Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Salahguna Wang Zakat : Jamil Khir! kenapa membisu?


Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim, bekas Ketua Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Kuala Lumpur dalam surat terbukanya kepada KetuaPolis Negara hari ini membangkitkan kes dwi-standard berhubung penyalahgunaan wang zakat.


Pertama, penyalahgunaan wang zakat sebanyak RM63,650 oleh Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (MAIWP) untuk membiayai kos guaman menghadapi kes permohonan qazaf Ketua Pembangkang, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Kedua, kes Redzuan Mohd Said, bekas Imam di Kulaijaya, Johor, yang didapati menyelewengkan RM19,510 kutipan zakat antara Ogos dan September tahun ini. Redzuan yang kemudiannya memulangkan wang tersebut telah dihukum empat tahun penjara dan tiga sebatan atas kesalahannya.

Laporan Ketua Audit Negara November lalu mengesahkan Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Jamil Khir Baharom; Pengarah Jabatan Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (Jawi), Datuk Che Mat Che Ali dan Ketua Pendakwa Syarie Wilayah Persekutuan, Shamsuddin

Hussain menggunakan RM63,650 daripada wang zakat untuk membiayai kos guaman menghadapi kes permohonan qazaf Anwar.

Menurut Pengarah Komunikasi PKR Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad dalam satu kenyataan media hari ini, isu ini juga telah dibangkitkan oleh Ahli

Parlimen Machang, Saifuddin Nasution di Parlimen dan dibawa ke Jawatankuasa Kira-Kira Wang Negara (PAC).

Katanya, Ketua Audit memaklumkan bahawa pada 11 Januari 2010 MAIWP menerima bil berjumlah RM63,000 daripada peguam Tetuan Zainul Rijal Talha dan Amir kerana mewakili ketiga-tiga mereka di atas bagi kes permohonan qazaf Anwar.

“Che Mat telah meluluskan bayaran RM31,500 daripada peruntukan am pada 28 Januari 2010. Namun memandangkan geran kerajaan masih lagi belum diterima, bayaran dibuat menggunakan peruntukan zakat pada 9 Februari 2010,” kata Nik Nazmi.

Katanya lagi, MAIWP membuat pembayaran baki kos guaman RM32,150 pada 29 April 2010 menggunakan peruntukan zakat. MAIWP telah menerima geran kerajaan pada 22 Jun 2010 sebanyak RM700,000.

Namun MAIWP hanya membuat pembayaran semula daripada peruntukan am kepada wang zakat pada Disember 2010, katanya.

“Persoalannya, adakah begitu mudah untuk MAIWP menggunakan wang zakat yang dibayar umat Islam bagi asnaf-asnaf yang khusus untuk perbelanjaan lain?

“Adakah wujud perbezaan antara seorang amil zakat biasa yang melakukan kesalahan dengan seorang Menteri dan Ketua Pengarah Jawi?,” soal Nik Nazmi yang juga ahli dewan undangan negeri Seri Setia.

Tegas beliau, Jamil Khir tidak sepatutnya diam membisu dan segera menjawab persoalan ini yang pastinya menimbulkan kegusaran di kalangan umat Islam di negara ini - Free Malaysia Today

Di bawah ialah laporan dari The Malaysian Insider.


Ex-cop continues pressure against minister for ‘zakat abuse’

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 — Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim called today on his former police colleagues to be consistent by investigating Umno minister Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom and two others for allegedly abusing zakat funds, with the same vigour they had shown in pursuing a tithe collector for the same offence recently.

The former Kuala Lumpur CID chief wrote to the Inspector-General of Police today saying Johor police had taken pains to investigate and locate Reduan Mohd Said including publishing his photograph in newspapers for misappropriating RM19,510 in zakat money.

“Kuala Lumpur Police should also take the same action in the misappropriation of RM32,150 in zakat money by Jamil, Datuk Che Mat Che Ali and Shamsuddin Hussain,” he wrote, referring to the minister in the prime minister’s department, the Federal Territory Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP) director and chief prosecutor respectively.

Mat Zain had said yesterday the minister in charge of Islamic affairs and the duo should face legal action for using zakat funds to settle personal legal fees last year as recorded in the Auditor-General’s report for 2010.

According to the report, Jamil, Che Mat and Shamsudin had withdrawn RM63,650 from the council’s zakat fund to settle their legal costs. The costs were incurred when Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim named the trio as respondents in his qazaf application.

However, the audit report also confirmed that the sum was repaid to the fund after the council obtained a RM700,00 grant in June last year as part of its general resources allocation from the government.

But, citing legal provisions, Mat Zain insisted the trio had committed misappropriation of property under Section 403 of the Penal Code and should be punished accordingly.

He also cited Section 409B of the Penal Code, which states that if any offence prescribed in Section 403 and 404 is proven, “it shall be presumed that he had acted dishonestly until the contrary is proved”.

Mat Zain, who also copied the email to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, noted that Reduan had surrendered himself to the police after his photograph was shown on television and in newspapers.

“I believe Reduan surrendered to the police because he was ashamed and disgraced.

“With this example, we wait to see if Jamil Khir, Che Mat and Shamsuddin will also take the ‘gentlemen’s’ way like Reduan, by surrendering themselves and facing the allegations. Or will they challenge the law and al-Quran,” he said - The Malaysian Insider

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