By Chok Sim Yee
Who own these house, luxury cars and private jet? – Warisan
KOTA KINABALU: Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) has requested clarification from two Umno leaders whether or not they own luxury assets, including a private jet, seafront mansion and fleet of high-end vehicles.
Warisan vice president Junz Wong claimed an Umno leader in Sabah was allegedly seen alighting from a private jet on Monday.
According to sources, he said the private jet belonged to a foreign company registered in Birmingham and thus the party was unable to find out the identity of the plane’s owner.
Wong, who is also Likas assemblyman, said there was a Facebook posting alleging that the private jet was owned by the Umno leader.
As such, the party requested the leader to clarify whether the private jet was owned by him or the State Government.
Wong made the call in a joint press conference with Warisan Wira chief Dato’ Mohd Azis bin Haji Jamman here yesterday.
He also sought clarification from another Umno leader as to whether he owned a collection of luxury vehicles and seafront mansion in Putatan.
He said the mansion even has a swimming pool and indoor badminton court, while the multi-million collection of luxury vehicles comprised two Lamborghinis, a Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz S Class, Range Rover, two Nissan GT-Rs, Aston Martin, Audi and Toyota FJ Cruiser.
“We would like to ask the leader whether he or his family members own the house and cars.”
Mohd Azis added that the leader was a former teacher and an officer at the Labour Department before joining politics.
The point is, Wong said, Assistant Finance Minister Datuk Ramlee Marhaban had accused Warisan president cum former minister of rural and regional development, Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal, saying that the latter could have done more for the people.
“Shafie could have done a lot more for himself, being Umno’s third highest man, being in the federal cabinet for 22 years and politics in Umno for over 30 years.”
Yet Shafie only owns a house at Taman Golf View in Kota Kinabalu, in addition to his family home in Semporna while his house in Kuala Lumpur was a rented property, Wong said.
On another matter, Mohd Azis refuted Barisan Nasional (BN) Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin’s statement calling on youths not to be fooled by Warisan’s empty promises of bringing change to Sabah.
Mohd Azis said BN had been in the State for 54 years yet many Sabahan youngsters had to travel to West Malaysia for work due to the lack of job opportunities here.
He said many Sabahans for the first time had obtained scholarship from Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) when Shafie was in charge of the government agency.
“We challenge Khairy to let us know how many Sabahans obtained Public Service Department (JPA) scholarship now,” he said, while also questioning the number of Sabahans heading government agencies.
In addition, he said only a few companies owned by Sabahans made it to the main board of Bursa Malaysia.
“We want to know from him what Umno has done for Sabahan youngsters.”
Also present at the press conference was Warisan Wira deputy chief Nicholas Chak.
From left, Mohd Azis, Wong and Chak showing pictures of the private jet, mansion and luxury cars.