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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

PKNS: Intrigues of street-ruled government (Part 4)


RM40 million spent for PKNS FC?

Over the past two days, we were pondering over whether to continue the series or do it in a different posting. Since the Kajang bi-election is in March, we will just continue.

The widely held perception created by Pakatan Rakyat is that Selangorian felt enough is enough with UMNO and BN rule. However, there are reasons to believe that even Chinese media beginning to realise that Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim is not as he seemed to be.

If Khalid is such, Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim will be worse. Khalid's problem was that he applied corporate style management which is only bottom line focused to complex public administration with multiple stakeholders that could determine his political fortune.

Anwar can be impressive on stage, talking and persuading but he is inconsistent and a walking hypocrit. Apart from his political skill, he has no other technical set to claim as his competency. When put in charge, he is likely to falter.

Selangor is not an easy state to administer and the MB is a cursed political position. Although pro-UMNO bloggers and UMNO politicians are avoiding the PKNS issue, it represents everything wrong with the state administration.

Some problems like PKNS FC goes back a long way. If PR talks so much about the wastages and leakages of UMNO-BN ruled Selagor, why didn't they correct the wastages and leakages?

Bloated budget 

When Khalid came on to the political scene and brought in now Datuk Othman Omar, he spoke of many lofty ideals of making PKNS a more efficient and profitable outfit as a full fledged developer.


What is strange is that some RM40 million was spent on PKNS FC to play in the Selangor football league as a semi professional club. Is that part of the branding exercise for PKNS?

Taking a passage from RPK's Malaysia Today expose on this:
The RM40 million was the total spent over about six years. Initially, just before Pakatan Rakyat took over in 2008, it was less than RM2.5 million per year. Then it started to increase and over the last three years it has shot up to as high as RM10 million a year today.

The money to finance the PKNS FC comes from two subsidiaries, SIC and Selaman. The problem that PKNS is now facing is that the accounts are in a mess and no one can figure out how the money was spent or what has happened to it. Most of the expenditure is not supported by documentary evidence.

The people involved in the PKNS FC are as follows:
1. Three Senior accountants of PKNS (salaried and full-fledged PKNS staff)
i. Azhar Ahmad.
ii. Nor Hisham Ghouth.
iii. Tuan Hj Ishak Bakri – Juruodit PKNS FC.
2. Sports manager – Raja Mohamad Raja Harun.
3. Sales Manager Shah Alam PKNS – (Azmi Adnan).
4. Land Manager Shah Alam PKNS – (Mahfizul Rashid).
5. Security Manager PKNS – (Roslan Sekin).
6. Clerk from finance department (he has since left PKNS after the fraud issues emerged) – Farid Buniran.
7. Hamzah Jaafar.
8. Suhaimi Hamid.
All these people, who cost the taxpayers about RM200,000 a year in salaries, are paid by PKNS, on top of the allowances they receive to ‘manage’ the PKNS FC. They are, of course, aware of the mismanagement of PKNS FC’s funds but no one wants to be the whistleblower, for obvious reasons — they are being well paid to ‘toe the party line’.

I suppose Pakatan Rakyat is very particular about ‘toeing the party line’. Hence these people are doing just that while enjoying millions in salaries and allowances over the last six years and while the PKNS FC bleeds another RM40 million.
The bill to run the FC is RM9 million and the members are PKNS staff. So what in the world is Khalid and the PKNS staff that spoke to Faekah making a big fuzz over PKNS Holdings salary expenses of only RM7 million to sack all the 23 staff?

It is a dishonest act of government to lie to the rakyat. It shows that the reason the mentioned to sack them is more than that.

On top of that, we had revealed in Part 1 that PKNS's salary expenses amounts to RM75 million and total annual overhead is RM150 million.

If they are to be sacked for salary expenses of RM7 or RM8 millon, then the whole of PKNS should be sacked.  PKNS FC with RM9 million a year expenses should be closed!

Embezzlement


AIDC wrote something to this matter about the clerk Farid Buniran. PKNS was an opportunity to "ratah harta PKNS" by a group of staff. One can only assume that it must be so rampant and obvious without any proper system in place that the clerk wanted to help himself too.

An excerpt below:
Isu terbongkarnya skandal ini bermula apabila pihak bank menghubungi salah seorang akauntan di PKNS yang juga AJK kelab untuk mengesahkan pengeluaran wang dari akaun PKNS. Pengesahan ini dibuat kerana pihak bank mendapati terdapat sedikit perbezaan pada tandatangan akauntan tersebut. Namun apa yang dijelaskan oleh beliau kepada pihak bank amat mengejutkan apabila dinyatakan bahawa akauntan ini sudah 6 bulan tidak menandatangani sebarang bentuk cek.

Dengan kecekapan pihak bank, mereka mendapati bahawa tandatangan akauntan pada cek tersebut tersebut telah ditiru dan proses pemindahan wang ke akaun disekat. Soalnya siapa yang berani melakukan kegiatan ini yang pasti satu jenayah yang amat besar sekiranya individu tersebut ditangkap? Adakah tindakan menyelubungi kes ini bagi mengelak dari tindakan keras dikenakan kepada Presiden dan AJK kelab?

Dilaporkan sumber Penulis bahawa perlakuan janayah tersebut didalangi salah seorang daripada AJK kelab yang juga berjawatan sebagai kerani di bahagian Kewangan di PKNS. Kebetulan pula kerani ini bertugas di bahagian yang sama dengan akauntan PKNS tersebut. Dalam jangka masa yang tidak dipastikan, beliau telah menggelapkan dana tersebut tanpa pengetahuan pengurusan dan kakitangan PKNS. Tidak dipastikan samada ada AJK kelab yang lain telah bersengkokol dengan kerani ini.

Setelah kegiatan beliau dapat dikesan pihak pengurusan, sekelip mata kerani ini telah menghilangkan diri dengan membawa bersamanya segala dokumen-dokumen penting yang melibatkan hal ehwal kewangan kelab. Apa yang dilaporkan media bahawa perbelanjaan besar PKNS terhadap PKNS FC gagal diuruskan atau dinyatakan dengan jelas mungkin akibat kegagalan KSSR membentangkan laporan kewangan kepada juruaudit. Ia dilihat sebagai usaha mengolah terma daripada kejadian jenayah kepada salah urus pentadbiran oleh pengurusan PKNS dan KSSR. Jelasnya ia menjadi salah satu faktor utama dalam peningkatan kos pengurusan pasukan PKNS FC secara keseluruhannya.

Mungkin kejadian ini tidak dijelaskan kepada Kerajaan Negeri kerana sebab yang tertentu.
Assuming that as state development agency to give the impetus and stimuli for state economic development, it transcend into sports. Was the money spent serve to develop sports in the state or if not, PKNS?

With the leakage that arise because of the fraud that involved the clerk Farid Buniran, said to forging checks to make payments, it does not.

Taking opportunity

One typical bad habit of government servants is their wasteful tendencies and taking cheap opportunities at the expense of their work. All those involved are being paid allowances and these government servants would be clamouring to be in such committees or board membership.

In the case of PKNS FC, someone must be held responsible for the expenses rise from RM2.5 mmillion a year to now RM9 million a year.

Suspiciously, those in the committee must be benefiting from the kickback or commission to supply sporting equipments, clothings, and various paraphenalia.

To know more of the hanky panky going and the ballooned the budget, AIDC here exposed that:
... pengaruh dan tindak tanduk hampir keseluruhan AJK KRRS di dalam waktu mereka bertugas di PKNS. Mungkin apa yang dijelaskan kepada penulis menggambarkan betapa mereka ini dilihat begitu‘STYLO MYLO’ di kalangan kakitangan PKNS. Maklumlah mereka sentiasa bersama dalam merencana perancangan aktiviti sukan bagi pihak PKNS. Namun yang nyata ada pihak yang melihat antara perlakuan kumpulan AJK ini adalah:-

i. Di kalangan AJK ini gemar bersama duduk semeja di masa minum dan kadangkala dilihat kurang senang sekiranya hadir kakitangan yang bukan AJK duduk bersama mereka keranai mereka, bimbang tindak tanduk mereka diketahui kakitangan lain.

ii. Sentiasa mendapat pelepasan waktu bekerja tanpa sebab yang munasabah sehingga mengganggu kelancaran kerja hakiki di PKNS yang perlu diutamakan. Dikalangan AJK yang wajib mengikuti rombongan sebagai penyokong pada perlawanan PKNS FC setiap minggu sehingga mengabaikan kerja hakikimengakibatkan berlaku kelewatan dalam menyiapkan tugasan.

iii. Merencanakan program yang memberiruang mereka mengaut keuntungan secara individu atau berkumpulan. Contohnya diantara mereka yang:-

- Menubuhkan syarikat perkhidmatan pakar fisioterapi kepada ahli sukan PKNS. Pasti dengan sokongan AJK, tiada halangan untuk syarikat ini dilantik tanpa melihat tahap pengalaman dan kepakaran mereka.

- AJK ada yang menjadi vendor wajib dalam menyediakan khidmat katering pada semua aktiviti yang melibatkan kelab. Ini dapat dilihat dimana ada di antara AJK yang menguasai kafe di Kompleks Sukan PKNS, Kelana Jaya sejak sekian lama.

- Berketerampilan bergaya dan mewah di kalangan AJK yang luar biasa bagaikan artis yang nyata tidak setara dengan jawatan dan perolehan gaji mereka di PKNS.Cuba semak kenderaan yang mereka miliki.

- Kerap menganjurkan lawatan ke luar negara dengan perbelanjaan yang ditanggung sepenuhnya kelab.Badan dan baju sahaja.Walaupon penganjuran tersebut dibuka kepada kakitangan lain, namun pasti mereka tidak berani menyatakan sebarang keistimewaan yang mereka perolehi sebagai AJK kelab.

Apa yang boleh dirangkumkan adalah dikalangan AJK KSSR yang dilihat lebih berminat untuk mewujudkan urusniaga demi keuntungan mereka daripada berkhidmat untuk ahli kelab. Tiada usaha yang menampakkan mereka menjalankan usaha gigih kearah pembangunan sukan di kalangan kakitangan di PKNS sendiri.

Ianya jelas berlaku apabila terdapat beberapa sukan yang menggunakan khidmat atlet import yang dibayar semata mata memastikan sukan tersebut berjaya dengan cemerlang. Ada atlet yang diambil sebagai kakitangan berjawatan tetap serta dibayar gaji penuh walaupun tidak/jarang hadir bekerja sepanjang tahun. Tambahan pula atlet tersebut dibayar elaun latihan yang tinggi walaupun tiada sebarang kejohanan dijadualkan berlangsung. ...
The committee are so dedicated because it is side income of RM300-RM2,500 per person per month. The additional income to existing pay of RM2,500 per month can only be expected to go to Siti Zubaidah.

The total payout a year is RM190,000. That is 10% of the salary expenses of PKNS Holding per year. No ... Khalid make up the figure of RM7-8 million a year.


Silence Chairperson


Why is there no complain from Roslan Mohamed and Siti Zubaidah on PKNS FC to Faekah to set things straight as the allegedly bloated salary of PKNS Holding Managers and staff?

FMT wrote a report on RPK's report here. An excerpt of the report below:
When contacted later, a source from PKNS FC denied Raja Petra’s allegations, stating that while it did receive a total of RM40 million since 2008, the money however was shared with other sports agencies in the state.

“Yes, the RM40 million is a huge amount of money, but it has not been used totally on football,” said a source to FMT. “It was shared amongst other sports agencies such as the Futsal Academy”.


FMT was unable to contact PKNS FC President Siti Zubaidah Jabar for her response.

Founded in 1964, PKNS FC is currently in the second season of first tier Malaysian football, the Malaysia Super League. On Tuesday, PKNS FC lost 2-3 to home team Kelantan in the first-leg tie of their FA Cup quarter-final match.
Siti Zubaidah did not complain because she wanted to be PKNS FC President. She managed to assume the position.

Why would a woman, whose not likely to ever kicked a football and does not look like someone who follows football, would want to be President of a football club?

Judging from Part 3 about her, the question is ada masyukkk kaaa???

Wonder why she did not come forward as Chairman to handle the press? Could it be publicity shy or worried more will come out if she s being scutinised?

Any government servant would prefer to just let the story die off. If there is any statement to be made, pass it to the politicians. Most politicians are hungry for publicity that they do anything to get the media appearance without realising they are being used by these government officers to save their skin.

In the past, it is government officers that is supposed to face the media on operational matters while politicians only handle the major policy announcement.

Siti Zubaidah is silence because she is avoiding many issues waiting to explode.

There is Part 5 for tomorrow. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tiada tindakan diambil ke berkenaan dgn pekara ini. Siasatan masih berjalan ke???

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