- Siri Jelajah Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim Ke Perak
- RM 3 billion Allegation Against Anwar is Baseless And Unsupported By Evidence
- Ex-Minister’s Son Linked to RM128mil Air Traffic Deal
- Kes Scorpene: Saksi Pertama Terima Sapina Mahkamah Perancis
Posted: 21 Jun 2012 04:53 AM PDT
23 Jun 2012 (Sabtu)
1) 2.00 – 6.00 ptg – Majlis Dailog AIC “Anak Muda Bersama Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim”
Lokasi: Hillcity Hotel, Ipoh
2) 8.00 pg – 6.30 ptg – Konvensyen Keadilan Negeri Perak
Lokasi : Dewan Chin Woo, Jalan Hussein, Ipoh
3) 7.30 mlm – Solat & Tazkirah Maghrib
Lokasi : Surau Muhamadiah, Kg Ahmad said Tambahan 2, Manjoi, Ipoh
4) 9.00 – 12.00 mlm – Ceramah Perdana
Lokasi: Markas Pakatan Rakyat, Kg Bendang Kering, Kuala Kangsar
5) 9.00 – 12.00 mlm – Ceramah Perdana – Merdeka Rakyat
Lokasi: Taman Ria, Simpang, Taiping
Posted: 21 Jun 2012 04:47 AM PDT
I refer to the NST front page report today relating to the false allegations against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on the RM 3 billion monies claim. It is reported that Anwar had ordered former ACA director of investigations Abdul Razak Idris to make a Statutory Declaration clearing him of the allegations. The UMNO-owned newspaper has once again made false suggestions and insinuations against Anwar without producing any real evidence against him. The SD was made voluntarily under oath by the former ACA director Abdul Razak Idris in 2009. It is plainly absurd and utterly irresponsible for the NST to suggest that in 2009 Anwar had somehow compelled Abdul Razak Idris to make the SD. In fact today’s NST report admits that no charges were brought against Anwar because there was no evidence against him to sustain any charge. A similar admission that there was no evidence to support any charges against Anwar was made in the earlier NST front page report on June 12 2012. Yet the NST and other UMNO media have repeatedly and irresponsibly alleged that Anwar is guilty of some kind of wrongdoing. Despite weeks of relentless attacks in the UMNO-owned media, not an iota of believable evidence has been produced against Anwar in relation to the RM 3 billion false allegation.
Under the instructions and encouragement of UMNO, Malaysia’s parliamentary opposition leader is being subjected to a trial by hearsay and insinuation in the UMNO-owned media. Baseless, misleading and unsupported statements are being given front page coverage under blatantly defamatory headlines. The allegations are then repeated by the BN controlled electronic media, without affording Anwar the opportunity to defend himself. Protected by the massive resources of the ruling coalition, the UMNO-BN media continue their attacks regardless of defamation suits. It is unthinkable that the BN-owned media can carry out these attacks without Najib’s personal approval. This Najib-inspired campaign of vilification and character assasination against the opposition leader is unprecedented in the history of our nation. We call upon Prime Minister Najib to call off these baseless personal attacks upon Anwar by the BN-owned media, and instead engage the Opposition leader in televised debates on national policies and issues.
Posted: 21 Jun 2012 01:54 AM PDT
The 25-year-old son of a former minister has been found to be involved in the supply of an allegedly defective 26.05 million euro (RM128.4 million) air traffic control system to the government through a closed tender.
In addition, his Italian partner in the project is already plagued with a series of corruption scandals.
PKR leaders have claimed that the system supplied to the National Air Traffic Control Centre (NATCC) on Dec 13 last year was defective-on-arrival, but Transport Minister Kong Cho Ha denied this in a written reply to the Dewan Rakyat.
Not satisfied with the response, Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar questioned whether it was the norm of the government to award important projects to the family members of cabinet ministers.
A closed tender is where only selected parties are invited to bid for the contract.
The air traffic control system was installed by Advanced Air Traffic Systems (AAT) Sdn Bhd, in which Ikhwan Hafiz Jamaludin is a significant stakeholder and alternate director.
Ikhwan is the son of Rompin MP and former science, technology and innovation minister Jamaludin Jarjis (right), who is seen as a close ally to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.
After his tenure, Jamaludin served as an ambassador to the United States, and is now a special envoy to the US with ministerial powers.
Former DCA chief also on the board
He and Ikhwan Hafiz were appointed to the board on Aug 1, 2011, according to the company profile obtained from the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM).
AAT is a joint venture between Italian radar systems provider Selex Sistemi Integriti SpA and two relatively obscure local companies, Tirai Variasi Sdn Bhd and Tahap Harmoni Sdn Bhd.
Google searches on Tirai Variasi Sdn Bhd and Tahap Harmoni yielded very little information.
Ikhwan and Zolkipli are also owners of Tirai Variasi, which holds a 50 percent stake in AAT, with Ikhwan holding a whopping 90 percent, while 70-year-old Zolkipli has the remaining 10 percent.
Tirai Variasi was incorporated in 2003, and Ikhwan has served on its board since August 2008, when he was aged 21.
Little is known about Tahap Harmoni and its owners Muhamad Munip and Puteh Muhamed.
According to a press statement issued in September 2009 by Selex’s parent company Finmeccanica, Selex has been in Malaysia since the 1990s, supplying civilian radar systems.
In 1994, the AAT joint venture was formed, “with the aim of know-how and technology transfer to Malaysia, especially in the air traffic control systems field”.
On the other hand, Selex, which owns 30 percent of the venture, is no stranger to controversy.
According to an AFP report, Selex has been investigated since 2010 over allegations that it had been given no-bid contracts by the Italian civil aviation agency Enav.
Most recently, the probe led authorities to search the home of the Vatican’s former de facto bank chief Ettore Gotti Tedeschi on June 6 for documents pertaining to the case.
Selex is also a wholly-owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica SpA, a defence company that is facing its own set of corruption allegations.
These range from claims that its former chairperson had created false invoices and slush funds to pay off politicians to allegations that its current chairperson had greased helicopter deals with India when he was the head of its subsidiary, AgustaWestland.
Finmeccanica and Selex have consistently been denying any wrongdoing.
No response from the Italian companies
Repeated attempts by Malaysiakini since June 8 to contact AAT, Selex, Finmeccanica and Zolkipli for comment have not yielded any response.
However, Malaysiakini visited Ikhwan’s listed address yesterday, where his aide Siti Zubaidah confirmed that he is the son of Jamaluddin Jarjis.
She also offered to get Ikhwan to contact Malaysiakini to respond to our questions.
When Malaysiakini visited the AAT office in Shah Alam about 12.30pm today, a spokesperson, who declined to be named, said the company was aware of the allegations and had issued a directive to staff not to comment on the matter.
Malaysiakini has also visited Tahap Harmoni's office in Ampang, Selangor and Tirai Variasi's office in a residential area in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.
On both visits, Malaysiakini was met by clerical staff, who said they were unfamiliar with the issue and the person in charge was not present.
Two weeks ago, PKR vice-presidents Nurul Izzah Anwar, N Surendran and Tian Chua had disclosed purported documents leaked from the DCA and NATCC.
They claimed that the air traffic control system that had been installed suffered some 68 defects that had led to an increase of workload and stress among the air traffic controllers,
As a consequence, senior officers of the controllers had told controllers to be “extra careful” and had lobbied the director of the NATCC for an immediate remedy, or for the older system to be restored.
One of the documents, purportedly a letter of undertaking from Selex, promised to make the repairs in March this year.
When Nurul Izzah raised the issue in Parliament, the transport minister wrote back saying that the system “is performing well” and that “there has not been any incident until now”.
Posted: 21 Jun 2012 01:50 AM PDT
Sapina untuk saksi pertama kes skandal penyelewengan kapal selam Scorpene – Jasbir Singh Chahl sudah diperolehi dari Mahkamah Perancis dan dalam proses penyerahan.
Sekretariat Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) dalam satu kenyataan hari ini berkata, penghantaran sapina tersebut dalam proses dan memerlukan beberapa hari untuk dilaksanakan.
"Kami tidak ada maklumat yang tepat bila jangka masa sapina itu akan diserahkan," kata kenyataan itu dipetik Harakah Daily.
Suaram mengulas kenyataan Jasbir yang merupakan pembantu kanan Abdul Razak Baginda sebelum ini yang menafikan kaitannya dengan kes pembelian Scorpene.
Jasbir berkata, sehingga kini beliau tidak menerima sebarang sapina dari mana-mana mahkamah.
Menurut Suaram, peguam mereka di Perancis, William Bourdon dan Joseph Breham mengesahkan Jasbir adalah salah seorang saksi kes ini dan mahkamah telah mengeluarkan sapina untuknya.
Suaram adalah pihak pelapor dalam kes rasuah pembelian Scorpene kepada mahkamah Perancis kerana ia melibatkan syarikat negara itu.
Sebelum ini, Pengarah Suaram, Cynthia Gabriel telah memaklumkan saksi pertama kes skandal penyelewengan kapal selam Scorpene akan hadir ke mahkamah Perancis kerana sapina terhadapnya telah dikeluarkan.
Saksi berkenaan katanya, adalah Jasbir Singh Chal, bekas Pengarah Perimekar Sdn Bhd yang juga pembantu kanan Abdul Razak Baginda.
Cynthia mengumumkan perkara itu di akhir Majlis Makan Malam Kutipan Dana Ops Scorpene anjuran Suaram yang dihadiri kira-kira 1,000 orang, 16 Jun lalu.
"Kita patut merasa gembira dengan perkembangan kes ini kerana saksi pertama iaitu Jasbir Singh, saksi yang terlibat dan mengetahui banyak maklumat akan dipanggil ke mahkamah (Perancis) kerana sapina sedang dalam perjalanan ke rumahnya," kata Chynthia.
Selain Jasbir, individu lain yang akan turut dipanggil sebagai saksi termasuk Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak; pemilik Perimekar Sdn Bhd dan Terasasi (HK) Limited, Abdul Razak Baginda serta isterinya, Mazlinda dan bapanya.
Menteri Pertahanan, Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi juga dinamakan sebagai saksi oleh peguam Suaram.
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