My 18th question to Zambry – why did Zambry allow ATP to pay RM14.36M salary to SDGM’s employee on behalf of SDGM?

I exposed in my statement yesterday that ATP had paid SDGM subcontractors when SDGM was in financial distress despite received a whopping RM324.39M payment from ATP.

If ATP paying to SDGM subcontractors is not shocking enough, ATP also paid SDGM’s employee RM14.36M in salaries which is absolutely insane and dumbfounding. Why did Zambry allow ATP to pay for their main contractor’s(SDGM’s) employee salary?

SDGM itself should be responsible to pay for its staff as ATP has already paid in full the RM324.39M to SDGM for the construction of MAPS.

No sane person would sanction this kind of payment – to pay for the main contractor’s employee salary after paying them for the construction of MAPS.

I urge Zambry to immediately provide Perakians a satisfactory answer as paying SDGM employee’s salary is abusing ATP funds to double-pay for the construction for MAPS. Zambry needs to be fully responsible for the financial impact this decision has on ATP, PCB and also PKNP.

Media Statement by Chairman of the Audit Committee Perak Corporation Berhad and Keranji State Assemblyman Chong Zhemin on 10 April 2019.