Indelible Ink Supplier Exposed


July 16, 2013

MY COMMENT: Well done, MP (Pandan) Rafizi for keeping to your Din Merican2word. You have now disclosed the supplier and not only that, you have evidence to show that this businessman has links to the top brass in the Election Commission. Surprise? Not really because it is well known that our system of government is incompetent and corrupt.It is time that those responsible for awarding the contract own up to the truth. The EC Chairman as the top honcho must take full responsibility and resign, if he has any pride. I also would like to see what our anti-corruption buster, the MACC Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Abu Kassim intends to do with this matter. There should be no cover up because this exposure has embarrassed the Najib Administration.–Din Merican

Indelible Ink Supplier Exposed

by Jennifer Gomez@http://www.themalaysianinsider.com

Rafizi RamliThe indelible ink contract was given to a Mohamed Salleh Mohd Ali who is closely linked to the Election Commission’s (EC) top officials, Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli told Parliament today.

He said Mohamed Salleh was a “pro” at conducting direct negotiations with the government.

He had even secured contracts from the defence ministry.Rafizi backed his claim while debating the Supplementary Supply bill today by also providing Mohd Saleh’s identity card number – 671111266502.

During a press conference three weeks ago, Rafizi had asked the EC to reveal the name of the ink supplier or he would do it in Parliament.He had claimed his investigations revealed that the contract for the ink supply was given to a company owned by a Singaporean who had no expertise on the matter.

He also disclosed that the company did not have the capital for the job and had met a Kampung Baru businessman for a RM7 million loan.He further demanded the resignation of the entire EC as the public had lost confidence in it.

UPDATE: THE MALAYSIAN INSIDER

by Jennifer Gomez and Yiswaree Palansamy

Aziz and WanThe indelible ink contract was given to a Mohamed Salleh Mohd Ali who is closely linked to country’s leadership and the Election Commission’s (EC) top officials, Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli told Parliament today.

He said Mohamed Salleh was a “pro” at conducting direct negotiations with the government. He had even secured contracts from the defence ministry.

Rafizi said Integrated Challenger Malaysia Sdn Bhd, one Mohamed Salleh’s companies, not only secured the contract to supply ink but also t-shirts and caps.

“He is pro, a pro at directly negotiating government contracts, he had contracts from the defence ministry and even contracts on general trading through three of his companies,” Rafizi said. He then provided Mohd Salleh’s identity card number – 671112665021.

Rafizi also said that deals done through direct negotiations, as opposed to open contracts, was one of the causes for the increase in costs because as they were not dependent on market price.

“Now, we want the minister to explain what the government plans to do to reduce the number of direct negotiations, which is an embarrassment and a waste of taxpayers’ money,” he said.

“And what action will be taken against businessmen like Mohamed Salleh. Also what is the status of investigations by MACC into the purchase of indelible ink by the EC?” he asked.

BN Kepala Batas MP Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican told Rafizi direct dealing was a not crime.

“What is the crime over that? It is not a current practice but one that was being done from when Permatang Pauh (Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim) was the Finance Minister.”

To this, Rafizi replied that such a practice is wrong, especially when there are many other manufacturers who can offer much better service at competitive prices. “Unless the item can only be made by a specific manufacturer owing to its nature,” he added.

Rafizi’s disclosure was the culmination to an ultimatum he had issued to the EC three weeks ago. Rafizi had asked the Election Commission to reveal the name of the ink supplier or he would do it in Parliament.

He had said his investigations revealed that the contract for the ink supply was given to a company owned by a Singaporean who had no expertise on the matter.

He also disclosed that the company did not have the capital for the job and had met a Kampung Baru businessman to acquire a RM7 million loan. He further demanded the resignation of the entire EC as the public had lost confidence in it.

22 thoughts on “Indelible Ink Supplier Exposed

  1. Somehow we all know, this scandalous revelations will come to nought simply because there will be official cover-up and silence from higher-ups. This country has come to a state of rot that only a complete change of regime can resolve the rotten shit and remove the maggots from the dead body! RM7 million for indelible ink that was proven to be mere food additives / coloring – most expensive Ribena concentrate I have ever come about! What about the earlier purchase that was never used and left to expire? The entire EC should be fired and charged for corruption!!!

  2. With Rafizi, Tony, Dato’ Arif(Sakmongkol AK47) in the parliament , you can hide but you cannot run. They will catch up with you. They should appoint YB Rafizi as the new MACC head, I’m serious.

  3. Some problem with the IC no. Even number last digits are for females. Maybe this Salleh fellow is a cross dresser in addition to being a go- between BN moneybag wheeler and dealer.
    I also don’t believe he has the inside lane on MINDEF deals. FLOM would be mighty unpleased.
    But lets see what the BN crooks and EC slimeball Aziz and his merry men cough up this time. As they say, you have to tell ten lies to cover up the first.

  4. well done! Next is to see who else in UMNO are linked to this supplier of the RM7 million ‘food coloring’ ink. Afterall, the YB Bung has declared no shame for hiem or any UMNO guy/gals to get contract

  5. Well done YB Rafizi. Was that the reason for the supplier’s identity to be kept a classified secret? Let’s see how the EC tries to wriggle out of this one.

  6. Can i put up my hand, teacher? Thank you..
    The NRIC number furnished by the Good MP seems ‘odd’.
    Whether it’s due to a misprint or spurious, who knows..?
    Why? Because ‘Mohammad Salleh’ is a male name, and all males end up with ‘odd’ last digit numbers – never even. That’s how the System works, Okay?

  7. It gets tiring to see cases being brought up but leading to nowhere. This case is no different. The leading case is the death in the lock-up. In spite of reaching the high court, to date all the accused are carrying on life as normal. But kudos to Rafizi, I only hope that you don’t run out of steam. Please don’t stop. We all voted for you and the opposition not to send you to the Lake Gardens but PJ. Anyway the next GE we might do a better job.

  8. Err.. Mr Bo, the amended NRIC is actually ‘lelaki’: 671112665021. It seems now, we have an extra ‘digit’ and more correct. Any idea where the ’66’, in the middle of the code stands for?

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    66, shows that the person was born outside Malaysia. In this case it is specifically Singapore. Please refer to : http://www.jpn.gov.my/en/informasi/country-code — Din Merican

  9. the ink may be delible but corruption in UMNO-BN is definitely indelible.
    my guess is: nothing will happen to them

  10. To put this story in perspective, we hope some one can give us rakyat a price comparison of the costs for this “inedible” ink by comparing it to the cost of similar ink that was used by the Indonesian government in their elections ; which I am sure the contents are 100% “HALAL” as majority of Indonesian population are muslims.

  11. How can both the head and deputy of EC be UMNO card-carrying members?
    _______________
    Malaysia Boleh.–Din Merican

  12. Ours is a real Bolehland. Everything is boleh for the right price, including cheating the populace big time by bluffing one’s way about everything and anything. Ink that is supposed to be indelible but the opposite, names disappearing from Immigration list, cows disappearing and appearing in condos, PM claiming we are the best democracy and having the best education in the world, an MP saying getting contracts is a matter of policy (BN policy) and what not.

    We have crooks and unsavoury characters managing our country now. Well, we reap what we sow.

    Unpopular Julia Gillard relinquished her PM-ship when she lost control of her party. But over here our PM holds on to power even if more than half of the country no longer believe him.

    Nowadays when someone complaints about the state of affair in the country my simple answer is, “You undi BN itu lah yang you dapat”.

  13. Dear Friends,   When elections are based on unfair laws, the elections & results will be unfair. This will lead to dissatifaction, protest, demonstration and even civil unrest. These unfair laws did NOT happen by accidents. These unfair laws were planned & drafted by politicians in power. Their objective is to remain in power forever with a show election.   Win like a Gentleman & lose lie a Gentleman    

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  14. I heard in the ol’ days, students like to use “Parker” or “Pilot” fountain pens and “Quink” ink, particularly, the ‘washable Royal Blue’ type. So, our EC fellas are being far sighted that any excess bottles of indelible ink can be sent to schools for students’ fountain pens. That’s making sure no wastages.

    Why is that wrong? Pray tell!

  15. Sorry, those Malaysians born and registered overseas have “71′ as their middle number. – – – – – – 71 – – – –

  16. Interesting, we had 13.1 million voters and total cost of ink purchased by EC amounted to RM 7.1 million for 216000 bottles. cost per bottle is RM 31.94. it costs RM 0.52 to mark one finger. I am baffled how this can be accepted by the BN government. I checked Alibababa website, many indelible ink suppliers in China, price is only US$ 2 per bottle or RM 6 per bottle. The MACC must address this fiasco quickly.

  17. Seems like someone hack this site with Indelible ink yesterday. It was all deep blue so much so I can read a thing. For a moment I thought my screen got the splash virus blotting all over.

  18. Why are we still using the word “indelible ink”? Indelible it is not. Even as a food coloring it’s not that good. Even tumeric can last longer.

  19. Wan Ahmad must be raging right now. I mean he’s already raging when PR brought the election results to the court.

  20. The Exposure is as Important as to whether EC and/or the Supplier Had Committed
    Acts of Treason Against the Nation and its Interests…and Persue from there.
    It is a Very Serious Matter Involving Public and National Interests, Critically.

    The Rakyat Paid (RM7 Million) Heavily for Being Lavished
    With Lies and Deceits by EC and Companies.
    Worse, the Integrity of Nation Betrayed, its Image Tainted,the Trusts of the Rakyat Stolen and Perhaps, Cost the CHANGE for a Better Malaysia, Without the UmnoBaruBnputeras at the Questionable Helm.

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