With Money, the Police can Cover Up Corruption Cases for you says PKR

Police: No discrepancies in Balkis expenditure
Charles Ramendran

PETALING JAYA ( Feb 4, 2009) : A probe into a police report lodged against the Wives of Selangor Assemblymen and MPs Welfare and Charity Organisation (Balkis) in May last year over the alleged misuse of funds in its coffers on sports attire and other clothing for participants of an event found no discrepancies in the expenditure, according to police.

Selangor PKR Youth chief Khairul Anuar Ahmad Zainuddin said today police had sent a written reply on their findings last month to the complainant Mohd Ali Hanapiah Ali Murtada, who is the wing’s secretary.

Mohd Ali had lodged the report at the Shah Alam police station on May 25 last year urging police to probe a newspaper report that Balkis had spent RM279,000 on sports attire and batik clothing for its members and their husbands at an annual event for the wives of assemblymen in 2007.

Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim had also questioned the astronomical expenditure of Balkis at a state assembly sitting.

He said the letter, which was from a senior investigating officer from the federal police commercial crime department’s (CCID) corporate crimes division, stated that after a thorough probe into the report, police found no discrepancies or misappropriation in the purchase of the items.

The assistant superintendent of police who sent the letter on behalf of his boss CCID director Comm Datuk Koh Hong Sun had also said police will no longer pursue the case as investigations showed that Permodalan Negeri Selangor Bhd had paid for the merchandise and Balkis had only taken delivery of the items.

Khairul, however, expressed unhappiness with the findings of the police.

“This is a cover up and I can say the police have not carried out a comprehensive probe to come to this outcome,” he said.

He said he has yet to receive a reply from the police on another report lodged by his deputy, Hamsah Djabir, the same day against the previous state government for spending RM27 million of their allocation within two months.