Monday, January 26, 2009

Khalid warns Khir Toyo of new ‘revelations’ - Star

Jan 26, 2009

IJOK: Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo could be opening a can of worms with his allegations over the purchase of 46 cows, his successor as Selangor Mentri Besar, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, has warned.

“Once the Officials Secrets Act (OSA) tag is removed from documents, the darkest secrets regarding the state opposition chief Dr Khir Mohd Toyo will come to light,” he said.

“Several letters on the issuance of land (to certain parties), on the allocation of contracts and even the purchase of cows for the former Barisan Nasional state government for Aidiladha by firms involved in the gaming industry, will be revealed,” he added.

Khalid said that things done by Dr Khir, which were worse, would be revealed in the Selangor State Assembly.

The latest spat came after Gerak Malaysia (Civil Movement Against Corruption) lodging a report on Jan 21, with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission alleging the state government had financed the purchase of cows worth RM110,400 and that they had been distributed in Khalid’s parliamentary seat, Bandar Tun Razak, which is not in Selangor.

In response, Khalid said the cows had been bought by subsidiaries of the state government.

Two days later, Dr Khir took a swipe at Khalid, claiming he had a copy of the minutes of a meeting dated Nov 28 in which the order was made.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Selangor spent RM2.3m - Sun

SHAH ALAM (Jan 18, 2009) : By Maria

Selangor spent RM2,356,123.35 to buy the 15 Toyota Camry 2.4 cars for use by its executive councillors and senior officers, Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said today.

Via a statement which he promised to issue after the state executive council meeting last Wednesday, he said each of the Camry bought at RM157,074.89 after a RM10,000 discount, comes with a three-year warranty.

Reiterating what he had said on Wednesday, Abdul Khalid said: "It costs the state RM694,735.55 to maintain the Proton Perdanas it owned."

There were several instances when the gear boxes of some three-year-old Proton Perdana had to be changed twice in two years, he said.

It is understood that the cost of changing each gear box was more than RM20,000.