Selangor State Government and target DAP. one or two thousand, they send men under taxpayer's money to investigate. Whereas millions and billions, they are senile and impotent cannot stand up to to an investigation even under many police reports. Armno will try to find small fault with DAP

Anonymous said...

Sack? If there is a group that would go out and lynch him - hang him naked by his toenails., I would bring the beer and cheer...

Gan said...


What about Shahrir Samad and his PAC members?

They also investigated into the PKFZ scandal but came to the conclusion that it meits no further investigation.

If not for the persistence of Ronnie Liu and the late Capt. Yusof Ahmad, the PKFZ would have never seen the light of the day.

If we were to wait AG or MACC, nothing much will come out of the investigation.

Can the rakyat bring a case against them for the abuse of the rakyat's money?

Anonymous said...

MCCA are Armno's monkeys and donkeys. It is very clear as they are only eating peanuts and belacans. Sharkfins they dare not to go near because Armno is the real shark. Just look if MCa and gerakan did something serious, still no action by MCCA. Theonly thing is the next election - to make sure PR forms the next government. Just tell our malay brothers that Billions are lost by MCCA monkeys are INSTRUCTED by Armo not to do anything

Anonymous said...

no wonder malaysia still lagging behind singapore and remain as a third world country..tony pua,we need people like u to lead our nation.datuk hump dan,sila undur
jika anda masih menjadi anjing suruhan perasuah pkfz.