Whistleblower names ex-minister in graft scandal

Blogger TheWhistleblower711 this time names a former cabinet minister, who is a sitting MP, of having allegedly received RM300,000 from a contractor.

(Free Malaysia Today) – A former minister has been accused of receiving money from a Johor businessman in the latest allegation by blogger TheWhistleblower711. The blogger recently caused a stir by implicating two aides of the country’s top leaders and a deputy minister of graft.

In this latest exposé, TheWhistleblower711, the pseudonym of the anonymous writer, posted that the former minister, a female member of parliament from Umno, had allegedly received RM300,000 from the same businessman who had channeled thousands in monthly contributions to the other three government officials.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commision (MACC) has previously named the businessman as Advance Maintenance Precision Management Sdn Bhd and Gerbang Perdana managing director Yahya Abd Jalil in their investigations in the earlier accusations.

A copy of what appears to be a cheque amounting RM300,000, dated April 7, 2011, addressed to the former minister was published in the blog. This was “proof” of the blogger’s claim.

“The mode of the transaction is pretty straight forward. Perhaps it is meant for social programs in the MP’s constituency. Who knows for sure except for the giver and the receiver,” said TheWhistleblower711.

TheWhistleblower711 asked that the former minister to explain herself and urged the MACC look into this accusation as well.

TheWhistleblower711 also urged people reading his writings to “stop and think” to put an end to all corruption by exposing corrupt practices.

Stressing that it was immaterial if his blog was “politcally motivated” or aligned to any political parties, TheWhistleblower711 said facts remain facts.

Advising others to be whistleblowers too, the blogger said:“Gather evidence as my sources and informers has. Be vigilant. Be safe. Disregard any political motive and alignment, as corruption does not knows any political ideology. Let us all work together with the authorities and should the authorities failed, then there is always another way, expose it publicly.”

‘Political contribution’

On Dec 18, FMT first reported The Whistleblower711′s allegations of covert dealings implicating, and naming, Deputy Finance Minister Awang Adek Hussin; and two aides working under Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin respectively.

The blogger claimed to have top-level informants and had alleged that the three government officials had received kickbacks and were “bought” by the same businessman for the purpose of obtaining contracts from the federal government and its agencies.