Former Selangor Menteri Besar, Dato Seri Dr Khir Toyo was charged with land fraud involving two plots of land and a house in Shah Alam.
Khir had allegedly purchase the said properties from Ditamas Sdn Bhd director Shamsuddin Haryoni for RM3.5 million in 2007, which is much lower than Shamsuddin's purchase price of RM6.5 million.
Both Khir and Shamsuddin are being charged under Section 109 and Section 165 of the Penal Code, which when convicted, carry a penalty of fine or two years jail or both.
Did Khir Toyo abused his position as Menteri Besar to receive such price in exchange for other favours? Is it a crime to purchase a property below it's earlier purchased price? These will be among the legal questions the prosecution will need to answer and proof during trial, if it makes it to trial.
Blogger RBF questioned the strange manner of the case here.
Irrespective of the politics, perception and insinuation, it will be the court that will make the final decision.
Until then, Sekinchan's ADUN, Ng Swee Lim will have to pray Khir Toyo loses in the trial. It will be the court decision that will save him from Khir Toyo's subsequent lawsuit. He can't run if he still wish to remain an Assemblyman.
In the meanwhile, it looks like Khir Toyo continues to suffer at Khairy's hand.
This blog posting is NOT about whether Khir Toyo is guilty or innocent. But merely to respond to a comment by Khairy's immature cyber supporter below:
"terang lagi bersuluh perwakilan bijak menolak KT sbg calon KP Malaysia. Diharap bloggers yg begitu ghairah memburukkan kj menerima hakikat tersebut"Before responding and counter attacking this wet between the ears kanak-kanak, let me state that I remain steadfast in my position that the heads of those corrupted ones must roll.
If Khir Toyo had committed corruption, he will have to face the music. If the prosecution fail to prove him wrong and the court decided he is innocent, we will have to hold our peace. It is just like when the court acquited Dato Norza Zakaria.
For Khairy's immature boys, they should ask themselves did Khairy obtained the majority of votes?
No, thus by their same logic, the majority Pemuda delegates rejected Khairy because he does not command the majority. By the same logic, the supporters chanting "rasuah! rasuah!" outside the hall against Khairy are the majority.
Khairy's supporters have a short memory. Khairy was judged guilty for committing money politics by the UMNO Disciplinary Committee but was let off by a mere warning.
This blog had revealed that there were video evidences and witnesses of Khairy harrassing delegates for votes. A two hour phone call from Pak Lah and a compromise is reached to "release" everyone or a light tap on the wrist to Save Private Khairy alone.
Thus it is not enough to charge only Khir Toyo. Khairy's case should be reopened if UMNO and UMNO-led Government is serious about money politics and corruption.
If found guilty, Khairy's head should roll also. The suspicion of guilt is overwhelming. Khairy is not able to answer these questions posed by Bigdogdotcom:
- What does Khairy do for a living?
- Is he a businessman, business owner, business developer, “mister fixer” or plain commission agent?
- If he is any of these, what business is he involved?
- Can he be transparent about it?
By avoiding to answer these questions, it puts him as a suspect in abusing his relationship as son-in-law to the former Prime Minister to acquire ill-gotten wealth through corruption and abuse of influence.
And, Khairy and his Tingkat 4 boys' - arrogance and flexing of power to bully and abuse the current Prime Minister when he was Deputy to Tun Abdullah - should not be left unreturned.
It is Khairy's political game that heightened intra-UMNO politicking to a new level of intensity and unabated cloak and dagger politicking that resulted in giving ammunition for opposition to win over Selangor.
Khairy, with the help of Kalimullah blow the issue of Bukit Cerakah out of proportion, to lay blame on Khir Toyo. They held back on the real culprits like Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib, Dato Affendi Nawawi, and many other parties including one that is sensitive to divulge for fear of shaming "Ketuanan Melayu."
Karam Singh Walia and TV3 was hounding Khir Toyo and Selangor Government on environmental issues.
Khairy wanted to beat Khir Toyo to the pulp to make sure he not run for Ketua Pemuda. He knew Khir Toyo was his real competitor and not Mukhriz.
This charge against Khir Toyo with regard to his home was not first raised by Sekinchan ADUN, Ng Swee Lim. It was first exposed by Khairy's cybertrooper.
Rashid Yusof, New Straits Times senior reporter aspiring to be Deputy Chief Group Editor, should own up. He was Khairy's campaign manager for Ketua Pemuda UMNO election.
Sources within the Khir Toyo camp claimed that Khir Toyo had once invited Khairy to his home for a friendly chat.
Soon after that visit, Khairy hired a helicopter to take aerial pictures of the constructed house. The pictures (like the one above) soon appeared on Khairy linked blogsites like BN Raksasa, Anti Khir Toyo, etc.
The same pictures was subsequently made into an issue by DAP's Ng by claiming the house is valued at RM24 million.
That time, no one asked how many major structures are there in the Bali resort style home complex to warrant such valuation? Khir Toyo wrote an explanation in his blog here.
Ng claimed he has got valuers report and buyers for the home at that price. Khir Toyo asked for the valuation report and responded to offer the house at that price. Ng could not respond and hence the lawsuit by Khir Toyo against him.
The lawsuit against Ng is about his slanderous claim that the house is valued at RM24 million. Whatever is the outcome of the current charge, Ng is still liable. He can't prove the house is valued at RM24 million and MACC is not finding fault with the so-called valuation of the house.
Khir Toyo can offer documents to proof valuation and bank financing requirements. Some can raise the question why is the valuer that fixed the figure at RM3.5 million is not charge also.
But many may not want to accept the reason Shamsuddin sold a property he bought at RM6.5 million in 2004 to sell at RM6.5 million in May 2007. Businessman will never sell anything at a loss.
However, the burden of proof will be on the prosecutor to show Shamsuddin is compensated elsewhere. They will have to tally with the fact that Khir Toyo has valuation report from Rahim & Co and HSBC bank offer letter. (see below)
In the past, many corrupt politicians are being charged and have their political career decimated by lesser and frivolous offenses. It is usually not on cases where the real taking of bribes and abuse of power happened.
Is Khir Toyo a repeat of past practices? If so, it would seem there is a conspiracy to end his politics.
If he clear himself, then this is his opportunity to botox himself clean for a new lease of life. His latest blog posting here indicate his eagerness to clear his name. But if he fails, that is the end for this intelligent, cunning and gung ho young politician from the marhaen social class of a Javanese padi planter.
In the meanwhile, Khir Toyo will have to take another political retreat. The new UMNO policy on corruption require that politician facing corruption charges must withdraw from all political postion, except assemblymen and parlimentarian.
Khir is resigning from post as Head of UMNO Kuala Selangor Division and Head of Opposition at the Selangor State Assembly.
There is strong rumour that many more big sharks will be netted in from both sides, the BN and PR side. Even Kelantan MB, Nik Aziz and son in law Ariffahmi name is rumoured to be one. That means other Kelantan exco could be spending time between lawyers office and courts.
This blogger like to see few from amongst the cabinet members. And also some Selangor exco members and CEOs of few SLC should be facing the judges.
For the opposition, will they resign from their post in the manner Khir Toyo is doing? Or they will fashionably hit the street and cook up conspiracy theories.
Will mama boy Khairy resign as Ketua Pemuda should he be charged for abuse of power, corruption and money politics? Or will he ask baba Tun Abdullah or mama Datin Rahmah to call everyone from PM to the post messenger at PWTC?
If Khairy falls, he has too many enemies and immature followers to have another lease of life. Currently it is not too sure he could retain his Rembau seats against Chegu Bard.
We await how many and how the sharks will be hauled up.
* Edited 7:00 PM