NGOs want probe into alleged Yawas fund abuse
SHAH ALAM: The Selangor NGOs Coalition yesterday lodged a report with the Malaysian AntiCorruption Commission (MACC) urging for an investigation into the alleged misappropriation involving Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (Yawas) funds.
The coalition’s legal adviser, Datuk Mohd Imran Tamrin, said the investigation should look into the disbursement of Yawas funds, which was under the supervision of Damansara Utama assemblywoman Yeo Bee Yin.
He said the coalition was questioning the foundation’s Skim Mesra Usia Emas (SMUE) fund management, which recorded a withdrawal of more than RM70,000 even though only RM39,000 was spent.
“There is no need for excess cash on hand when you can use ATM cards to withdraw the money at any time. Therefore, we want this matter to be investigated,” he said after handing documents regarding the alleged misuse of Yawas funds to MACC yesterday.
SMUE is an emergency aid scheme to help family members of the deceased with funeral expenses amounting to RM1,500.
“However, this assistance was not rendered. The Yawas fund disbursement is questionable,” said Mohd Imran.
On Tuesday, the coalition’s chairman, Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos, lodged a police report against Yeo over alleged abuse of Yawas funds.
Jamal had claimed that Yeo had withdrawn cash from Yawas funds, but had not disbursed it to recipients.
He claimed that several Pakatan Harapan assemblymen were also involved.
Yeo, who was at the MACC office yesterday, reiterated that there was no misappropriation of Yawas funds.
She had on Wednesday denied Jamal’s allegations and said she had the paperwork to prove her innocence.
“I want to show him what good politics is, which is why I am here today with all the documents.
“He can check all the files if he wants to.”