Khirs go mum May 2, 2008Posted by elizabethwong in 1, Bebal-ism, Current Affairs, Democracy, Huh?!, Malaysia, Politics.
Tags: Balkis, Datin Diaries, Kechik, Khir Toyo
“The RM9.9mil in the Balkis bank account transferred to the Association of Wives of Ministers and Deputy Ministers (Bakti), was done in accordance with the organisation’s constitution and accounted for, as the auditor had finalised the 2007 accounts.”
– Former Selangor MB Khir Toyo in The Star, 28 April 2008.
On Monday, a press statement was faxed by the Auditors of Balkis:-
In a statement issued today, chartered accountant Yee Choon Kong said Balkis failed to send in its financial records for last year including bank statements, official receipt books, payment vouchers, supporting documents, fixed deposit receipts, minutes of meetings, details of membership and subscription list.
“My firm, on a number of occasions, had called Balkis treasurer Suraimi Haji Sapuan to request them to send in (these documents) to our office to enable us to conduct the annual financial audit in respect of the financial year ending Dec 31, 2007.
“Our calls to the treasurer remain unanswered and thereby confirm that the financial statements of Balkis remain unaudited. Neither have I issued a signed audit report (for last year) nor have I finalised Balkis accounts before its funds were transferred,” he explained.
– Malaysiakini, 28 April 2008
On Monday evening, I was informed by some reporters that Mr & Mrs Khir Toyo had declined to give any further comments, as advised by their lawyers.