Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan (Patriot) is demanding full investigation over the alleged lopsided agreement between the previous government and two concessionaire companies of the Automated Enforcement System (AES).
Its president Mohd Arshad Raji said the MACC and police should immediately spring into action without waiting for reports over Transport Minister Anthony Loke’s revelation that BN government had instructed Armed Forces Fund Board (LTAT) to use its funds to pay RM555 million to the two companies to take over the AES.
“Patriot demands to know who the corporate owners of the two AES concessionaire are, namely ATES and Beta Tegap. Why did the managing director and the board of directors of LTAT allow the RM555 million to be taken from the fund?” he asked in a statement today.
Loke on Friday revealed that RM295 million paid to ATES Sdn Bhd and RM260 million to Beta Tegap Sdn Bhd did not involve taking over a large number of assets but only 40 AES cameras.
Arshad said when funds of the LTAT were utilised in such manner, it was a criminal breach of trust as LTAT was set up primarily to take care of the welfare and manages retirement benefits for servicemen.
“Patriot strongly requests that LTAT uses its authority and ownership of its vast business empire to seriously take care of the welfare of service personnel and veterans, such as providing employment opportunities, on-the-job training for those in resettlement course, and scholarships for their children,” he added.