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Khamis, Februari 23, 2012

PM Mesti Jelaskan Pemberian Projek Lebuhraya KIDEX kepada Keluarga Bekas Ketua Hakim Negara dan Penasihat Undang-Undang UMNO

Krisis perlembagaan Perak masih lagi segar di ingatan rakyat Malaysia, khususnya tuduhan bahawa permohonan Datuk Zambry Kadir dipercepatkan sementara menafikan permohonan lawan politiknya Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin pula.


Watak utama kemelut ini merupakan Datuk Hafarizam Harun, penasihat undang-undang UMNO, mewakili Datuk Seri Zambry ketika itu, dan bekas penasihat undang-undang UMNO dan Ketua Hakim Negara ketika itu, Tun Ahmad Zaki.


Justeru, kedua-dua individu ini mestilah berhadapan dengan perhatian umum berkenaan penglibatan mereka di dalam rampasan Perak oleh BN dan kontroversi terbaru melibatkan mereka di dalam pemberian konsesi RM2.2 bilion Lebuhraya Kinrara-Damansara (KIDEX). Datuk Hafarizam merupakan pengarah untuk kedua-dua belah syarikat yang menerima konsesi tersebutis Emrail Sdn Bhd dan Zabima Engineering Sdn Bhd sementara isteri Tun Zaki Azmi merupakan pengarah di dalam Emrail, sebuah syarikat yang tidak mempunyai rekod di dalam pembinaan lebuhraya. Kenyataan syarikat tersebut sendiri menyatakan mereka berhasrat menjadi “Syarikat Kejuruteraan Rel Utama di Malaysia dan Rantau ini.”


Mengambilkira kontroversi penganugerahan konsesi ini, Perdana Menteri mestilah respon segera berkenaan isu-isu ini:


1. Pendirian PM berkenaan Seksyen 9 Kod Etika Hakim 2009:


“Seorang hakim akan, pada masa perlantikan atau mana-mana masa kemudiannya sekiranya diminta oleh Ketua Hakim Mahkamah Persekutuan membuat perisytiharan bertulis semua asetnya kepada Ketua Hakim Mahkamah Persekutuan.”


Merujuk kepada peruntukan ini, Ketua Hakim Negara pada masa ini, Tan Sri Ariffin Zakaria mestilah meminta Tun Zaki Azmi membuat perisytiharan aset beliau dan keluarganya secara bertulis berikutan tuduhan-tuduhan ini.


2. Mendedahkan sebab dan kriteria pemberian tender kepada Zabima Engineering dan Emrail. Apakah syarikat-syarikat lain yang dipertimbangkan, dan adakah tender terbuka dibuat demi memastikan kepentingan orang ramai terpelihara?


3. Bagaimanakah pemberian konsesi dan pakej kontrak ini selari dengan dasar pentadbiran ini, khususnya Model Ekonomi Baru, Inisiatif Pembaharuan Strategik dan lain-lain lagi?


4. Apakah terma lengkap konsesi, kadar tol dan perkongsian keuntungan?


Di dalam smsnya kepada Malaysian Insider, Datuk Hafarizam mendakwa bahawa syarikat-syarikatnya diserang memandangkan mereka merupakan antara bilangan kecil syarikat Bumiputera yang dianugerahkan projek ini. Malang sekali apabila sebuah isu tentang ketelusan dan kebertanggungjawaban yang akan memberi impak kepada semua rakyat sekali lagi dilihat dari perspektif kaum. Hakikatnya, sekiranya tuduhan ini terbukti benar, sekelompok kecil kroni akan sekali lagi mendapat durian runtuh sedangkan ramai rakyat Malaysia, termasuk majoriti masyarakat Bumiputera terpaksa menjadi mangsa projek ini. Terma perjanjian antara kerajaan dan syarikat-syarikat yang dipilih mesti didedahkan agar projek ini tidak menjadi satu lagi konsesi yang membebankan rakyat Malaysia.


Rakyat Malaysia mempunyai harapan besar terhadap konsesi generasi kedua dan ketiga memandangkan piawai-piawai baru yang dijanjikan kerajaan. Usah kita lupa rekod buruk Kerajaan BN di dalam pemberian konsesi sebelum ini.


Jawapan telus daripada Perdana Menteri mampu meyakinkan rakyat bahawa mereka tidak akan dibebani dengan lebih banyak ‘bail-out’ dan penswastaan semula.


Rakyat khususnya bertanya, apa sudah jadi dengan janji Program Transformasi Kerajaan untuk mengurangkan ketirisan dan pembaziran wang rakyat untuk pembangunan negara dan perbelanjaan operasi dengan memastikan ketelusan di dalam pemberian kontrak? Jelas sekali, kerajaan harus membuktikan pemberian projek lebuhraya ini dibuat secara telus demi kepentingan rakyat.


Jika tidak, rakyat akan terus menolak jaminan BN dalam isu transformasi ekonomi dan membuat keputusan mereka di dalam pilihan raya akan datang.

NURUL IZZAH ANWAR

NAIB PRESIDEN

PARTI KEADILAN RAKYAT


PM Must Explain Award of KIDEX Highway Deal to Kin of Former Chief Justice and UMNO Legal Advisor

The Perak constitutional crisis is fresh in the minds of many Malaysians, specifically the allegation that the judiciary expedited Datuk Zambry Kadir’s application whilst denying his political nemesis’, Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin, a similar favour.


Central to the crisis were the figures, Datuk Hafarizam Harun, who is UMNO legal adviser, representing Datuk Seri Zambry then, and former UMNO legal adviser and the then Chief Justice, Tun Ahmad Zaki.


As such, both individuals must be open to public scrutiny considering their involvement in the high-profile Perak takeover by BN, and the current entanglement they find themselves in the awarding of the RM 2.2 Billion Kinrara-Damansara Highway (KIDEX) concession. Datuk Hafarizam is a director in both the companies awarded the concession, namely Emrail Sdn Bhd and Zabima Engineering Sdn Bhd whilst the wife of Tun Zaki Azmi is a director for the former, a company that has no expertise, track record nor the vision for building highways. The company’s vision statement clearly states that the company aims “To be the Leading Railway Engineering Company in Malaysia and the Region.”


Considering the tenuous arrangement in the awarding of the concessions, the Prime Minister must immediately respond to the following issues:


1. The Prime Minister’s stand with regards to Section 9 of the Judges’ Code of Ethics 2009:


“A judge shall, on his appointment or at any time thereafter as may be required by the Chief Justice of the Federal Court declare in writing all his assets to the Chief Justice of the Federal Court.”


Inferring from this provision, it is incumbent on the current Chief Justice Tan Sri Ariffin Zakaria to order Tun Zaki Azmi to declare, in writing, his and his family’s assets in light of these allegations.


2. Publicly state the reasons, basis, and criteria for the tender awarded to Zabima Engineering and Emrail. Who were the other parties considered, and was an open tender called to ensure public interest is protected?


3. How does the award of concession and contract packages accord with this administration's policy, especially with respect to the New Economic Model, Strategic Reform Initiatives, among others?


4. What are the complete terms of concession, toll rates and future profit sharing arrangements?


In his text reply to the Malaysian Insider, Datuk Hafarizam claims that his companies are attacked because they are the few Bumiputera companies that were awarded the project. It is sad that an issue about transparency and accountability that will impact all Malaysians is again being framed from race-based perspective. The fact remains that if the allegations are true, another small group of cronies benefit while the vast Malaysians, Malays included will be victims of project. The terms of the agreement between the government and the chosen entities must be disclosed to ensure it does not end up as yet another concession that will continue to burden Malaysians.


Malaysians are also expecting more from second or third generation concessions considering a slew of new standards that the government has been promising. Lest we forget, the BN government has a poor track record with respect to concessions.


Frank Answers by the Prime Minister will go a long way in reassuring that the Rakyat will not be burdened with further bailouts and re-privatizations.


Specifically, wither the GTP promises of reducing leakages and minimizing wastages of taxpayers’ monies allocated for national development and operational expenditure by ensuring transparency in the award of contracts? Clearly, the government must prove that this discreet awarding of yet another highway project is above board, and is in the interest of the Rakyat.


Else, the public will have no choice but to disbelieve the BN's pledge of transforming the economy; and punish the latter accordingly.

NURUL IZZAH ANWAR

VICE PRESIDENT

PARTI KEADILAN RAKYAT



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