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Posted in Uncategorized by malaysiasms on July 7, 2009


SHAH ALAM: Former Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo is again embroiled in controversy, this time over his sprawling bungalow in Section 7 near here.

The still empty bungalow which was estimated to cost RM24mil, was said to have been built on two bungalow lots.

It was claimed that Dr Mohd Khir had bought the lots for RM2.9mil and RM900,000 respectively before building his bungalow.

He was also alleged to have spent about RM20mil on fixtures as well as furniture imported from Bali.

The issue on Dr Mohd Khir’s bungalow first surfaced in a blog during the run-up to the Umno election early this year.

The blog also carried aerial photographs of the bungalow.

Yesterday, Sekinchan assemblyman Ng Suee Lim accompanied members of the media to view the bungalow from up close.

He also raised questions on how Dr Mohd Khir had financed its construction.

From a small hill behind the bungalow, several other smaller buildings could be seen around the bungalow which was surrounded by a beautifully manicured lawn.

The whole area is protected by a very high wall, part of which seems to made of broken marble.

The front gate is massive, and of ornately carved steel while the side entrance of the gate is a carved wooden door.

Ng claimed the bungalow has a swimming pool and a playground, although they could not be seen from the hill.

Ng questioned how Dr Mohd Khir could afford to build such a huge bungalow on his Mentri Besar’s salary.

Urging the Malaysian Anti-Corrup-tion Commission to investigate the matter, Ng also questioned how Dr Mohd Khir could have purchased the second bungalow plot for only RM900,000 when its market price was much higher.

“He was only a dentist and had even lived in a rented house in Sekinchan before becoming an assemblyman. How could he have amassed so much money to buy this property?” he asked.

Ng also passed to reporters copies of land search documentation, which he claimed confirmed that Dr Mohd Khir and his wife Datin Seri Zaharah Kechik were the owners of the land where the bungalow was built.

This is the latest controversy that Dr Mohd Khir had to contend with since the last general election when Barisan Nasional lost Selangor to Pakatan Rakyat.

In March he was summoned before the Select Committee on Competence, Accountability and Transparency (Selcat) regarding the disbursement of state agency funds to Balkis – the Wives of Selangor Assemblymen and MPs Welfare and Charity Organisation – when he was the Mentri Besar.

In May, he was suspended for a year from the state assembly without privileges for his refusal to appear before the committee. – (THE STAR)

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