REPLY TO THE PRESS RELEASE by YB Wong Koon Mun, MCA State Liaison Committee Secretary and state Assemblyman for Kuala Kubu Baru

Yayasan Selangor regretted the superficial and uncalled for statement by YB Wong Koon Mun, MCA State Liaison Committee Secretary and State Assembly man for Kuala Kubu Baru on January 2, 2012, regarding the Ampang Pecah National Service  Camp (PLKN) and Yayasan Selangor’s 40th Anniversary.

YS spent RM4.04 million in 2010 and 2011 at the request of the National Service Training Department (JLKN) to meet the SOC 2008 as one of the conditions for National Service contract extension.

The question of YS not realising that the contract would not be renewed in 2012 does not arise. As a matter of fact, selected NS camps  were given the continuation letter for the year 2012  in early December 2011. However, demands for improvement of camp facilities, including  water activity pool have been made since the beginning of 2010.
YS strived to meet these requirements and all the facilities listed were completed by the end of 2011, with the hope and expectation that  JLKN NS would extend the contract which ended on December 31, 2011.
We are still waiting for a reply from YAB Dato’ Sri Najib and YB Minister of Defence Malaysia. Our appeal for extension of  NS Camp in Ampang Pecah was  also supported by the Hulu Selangor Member of Parliament, YB P. Kamalanathan unlike YB Wong Koon Mun who is prejudiced against Yayasan Selangor.
However, if the BN Federal Government decides to “persecute” Yayasan Selangor, we will never let the Ampang Pecah Camp to become  a “white elephant” as hoped by YB Wong Koon Mun. Yayasan Selangor shall endeavour to do its best  to meet the income shortfall due to BN Federal G’ment “persecution”.
The allegation that Yayasan Selangor spent money from the taxpayer (public funds) is baseless. This shows that YB Wong Koon Mun did not make a study on YS and instead chose to make wild accusations. To date Yayasan Selangor does not get any grant from the State Government, what more from the Federal Government.

The allegation that YS had a deficit of RM 7.41m for 2010 is untrue. YS deficit for 2010 was only RM5.1m(Audited Account). The other issues raised are outdated and have been addressed.

YS generates its own  income by the sheer hard work of the staff & management. We have sufficient income to fund the educational programme for the needy children of Selangor through the building/office rental collections, operation of our oil palm plantation and joint venture development. Hence, there is no truth that Yayasan Selangor is allegedly using public funds for any of its expenses.

Throughout 2011, Yayasan Selangor’s management strived to improve its financial management where income and expenses were fully monitored. Priority is still given to educational programmes and they run smoothly as planned in the form of student loans, scholarships, contributions to religious schools and orphanages as well as public tuition classes that continue to be successfully implemented.

Thank You.

Ilham Marzuki
General Manager
Yayasan Selangor