“Director-General of Health, Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican said RM1.9 billion had been budgeted for the vaccine production at the National Institute of Natural Products, Vaccines and Biologicals, within two years.”
Adapted from “New Straits Times”, 13 June, 2007
Adakah Tan Sri Ismail Merican layak dilantik sebagai Ketua Pengarah?
Firstly, Ismail Merican was the 1st senior civil servant appointed as Director General, Ministry of Health after he had reached age of 55. However, due to his resourcefulness (luck of knowing politicians), got appointed as DG on 5th March 2005. Then, he got extended till 2010 (over extended). As DG, he is well known through media (good PR) but also known for being ruthless, manipulative, rude, intimidating and revengeful character. This had been verified by many retired senior staffs of MOH. He controls MOH as if his own personal Ismail Merican Corporation Sdn Bhd. Sadly, all senior staffs were scarred and fearful of him more than GOD. Godly figure! (Sun Tzu’s Art of War Strategist)
Bagaimanakah Dr Nor Shahidah dapat memegang jawatan dalam MOH dan CEO 9Bio?
Secondly, Ismail Merican had appointed Dr Nor Shahidah binti Khairullah on contract in Ministry of Health. Both of them had known each other for quite sometime and were also together in Liver Foundation as President and CEO respectively. Dr Nor Shahidah was little known in the industry. Within two years, Dr Nor Shahidah got elevated, positioned and campaigned by Ismail Merican to appear as the most intelligent and capable person to hold important position. (fake!)
In January 2007, Dr Nor Shahidah got appointed as CEO of 9Bio Sdn Bhd, Dato Nasir, KSU MOH as Chairman and Ismail Merican as one of the director. Apparently, a company incorporated under MOF Inc. but mooted by MOH to focus on vaccine production and development of state-of-the-art facilities. Granted with kick-off capital, Dr Nor Shahidah had a nice time traveling around the world with nothing to show except incurred huge expenses. Inexperienced and with expensive habits, got herself into trouble due to irregularities and false claims.
In March 2008, Dr Nor Shahidah had to face MOF Tribunal due to “Jabatan Audit Negara” Report findings and subsequently got terminated by BODs of 9Bio Sdn Bhd, sanctioned by MOF. Immediately, 30 staffs had taken voluntary resignations to follow their queen’s unfortunate and short-lived career in GLC. This had been verified by numerous sources within and outside (private sector, pubic listed companies, multinational corporations, local and foreign) that had met and had dealings with both of them (more detail stories later). Sadly, typical business people reluctantly had to accommodate demands in return for potential future business from 9Bio and MOH. Recently, Dr Nor Shahidah was reappointed again as consultant in MOH. (2nd round for more MONEY to be wasted)
Bagaimanakah seorang jurutera dapat menjadi Timbalan Ketua Pengarah MOH?
Thirdly, Ismail Merican had appointed (a non medical person) an engineer, Ir. Dr (PhD) M.S. Pillay as Deputy Director General. Immediately, DG had reorganized for the new appointed DDG to be in charged of Development with billions MOH budgets. Recently retired at 55 but had been appointed as Chairman of 9Bio Sdn Bhd (post demanded by MOH through PM, and again Ismail Merican’s pet development project with RM 1.9 billion budget as announced in the media). What can an engineer contribute to 9Bio? Why is 9Bio is so important to Ismail Merican?
Apakah sebenarnya tuduhan dan kesalahan Tan Sri Ismail Merican?
We concluded that Ismail Merican had abused his power as Director General to benefit Dr Nor Shahidah (his wife, married overseas). This had been verified when Dr Nor Shahidah’s proud mother and sister had admitted to close family friends. He had intentionally planted Dr Nor Shahidah and Ir Dr M.S. Pillay in important positions to facilitate and approve a half baked development project without serious follow through to justify return for that huge investment of public fund.
Apakah tindakan pihak berkuasa (Polis dan BPR) ?
Recently, a Police Report was lodged and ACA had started their investigation. Now, we got to wait and see the due process and procedures of our trusted enforcement agencies. Their role as investigator is to take statements from witnesses and collect evidence to be used in criminal prosecution. Normally, once the investigator considers enough evidence has been gathered to substantiate a criminal charge, this evidence is compiled in a brief. Briefs of evidence will be referred to the A.G. by investigators for final decision to be charged or not ???