KUALA LUMPUR — Nov. 30, 2018: Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) today lodged two police reports against its former chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, former chief executive officers Tan Sri Ismee Ismail and Datuk Seri Johan Abdullah as well as senior management staff.
The reports were the first following internal investigations into past transactions, spearheaded by the new management, since last July.
The senior staff are chief operating officer Datuk Adi Azuan Abdul Ghani, chief financial officer Datuk Rozaida Omar, legal adviser Hazlina Mohd Khalid and senior general manager for corporate services and real estate Rifina Md. Ariff.
The first report involved Yayasan Tabung Haji’s (YTH) 2017 programme, in which funds totalling over RM22 million were disbursed for activities with political inclinations. This contravenes the Memorandum and Articles of Association of YTH, TH said in a statement tonight.
The trustees of YTH at that time were Azeez, Ismee, Johan, Adi Azuan and Rozaida.
YTH was set up in 2016 to undertake, among others, humanitarian aid and to contribute to the underprivileged, the poor and needy. TH contributed RM7 million to the programmes.
The second report against Ismee, Hazlina and Rifina related to alleged misrepresentations and withholding of material information involving TH’s 2012 sale of 95 per cent shareholdings in PT TH Indo Plantations held by two of its subsidiaries to PT Borneo Pacific for US$910 million (RM3.7 billion).
PT TH Indo Plantations owns 83,000 hectares of palm oil estates in Indonesia, said the statement. — Bernama