KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim may have no car or house loans to service but he depends on his RM47,222 monthly salary to support his family of five, according to a Selangor government portal.
Under the loans and liability section, Khalid typed out that he has none. The declaration also showed no information on his personal assets like the value of his home, cars and other valuables.Early this year, Khalid came under fire for allegations that his Toyota Lexus 4WD was bought using Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Bhd’s (KDEB) funds.
He was quoted as saying he paid for the Lexus using his own money in July 2007 before he became Mentri Besar.In his asset declaration form, Khalid stated that he is also chairman of a few subsidiary companies of the state government and his earnings would be posted after a statement of income (EA) was released.
It was also stated that he has an asset management company but it was no longer in operation and did not bring any returns.Earlier, there was difficulty accessing the Mentri Besar’s statement when the declarations of the Selangor state exco were posted online on www.selangor.gov.my last Friday.Khalid said it was due to a computer glitch and his declaration would be up latest by today or tomorrow.But a check by The Star showed that his declaration was up yesterday.
Meanwhile, Bukit Lanjan assemblyman Elizabeth Wong, who has no dependants, or car or house loans, has chalked up credit card bills amounting to RM16,811.69 and pays RM2,000 a month for the credit card bills.She earns RM17,722.08 a month from her salary and allowances as an assemblyman and exco member.
She also obtains a monthly interest of RM30 from her savings account.The youngest exco member in the list, Seri Kembangan assemblyman and state DAP chairman Ean Yong Hian Wah, posted a description of a two-and-a-half-storey terrace house he bought for RM575,800 last year.But when it came to declaring the income of his wife, who is a director of a private company, the space was left blank.His monthly income is RM23,222.08, which includes salary and allowances.Source: The Star Online (March 16, 2009)
Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim wajib mengisytiharkan jumlah nilaian kesemua aset peribadi beliau bukan setakat memaklumkan jumlah gaji dan elaun yang diterima sebagai MB Selangor.
Tindakan beliau ini dilihat tiada ketelusan dalam diri untuk mengisytihar hartanya. Jika beliau benar-benar seorang pemimpin yang telus dan ingin menjadi contoh kepada pemimpin yang lain serta rakyat, Khalid Ibrahim patut memulakannya dulu.
Khalid Ibrahim tidak perlu bimbang dan takut jika hartanya yang melimpah-ruah diketahui masyarakat kerana beliau sendiri boleh memberi penjelasan bila dan di mana harta-harta tersebut diperoleh. Jangan takut kepada bayang-bayang sendiri. Rakyat kini semakin bijak, makin disorok makin seronok pula untuk dikorek ceritanya sehingga ke akar umbi.