The “visa processing” is the most lucrative business in the world where the time taken and cost are very minimal but the profit is colossal! Why should this so-called “Visa Processing Service”, which will take no more than 10 seconds for each applicant, be awarded to private companies, which are politically connected?
If the Government feels that this “visa processing” is necessary it could be done by the Immigration Department and the fees charged will go to the government. Ultimately the rakyat will get the benefits. Now the Government gets nothing.
How are Ultra Kirana, Tan Sri Al Amin’s S5 Systems & NSA Technology Connected To The Collection of “Visa Processing Fees”?
Of course, this matter is not as simple as what we think. The collection of Visa “processing fees” has been backed by certain big boys in Ministry of Home Affairs, when it was under BN. Yours truly believes that these activities have been going on well before 2012.
The visa “processing fees” project is not in the best interest of Malaysia but the companies like Ultra Kirana, S5 Systems and NSA Technology. The Chinese tourists have not increased drastically as promised but moving downwards. Hence, the then PM Datuk Najib had to announce in his Budget 2016 the implementation of “Visa Free” Programe to attract more Chinese tourists. But the Visa Free program did not help Malaysia much because of the charging of the visa processing fees, which is sanctioned by the Ministry of Home Affairs, came in different form.
Malaysia has been facing a stiff competition with our neighbouring countries like Thailand and Indonesia to attract Chinese visitors. Indonesia has a visa free programme and the Chinese tourists have increased by many folds. Thailand has a Visa On Arrival Programe and the Chinese tourists have also increased too. Tourists need not pay such “Visa Processing Fees” like they have to if they travel to Malaysia.
Prior to the implementation of the Visa Free Programe for Chinese tourists, they will have to apply for Visa and paid a processing to the OSC operates by Ultra Kirana. When the Visa Free Programe was implemented , the Immigration Department was in great pain in devising a scheme to make kit difficult for Choinese tourist to enjoy the Visa Free Programe by imposing condition for eligibility like they must travel in a group of 20. When here were protest about the condition, it was reduced to a group of 5 and have to go appointed travel agents to be eligible for the Visa Free Programe. There were protests from the travel industries in China and Malaysia.
Certain high ranking officer in the Immigration Department were creative and they came out with the programe known as “System of Electronic Visa” (“eVisa”).
The then Minister of Home Affairs, YB Dr Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is a very conscientious minister indeed. When the Visa Free programe was announced during the said Budget 2016, he went into overdrive to promote the eVisa programe instead of the Visa Free Programe for Chinese tourists. Of course, under eVisa Programe processing fees have to be paid to Ultra Kirana, S5 Systems who collaborate with other companies in overseas to run the OSCs.
In May 2018 SSM Report, Tuan Wan Quoris Shah Bin Abdul Ghani has increased his personal shareholding in Ultra Kirana to 200,000 shares. He became the single biggest shareholder in Ultra Kirana. Rumour has it that he is a “self made” millionaire with a fleet of sport cars and etc and many of his friends looked upon him as an icon!
The other indirect shareholder of Ultra Kirana through HRL Capital Sdn Bhd is MR HARRY LEE VUI KHIUN. Rumour has it that he is quite an operator in the stock market.
(extracted from weechookeong)