Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Will the AG investigate his own wife

Will the AG investigate his own wife, asks Ramasamy

 | March 1, 2017
DAP members lodge police report against former housing minister and wife of attorney-general following yesterday’s landmark ruling on compensation to house buyers.
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GEORGE TOWN: Will the attorney-general investigate his own wife for alleged misrepresentation, DAP’s P Ramasamy asked today, following news that the AG’s wife purportedly lobbied for an extension of time on a condo project, from a federal minister.
Ramasamy said Batu Kawan DAP leaders Satees Muniandy and P David Marshel had lodged police reports in Bukit Mertajam yesterday, urging cops to investigate the AG’s wife for cheating.
Two days ago, the Kuala Lumpur High Court ruled in favour of 104 buyers of a condominium on Jalan Kuchai Lama who had sought compensation for late delivery of their units.
The buyers sought to nullify a 12-month extension given by the housing minister to the condo’s builders. Under the extension, the builders were given 48 months to deliver the units, from 36 months earlier.
Former housing minister Abdul Rahman Dahlan granted the extension, following a letter from a person claiming to be the director of the developer company, BHL Construction Sdn Bhd (BHL).
 
Yesterday, DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang in his blog claimed a person by the name of Faridah Begum K A Abdul Kader was the person who had written on behalf of BHL. Lim added that Faridah was the wife of AG Mohamed Apandi Ali.
Lim said according to the Companies’ Commission records, Faridah was not listed as a director of BHL.
Ramasamy asked how Faridah could act on behalf of the company when she was not a director.
“First, it would be interesting to speculate whether AG Mohamed Apandi Ali would be willing to investigate and take action against his wife if these allegations are true.
“Second, will the AG direct his officers to file charges against Rahman if he had abused his ministerial powers to accommodate the private and selfish interests of BHL?
“Third, will the AG charge the board of directors of BHL if found that they had misled the housing minister?” Ramasamy asked in a press conference at Komtar here today.
Ramasamy also vowed to lodge a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
FMT has contacted Apandi and is awaiting his reply.

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