Thanks to Tok Pa who replied my SMS with a solid answer: "Pengeluaran AP, surat hanya ditandatangani KSU dan TKSU saja. Orang lain tak boleh..."
That was on Wednesday Nov 10. His SMS 'rescued' a Datuk and his friend from surrendering a bank draft of more than RM4 million to one 'Datuk Seri H' who claimed to have been awarded with 200 APs for imported cars.
(Someone told me this guy is not really a Datuk Seri but a bogus Datuk staying somewhere in Klang).
The LA was signed by one Mohamad Ramdan of MITI. It appeared to be very original, except for the Sec-Gen or Deputy Sec-Gen signature not on it.
And again, this rascal used Mukhriz Mahathir's name. The 200 'APs' were said being approved under a special political allocation, and that RM2 million has to be paid before it appears in the MITI computer system. It was also meant to help Mukhriz 'political agenda'.
I believe this 'Datuk Seri' has been preying on Malay entrepreneurs who found it difficult to get the APs from MITI. They include those wanting to have more.
APs are like gold. Those awarded with are usually Bumiputera car importers. However, there are people who make quick bucks by selling it at between RM30,000 and RM45,000 each.
Mukhriz, the Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry said earlier this month that the Bumiputera Automotive Fund, which was set up to boost development of Bumiputera entrepreneurs in the automotive field, has so far collected almost RM226 million in levy paid for open APs this year.
The fund gets its source from the RM10,000 levy imposed on each open AP to import cars. As of October 15 2010, the fee collected from open APs is RM225.91 million.