Kapar MP S Manikavasagam exposed Selangor-owned sand and mining company Kumpulan Semesta Sdn Bhd. (KSSB) . KSSB, a company involved in the sand and minerals industry, is wholly-owned by Mentri Besar Incorporated.

KSSB is not a normal limited company (sendirian bhd). KSSB is a company wholly owned by MB Incorporated (Menteri Besar Incorporated). It means that KSSB is under the full control of Selangor Government through the office of Menteri Besar i.e. YB Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.
  • He named three top executives of the company in his report filed
  • The company has been allegedly mismanaged due to the “deviation” by some of its top officers.
  • Kumpulan Semesta's accounts have not been updated, and this resulted in millions of ringgit not being collected.
  • Kumpulan Semesta has also been providing excessive rebates and discounts to certain companies, and while its business targets were not met, some of its officers received two-fold salary increments and were paid four months bonus.
  • Some sand miners obtained permits without paying royalty to the company.
  • Company also issued “transport dockets” to illegal miners as well.
  • The company had also allegedly permitted the ferrying of sand without payment first, resulting in “outstanding accounts running into the millions”.

The menteri besar said he was disappointed by the way Manikavasagam tackled the allegations by going to the media first.

Although the state government allows certain public discussions, Khalid said it was best establishing the cases first without involving the public.

"We should tackle it after we have established the criminality of the case. Only then it would be best to inform the public," he said.


KSSB demanded that YB Manikavasagam apologise and withdraw the false accusation within 48 hours or face legal action for defamation for what YB Manikavasagam had exposed. KSSB also called for YB Manikavasagam to resign and pay compensation to the company once it is cleared.

YB Wee ( keadilan MP) quits PKR in protest.........

Wee told that he had resigned because of the way the party and the Pakatan Rakyat Selangor government had handled the scandal involving a state-owned mining company Kuala Semesta Sdn Bhd (KSSB).

“The statement made by the company in the media asking Kapar MP S Manikavasagam to apologise was the last straw that broke the camel's back. I am making this statement with a very heavy heart. I can no longer remain in PKR, I can no longer pretend,” he told reporters at a press conference held in his office here.

He added that the statement made by KSSB clearly shows that the Selangor government is seeking to gag Manickavasagam and to intimidate him.

Wee also said he was disappointed with the PKR leadership for "covering up" the issue.



Chronology of Events

1. In February 2010, the three complainants of the sand mining scandal had approached Puchong MP, YB Gobind Singh, and YB Gobind Singh has confirmed that he had informed YB Ronnie Liew, exco member of Selangor and the “Adun Angkat” for Dengkil about this scandal.
2. On 01 May 2010 YB Ng Suee Lim (YB Ng), DAP Adun for Sekinchan, met with the complainants about this scandal. Today (14 May 2010), YB Ng has admitted in the Star that the complainants have seen him on 01 May 2010 and he advised them “to go through the right channel.” YB Ng told the complainants to see YB Saari Sungib (PAS Adun for Hulu Kelang). YB Ng then left for an overseas trip the next day. He also said: “When you want to accuse someone, the issue must be thoroughly investigated and concrete evidence must be found first.” I believe that in view of the seriousness of the complaints, YB Ng must have informed his superior in the Selangor State government.
3. First week of May 2010, Kapar MP, YB Manikavasagam, wrote about this sand mining scandal in Dengkil in his blog and gave 72 hours notice to the Selangor Menteri Besar, YAB Tan Sri Khlaid Ibrahim to set up an independent body to investigate the matter.
4. On 10 May 2010 YB Manikavasagam had an emergency meeting with the other MPs over the said scandal in De Palma Hotel in Ampang. The 11 MPs fully supported YB Manikavasagam to voice out this scandal and demand for an independent body to investigate.
5. On 11 May 2010 YB Manikavasagam handed over documents to support his allegations of corruptions in KSSB and thereafter YB Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim challenged YB Manikavasagam to lodge a report on the sand mining scandal to the authorities.
6. On 12 May 2010 YB Manikavasagam lodged a police report with regards to this sand mining scandal. YB Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim immediately fixed an appointment and met up with YB Manikavasagam. YB Manikavasagam handed over the documents on the matter to YB Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim. Thereafter, YB Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim informed the press that he had referred this sand mining scandal to SELCAT to investigate the matter and he also expressed regret that YB Manikavasagam did not go through the internal channel to resolve the matter.
7. On 13 May 2010, the Selangor-owned sand mining company Kuala Semestra Sdn Bhd (KSSB) issued a statement through its director, En Ramli Abd Majed. KSSB denies the corruption allegations that YB Manikavasagam made against it. This was the first ever respond from KSSB after the allegations of corruptions broke out in the open since 1st week of May 2010.KSSB also demanded that YB Manikavasagam apologise and withdraw the false accusation within 48 hours or face legal action for defamation for what YB Manikavasagam had exposed. KSSB also called for YB Manikavasagam to resign and pay compensation to the company once it is cleared.

Anonymous said...

negeri ini dalam keadaan screwd . teruk sangat pentadbiran PR. tak pentingkan rakyat. barisan exco berjaya merompak wang rakyat, mugnkin lebih banyak yang dirombak oleh Bee End dalam masa 50 tahun. geng khalid ni nak buat rekord dalam masa 5 tahun mereka nak rompak semua. reject them. vote for manika. bravo YB