PETALING JAYA — Kedah Bersatu will lodge a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on allegations that several “ministers, politicians and government servants” had received funds from Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd (UKSB).
“We will be lodging a report with the MACC tomorrow and request for an immediate investigation to be done, based on statements made by a former UKSB administrative manager in court,” state Bersatu info chief Khairul Anuar Ramli said in a statement.
Khairul said he hoped that those implicated, namely health minister Khairy Jamaluddin, former foreign minister Anifah Aman, housing and local government minister Reezal Merican Naina Merican, and defence minister Hishammuddin Hussein, would respond to these allegations.
UKSB was the firm appointed by the government in 2016 to handle the foreign visa system, or VLN, for Chinese tourists.
Khairul also called for the MACC to investigate whether the prosecution’s 17th witness, UKSB’s former administrative manager David Tan, was bribed to make such statements in court.
Yesterday, Tan told the High Court in Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s corruption trial that Muhyiddin Yassin and Shafie Apdal also received funds from the company.
Tan said the former prime minister received RM1.3 million between June and August 2018.
Under cross-examination by lawyer Hamidi Mohd Noh, Tan said the names of Muhyiddin, Shafie, Anifah, and Reezal were also recorded in a ledger containing details of payments to prominent people, who were filed under code names.
On Monday, former director of UKSB Wan Quoris Shah Wan Abdul Ghani told the High Court that his company had also given money to the Rembau Umno division, which is led by Khairy.
He said contributions of between RM50,000 and RM200,000 were made to the Rembau Umno division but it was never given directly or personally to Khairy, who is also the Rembau MP.
Zahid is facing 33 charges of receiving bribes amounting to S$13.56 million (RM42 million) from UKSB as an inducement for himself in his capacity as a civil servant and the then home minister to extend the contract of the company as the operator of the One-Stop Centre (OSC) in China and the foreign visa system, as well as to maintain an agreement to supply foreign visa system equipment to the same company by the home ministry.