PKNS: Intrigues of street-ruled government (Part 3)

PKNS street rule Selangor

Another Brick in the Wall

Leaving the last Part 2 for two days allowed for further development on the PKNS issue.

Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim continued with his cost saving bullshit to say he is tightening PKNS control. He already tightened control when PKNS was under a barrage of attack prior to GE13. Any blame of losing control is no more just Othman but more him.

How successful will Khalid attempt to cover-up by appointing three exco members; Datok Teng Chang Kim, Iskandar Abdul Samad and Roziah Ismail to listen to briefings and explanations of senior PKNS staff? [Read The Star here]

They will be listening to PKNS staff and not PKNS Holdings staff side of the story. Expected issues raised would be duplication of work, high pay but outsource work, and suspicions of cronyism.

However they should hear from the former PKNS Holding staff of PKNS staff’s own sordid stories too.

Khalid tightened control on the PKNS GM, when then Encik Othman Omar was getting too close to his rival Azmin Ali. He was in same age group and good looking handsome men tend to flock together.

Khalid only realised too late that Osman had taken in Azmin’s speech writer, Nurul Muaz Omar as PR Manager.

Maybe there are few other Azmin’s boys but Othman insist to take in professionals to make his job easier, deliverable met and if KPI met, hope to renew contract.

The existing PKNS staff just do not cut it to do purely development work. And more so for high end and high quality development.

Othman took in his former team from his previous projects, and an ANSARA by the name of Azlan Jamil as Senior Corporate Manager. He gets a fat RM23,000 a month salary but PKNS staff see his job function is not clear and specific.

They see him duplicating the non-performing PKNS Corporate Manager, and Acting GM Corporate of PKNS Holding, Norhisham Ghouth.

Norhisham was spending too much time basking in the limelight as President of PKNS FC Bolasepak. Yesterday, Raja Petra exposed PKNS spent RM40 million for PKNS FC. [Read Malaysia Today here]. Intriguing isn’t it?

They claim to want to be a top developer and no more do social welfare work but  spent such money on football. Yet claimed RM7 million paid to PKNS Holding contract staff was excessive. [Read Edge here.]

Meanwhile, Malay Mail Online yesterday here featured Dr Aiman, Azlan and Rina Sharif filed an appeal to Department of Industrial Relation for unfair dismissal.

In Part 1, we wrote of Rina Sharif being approached for advise on how to sack Muaz but was told it cannot be done. Now she ended up being sacked en-bloc.

Corrupt Complainant

We also wrote about two PKNS staff by the name of Siti Zubaidah and Roslan meeting Faekah Husin, Khalid’s feisty PA. They suggested to her to sack all staff of PKNS Holdings. Are they concerned about PKNS?

Not much is heard of ex Auditor, Roslan Mohamed but lots is heard of the Kontroller Northern Region based in Shah Alam, Siti Zubaidah Abu Bakar. Ever wonder why the need to have regional offices complete with Accountant, Managers, Engineers and staff when it is all in one state of Selangor?

Siti Zubaidah was investigated by MACC for having an ATM belonging to a contractor. Money is not transferred to her but only withdrawing an ATM. Smart … difficult for MACC to prove but why Khalid and Othman kept quiet without any in-house disciplinary action?

Covering up for a staff from the presumably corrupt BN Government? Off course not, they would have went for her. In their second term, blaming BN is no more legitimate. So why no action on corruption?

Siti Zubaidah has lots of conflict of interest positions, kept quiet when JV partner did not meet stipulated time, and together with another Kontroller to secure a PKNS lot with another Kontroller to sell raya clothings.

She aspired and has taken over Chairmanship of PKNS FC and eyeing Financial Controller post. Obviously sincere, isn’t she?

Siti Zubaidah was the person that Faekah Husin believed and took her advise to sack all PKNS Holding staff.

The new General Manager for PKNS, Azlan Alfiah had no plans to sack the 23 or 19, depending on who reports. Azlan was the CFO of Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Berhad and worked under Raja Idris Kamaruddin. Name familiar?

During the week before the long weekend of February 1st, there was a ceremony to sign and cite the pledge of integrity by all management and staff of PKNS and PKNS Holdings.