Syed Husin Urges Govt to Reopen Investigation on Airod

by Aidil Syukri. Malaysian Digest   

KUALA LUMPUR, 22 JULY, 2010: PKR Deputy President Senator Dr Syed Husin Ali  (pic)today urged the government to reopen the investigation on Airod Sdn Bhd which was alleged to be involved in corruption.

Speaking to reporters in a press conference in Parliament today, Syed Husin said a police report was lodged against this company several years ago but the case was closed as the authorities said there is no credible evidence.

“I have already given the authorities (police) more than one inch thick document about the evidence of corruption. Together with it I also enclosed copies of cheques paid to the ministers and its officials to support my evidence.

“I do not understand why this case is closed. I ask the Prime Minister whether he knows about this case and he said the MACC (Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission) has conducted an investigation but could not associate the elements of corruption occurring,” said Syed Husin.

Syed Husin also questioned the way authorities had handled the matter despite the valid proofs.

“All the documents which I had submitted are concrete. All the names of those involved were mentioned clearly. So how can they claim there was no credible evidence?
“I would like to urge the government to reopen the inquiry against Airod (Sdn Bhd) because we do not want the companies accused of corruption get contract,” said Syed Husin.

Besides that, the former Parti Rakyat Malaysia (PRM) president also expressed his dissatisfaction against the quality of some answers provided by the ministries which he described as disappointing.

According to him, questions were usually not fully answered and much of the important parts of the questions were not appropriately addressed.