Tuesday, November 22, 2011

NFC Sponsors Umrah

Last evening, I was at the MAS Melor Toastmasters meeting where I was the Table Topics Evaluator. It was well-attended for a change and I was happy to see familiar faces like Jamilah Khan, Emil Anthony, Foong Weng Tuck and Chan Siew Peng.

And later I was at the 3rd Mile Square in Old Klang Road to attend the Money & You Toastmasters meeting. Although the meeting was somewhat sedate, enthusiasm still managed to sneak into the meeting room. I really did enjoy all the speeches, but Jo-Yee Cheong impressed because her delivery was delightfully riveting. And she had peppered her speech with humor which made it very enticing. By the way, I was voted the Best Table Topics Speaker because I too impressed!

Both meetings earned a comfortable score of 6 out of 10 points. A productive evening.

The scandal-tainted NFC continues to be dogged by a laundry list of allegations of corruption and fund misappropriation. This morning I read in The Sun (p 06) that
NFC executive chairman Mohamad Salleh Ismail, Shahrizat’s husband, had ordered payment of RM31,580 from the NFC’s coffers to be made for his and his son Wan Shahinur Izran Mohamad Salleh’s haj pilgrimage in 2010. If this is true, their sins will only multiply – not that they care! But the image of Islam suffers.

Machang MP Saifuddin Nasution also raised the issue about the dubious transactions between the NFC and the National Meat and Livestocks Corporation and Real Food Company – both the NMLC and RFC are majority owned by Mohamad Salleh and his children Izran and Izmir. According to him, financial records showed that Singapore-based firms Global Biofuture Pte Ltd and Meatworks Singapore Pte Ltd, both of which are also owned by Shahrizat’s family, currently have debts with the RFC. As at June 2010, Global Biofuture, a firm in the food and fuel business, owed RFC RM939,495 and Meatworks, a luxury restaurant chain, was found to be owing RFC RM2,416,815.

Saifuddin added: “PKR believes that a sum of money was channelled from the RM250 million loan meant for NFC to these personal companies of Shahrizat’s family, including to set up Global Biofuture in Singapore”.

Now only do I painfully realize the extent of wealth that our Malaysian ministers and their family members have acquired at the people’s expense. To think that Malaysians toiled so that these BN politicians can amass bounty that rightfully belongs to us and that was stolen right under our very noses! I say, it is time that the guilty parties are thrown into jail! In Malaysia, they are the 1%!

1 comment:

Jo-Yee said...

Yes, you were impressive! We were all riveted by your delivery and content of your speech! You are right, we can't achieve success if we dare not to fail. Thanks Victor! You are my inspiration! I will keep improving myself!