Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Selangor wants Balkis funds to be returned

Tuesday April 7, 2009

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor government wants funds collected by the now defunct Wives of Selangor Assemblymen and MPs Welfare and Charity Organisation (Balkis) to be returned to the state.

Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim’s political secretary, Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, said the state had written to the Malaysian Insolvency Department (MID) regarding the RM9.9mil that was in the association’s coffers when it was deregistered last year.

The funds are curently being held by the MID.

“We would like to stress that the Selangor government has a right over the funds considering that most of the money was donated by the state and its agencies,” Nik Nazmi said in a statement yesterday.

When contacted, Nik Nazmi said the state government had engaged a lawyer to write to the MID regarding the funds.

Meanwhile, former Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo said Balkis was a non-governmental organisation and all donated money belonged to the NGO.

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/4/7/nation/3643308&sec=nation

Sels: I agree with Khir, revive BALKIS and hand it over with proper accounts and process to PAKATAN. If not, the state government should take over the fund.

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