KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 — A man claiming to be an aide to Batu MP Chua Tian Chang had allegedly forged an authorisation letter to approve fake memberships and emblems of a non-governmental association (NGO) led by individuals with royal lineage, The Star reported.
The individual in question has distributed name-cards describing himself as an aide to the MP and also as an ex-aide of the Selangor mentri besar.
According to the news report, he is believed to be the frontman for a syndicate.
PKR vice-president Chua had denied having any association with the man, and that he was a just a volunteer during the 2013 general election.
“We discovered that he misappropriated funds claiming they were for campaigning purposes, and asked him to leave.
“It has been four years since he came to my service centre and I am really upset he is still claiming to be part of my team,” The Star quoted him as saying.
The individual has reportedly received money from several individuals as “registration fees” for membership in the association, known as Pertubuhan Kerabat Perdana Malaysia or Federation of Royal International GKP.
“We learned that some luxury cars in northern states have the emblems affixed to their registration plates.
“We also received word from a reliable source that flamboyant events like yacht cruises were organised by misusing our association’s name,” Association president Tunku Maulay Idris Hussain Tunku Faisal was quoted saying in the same news report.
He said they obtained a list of receipts where several transactions amounting to RM5,000 each were banked into an account under the name ‘Batu Jinjang Service’ since early this year.
Tunku Maulay also provided The Star with pictures of several cars that had the emblems affixed, as well as pictures of a recent yacht cruise reportedly organised by the syndicate in Penang.
Yesterday, The Star reported that the NGO’s core committee, comprising the descendants of royalty throughout the country, decided to dissolve the association after the cheating came to light in August.
Tunku Maulay said the information was provided by a former volunteer.
“We have decided to dissolve the association once we have cleared our name in this mess caused by the syndicate,” he said.
Tunku Maulay lodged a police report in Seremban on September 6 after obtaining information that several individuals had fallen victim to the syndicate.