Jamal lodges report over Pakatan's involvement in abuse of Yawas fund

RAHMAT KHAIRULRIJAL

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian NGOs Coalition chairman Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos today lodged a police report against Damansara Utama assemblywoman Yeo Bee Yin over alleged misappropriation of the Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (Yawas) fund.

The Sungai Besar Umno division chief claimed that Yeo, who was in charge of the fund, withdrew cash from the Yawas fund but never disbursed it to qualified recipients.

“Based on the documents I received, we (NGOs coalition) believed several assemblymen from Pakatan Harapan including Seputeh MP Teresa Kok, were involved in this scandal involving thousands of ringgit.

“Today, I will hand over 70 pages of documents, which I believed can assist police in their probe.

“I welcome any legal suit from any of them. I know if I make a false report, I can be charged for it. I know the consequences,” he said during a press conference in front of the Petaling Jaya district police headquarters here.

He said the fund was meant to assist next-of-kins of the deceased with funeral expenses, however, this assistance were not rendered.

“The claimants under the funds are entitled to received RM1,000 but so far, none of them have yet to receive the money,” he said, adding that he would revealed some of the ‘unfortunate’ claimants soon.

Jamal claimed that the money was withdrawn using an Ambank ATM card under Yeo’s name.

Meanwhile, Yeo, when contacted denied Jamal’s allegations.

“I will hold a press conference to rebuke his allegation tomorrow,” she said.

On Feb 14, Jamal led a fleet of 16 hearses to the Selangor state secretariat building, done in protest of the alleged misappropriation of Yawas funds.

Jamal who was dressed like a gravedigger at the protest demanded Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azman Ali’s answers to the allegation, which he claimed were committed by several assemblymen and constituency coordinators of Pakatan Harapan.