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Ghost of ‘crooked bridge’ links PMO top aides, Awang Adek in graft probe

Tue 2011-Dec-20 @ +08 15:50:13 pm

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The deputy finance minister, a businessman behind the aborted “crooked bridge” between Johor and Singapore, and the private secretaries to the prime minister and deputy prime minister have been linked by an anonymous blog which said monthly payments has been made to the two aides.

The anti-corruption commission MACC has confirmed an investigation of Awang Adek Husin, the deputy finance minister, and Yahya Abd Jalil, the Johor businessman whose company Gerbang Perdana Sdn Bhd won the contract to build the so-called “crooked bridge” to replace the Johor Causeway.

Former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has been a champion of the “crooked bridge”. The project was cancelled by the Abdullah Ahmad Badawi government, but Mahathir has been pushing to revive the project. Others in favour have included the Sultan of Johor. Earlier this month Johor Baru Umno made another call for its revival.» Analysis of Mahathir’s crooked bridge

As part of preparations for the bridge, a new Customs, Immigration and Quarantine complex (now called the Sultan Iskandar Building) was constructed by Gerbang Perdana. Maintenance works for the complex are handled by another of Yahya’s companies, linked in the blog to the payments made to the aides.

Monthly payments totalling RM170,000 and RM160,000 were made to Mohd Po’ad Jelani, private secretary to the prime minister, and Mohd Shukor Abd Manan, senior private secretary to the deputy prime minister.

The anonymous Whistleblower 711 blog hinted that the payments were in connection to a project that had been cancelled and was now being revived.

The two private secretaries were said to have monthly payments amounting to a total of RM170,000 for Po’ad since 2008 and RM160,000 for Shukor since January 2010, and Whistleblower 711 published images of bank deposit slips showing payments made to accounts bearing the aides’ names.

The blog also alleged that monthly payments of RM10,000 had been made to Awang Adek since January this year and said “each time a cheque or cheques was cashed out, a partial amount or all of it was deposited to Dato’ Mohd Shukor Abd Manan own personal account and few others”.

In its statement to Free Malaysia Today, the MACC said that it was aware of the contents of the blog and was investigating the allegations against Awang Adek. No mention was made of Mohd Po’ad or Mohd Shukor. » ‘Corrupt’ deputy minister under probe (Free Malaysia Today).

Yahya was named in the blog as the man behind Advance Maintenance Precision Management Sdn Bhd, which has the maintenance contract for two federal government buildings in Johor Baru, Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (the Customs, Immigration & Quarantine Building) and Johor Bahru Sentral. » Why no open tender for the RM250 million CIQ flyover?

Both buildings were constructed by Yahya’s other company, Gerbang Perdana Sdn Bhd, the contractor for the “crooked bridge” to replace the Johor Causeway. After the cancellation of the “crooked bridge”, Gerbang Perdara received a RM470 million highway project and became embroiled in controversy when its claim for compensation ballooned to RM360 million.» Inflated bill for aborted bridge has Samy Vellu fuming

This lead to a spat between the works minister S Samy Vellu and the parliamentary accounts committee, chaired by Shahrir Samad, the MP for Johor Baru when Samy Vellu refused to appear before the committee and also barred the director-general of public works from attending. » Samy Vellu’s unseemly row with PAC

SEE ALSO:

» Putrajaya won’t revive crooked bridge, says Nazri

 » Johor UMNO wants KL to revive ‘Crooked Bridge’ 

» PM’s Dept declassifies documents on “crooked bridge”

» Abdullah’s govt answers Dr M’s allegations on crooked bridge

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6 Comments
  1. Tue 2011-Dec-20 @ +08 23:34:17 pm 23:34

    THIS IS GOING TO BE ANOTHER BLOW TO NAJIB & HIS CROOKS…. A NEVER ENDING DISASTER TO HIS ADMINISTRATION…… THE AIDS MAY BE JUST PROXY FOR NAJIB AND MOOYUDIN.(ANOTHER SCAPEGOAT MAYBE).

    ” MUSHROOM IN THE MAKING ” ….. WHEN U R BAD…U WILL ALWAYS BE BAD…THIS IS THE FATE NAJIB IS SWALLOWING….. NON OTHER THAN SWALLOWING BITTER PILLS>

  2. Lok1 permalink
    Wed 2011-Dec-21 @ +08 04:05:30 am 04:05

    I personally know of the shorty bastard yahya jalil n his ball polishing ways,Allah Is Great n I dare him to answer me directly for I know what he is up too most of the time,he is also once buddy2 to Samy,I guess Samy got a big cut from the roads linking the bridge to the CIQ,he is just 1 fuckup guy.

  3. Lok1 permalink
    Wed 2011-Dec-21 @ +08 04:08:56 am 04:08

    oh,he is also the Treasurer to the Umno Pasir Gudang Branch n he is also close to the Johor Royal Court,have you heard of Short Man with inferiority complex,Hitler,Daim.Isa Samad,Napoleon,n Yahya Jalil ectera2

  4. Wed 2011-Dec-21 @ +08 15:18:53 pm 15:18

    Wahhhh, nicely ” marinatede ” ,nowing that it was for ” social work ” why does the money has to be bank-in to his personal account…. hasn’t the government have special account to receive such donation…. Is he trying to convince….. or telling the KEMAS KIDS who are just barely 4-5 years old. Or maybe he can tell that to his grand father or grand mother.

    You know we are really getting sick day by day by all these fairy tales….. I think we end up in Tanjong Rambutan earlier than him.

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