Mantan CEO MBI yang juga bekas Setiausaha Politik kepada mantan Dato' Menteri Besar Selangor, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim kini bertugas sebagai Penyelaras parlimen Bandar Tun Razak dan DUN Pelabuhan Klang Cik Puan Faekah Husin telah menerima surat notis bertarikh 25hb September 2015 dari Tetuan Abu Bakar & Yong peguam dikatakan mewakili Menteri Besar Selangor (MBI), Darul Ehsan Investment Group (DEIG) dan COO DEIG Soffan Affendi Aminuddin mengenai suatu artikel yang disiarkan oleh NST bertajuk " WHY NO STATE OFFICIALS IN DEIG" pada pandangan anak guam mereka sebagai kenyataan fitnah yang merosakkan reputasi dan nama baik yang terlibat.
Antara lain Faekah dituduh mencemarkan nama DEIG mengamalkan rasuah dan tidak amanah ... DEIG dituduh akan menyalahgunakan aset Kerajaan Negeri Selangor .. DEIG dituduh terlibat dalam urus niaga dan transaksi yang meragui ... COO Soffan Affendi Aminuddin sebagai tidak amanah, jujur dan mengamalkan rasuah dan akan gunakan kedudukkannya untuk menyalah guna aset Kerajaan Negeri Selangor dengan amalan transaksi mencurigai dan amalan rasuah .....
Apakah benar sepertimana yang diperkatakan oleh peguam DEIG tersebut? ... Bukankah Faekah Husin hanya meminta Azmin dan DEIG memberikan jawapan dari pelbagai soalan yang di bangkitkan pada hemat beliau amat perlu diberikan penjelasan agar rakyat mendapatkan pencerahan demi kebenaran.
Faekah Husin ketika Omak Kau hubungi mengesahkan ada menerima surat tuntutan mohon maaf dari peguam MBI, DEIG dan Soffan Affendi Aminuddin dan menegaskan bertekad untuk tidak melayan kerenah dan permohonan peguam tersebut sebaliknya akan lawan di Mahkamah.
Bagi beliau ini tidak ubah suatu taktik mau menakut-nakut dirinya dan rakyat dari mendedahkan salah laku ataupun perkara-perkara yang perlu dari diketahui rakyat.
Sebagai berlaku adil Omak Kau perturunkan semula apa kah butiran artikel yang menyebabkan MBI, DEIG dan COO Soffan Affendi Aminuddin terasa yang diri mereka menjadi mangsa fitnah jahat Faekah Husin.
SELANGOR Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali has been called to explain the absence of top state government officials in the Darul Ehsan Investment Group (DEIG) company registration.
Although Azmin, state secretary Datuk Mohammed Khusrin Munawi and state financial officer Datuk Noordin Sulaiman were named members of DEIG's board of directors, a company search at the Companies Commission of Malaysia revealed that only two names were listed as directors.
The two were DEIG chief executive officer (CEO) Raja Shahreen Raja Othman and chief operating officer Soffan Affendi Aminuddin, while the other name was the company secretary, Chua Siew Chuan.
Former Menteri Besar Incorporated (MBI) chief executive officer Faekah Husin said the absence of top state officers in the company registration meant DEIG was no different from other companies owned by individuals.
"There was no mention that this is a company wholly-owned by the state government and there was no officer from the state government listed as a member of the board of directors.
"A top state officer or even the menteri besar must be named so that they can monitor the company, and be held accountable and answer any query.
"In this case, the chief executive officer and chief operating officer can do anything they want, and they do not need to explain and be accountable to the state. They are not even answerable to the menteri besar."
Faekah questioned Soffan's appointment as CEO, saying the 36-year-old did not have the experience to run a company entrusted with billions of ringgit in state funds.
On Monday, Azmin came under fire at the state assembly by both sides of the political divide over his secrecy in setting up DEIG and its incorporation under the Companies Act without any consultation or approval by the state assembly.
Both Barisan Nasional and DAP assemblymen questioned Azmin's motives in setting up a company which was not tied to any state enactment, did not need to be audited by the state and did not have the responsibility to report to the assembly.
They said MBI, in contrast, was "safer", as it was established under a state enactment and was, therefore, accountable to the state assembly.
Faekah rubbished Azmin's defence of DEIG's establishment that it was not an "intermediary" and his reassurance that there would be no direct impact on the state.
"DEIG listed its nature of business as an 'investment holding to purchase for investment or resale, and to traffic in land and house and other property of any tenure and etc'.
"This means the company will become a broker or middleman to sell (state) lands at a cheap price to cronies. This is a common modus operandi for politicians.
"DEIG has free rein to manage the state's RM6.3 billion assets, how can he say there will be no impact to the state?
"This company can make loans, and without control, it can affect the state government's investment assets," she said.
Faekah said this was the complete opposite of MBI which, during her tenure, did not conduct any business on behalf of the state government.
She said the state government should only facilitate and not conduct business, as there would be a conflict of interest, and would distract the state's attention from its other duties, including helping companies by providing the approvals and facilities.
"How can small companies compete with state companies? State companies will win. That was why we took MBI out of Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Berhad and not the other way around."
Azmin yesterday dismissed claims that DEIG had only two persons as its directors, saying this was not true as it became a wholly-owned entity of MBI last month.
Azmin said Raja Shahreen and Soffan Affendi's names were used merely to incorporate a company.
"It is called promoter shares. This enables two shareholders to register a company. Last month, DEIG became 100 per cent wholly-owned by MBI and it belongs to the state government. DEIG has yet to start operations.
It will only happen next year. So, to say that a RM2 company will manage assets worth RM6 billion is a lie. DEIG has no assets, no transactions."
He said he would look into the report that was approved in the state assembly on Wednesday to review the establishment of DEIG.
The report was prepared and tabled by the Select Committee on Government Agencies, Statutory Bodies and State Government Subsidiary Companies.
Among the recommendations is the submission of a white paper to explain DEIG's roles and assure the house that the entity is needed.
Pending the submission, all DEIG activities, operations and partnerships should be postponed. However, the restructuring of MBI subsidiaries can continue at MBI level.
Based on the standing order, Azmin has to present a white paper report in the next sitting in November.
Publication Name :New Straits Times
Date of publication :Fri, Aug 21, 2015
Section Heading :Main Section
Page Number :009
Headline :`Why no state officials in DEIG?'
Byline :By Mazlinda Mahmood; Dawn Chan