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Sunday, August 15, 2010

COO Pempena didakwa pecah amanah

Apa yang menarik tentang kes ini adalah ia melibatkan kakak kepada adik-beradik Azwan Ali (selebriti) & Azmin Ali (Ahli Parlimen PKR), Ummi Hafilda yang pernah dituduh menerima bayaran dalam konspirasi Sodomy I untuk menjatuhkan DS Anwar Ibrahim pada tahun 1998.

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Ketua pegawai operasi (COO) anak syarikat kementerian pelancongan - Pempena Sdn Bhd - Mohammad Rosly Md Selamat didakwa atas tuduhan pecah amanah kerana menaja konsert tanpa pengetahuan lembaga pengarah.


Beliau didakwa bersama bekas pengawal kewangan Lim Khing Thai kerana memberikan RM160,770 "dengan niat jahat" kepada Ummi Hafilda Ali untuk penganjuran konsert pada 15 Ogos 2006.

Beliau didakwa di bawah Seksyen 409 Kanun Keseksaan di Mahkamah Sesyen Kuala Lumpur hari ini.

Jika sabit kesalahan beliau boleh dikenakan hukuman penjara tidak lebih dua tahun dan melebihi 20 tahun. Dia juga boleh disebat.

Hakim Rozana Ali Yusof menetapkan ikatjamin sebanyak RM20,000 seorang.

Mohammad Rosly juga diarahkan menyerahkan pasport selepas pulang daripada pertemuan keluarga di Melbourne pada 6 September. Manakala Lim menyerahkannya pasportnya hari ini.

Lim telah meletakkan jawatan pada Disember tahun lalu selepas sembilan tahun berkhidmat.

Sebutan kes tersebut ditetapkan pada 6 September.
Rosly dan Lim masing-masing diwakili oleh peguam Rejinder Singh Dhaliwal dan Chau Wei. Manakala timbalan pendakwa raya ialah Muhamad Anas Mahadzir.

Menurut borang aduan Badan Pencegah Rasuah pada 2009, ia mempunyai maklumat bahawa pegawai Pempena telah menerima rasuah dari Ummi Hafilda bagi penajaan sebuah konsert bernilai RM300,000.


Konsert tersebut adalah untuk penyanyi dari Timur Tengah, Amir Diab, di Kuala Lumpur City Centre dan Stadium Negara.

Ummi Hafilda - yang pernah mendapat jolokan nama "Monica Lewinsky Malaysia" - pernah memberi keterangan dalam kes rasuah dan kes liwat yang membabitkan mantan timbalan perdana menteri, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim pada 1999.
Sementara itu, ketua pengarah Kementerian Pelancongan, Datuk Mirza Mohammad Taiyab, dijangka didakwa petang ini atas tuduhan berkaitan, petang ini.
Tahun lalu, Mirza dibebaskan daripada tuduhan menerima imbuhan dalam bentuk penjagaan gigi bernilai RM13,860.

Tuduhan terhadap Pempena pertama kali muncul pada 2 Julai 2008. Malaysiakini melaporkan mengenai memorandum kakitangan Pempena kepada menteri pelancongan ketika itu, Datuk Azalina Othman, mendakwa berlaku rasuah dan pecah amanah oleh dua pegawai kanan syarikat berkenaan.

Antara lain mereka didakwa menerima komisyen apabila membiayai semula kenderaan untuk perkhidmatan teksi mewah, meluluskan beberapa kontrak kepada syarikat RM2 dan kos berlebihan untuk mewujudkan sebuah portal e-pelancongan sekitar RM5 juta.
Beberapa hari kemudian, Azalina memberitahu Dewan Rakyat bahawa satu siasatan dalaman sedang dijalankan. Pada 3 November, beliau mendedahkan bahawa audit PriceWaterhouse Coopers (PWC) telah mengesahkan urusan Pempena yang 'meragukan'.

Laporan siasatan PWC, yang didedahkan oleh ahli parlimen Ipoh Timur Lim Kit Siang MP pada bulan November tahun tersebut, menyatakan bahawa sehingga Jun 2008, Pempena telah melabur RM54.5 juta dalam 24 syarikat, tetapi hanya empat yang memberi keuntungan.

PWC juga menyatakan, sehingga November 2008, projek perkhidmatan teksi mewah (Pets) yang menelan belanja RM18.3 juta, mengalami kerugian sehingga RM7.8 juta.

http://malaysiakini.com/news/140172

1 comment:

MRKOKO Naing said...

YIP KUM FOOK: Pempena ordered to wind up
Posted on 8 July 2012 - 09:55pm
Last updated on 9 July 2012 - 12:05pm
R. Nadeswaran
citizen-nades@thesundaily.com
KUALA LUMPUR (July 8, 2012): The controversial and financially troubled business arm of Tourism Malaysia – Pembangunan Pelancongan Nasional Sdn Bhd (Pempena) – has ceased to exist.
Last month, the High Court ordered the company to be wound up and a liquidator appointed to manage its affairs.
The winding up petition, which was undefended, was moved by Kah Bintang Auto Sdn Bhd after
Pempena, a subsidiary of the Tourism Ministry, failed to pay RM12.4 million for the purchase of 120 units of Hyundai Sonata for its taxi service.
According to court papers filed at the High Court registry, Kah Bintang claimed Pempena failed to pay the money ordered by another High Court in April last year after a protracted hearing in a breach-of-contract suit in which both parties were represented.
Following the judgment, the law firm representing Pempena, Ringo Wong and Associates, discharged itself and Messrs Hafirizam Wan and Aisha Mubarak was appointed its lawyers.
In his affidavit, Kah Bintang managing director Datuk Robert Wong said letters of demand which were sent by registered post in September last year to both the registered and business addresses were returned.
However, the same letters sent to four of its directors – Datuk Yip Kum Fook(Who is bad name in Buddhist, MCA GOMBAK), Datuk Donald Lim Siang Chai, Syed Abdul Rahman and Jaigani Jaafar – were acknowledged as received.
Having had no response, Kah Bintang published advertisements of winding up in two national newspapers and hearing for the petition was set for June 13.
Pempena was not represented at the hearing and accordingly, the court gave the company 14 days to pay up or be wound up. As of June 27, no monies were forthcoming and the liquidator is to be appointed in the next few days.
Meanwhile when contacted, Lim, who is the deputy finance minister, told theSun that Pempena's directors had given the company's chief executive officer instructions upon receiving notice of the winding-up petition.
The CEO had been told to instruct the lawyers to file a defence, but they did not, said Lim who did not respond to further attempts at getting clarification.
Pempena was set up in 1976 to carry out tourism-related business and development.
Over the years, it hit the headlines after various bad deals came to light, resulting in massive losses for the company.
In 2009, an independent audit ordered by the ministry showed only a few of the 24 companies invested in by Pempena showed profits in the past three years.
On May 29, theSun reported that Pempena's stake in the controversial loss-making restaurant Awana Chelsea in London had been sold.
It had previously closed its doors on similar outlets in Beijing and Hyderabad.
According to the auditor-general's report tabled last year, Pempena's venture in opening the London restaurant had brought "dismal results", raking in only £13,000 (about RM64,000) in 2007, far from its annual target of £520,692 (RM2.5 million).
The report also noted that Pempena had yet to get any returns from its RM3.73 million investment.