Selcat Public Hearing On Sand Mining Case Resumes On March 5

(Bernama) — The public hearing session of the Selangor Select Committee on Competency, Accountability and Transparency (Selcat) on the issue of sand mining irregularities involving Kumpulan Semesta Sdn Bhd (KSSB) that had been postponed earlier will resume for three days from March 5.

Selcat chairman Datuk Teng Chang Khim said the committee would be holding the public hearing on two other cases involving Yayasan Selangor on its audit report in 2010 and two Selangor Agricultural Development Corporation (PKPS) companies namely PKPS Agro Industries Sdn Bhd and Premium Agro Product Industries Sdn Bhd on the purchase of machinery.

He said the decision to hold the public hearing was taken after Selcat met on Feb 16.

When asked on whether the resumption of the public hearing on KSSB was made after the issue was brought up by blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin, Teng said the committee did not depend on the article of the fugitive writer but depended on current development which required Selcat to complete the hearing on KSSB.

“We are holding the hearing as KSSB board members had made statements to deny the irregularities involving them although the Selcat hearing has yet to be completed,” he said at media conference, here today.