Mujahid vows action if allegations against ex-Tabung Haji officials true.
The government will not spare those found guilty for misappropriation of funds, especially if it involves the people’s money.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa said this in a statement today following police reports lodged by Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) against the fund board’s former top officials and staff.
“If the parties are found guilty, they need to be brought to justice to restore the people’s confidence in TH,“ he said.
Yesterday, TH lodged two police reports against its former chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, former chief executive officers Tan Sri Ismee Ismail and Datuk Seri Johan Abdullah, as well as senior management staff.
It said the reports lodged yesterday were the first following internal investigations into past transactions, spearheaded by the new management, since July this year.
The staff in question are chief operating officer Datuk Adi Azuan Abdul Ghani, chief financial officer Datuk Rozaida Omar, legal adviser Hazlina Mohd Khalid and senior general manager for corporate services and real estate Rifina Md Ariff.
“The first report involves Yayasan Tabung Haji’s 2017 programme where funds over RM22 million were disbursed for activities with political inclinations,” TH said last night.
The second report against Ismee, Hazlinda and Rifina related to alleged misrepresentations and withholding of material information involving TH’s 2012 sale of 95 per cent shareholdings in PT TH Indo Plantations held by two of its subsidiaries, namely TH Indopalms Sdn Bhd (THI) and TH Indo Industries Sdn Bhd (THII), to PT Borneo Pacific (PT Borneo) for US$910 million (RM3.8 billion).
Meanwhile, Bersatu Youth information chief Ulya Aqamah Husamudin questioned whether Umno Youth chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki – who was formerly deputy Islamic affairs minister – was aware of the alleged misconduct in Tabung Haji.
“He was responsible for ensuring Islamic affairs were protected. Why did he let this happen and keep silent?” Ulya Aqamah said.