Questions are being asked whether it was correct for the Wives of Selangor Assemblymen and MPs Welfare and Charity Organisation (Balkis) to transfer out the RM9.9mil it had in its coffers a few days after the state fell to the Opposition. Defending the money transfer, then president Datin Seri Zahrah Kechik said she had the legal right because her husband Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo was still the caretaker Selangor Mentri Besar at that time. Dr Mohd Khir said the money was “temporarily transferred” to the Association of Wives of Ministers and Deputy Ministers (Bakti) to ensure the money would be spent according to Balkis' purpose, namely for the welfare of children. The state government, however, is questioning the transfer of the money and seeking legal advice. It has also asked the Registrar of Societies to put on hold the dissolution of Balkis, which the committee, led by Zahrah, also unanimously decided to do. The Bar Council is of the opinion that Balkis' action could be tantamount to criminal breach of trust. (source)
They are RIGHT lawfully, WRONG ethically and morally. While the money came from various donations and contributions (none accumulated to any state govt allocation), the patronage of the govt of Selangor and its agencies were definitely there in used. Its like handing someone the Selangor MB's calling card, to get the calling for contributions, and sorts. BALKIS were formed by a group of people. And by law, this group of people has the right to de-registered the association, if they immorally wishes so. BALKIS is not part of any Selangor state govt agencies. But the money they collected for the people of Selangor, using the Selangor state govt as its front, ethically should belong for the use of the people of Selangor. It should stay where it is. In the present Bank Account. So did the association, supposedly. The money should not be transferred and BALKIS not being dissolved. This is just another wicked political game in the face of public betrayal and trust. While those proposed would not want the newly Selangor's ruling party to have easy hands on money, those opposed would definitely want easy hands on making this into a huge political drama and what could be a certain victory.