Let Muhyiddin explain to PAC why the RM300 million NFC project he approved in 2006 has become such a mess and scandal

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyidddin Yassin is the current Cabinet Minister most responsible for the RM300 million National Feedlot Centre (NFC) project, as he approved it in 2006 as the then Agriculture Minister.

Muhyiddin should appear before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC)on Wednesday when it examines the issue to explain why the cattle production project has become such a mess and scandal, beyond the worst fears of the Auditor-General’s Report 2010 as it is snowballing everyday to expose layer after layer of scandalous transactions.

The Auditor-General Report 2010 on the continuing horror stories about misappropriation and waste of public funds, criminal breach of trust, negligence and gross abuses of power is a damning indictment on the first full-year Najib premiership demonstrating that nothing has really changed despite grandiloquent sloganeering of “1Malaysia, People’s First, Performance Now” in terms of government efficiency, effectiveness, accountability, transparency and integrity.

However, it is an even greater indictment on the Deputy Prime Minister as it exposes his personal and direct Ministerial responsibility for the RM300 million National Feedlot Centre (NFC) and National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp) scandals as it was during his tenure as Agriculture Minister that the troubled and controversial project was approved.

Who else apart from Muhyiddin should bear the full and final responsibility for the NFC “mess” where the objective of the project on cattle production to boost the nation’s beef self-sufficiency could go so wrong as NFC not only failed to meet this target, the RM250 million 2%-interest soft loan had been diverted not only to buy two luxury condominiums in Bangsar but also for other dubious transactions as exposed by PKR Secretary-General and MP Saifuddin Nasution and PKR chief of strategy Rafizi Ramli.

NFCorp was awarded the NFC project on 27th October 2006 and the RM250 million 2%-interest soft loan for NFCorp was signed on 6th December 2007 – both falling within the period when Muhyiddin was the Agriculture Minister.

Undoubtedly, Muhyiddin is more responsible for the NFC scandal than the current Agriculture Minister, Datuk Noh Omar.

As Minister directly responsible for the NFC scandals, Muhyiddin should have explained in the past month of deepening controversy over the NFC scandal why government scrutiny, supervision and monitoring of the project and in particular the RM250 million soft loan was so lax or even non-existent as to allow such gross breach of trust and abuse of public funds to take place?

Instead, Muhyiddin kept a discreet silence, leaving to others like Noh Omar and the NFCorp executive chairman Datuk Seri Dr. Mohamad Salleh Ismail, the husband of Minister for Women, Family and Community Development, Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, to do all the explaining.

But only Muhyiddin himself can explain his Ministerial lapses which have resulted in the RM300 million NFC project becoming such a mess and scandal today!

Let Muhyiddin appear before the Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC) to explain his sins of commission or omission as Agriculture Minister before the 2008 general elections resulting in the NFC scandals – and let him explain the extent of Cabinet involvement or approval for the NFC project.

There is one preliminary matter on conflict-of-interest which the PAC would have to address before it proceeds to deal with the NFC scandals: whether the PAC Chairman, Datuk Seri Azmi Khalid should excuse himself from the PAC examination of the NFC scandals, as Azmi was a Cabinet Minister in the operative time of the approval of the NFC project – making him to a party to any Cabinet decision on the NFC project.

Can Azmi categorically declare that he was not involved in any way in any Cabinet approval or discussion of the NFC project before he was dropped from the Cabinet after the March 2008 general election when he was not re-appointed to the Cabinet?

  1. #1 by SENGLANG on Monday, 21 November 2011 - 4:54 pm

    MOF is holding one share in NFC and this must be the golden share that give it the veto power over the majority shareholders. This mean that MOF has the very right to act on any breach of term and condition on the soft loan to NFC. But this it seem to be the return of MAS scandal where MOF also holding the golden share but MAS end up one of the worst case in Malaysia corporate history where tax payers money have been use to bail it out. Are we seeing another repeat of MAS scandal?

    The fact that NFC managed to use the excess fund to make the Condo purchase show that MOF has failed its duties to safeguard the tax payer money.

    NFC cowgate scandal offer BN to live up it “People first, Performance Now” slogan. It is action that matter most and not slogan shouting. ” People First, Action Now, BN!”

  2. #2 by monsterball on Monday, 21 November 2011 - 5:08 pm

    As one keep exposing Muhyiddin…another create another sensational news to make sure…we forget this and focus on him.
    Deputy Sports Minister ..Razali Ibrahim said PR is to be blamed for Indonesian fans hating Malaysians at the SEA game….and we can conclude if Malaysia looses the Football final against Indonesia tonight…it is PR’s fault. If it wins…it is due to their fine work to make sure our footballers play with no fear..or whatever reason they will think out eventually.
    So many corruptions all proven with evidences..not one..ring leader been caught.
    You want to join then to steal….you must be prepared to be sacrificed to save he ring leaders.
    Ring leaders need only to answer “I Forgot” to all questions in an inquiry..is enough.
    Better still….swear to almighty…twisting to fool his creator…proving how smart he is…to lie.
    Cows & Condominium….Corruptions and Commissions….Cow Sense or Cow Brains…Cattle Woman and Corrupted Man..Man & Wife…all not important.
    You speak and prove all are corrupted acts…speak till you drop dead…they don’t care.
    Mooo the chief cow said..”let the people decide”….as if he is blind and deaf.

  3. #3 by boh-liao on Monday, 21 November 2011 - 5:14 pm

    Haiyah, dis is supposed 2 b a SECRET mah, 2 b hidden behind COW DUNG n LKS not 2 know1
    He had declared he is MALAY 1st, so must look after fellow Malays 1st lor
    WHAT’s there 2 explain such a simple GOLDEN opportunity, MIMO

  4. #4 by Godfather on Monday, 21 November 2011 - 6:13 pm

    Shahrizat: this is a plot to destabilize Wanita UMNO.

    KJ: this is a plot against UMNO Youth

    Badawi: this is a plot to deny me the right to my bungalow at Carcosa

    Moo: this is a plot against cows. Non-Malays generally don’t take beef, so we don’t understand what the issue is.

  5. #5 by Bigjoe on Monday, 21 November 2011 - 9:10 pm

    Someone brought up a good point. So far there is no updated picture or video of the Gemas site. If Salleh wanted to refute its a mess, he should have taken reporters there but he did a press conference without it. Its been extensively covered in TV and papers but NO latest pictures…

  6. #6 by Ordinary on Monday, 21 November 2011 - 10:45 pm

    Corruption and cronism are the norm of UMNO which were started and bred mostly by Mahathir.

    Mahathir’s idea to build Putrajaya was to let his cronies UMNOputras to collect rent from BN led government depts: could anyone please find out who own those building in Putrajaya and how much rent paid by those BN led government departments?

  7. #7 by Ordinary on Monday, 21 November 2011 - 10:52 pm

    Could this Web site publish multilingual Orange Flyer like the one shown at Keadilan’s Web site: First 100 days Programmes of Pakatan?

    Only Keadilan publishes this Orange Flyer at their main page: http://www.keadilandaily.com/

    All visitors to this Web site should know and see this flyer aimed to save Malaysia….

  8. #8 by Godfather on Monday, 21 November 2011 - 11:01 pm

    No latest pictures cos IT NEVER HAPPENED.

  9. #9 by undertaker888 on Tuesday, 22 November 2011 - 8:33 am

    //The Auditor-General Report 2010 on the continuing horror stories about misappropriation and waste of public funds, criminal breach of trust, negligence and gross abuses of power is a damning indictment ///

    That sums it all for all umno crooked ministers. Everyday I remind my kids not to become like them.

  10. #10 by dagen on Tuesday, 22 November 2011 - 8:50 am

    PAC: So muhideen tell us what happened?
    Muuuuu. Muuuuuu.
    Ah ha.
    Moooo. Moo. Moooooo.
    Yea. Ah ha.
    Muu muuu uuuuu ooooooo
    Yes yes.
    Mooooo uuuuuu ooo uu o u o uuuuu
    (in unison)
    Hey what this smelly sticky brown stuff I just stepped on?

  11. #11 by boh-liao on Tuesday, 22 November 2011 - 10:07 am

    Dis PhD guy very smart n far sighted 1; he knew dat 1M’sia will b bankrupt soon n RM 2 become banana currency; so he pumped $$ in2 Sg (well run n strong S$ mah), smart ooO

  12. #12 by cseng on Tuesday, 22 November 2011 - 11:39 am

    Without transparency and accountability, democracy is not happening. Do what you like; nobody is accounted for anything here, get TV3 and Utusan to make sure the voters don’t understand this, party still on… This is not the first scandal, nor the last.. but BN still the government, LKS still the broken record. What to do? Don’t work so hard, pay lesser tax.

  13. #13 by SENGLANG on Tuesday, 22 November 2011 - 11:40 am

    WKS told the temporary school teacher that the government has no enough fund allocated for them so they have to go but as an concession they can still stay but with pay cut and forgone many other benefits such as EPF?

    The government has no money that but they have extra money for NFC to invest in properties?

    MCA is not fighting for the course they are political mickey mouse and keep cheating the people they told us they represent.

    The fact is the moneys is there to spend but no for the temp teachers

  14. #14 by boh-liao on Tuesday, 22 November 2011 - 2:42 pm

    If temporary school teachers r 60 years n above, did WKS ask them 2 bcome MCA members n enjoy RM100 each in January 2012?

  15. #15 by 1orangkaya on Tuesday, 22 November 2011 - 9:23 pm

    1LembuMAlaysia : “Cow First, People Afterwards”

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