Selangor BN assemblymen on Tuesday questioned Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali’s failure to provide an explanation about the Darul Ehsan Investment Group (DEIG) at the State Assembly sitting.
Their chief coordinator, Mat Nadzari Mat Dahlan, said this was because Azmin had, prior to this, said that the structure of the company under the Menteri Besar Incorporated (MBI) was almost done and that it would be referred to the state’s legal adviser before being tabled in the State Assembly.
“The menteri besar said that in order to ensure the DEIG is transparent, the framework for the structure of the DEIG would be referred to the state’s legal adviser first before being tabled to the MBI board of directors, debated in the State Assembly and monitored by the committee appointed by the State Assembly.
“But we don’t see it being tabled at the ongoing State Assembly sitting. How far is the implementation? Is the National Audit Department aware of it? Or is it just another rhetorical statement from the menteri besar?”
Mat Nadzari said this when debating the motion of thanks for the royal address at the State Assembly sitting here today.
The DEIG was set up in December 2014 to manage all investments, assets and businesses of the state government’s subsidiaries.
Its establishment, however, sparked off a controversy when it was revealed that its activities, operations and financial management, as well as its investments, do not need to be reported to the State Assembly.