18th August 2016.
PRESS STATEMENT BY:-
TAN SRI DATUK ROBERT PHANG MIOW SIN.
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE.
CHAIRMAN – SOCIAL CARE FOUNDATION
I am Chinese but I am firstly a Malaysian. As an old man, I lived through the independence of Malaya. I saw the formation of Malaysia, the birth of a new promising nation which espouses all the ideals of a democratic, liberal and plural society as pronounced in our Rukun Negara. I saw how 4 countries, Malaya, Singapore, Sabah and Sarawak forged together to become one in order to gain strength in unity. I saw the separation of Singapore from the Federation and it marched on with an idealistic anthem - Majulah Singapura, to be a great city state that it is today.
I saw our 4 Prime Ministers working hard to build Malaysia into a great nation which reached its pinnacle during the time of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad. The slogan “Malaysia Boleh” became our rallying call to greatness along with other inspirational messages like Bersih, Cekap and Amanah. We became the model of a successful Asian country. We even became the pride of the Islamic countries. Although I am Chinese, I did not have a problem with that as it galvanised my Malay brothers to achieve excellence. Everyone and everything flourished then. As a Malaysian I am proud that my King and Country are respected the world over.
However, in recent years I have seen an erosion of all these values and virtues. Even former DPM Musa Hitam said that we are sliding to become a failed state. But what distressed me most is the incessant lying by UMNO politicians in the 1MDB matter. The ultimate lie is when the MP of Langkawi dared to smear and malign our sovereign, our King, our DYMM Yang Di Pertuan Agung as MO1, a term used by the USA DoJ to describe a corrupt top official of the Malaysian Govt. This is despicable. This is Biadap. This is Derhaka.