KLANG: Kapar MP S Manikavasagam has lodged a police report, loaded with dirt, against the Selangor-owned sand and mining company Kumpulan Semesta Sdn Bhd.
He also named three top executives of the company in his report filed with the district police headquarters here this afternoon.
Based on the information obtained, the PKR leader said the company has been allegedly mismanaged due to the “deviation” by some of its top officers.
He claimed that Kumpulan Semesta's accounts have not been updated, and this resulted in millions of ringgit not being collected.
“Kumpulan Semesta has also been providing excessive rebates and discounts to certain companies, and while its business targets were not met, some of its officers received two-fold salary increments and were paid four months bonus,” he said.
Manikavasagam also alleged in his police report that some sand miners obtained permits without paying royalty to the company.
Apart from this, he claimed that the company also issued “transport dockets” to illegal miners as well.
On top of this, the Kapar MP said the company had also allegedly permitted the ferrying of sand without payment first, resulting in “outstanding accounts running into the millions”.
Full of praise for MB
Manikavasagam said he decided to lodge the police report after being requested to do so by Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim during a meeting this morning.
“I have submitted the documents on the (alleged) corruption in the company to the MB, and I have also furnished the names of the three officers for further action,” he added.
The 40-minute meeting took place at the menteri besar's office in Shah Alam.
Manikavasagam said that Khalid had praised him for his courage and determination in wanting to battle corruption.
The Kapar MP was also full of praise for the menteri besar.
“He told me to file a police report even if his (Khalid's) siblings are involved in such practices. I admire his spirit and his will to rid Selangor of corruption,” said Manikavasagam.
Yesterday, the PKR leader gave Khalid until Friday to set up an independent body to investigate the matter.
Failing which, Manikavasagam warned that he would file a police report.
Previously, he had snubbed officers from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) who wanted to pursue the matter, saying that he has no confidence in the watchdog.