MINISTER ADHAM LINKED TO CONTRACTS UNDER MACC PROBE, C4 SHOW THE LINKS

THIS AGAIN PUTS UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT WHAT COULD BE DEEMED SAVAGE PLUNDERING OF THE NATION ON THE PRETEXT OF COVID 19 CRISIS EXPENDITURE.

THE Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4 Center) have released graphic allegations connecting Health Minister Adham Baba to companies linked to one of the procurement scandals in the awarding of a RM30 million contract to a construction firm for the supply of Covid 19 test labs and equipment.

On May 5, the Health Ministry lodged police reports alleging fake news spread about Adham’s involvement in the scandal after the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) launched an investigation into the matter.

C4 Centre today called for the ministry to answer these serious allegations that link Adham’s own chain of private clinics – Kilinik Adham – as a beneficiary of the RM30 million deal.

In a statement, C4 Center stated:

“C4 Center is deeply disturbed by news articles reporting that several companies directly appointed by the Ministry of Health (MOH) to supply Covid-19 related testing equipment are currently mired in controversy and are being probed by the MACC.

“The investigation of this possible shady deal came after former Member of Parliament Wee Choo Kiong claimed that a company which received the contract had been paid “lots of money upfront” and was not qualified.”

“Although MACC has declined to specifically identify the companies that are under its scrutiny in the investigations, it is rumoured to include a property development company Khazanah Jaya Sdn Bhd (KJSB) which had allegedly acquired a laboratory construction project for the ministry.

“Without providing context, the Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Adham Baba had issued a press statement on May 4, saying the ministry is constantly monitoring and ensuring its personnel practised a high level of integrity.

“A search on the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) website shows that the shareholders and directors of KJSB are Tan Boon Keong and Tan Jiat Jui. They are also shareholders and directors of South Asia Noble Sdn Bhd (SAN). It is interesting to note that one of the former director of SAN is Iskandar Miza Ahmad, who happens to be a shareholder and director in Adham Baba’s private clinic, Klinik Adham.

Klinik Adham is mostly owned by Adham Baba (96.8%) while Iskandar Miza who has been a director since April 2004 owns approximately 1,000 shares.”

The link between the directors and/or shareholders and companies involved is shown below:-

Earlier, a letter said to be the appointment letter of the company was leaked online and shared across social media by netizens.

Neither Adham nor the Ministry are yet to issue any official response to these revelations.

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