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Dr Xavier Jayakumar
After a gruelling seven days, the public inquiry into possible misuse of funds by Wives of Selangor Elected Representatives Charity Organisation (BALKIS) ended yesterday, leaving those who attended reeling from the revelations.
For more than a week, details of money spent on exotic trips, overseas souvenir - shopping expeditions and gifts for guests attending glitzy functions, kept members of the Selangor State Assembly's Select Committee on Competency, Accountability and Transparency (Selcat) riveted as the figures continued to rise.
The inquiry is the first to be conducted by a State Legislative Assembly in the country. Other states are widely expected to follow suit following the conclusion of the Balkis inquiry.
Yesterday, PNSB chief executive officer Datin Khairiyah Abu Hassan dropped a bombshell when she further revealed how much the State-owned conglomerate had forked out for former Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohd Khir Toyo and his family's expenses during the overseas technical visits.
She also drew hoots of laughter when she explained the reasons for the trips.
1. Jakarta and Jogjakarta, Indonesia; 20-24 April 2003
Total cost: RM201,452
Dr Khir, his wife, daughter and maid also went on the trip. The purpose was for delegates 'to study' Indonesia's batik production which was supposed to lead to the opening of a batik factory in Selangor.
Cost of airfare for Dr Khir, his wife, daughter and maid: RM37,695
Miscellaneous cost incurred by the delegates: RM34,404
Spent on two-day rental of a limousine / Mercedes Benz in Jakarta: RM5,800
Paid for two-day rental of a limousine / Mercedes Benz in Jogjakarta: RM5,000
Datuk, why do you and your family need to go to Paris and Morocco in the first place? And why Paris Disneyland? Generate ideas for a theme park? What the hell were you thinking? We can't even build our very own Disneyland in Johor as suggested a few years ago and you want one in Sepang?! And how own Earth your airfares cost RM366K? Did you fly "ultra-hyper-business class fit for a snobbish prick" class on MAS or what?
Like that wasn't enough, if you went to Paris Disneyland, why again head all the way to Orlando Florida's Disneyland? Aren't they all the same? You might as well go to Hong Kong and Tokyo's Disneyland to see any difference at all.
Who the hell are you to spend the country's taxpayer money like nobody's business?! Its unfair that the opposition gets a hell lot of beating when they do the slightest mistake but when a BN politician screws up big time, his name wont be on the news but only identified as ''not identified".
Dear Datuk, I hope one day karma comes back to give you a nice tight slap and have your possessions auctioned off and money goes back to the taxpayers. I really do, I seriously will pray hard to hope that happens as soon as possible.