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Another Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC-BN) Corruption

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KUALA LUMPUR: Maju Institute of Educational Development (MIED) and Asian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMST) have once again come under the spotlight over their alleged misappropriation of funds.

PKR’s National Strategy and Policy Bureau S Gobi Krishnan today announced that the party will expose MIED and AIMST’s alleged financial mismanagement and misappropriation of funds.

Both MIED and AIMST are owned by Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC).

“I have been researching the private higher education sector with a special focus on AIMST as the medical institute was built using public funds and donations.

“In February 2012, I have requested MIC to make public information of the contractors and contract receivers of AIMST University. It has been five months since the request but no information has been forthcoming from MIC,” Gobi told reporters at a media conference at the PKR headquarters today.

Gobi also demanded MIC to firstly explain the contract in the construction of AIMST University which was allegedly awarded without any open tender to various contractors.

Secondly, he wants MIC to explain why a few contracts were awarded directly to a company which belongs to the son of a top official in MIED.

Thirdly, he wants the largest Indian-based party to provide explanation over an alleged misappropriation of a few million ringgits by a top official in MIED. He said the case was brought to court, however, PKR was subsequently told that an out of court settlement was reached.

Fourthly, Gopi claimed that the Profitable Cafeteria Services contract for AIMST University worth about RM10 million a year which was initially run by the university was outsourced to a third party resulting in loss in income to AIMST.

“It is in our standard practice to allow for the party alleged of such financial mismanagement and misappropriation to come forward and refute the allegation, before we expose a series of evidence for the public to judge,” he added.

Gobi was joined by PKR strategic director Rafizi Ramli who had earlier demanded Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad to provide explanation over the party’s revelation on the technical evaluation done by an expert consultant on the Ampang light rail transit (LRT) extension project.

Rafizi , in the same press conference, had repeated his call for the federal government-owned company to respond to the party’s inquiry over the safety aspects of all its projects, namely the extension of Ampang and Kelana Jaya LRTs. – MD