In an article posted on his blog today, Khairy said the company - National Meat and Livestocks Corporation (NMLC) - had RM83 million sitting idle because the NFC production was delayed.
“The operational delay was caused by the NFC management and its reasons were explained by the agriculture and agro-based industries minister in Parliament on Nov 8, that the government had insufficient funds to develop satellite farms.
“When these farms cannot be developed, a portion of NMLC funds could not be spent... When this delay happens, the NFC management is faced with a important decision.
“Do they leave the money given to the NLMC in a current account that does not bring big returns while waiting for the satellite farms... or do they invest the money and reap some returns while waiting for the delays to be overcome?”
Waves of attack by PKR
Recently, Khairy had been at the forefront of the BN backbenchers' defence of the NFC project, which was panned in the Auditor-General's Report 2010.
The party accused the NFC of misappropriating funds in an investment that does not relate to cattle-rearing.
Apartment rented out
Khairy warned that should the money be left idle in a current account, its real value may be affected and thus the NLMC management acted responsibly.
“As a simple example, if NLMC bought a cow from the satellite farms today, the cost might be cheaper compared to next year due to inflation.
“When all beef purchases could not be made, it is the duty of the management to decide when they are going to do with the monies in their current account,” he said.
Khairy said that the management had made a safe investment with good returns and that the asset could be sold when cash is needed.
“It is for certain that they will see a residential project of good quality and interest to ensure that NLMC’s rental returns and return of investment is exceed that of a current account.
“It is understood that the apartment has already been rented out and is generating returns for the NLMC. The property value had already increased since then,” he said.
MCA supporter - Question: 1) Under whose name the cow condo? 2) How you expect to make short term gain in down turn market now, you still have to pay lawyer fee& stamp duty, isn't it gamble, or should we say CBT case. 3) A 10million condo, how to sell and make a profit in this uncertain economic period? 4) Advice to interested buyer: good time to buy this condo, Sharizat will force to sell, and put the SPA value higher than 10million so it look good to her( but they sell you at 6million only)........sound business strategy..
Baiyuensheng - KJ, when a company purchased asset that is not related to your core business - this should be a red flag for fraud. Look at olympus!! And you tell me why a cattle management business entity would want to invest in a condo. And you claimed this is done to generate return - what a syut answer!You have wasted your talent, and if I have the same and out of oxford or should I said oxfart, I am sure I would do a lot of great things for Malaysia, more than you did.
mob1900 - So the money meant for development are put into more cronies pockets as 'investments' while deprive real cattle farmers who're in need of funds. wow, great explanation or boot-licking, KJ.
Narrish - Yang Berhormat : Jaganlah membusuk kan nama anda, dengan jawapan bodoh.Kita rakyat bukan bodoh.Projek demi projek semua gagal dibawah Barisan Nasional.Duit Rakyat yang korban .
Kalau nak labur dalam harta sekalipun, kenapa beli satu condo saja,kenapa tidak 10 atau 20. Nampak sangat KJ bohong...