When Bernama broke the news that Khalid Ibrahim never paid RM15 million to Anwar Ibrahim as what had been bandied about in the blogs for the past couple of days, Anwar Ibrahim and Pakatan Rakyat’s supporters must have given a sigh of relief.
SHAH ALAM – Menteri Besar Selangor, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim hari ini menafikan dakwaan kerajaan negeri membayar tuntutan elaun dan sebagainya berjumlah RM15 juta kepada Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim selaku Penasihat Ekonomi negeri.
“Perkara itu tidak betul,” katanya ringkas ketika ditemui pemberita selepas persidangan Dewan Undangan Negeri di sini.
Dalam pada itu, Setiausaha Akhbar Menteri Besar, Arfaa’ Eza Abdul Aziz ketika dihubungi Bernama, turut menegaskan dakwaan tersebut palsu dan Abdul Khalid tidak pernah membuat sebarang kenyataan dan ulasan mengenai tuntutan berkenaan.
“Pejabat Menteri Besar sendiri tidak pernah keluarkan kenyataan mengenai tuntutan Anwar dan saya berasa hairan bagaimana isu itu boleh timbul malah mendakwa pula ia disiarkan di laman web rasmi kerajaan negeri sedangkan itu tidak benar.
“Saya telah membuat semakan dan tiada berita sedemikian disiarkan namun tidak menolak ini permainan pihak tidak bertanggungjawab untuk mengeruhkan keadaan sedia ada,” katanya.
Beberapa laman blog baru-baru ini melaporkan Anwar didakwa membuat tuntutan kira-kira RM15 juta tahun lalu membabitkan tuntutan elaun pejabat, perjalanan ke luar negara dan perbelanjaan makan serta minum. – Bernama
But perhaps the journalists did not ask the right question. So how much did Anwar Ibrahim receive from Selangor state government regardless in terms of salary, claims, allowances, expense account etc?
In this regard, The Mole made a good verification and had revealed something of which Anwar Ibrahim gleefully knew and accepted but remain unknown by even the strongest supporters of Pakatan Rakyat.
KUALA LUMPUR : The Selangor government paid RM150,000 a year for 2012 and 2013 to its Economic Adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, not RM15million as alleged by certain quarters.
Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim’s political secretary Faekah Husin clarified that the RM150,000 a year allocation was approved by the state treasury and not by the Mentri Besar’s office.
There has been allegations, following the exorbitant pay hike of Selangor state assembly members, that state economic adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had also received about RM15 million in office allowances, overseas travel expenses and subsistence.
“It is not true. The Selangor state did not pay RM 15 million to Anwar. If the15 million was approved the mentri besar and his officers would not be facing such pressure as we are experiencing now.
“A sum of RM150,000 was allocated by the treasury in 2013 and it was the same provision in 2012,” Faekah said in a text message to The Mole.
She reiterated that the RM150,000 a year for the state Economic Adviser was not paid by the menteri besar’s office but Faekah did not elaborate on the ‘pressure’ faced by Khalid and his officers.
Khalid has also denied reports that he had issued a statement on his Economic Adviser’s RM 15 million claims and allowances.
“The Menteri Besar’s Office never issued any statement on Anwar’s claims. I am surprised how the issue came about, even saying it was posted on the state government official website,” he was quoted as saying.
PKR Wanita chief, Zuraida Kamaruddin said she was not aware of the RM15 million allocation for Anwar. She said the allegations were libelous.
” As far as we are concerned, Anwar’s paycheck is only RM1″, she said when contacted.
Anwar, Azmin and several other PKR bigwigs had recently critised Khalid for being a stingy state leader who was more focused in increasing the state’s cash reserves than serving the people.
Anwar Ibrahim had always took pride in his arrogant piety that he is willing to work for the Selangor state government for just RM1 in return per month. And he told everyone about this. What a good man he is, willing to sacrifice monetary benefit just to serve the people. One day, he will be the greatest Prime Minister this country ever had. But in actual fact, he gets so much more as the report above stated.
Do you think a habitual liar and a non-transparent megalomaniac can become a good leader, more so a good Prime Minister? And all this concerns Khalid Ibrahim as well for not being forthcoming in how much does the state is really paying this God’s Gift to Mankind. In this regard, Khalid Ibrahim is a liar too.
You pay money to monkeys and you won’t get anything, not even peanuts.