Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Kit Siang to lodge police report against Pempena

Kit Siang to lodge police report against Pempena

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 18, 2008) : Lim Kit Siang (DAP-Ipoh Timur) is to lodge a police report tomorrow over the alleged misuse of funds by Pempena Group of Companies, a subsidiary of the Tourism Ministry.

Speaking at the Parliament lobby today, he called for the full brunt of the law to be brought on those guilty of misusing public funds.

Lim quoted excerpts from R. Nadeswaran's column entitled "Let them rot in jail" (Citizen Nades, Monday) which he said prompted him to act.

He also asked if Tourism Minister Datuk Azalina Othman was prepared to table the ministry’s internal audit inquiry into the various financial scandals of Pempena in Parliament.

"The Pempena scandals can be divided into two categories, those which occurred before Azalina became tourism minister for which she does not need to assume personal responsibility, and those committed after the 2008 general election for which Azalina must bear full responsibility and accountability," he said.

"It appears that it is not just incompetence and inaptitude but criminal breach of trust and even corruption are in play in the financial scandals of Pempena, as revealed by the internal audit report," Lim added.

seals: does the politicians has the rights to advice us on how to spend and bla, bla, bla ...when this is their actual color?

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