27 January 2015, The Malaysia Insider

PKR has named another director of Bestinet Sdn Bhd (Bestinet), the company caught in a storm over the controversial biometric health checks for migrant workers.

Sungai Petani MP Datuk Johari Abdul and PKR Youth information chief Lee Chean Chung said the director is Datuk Tengku Omar Tengku Bot, who was previously director of the Labour Department and has close ties with former home minister Tan Sri Azmi Khalid, who is also a director of Bestinet.

They said both men also have common interests in other companies like Raffles Care.

“Through his control in JR Joint Resources Holding Sdn Bhd, Omar controls over 99% of Bestinet.

“Like Bestinet – a RM2 company previously – which had not submitted its accounts to the Registrar of Companies for four years, JR Joint Resources has also not sent in its books since 2010.

The latest financial report the company sent was dated in 2007, and this violates the Companies Act 1965,” Johari and Lee said in a statement today.

They disclosed this today after both Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Azmi failed to answer questions about the controversial biometric health checks for migrant workers.

PKR had given the duo a week to explain their roles in the awarding of the Foreign Workers Centralised Management System (FWCMS) contract exclusively to the private IT firm Bestinet.

The FWCMS is a website handled by Bestinet, which will also handle online applications for foreign worker quotas, their electronic temporary working permits (ePLKS), and insurance, among others, beginning January 15 this year. All health checkup centres in the source countries, where the workers are from, are also compelled to use the Bestinet system.



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