Jun 21: The government’s silence over the transfer of RM308,7000 from Hajj fund Tabung Haji to a personal bank account belonging to its chief executive officer Ismee Ismail has raised suspicion of PAS's Mahfuz Omar.
PAS vice president said he was puzzled why the government continued to
evade the question on the matter which was raised in parliament.
I raised the matter by giving details and today the answer is on my
table. But, there is still no clear answer,” said Mahfuz.
Mahfuz urged minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Jamil Khir Baharom to come forward to address the issue.
“Was the payment emolument, allowance or incentive?” he queried.
Mahfuz questioned Tabung Haji’s reaction over the issue, where the
corporation blamed someone from Bank Islam of leaking the ‘secret
document’ detailing the transaction.
Last April, Mahfuz revealed a
document showing the directive from the CEO’s office to Tabung Haji's
banker to transfer the sum to Ismee’s personal account, without any
“But the information is not from Bank Islam. What’s the secret Tabung Haji trying to hide? Something fishy?” he chided.
Jamil defended the transfer, merely saying it was in accordance with the terms and conditions of Ismee’s employment contract.