September 11, 2009 oleh HermanSamsudeen
PUTRAJAYA, NST: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has started its probe against Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo for alleged corruption when he was the Selangor menteri besar.
Sources said MACC had opened two investigation papers against the politician.
He will be investigated over an estimated RM1 million that Permodalan Negeri Selangor Bhd (PNSB) spent on him, his wife, their children and maid during the company’s tours to France, Morocco and United States between 2004 and 2007.
The costs incurred included two study tours to Disneyland in Paris and Orlando, in the United States, where PNSB allegedly paid some RM110,000 for suites for Dr Khir and entrance tickets to Disneyland.
An investigation paper has also been opened in regard to his controversial ownership of a “palatial mansion” in Section 7, Shah Alam, that is reportedly worth RM24 million.
The Balinese-themed mansion became a hot topic at the Selangor state assembly several months ago.
State assemblyman Ng Suee Lim (DAP-Sekinchan) had questioned Dr Khir’s financial means for the purchase of the property, which is situated on two plots of land measuring 4645 sq m or 0.47ha, when he was menteri besar.
Dr Khir had said he bought it with a bank loan of RM3.5 million, an amount that was well within his means as he had been a businessman.
It is learned that Dr Khir, who lost his bid for the Umno Youth chief’s post in the last party polls despite being cleared of money politics by the MACC then, had been summoned to the MACC headquarters here.
The Sungai Panjang assemblyman is expected to have his statement recorded this morning.