KUALA LUMPUR, 26 Nov: The Member of Parliament for Pokok Sena, Datuk Mahfuz Omar, asked the Ministry of Defence to explain the status of the Tebrau and Plentong military camps in Johor.
Mahfuz also questioned whether the two camps were mortgaged to the Malaysian Buildings Society Sdn Bhd (MBSB) for RM465 million; where the original project worth RM256 million was not completed in the stipulated time.
He said that the project started in 2002, however the 2012 audit report revealed that the development of the project under KCSB Konsortium Sdn Bhd was only 18 percent completed.
“According to the audit report, the government must immediately end this company. Has it been terminated because the camp ground has been mortgaged? What happened is a real betrayal and treason to the country.
“We talk about the upholding the welfare of troops, however they were betrayed,” he said quoted from Harakah Daily when debating on the Bill f Supply under the Ministry of Defence at the Dewan Rakyat yesterday.
Mahfuz said that KCSB would profit easily even though the project given has yet to completed.
“I am asking for an explanation on how the contractor was selected. This is not a durian hut which can be mortgaged on a whim, but it is the living quarters of soldiers, their children and their families, where their welfare should be taken care of,” he said.