(Before I go any further I think the Federal Gomen should and MUST build a four lane highway not just to Kota Bharu but all the way to the Thai border and also across Kelantan from Kota Bharu to Jeli and hook up with the East - West Highway. This is our country - lets set politics aside and build the infrastructure that is so necessary to move the people of Kelantan to the same level as everyone else.)
Back to pas-pis-pus, they then asked people to make donations to build this "toll free" highway. So, siapa nak dapat kunci plastik masuk syurga boleh lah derma banyak-banyak. This meant that it was a "pre-paid highway". The people paid for it upfront. The pas-pis-pus even came out with this huge poster of tin sadin asking for the money :
First of all the poster says that a 'pecah tanah' ceremony for the prepaid highway would be held on Monday 28th May, 2012. That was eight months ago. So what has happened to the prepaid highway? If there was a "pecah tanah" already, how far has the prepaid highway progressed since then? They have collected money from people. What happened to all that money? Penyokong pas-pis-pus tak peduli lagi ke?
Now please note this part carefully. Tin sadin says in the poster : 'Sumbangan rakyat jelata sebagai wakaf amat dialu-alukan.' Here it is again.
Now please also note the bank account number that has been provided for people to channel their money. Its a Bank Islam account number.
Here is an old blogpost by one Ibrahim Baba's Blog titled : Ke Mana Pergi Derma Untuk Tabung Lebuhraya Rakyat KB-KK?. You can click on the title to read the full post. The Blog post points out that the bank account holder's name that had been advertised on the poster (Baldah Toyyibah Kelantan Sdn Bhd) was not the same as the bank account holder's name that appeared on the ATM Machines. The bank account holder that appeared on the ATM was Tetuan Rowstead Systems Sdn Bhd. (Rowstead sounds like a Jewish name as well?) Here is a picture of the ATM Machine screen from Ibrahim Baba's Blog :
So what is going on here? Tin sadin advertised an Islamic sounding name (Baldah Toyyibah etc) in their poster but on the ATM screen it is a Jewish type name Rowstead (I know lah - I am just having my fun saying the name sounds Jewish. It is Sunday ok - an off day. Boleh lah joking sikit. No offence meant to any Jews ok).
The blogpost ends by asking is this going to be another Tabung Memali situation - you know where the Jin Toyol made off with the money collected under the Tabung Memali. "Adakah peristiwa Tabung Memali akan berulang ?"
My questions are these :
- how much money has been collected by pas-pis-pus for this 'pre-paid' highway project?
- since the "pecah tanah" was held on 28 May, 2012, how far has the highway project progressed?
- if the project has been stopped, then when are they going to refund the money to the donors?
- if they dont want to refund the money, what has happened to the money?
- what is the total cost of Package 1 (43 km Machang to Kuala Krai)?
- is there enough money to complete the project?
- who is the contractor?
- ini ikut sistem open tender ke atau sistem open pintu belakang ke macam mana?