Deputy Minister of Education, Datuk P. Kamalanathan (left) lodged a report to the Chief Officer of Network Security and Enforcement Sector from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commision, Zulkarnain Mohd Yasin (centre) in regards to the allegation of power abuse and misappropriation of the Education Ministry’s Funds. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL, 09 JANUARY 2018.

By Muhammad Azizul Osman

PUTRAJAYA – Deputy Minister of Education, Datuk P. Kamalanathan denied the allegation of a Facebook user who accused him for power abuse on 39 Tamil Primary Schools (SJKT) construction projects.

Kamalanathan said, he does not know this individual and he also do not have any connection with any companies.

“I was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Education on 16 May 2013. That company was appointed by the Ministry of Finance three months before my appointment.

“I am also not related to the individual mentioned in the allegation,” he said at the courtyard of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commision (MCMC).

Kamalanathan was present at the MCMC to lodge an official report towards the TMM2.0 Facebook page which quoted his name as the individual involved in the power abuse.

The report was then submitted to the Chief Officer of Network Security and Enforcement Sector from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commision, Zulkarnain Mohd Yasin.

A police report will also be lodged against the Facebook user tomorrow.

The slanderous remark uploaded early this morning quoted Kamalanathan as the individual who appointed a consultant named ‘En Ragu’, a relative to his mother in order to get the project.

The Facebook user also claimed that a total of RM20 million had been paid to the consultancy company.

Prime Minister announced the building of 18 additional blocks in SJKT and 19 new SJKT schools which involved a budget of RM100  million during his 2012 Budget presentation.

From the 39 schools, 10 were completed while 14 schools are awaiting for the approval certifications from the authorities.

Meanwhile, 13 schools are currently under construction and two schools are still under planning. – MalaysiaGazette

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