Monday 30 January 2012

Declare salaries if innocent, DAP tells Shahrizat's kin

DAP has challenged the family members of minister Shahrizat Abdul Jalil to declare their true salaries to counter allegations that they are drawing excessive paychecks as National Feedlot Corporation’s (NFC) top executives.

NONEParty supremo Lim Kit Siang (right) today blasted the family for remaining elusive over various allegations that have been levelled against the company.

In particular, he noted that while they have denied allegations that the family members’ total salaries amount to RM215,000 a month, they have failed to come forth with the actual figures.

“It is significant that after being dragged over the coals for over  three months, Shahrizat’s family members who run the NFC had failed to clear themselves of the many allegations of abuse of power and misuse of public funds which have been made against them despite several attempts on their part to meet up with ‘friendly’ bloggers and NGOs.

For instance, although there have been denials that Shahrizat’s husband and three children draw RM215,000 a month as salaries from NFC - husband Mohammad Salleh Ismail drawing RM100,000 salary monthly as NFC chairperson, 31-year-old Izmir drawing RM45,000 monthly as executive director, another son Wan Shahinur Izran aged 27 drawing RM35,000 a month as CEO while 25-year-old daughter Wan Izzanah Fatimah drawing RM35,000 a month as the other director - Shahrizat’s family members have not come out with their own actual salary figures.

“What is the reason for this shocking failure of Shahrizat and her family to clear their name in the court of public opinion?” said Lim in a statement today.

NFC has been mired in scandal since revelations that a RM250 million government soft loan for a cattle project had been used to purchase luxury condominiums and other allegedly personal expenses.

The Public Accounts Committee has admitted that there are “weaknesses” in the project.

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