16 Dec 2014

Rosmah: Warm and soft approach works with husbands

KUALA LUMPUR: Rosmah Mansor, wife of Prime Minister Najib Razak, offered some sound advice to women in the audience when she told them to use their “secret weapons” on their husbands as it was the best way to ensure a harmonious marriage.

“We have our secret weapons, use it as best as you can for the harmony of your home.

“If husbands still don’t listen then it’s time to talk business!”, she said to an amused crowd.

Rosmah was speaking at the official launch of Wanita MCA’s Legal Advisory and Women’s Aid centre (LAWA), a suggestion of hers in March that was taken up by Wanita MCA.

During her speech, Rosmah also advised women to use a warm and soft approach when an argument arose with their other half.

She said, ”Try the soft approach first, use the powers of persuasion before coming to rash decisions.

“The first step is not to break up but to make up. If husbands don’t listen still then it’s business!”

She also said standing by their husbands was important and that she did it too in her capacity as wife to the prime minister.

“I am sure men are not so boisterous, be with them when they need you – like I do.”

Rosmah also advocated the practice of give and take, telling the wives present not to argue unnecessarily with their husbands when they were tired and not to ask too many questions or request for too many gifts.

She said, ”Don’t ask I want this and that all the time. Men really don’t like that! If he wants to buy you a gift, it’s his wish. Don’t force him!”

After her speech, Rosmah was overcome with emotion and reduced to tears when a surprise birthday cake was wheeled out for her in honour of her birthday six days ago.

The cake was presented by Wanita MCA while Deputy Minister of Women, Family And Community Development Heng Seai Kie and many others showered her with bouquets of flowers and well wishes.

Social Care Foundation chairman Robert Phang who was present at the event, donated RM50,000 to the centre.

LAWA is the first ever centre of its kind to give legal aid for abused women in Malaysia and was initiated following the rising cases of abuse according to PDRM’s latest statistics.

Source :http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2014/12/16/rosmah-use-your-secrets-weapons-on-your-husbands/

10 Dec 2014

Robert Phang to file RM50 million suit against Ong Tee Keat

Social Care Foundation chairman Tan Sri Robert Phang Miow Sin has sent a notice to Tan Sri Ong Tee Keat to withdraw a defamatory Facebook posting within seven days, or face a RM50 million defamation suit.

This comes a week after the former MCA president filed a RM12 million defamation suit against Phang. In his letter of demand, which was served to Ong and his lawyer's office yesterday through legal firm SN Nair & Partners, Phang said Ong defamed him in June this year through a Facebook posting regarding the latter's absence from Phang's birthday party.

Phang contended that the article, in Chinese, had defamed him, implying that he was unreasonable, immature and unprincipled. It also gave the impression that Phang was not a God-fearing Christian, is of barmy and unsound mind, had a habit of belittling others and losing his temper over trivial matters.

Stressing that the posting was false and uncalled for, Phang said it exposed him to public scorn and hatred, and distorted his public image. Additionally, it has caused him considerable distress and embarrassment.

 He wanted Ong to immediately retract and remove the posting and publish an apology in the newspapers. He also sought an undertaking from Ong not to repeat the same allegations.

Ong has seven days, from yesterday, to reply, failing which he will initiate the suit. Early this month, Ong filed a RM12 million defamation suit against Phang for maliciously injuring his reputation repeatedly in the local Chinese media.

Ong said he decided to go to court after Phang refused to retract his press statements, which contained defamatory remarks, and tender an apology. Ong, who filed the suit at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on December 2, is claiming RM8 million in general damages and another RM4 million in aggravated damages. – December 10, 2014.

Source : http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/robert-phang-to-file-rm50-million-suit-against-ong-tee-keat#sthash.hSNIqlAu.dpuf