Saturday, 26 April 2008

Did Balkis have the right to move out the RM9.9m?

Questions are being asked whether it was correct for the Wives of Selangor Assemblymen and MPs Welfare and Charity Organisation (Balkis) to transfer out the RM9.9mil it had in its coffers a few days after the state fell to the Opposition.

Defending the money transfer, then president Datin Seri Zahrah Kechik(pix. left) said she had the legal right because her husband Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo was still the caretaker Selangor Mentri Besar at that time.

Dr Mohd Khir said the money was “temporarily transferred” to the Association of Wives of Ministers and Deputy Ministers (Bakti) to ensure the money would be spent according to Balkis' purpose, namely for the welfare of children.

The state government, however, is questioning the transfer of the money and seeking legal advice. It has also asked the Registrar of Societies to put on hold the dissolution of Balkis, which the committee, led by Zahrah, also unanimously decided to do.

The Bar Council is of the opinion that Balkis' action could be tantamount to criminal breach of trust.

Source - The Star

Background: According to The Sun's R Nadeswaran and Terence Fernandez, Zaharah convened an extraordinary general meeting on March 11 (three days after the general election), of the committee "to dissolve Balkis and close its bank accounts. "

The following day, the accounts were closed, with the money transferred to another account and then to Bakti – the federal Organisation of Wives of Ministers which Balkis is affiliated to.

18 comments:

adik said...

Wow, they didnt wait long to do the "rompaking".

Wonder who are their "legal advisers".

The husband?

Anonymous said...

These desperate housewives are simply aping their husbands' antics. Sore losers! Taking away the money meant for the poor and underprivileged. They are nothing but Shameless bunch of thieves!

puteri said...

Take them to court. Teach them a lesson. It's not their money, it's the rakyats'.

concerned citizen said...

Hope the authorities will carry out a full investigation and let the people know the outcome & the action taken against the culprits.

apa dah said...

Why the hell is Khir defending his wife for?

rakyar biasa said...

Criminals! They are a thieving lot. Go get them. Dont let them get away.

Anonymous said...

Why cant she have the money/fund transferred to the new State Government under Barisan Rakyat? She doesnt need to transfer it out.

Her act is highly suspicious. A reflection of her character.

Anonymous said...

Glad that ADUN Kampung Tunku is going to bring the issue to the Selangor state Assembly.

Wakmasnoor said...

Read my comment on the same issue here:
http://masnoorwak.blogspot.com

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