PETALING JAYA: A non-governmental organisation (NGO) has accused Kuala Lumpur MPs from the opposition of being just like the “pot calling the kettle black” over their failure to abolish the Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (Yayasan WP) after they had been a part of the earlier Pakatan Harapan (PH) authorities.
Calling out these MPs who need the present authorities to abolish YWP, Save Kuala Lumpur (Save KL) deputy chairman Mumtaz Ali requested why did they not do the identical after they had been in energy.
Mumtaz mentioned his group together with different NGOs had urged Putrajaya to abolish YWP when PH took over the federal government in Could 2018.
“That was the very first thing we requested from the previous federal territories minister Khalid Abd Samad and different PH MPs, however they did nothing. That they had the chance to dissolve YWP, so why did they not do something about it then?
“They’re just like the pot calling the kettle black and they need to be answerable to the general public,” he advised FMT.
The MPs wished Yayasan WP to be abolished over its involvement within the buy of KL Metropolis Corridor (DBKL) land.
This follows a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report that the administration of YWP was uncovered to conflicts of curiosity because the federal territories minister and the Kuala Lumpur mayor had been the inspiration’s chairman and trustees board member respectively.
In justifying the decision for Yayasan WP’s abolishment, Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh mentioned the inspiration’s foremost position of coping with the individuals’s welfare could possibly be carried out by Yayasan Kebajikan Negara (YKN), which comes below the ladies, household and group improvement ministry.
Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng mentioned DBKL may additionally arrange a separate division straight below its purview to deal with issues regarding welfare, whereas Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil mentioned YWP could possibly be was a statutory physique.
“If the ministry doesn’t intend to close down Yayasan WP, another choice is to transform it right into a statutory physique which could be audited by the Nationwide Audit Division,” Fahmi mentioned at a press convention in the present day.
Mumtaz additionally referred to as for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Fee (MACC) and the Nationwide Audit Division to conduct an in depth investigation on all transactions.
“Federal Territories Minister Annuar Musa also needs to be extra clear with ministry-related issues,” he mentioned.
Yayasan WP is an organization registered below the Corporations Act 1965 and isn’t monitored by any authorities, together with the Nationwide Audit Division.
The PAC yesterday revealed that 97 sale transactions of DBKL land had been carried out with out referring to any SOPs since 2011, including that the method was too lax and was uncovered to abuse of energy.
PAC chairman Wong Kah Woh had proposed that the sale and disposal of DBKL land ought to be carried out transparently primarily based on a complete set of SOPs.