KUALA LUMPUR – The Health Minister’s Office rubbished claims that Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba has connection with Khazanah Jaya Sdn Bhd (KJSB) which obtained the Emergency Procurement contract for Lab Mitigation Solution for Covid-19.
In a statement today, the office said that the accusation made by a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) had ill intentions and was aimed at character assassination.
According to that statement, Dr Adham does not hold any stakes in KJSB nor vested interest with any of its stakeholders.
“We need to emphasize that the minister had never issue any order to the officers in the ministry to grant the contract to KJSB, or to any other company.
“The procurement by the Ministry of Health throughout the war against Covid-19 was made according to the finance procedures led by the Secretary-General of Health and the officers involved,” said the statement.
It also said that the NGO had made public provocations on the possibility of Dr Adham having stakes in KJSB based on the position of Iskandar Mirza Ahmad who was once the Director of South Asia Noble Sdn Bhd (SANSB) which was related to the owner of KJSB.
The allegation, according to the Office of the Minister of Health has bad intentions and it created bad impression against the minister as Iskandar Mirza had left SANSB, a company which manages the chain of general practitioner clinics owned by Dr Adham.
“Using the fact that Iskandar Mirza as a former employee of SANSB to link the minister with allegations of power abuse is totally unreasonable,” said the statement.
The statement also explained that Iskandar Mirza served SANSB from 18 July 2007 until 30 January 2015. Meanwhile, Tan Boon Keong and Tan Jiat Jui joined SANSB from 30 January 2015 onwards.
“Nevertheless, the minster welcomes the ongoing investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and is ready to give his full collaboration.
“It is vital for anyone who has information on the misappropriation of purchases by the Ministry of Health to submit their evidences and documents to the MACC, not by throwing random accusations and create false gossips,” he said.
Earlier, the Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) alleged that two of the board members in KJSB are shareholders of the organization managing the chain of clinics belonging to Dr Adham. –MalaysiaGazette