Bernama has reported that Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), has accused the Kedah Government of misusing the special fund set up for tsunami victims. The party has lodged a report with the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA).
State PKR chairman Mocktar Mansor - as to be expected, opposition people usually don’t have Datuk, Datuk Seri or Tan Sri in front of their names - said the Sungei Petani ACA should conduct thorough investigations on the abuse of RM9.84 million from the fund meant for the purchase and repair of fishing equipment.
He based his complaint on the Auditor-General's findings which I blogged in Menteris Besar Rorted Money for Poor.
According to the Auditor-General's Report, the Kedah State authorities used RM701,222 to buy caps, shirts, lapel pins and to erect billboards to mark the visits of PM and DPM to the state last year.
Well, I suppose we could argue that it was a tsunami show of bodek-ing (apple polishing).
Mocktar Mansor handed his report to Sungai Petani ACA. Mocktar also wanted the ACA to investigate into the alleged misuse of RM1.2 million to buy 700 computers in 2004 without calling for a tender, thus violating the Treasury directive.
Sungai Petani ACA Assistant Director Mohamad Fauzi Husin said he would forward the report to the State ACA headquarters in Alor Star for further action.
I predict the Alor Setar ACA will forward the report to the ACA headquarters in Putrajaya for further action.
Then the Putrajaya ACA Headquarters there will forward the report to the PM’s Department for further action.
The Minister in the PM’s Department - there are so many of them (ministers) there that it will take a year or two or even more before they decide who will pick up the file - will forward the report to the PM for his action.
The PM will, in what is now known as the Elegant Manoeuvre, call for a report from the Sungai Petani ACA, saying: “I’ll leave it to them to make a report. They know best what’s going on.”
Then the Sungai Petani ACA, on receiving the returned file, will forward it to the State ACA headquarters in Alor Star for further action, which will then forward it to the ACA headquarters in Putrajaya for further action, which will then forward it to the PM’s Department for further action, which will then ……………………
You get the idea, otherwise known as the kow-tim* loop.
* kow-tim = beres = 'dealt' with