Shabery’s new MCMC appointee under investigation by MACC


Why did Shabery bring over Mohid to his new Ministry from KBS when it is believed that he has 14 cases under active investigation by MACC? 

Another Brick in the Wall

In the thick of the flood tragedy in the east coat, Member of Parliament for Kemaman and Minister of Communication and Multimedia (KKMM), Dato Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek stands out in the forefront to visit and help the flood victims. It was not merely for photo-op but a honest display of sincerity.

Shabery made his political debut through opposition politics via Parti Melayu Semangat 46. Since joining UMNO and Barisan Nasional, his political career had never been tarnished by any controversies or rumours of corruption.

He leads a modest life without any luxury trappings.

It would be pity to see his good name smeared by his latest appointee for Commissioner of MCMC. His latest appointee, Datok Mohid Mohamed, was marred by controversies at his last position as  Chief Secretary at the Ministry Youth and Sports (KBS) and has several active files with MACC.

Remember the controversial spending for the celebration of National Youth Day in 2012 which cost RM10.6 million and came complete with scantily clad k-Pop artistes from South Korea?

Khairy Jamaluddin got blamed for it because it was THE inaugral event for him as Minister for Youth and Sports. However, the blame should have been levied at him for he does not hold the string to the purse.

Mohid was quoted to correct the claim that the k-Pop show only cost the government RM900,000 and not RM2.4 million as alleged by the blog [read this opposition blog here].

Nevertheless, does the KSU not have any sense of guilt for spending such amount when it could better serve the rural youth programs which is lacking in money?

He has the power and discretion to tell the Minister that it is wasteful. Will he be able to say NO whenever a proposal came in via the Minister for some spending idea on MCMC’s USP fund?

MCMC spend RM1.3-1.4 billion of the USP fund contributed by telcos annually for telecommunication infrastructure. This blog had exposed years ago of then Minister, Dato Dr Rais Yatim abuse of the fund for something unrelated to infrastructure for populist program.

At the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Mohid was alleged to have abused his positions on matter of promotion, transfer of staff, anarchic staffing at KBS and creating illegal spending account [highlighted by opposition blog here].

If the opposition blog may have exaggerate and made up stories to prey on the public ignorance, famous sports writer, Dato Rizal Hashim posted in his blog on June 2013 [read here] on the mess Mohid did to when tasked by Shabery to “restore order amid personal rifts and internal bickering in agencies under KBS’ purview”.

He linked it to an article on an opposition portal Tranung Kite [read here] which also list alleged abuse by Mohid.

Opposition blog could be spinning but it only shows he is in the radar of opposition.

With the opposition championing the grievance of KBS staff and officers, it only serves to swerve KBS staff  support for opposition. That partly explains why many stories and documents inside government is leaking these days.

Does the Minister wish to have staff in the KKMM switch to the opposition too?

One can say that it is the Minister’s discretion to appoint anyone deemed capable as MCMC Commissioners and government officers need to get represented.

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