Zahrain’s RM2 Company October 1, 2009Posted by malaysianstory in A New Chapter, Penang, Transformation in PKR.
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Former Tanjung Umno division chief Datuk Mohamad Zahrain Hashim who is now Parti Keadilan Rakyat Penang chairman is doing it again. All talks on transparency and accountability in the Pakatan-led government are actually a horde of lies and deception to mislead and hoodwink the rakyat.
Everyone in Penang knows who Zahrain is and how corrupt he was when he helmed Tanjung Umno and Penang Port Sdn Bhd. The tender for the purchase of gangtry cranes worth some RM44mil for Penang port ended his political career in Umno and resulted in his contract as PPSB executive chairman hot being renewed by the Transport Ministry.
Zahrain was also responsible for the creation of phantom Umno members in Tanjung to strengthen his position. Of course with the help and advice of his buddy, Ibrahim Daging. Both of them worked hand-in-glove and used the names of dead people and schoolchildren in Umno membership application forms. The names of the dead and schoolchildren were discovered by a pro-tem committee set up to probe the phantom member issue. It was headed by Tan Sri Khalid and assisted by the late Cikgu Karim, the former Tanjung Umno secretary.
The division chief now, Datuk Ahmad Ibni Hajar is aware of the story and can tell you in detail. He was the vice-chairman when Zahrain was heading the division. Ahmad was handpicked by Anwar Ibrahim to replace Zahrain, the post he had held for the past 12 years.
Well, that was some of the filthy activities and works done by Zahrain when he was heading Tanjung Umno and the port. He has never repented and is not remorseful.
He is trying to do it again now. Recently, he formed a RM2 company under his son’s name in a bid to secure a contract for the maintenance and upkeep of the Bukit Jambul Golf and Country Club in Bayan Lepas where the Equatorial Hotel is located. Zahrain who is the club’s president is abusing his power to get the tender for his son.
Unfortunately, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng got wind of his attempt and demanded to see Zahrain personally for an explanation. I do not know the date of the meeting but sources in the Chief Minister’s office said they had yet to meet.
Guan Eng is fuming mad over the matter and had scolded Zahrain over the phone. Zahrain did not utter a word when he was given tongue-lashing by Guan Eng but boasted that he would fight Guan Eng when they meet. That’s Zahrain. He pretends to portray himself as a fierce and firm leader but in reality, is timid and apprehensive about meeting Guan Eng.
Zahrain’s PKR colleague, Abdul Malik Kassim, or better known as Malik Lim for doing nothing except praising Guan Eng is waiting for the right time to expose the new scandal. It is an open secret that Zahrain and Malik Lim who is a state exco cannot see eye to eye.
We hope Lim will expose the true colours of Pakatan-Rakyat leaders involved in misconduct and abuse of power if he really advocates his CAT philosophy and not just dig the past and continue with his witch-hunting agenda of the previous state government.