7 Mar 2018

Ex-MACC adviser slams Nazri-MCA ‘good cop, bad cop' routine

Former MACC adviser Robert Phang has likened the ongoing spat between MCA and Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz to a "good cop, bad cop" routine, intended to stir up racial sentiments ahead of the coming election.
Phang accused both MCA and Nazri of being complicit in attempts to tar billionaire Robert Kuok, as part of a "politically-motivated and premeditated" ploy to create animosity towards the Chinese Malaysian community.
He said Nazri had perpetuated unfounded allegations against Kuok, which in turn allowed MCA to portray itself as both "protector and defender" of the community.
"The recent attack against Kuok, led by Nazri, reflects the ruling coalition's desperation to remain in power, at all costs," he said in a statement yesterday.
Describing Nazri as a "loose cannon," Phang said it was wrong for "power-crazy" politicians to "inflict chaos" and cause harm to the nation to fulfil their agendas.
In view of this, Phang urged Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to remove Nazri from his cabinet.
Remain calm, Chinese urged
As for the Chinese community, Phang urged them to remain calm and not to overreact to provocations.
"In fact, the best way to punish this bunch of unscrupulous politicians is to vote them out in the coming general election," he said.
Since late February, several Umno supreme council members, including Nazri, have criticised Kuok for allegedly bankrolling DAP and news portal The Malaysian Insight.
The allegations first surfaced in a series of articles on the Malaysia Todayportal operated by fugitive Raja Petra Kamarudin.
The articles have since been removed at the request of the Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).
Although Kuok has denied funding DAP, the issue has led to Nazri and MCA engaging in a protracted verbal feud.

Source : https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/414678

5 Mar 2018


5th March 2018



PETALING JAYA, 5 March 2018: Recent attacks against Malaysian tycoon Robert Kuok led by none other than UMNO stalwart cum Tourism and Culture Minister Dato Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, reflects the ruling coalition’s desperation to remain in power, at all cost.

Outspoken social activist Tan Sri Robert Phang reckoned that the hostile remarks levelled against Kuok based on some false allegations made by fugitive blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin (RPK), may be a ‘politically-motivated-and- premeditated’ ploy to whip up anti-Chinese sentiments ahead of the country’s general election.

In three articles published in his blog Malaysia Today between February 21 and 23, RPK has accused Kuok of trying to overthrow the BN government in the next general election by funding DAP, which both Kuok and DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang have categorically denied. Kuok is also currently looking into legal action against RPK.  Some political observers have described the attacks on Kuok as a piece of political opportunism to hit out at the Chinese-majority opposition DAP and stoke Malay fears of a Chinese takeover.

In his follow-up statement issued today, Phang who is also a founder and chairman of the Social Care Foundation, said the recent attempt by Nazri trying to pit one community against another showed that some political leaders in the ruling coalition have lost their moral compass in their desperation to remain in power.  “This (move of using Kuok to whip up anti-Chinese sentiments) is a very irresponsible, dangerous and despicable move that should be downright denounced by each and every right-thinking and peace-loving Malaysian, regardless of one’s race and religious background.

“It has become even more urgent now that we, Malaysians of all races, must unite against those power-crazy politicians who have no qualms to inflict chaos and serious harms to the nation and the people, in order to achieve their selfish agendas,” he asserted.  He also advised the Chinese community, the leaders especially, to remain calm and not to overreact to the issue, so as not to fall into the entrapment of the perpetrators.  “In fact, the best way to punish this bunch of unscrupulous politicians is to vote them out in the coming general election,” he reiterated.

He went on to note that the subsequent ‘show of protest’ conveniently put up by various MCA leaders against Nazri, inevitably gave many an impression that the whole episode could be just another ‘good cop vs bad cop’ play act designed to portray MCA as the ‘protector and defender’ of the Chinese community.
Phang who is also a former Panel Commissioner of Malaysia Anti-Crime Commission and executive council member of the Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation also said he felt sorry for Kuok that he had to endure such an unnecessary-and-outrageous attack by BN leaders, close to labeling him as a traitor, when the whole world recognized his enormous contributions to Malaysia, through his many business ventures that undeniably helped create jobs for Malay­sians and promote growth in local industries.

Meanwhile, Phang also urged civil society organizations (CSOs) in the country to come out in full force to state their disapproval against such malicious move of using Kuok to fan racial sentiment.  “In fact, we Malaysians of all races, should put on record that we shall hold Nazri responsible should there be any social unrest in the country due to this event. It’s puzzling that Nazri’s reason for not apologizing was because he relied on the fugitive blogger’s comments, which Kuok had categorically denied and in the midst of looking into initiating legal action against the said blog.

“It’s further confusing because Nazri has chosen to assume that the blogger’s comments were the truth when BN has been lamenting that fake news are rampant in the social media. In the past, the same blogger was accused by BN for blowing up faked news. How can the same blogger be trusted when he was accused otherwise in the past?” said Phang. He nonetheless believes under the circumstances, majority of the right-thinking Malaysian would like to ensure that Malaysia is a beautiful place to live with lasting harmony amongst all the races.

He also cited the famous quote by Roman Statesman, Marcus Tullius Cicero – that “A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.” to describe those in the corridors of power who are willing to pawn the nation and the people, in order to achieve their political agenda.

Cicero was quoted to have said during one of his speeches in the Roman Senate: “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague."

“Nazri, stop all your nonsense and kurang ajar attitude or you will have to pay for the price.  If you do not apologize, for sure BN is going to lose more seats.  Can you afford to bear the responsibility? Perhaps our able Prime Minister should be seen to be doing the right thing in a more convincing way this time, such as removing this ‘loose cannon’ from the Cabinet and stripping him of his ministerial post. I believe many right-thinking Malaysians would also agree with me that we should not have a thuggish character as our Minister of Tourism and Culture,” he concluded.

 Thank you and God bless.


Tan Sri Datuk Robert Phang Miow Sin.
Justice of the Peace.

28 Feb 2018

Where are your balls, Nazri?

My mum used to say, “If you call someone idiot, you are a bigger idiot.”
That was the first thing that came to my mind upon hearing Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz call billionaire Robert Kuok pondan (effeminate).
As mind-blowing, jaw-dropping and eye-rolling as it was for me to hear a leader like Nazri degrading someone much senior to him, forgetting all the calls to practice a lifestyle full of sopan santun (politeness), budi bahasa (manners) and hormat-menghormati (respect) which the Malay culture is so rich in, I have to say it was equally funny as well.
For those living underneath the tempurung (coconut shell), having no clue of what’s this all about - well, it all began when Raja Petra Kamaruddin accused Kuok of funding DAP to topple BN in the forthcoming general election on his blog, Malaysia Today.
Kuok (photo) is a 94-year-old Malaysian who resides in Hong Kong, minding his own business and spending his own wealth in his own ways.
For Nazri to lash out at the senior tycoon, demanding that he stops being a coward with no balls and returns to Malaysia to face the government, while sitting comfortably in his air-conditioned office is, I must say, quite an “aiyoh kadavule” (Oh, my God) moment.
Who is actually 'ball-less'?
Seriously, if Nazri has any balls, shouldn’t he be the one to catch the first flight to Hong Kong and set an appointment to meet this so-called BN-made tycoon and ask him why he has become a kacang lupakan kulit (ungrateful)?
On second thought, it is always easier to have a laser mouth spurting out saliva as the cameras click away, rather than actually making an effort to demand an explanation (that is, if someone was really seeking an explanation).
But then again, if you think about it, Pakatan Harapan chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad was also “created” by BN. So were Bersatu president Muhyiddin Yassin, Bersatu vice-president Mukhriz Mahathir, former international trade and industry minister Rafidah Aziz and many others who are bashing BN in recent times. Why not call them pondan and ayam betina as well, dear ballsy dude? They are, after all, living right here in Malaysia.
The truth is, it is the government’s role to develop the country. As the elected party, BN only did what it was supposed to do (while at the same time doing the things it was not meant to do as well. But let’s save that for another day). And to take credit for the success of every single Malaysian champion sounds a little too arrogant to me, don’t you think?
If that is the case, shouldn’t BN also be held responsible for every Malaysian who failed to create wealth, especially those who are still struggling to make ends meet?
Is Nazri an ayam betina?
Anyhow, now that Kuok has denied the allegation that he funded DAP to topple the government, one would expect Nazri to have the balls to officially apologise for pulling his guns before checking the facts.
Sadly, not only is Nazri not sorry for the remark he has made, he even had the audacity to blame Kuok for not coming forward earlier to deny the allegations.
I guess my mum was right. Those who call others “ball-less” are the ones who are “ball-less”.
Poor Nazri. Perhaps he missed Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s call not too long ago to be mindful of fake news and stop believing every post and tweet circulating online.
“Do not make decisions based on lies, distorted facts and smears. Such claims can be debunked with a quick search of the facts,” Najib said last November.
I do hope Nazri takes his beloved Najib’s advice seriously in the future, instead of behaving like an ayam betina (hen) making too much noise for no reason at all.
FA ABDUL is a passionate storyteller, a growing media trainer, an aspiring playwright, a regular director, a struggling producer, a self-acclaimed photographer, an expert Facebooker, a lazy blogger, a part-time queen and a full-time vainpot.
Source : https://www.malaysiakini.com/columns/413739#f1QJZ2rJ4sdYHhkU.99

27 Feb 2018


27th February 2018



“Don’t’ be a pondan (effeminate). Don’t’ be a hen (ayam betina) which hides behind the wall in Hong Kong”, the Padang Rengas MP was quoted as saying yesterday.

This quote purportedly came from you, a matured and experienced Politician.  This clearly will invite criticism that you are indeed very rude and/or “kurang ajar”.  Surely a man of your age with good education and fine background would not like to call a respectful and dignified well known worldwide Malaysian i.e. Tan Sri Robert Kuok a “Pondan” and “Ayam Betina”.  This indeed is not only “kurang ajar” but reflects your upbringing.

This is in fact never the culture of a Malaysian Malay.  Surely but truly among the fellow Malays countrymen will feel that with your quotation, you have insulted the culture of our right thinking Malay brothers and sisters.  You are not a hero but rather the opposite, a reckless and irresponsible animal but many of Malaysians will certainly like to see and witness the true colours of Nazri Aziz.  RESPECT BEGETS RESPECTS.  The learned “Sifu” always says, it is very difficult to wake up someone who pretends to sleep.

I salute YBhg Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew’s audacity and gumption to advise Nazri at the most appropriate time.  God bless Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew.  I am a firm believer that due respect must be given to the elders, especially to a fellow Malaysian who has contributed immensely towards the Nation building irrespective of color or creed.

Nazri, do not PATENT yourself as a “Kurang Ajar” person.  You have definitely damaged the integrity and dignity of Tan Sri Robert Kuok. I now call upon all the Chinese and right thinking Malaysians to rally and give your strongest support to Tan Sri Robert Kuok. 

If you do not feel sorry and apologize for your misdeed, Perhaps you will have to pay a heavy price for it – causing UMNO and BN to lose vital support from the Rakyat.


Tan Sri Datuk Robert Phang Miow Sin.
Justice of the Peace.

29 Jan 2018

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14 Sep 2017

Better senses for our country’s sake

DATUK Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan, you mentioned it was time to separate the chief minister from state government agencies.
It was reported that if Barisan Nasional (BN) wins Penang state in the next polls, the Penang chief minister may not lead state government agencies such as the Penang Development Corporation and PBA Holdings Bhd. This may appear to be a gallant call but I think otherwise.
A much-needed rectification of our governance structure is long overdue. It is timely and rational but at the same time, the rakyat questions if this suggestion is rational, sensible and whether it makes sense to apply this call to both the federal and state governments.
You are a minister in the Prime Minister's Department, you have a moral obligation to explain and enhance the rakyat, more so the Penangites. Let us examine the case of PBA Holdings Bhd for which the Penang chief minister has been sitting as chairman on the board.
I agree that he should not be there but most other states have a similar structure where the mentris besar sit as chairman of the water companies. As Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong pointed out "Why the double standard?" What makes Penang so different?
At the same time, we have the Gerakan secretary-general, a politician sitting as chairman of Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Air Negara (SPAN), the water commission which is the regulatory body of water supply services.
The uncanny position has given way to a public spat between Datuk Liang Teck Meng, a member of Parliament and SPAN chairman, and Lim Guan Eng, PBA Holdings Bhd chairman and Penang chief minister. The former made a public statement that Penang had applied for a tariff increase.
I would have thought, that being SPAN chairman, he would've been more sensible in keeping such an application confidential until SPAN had approved the implementation for an increase.
What is wrong with an application for water tariff increase? Didn't TNB increase its tariff? Isn't a water tariff increase part of the water reform, which is an established policy direction for SPAN to implement? Why did the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water allow the spat to manifest?
I have pointed out that it does not bode well, to have politicians or retired politicians along with members who have little knowledge, skills and experience sit on the commissions, boards or committees of these agencies. We need to be sensible! Water utility is meant to serve the people.
I wish to commend Abdul Rahman for rationally broaching the subject of the chief minister's power over government agencies.
But rationality, when myopic can lead to paucity of sensibility. Let us not lose sight of a good proposal and make it sensible to apply across the board, especially regulatory bodies, immediately.
Regulatory bodies should discharge policy objectives fairly and should consist of board members or commissioners who are knowledgeable and contributing to the development of the industry in which they regulate. It is not a political platform nor a retirement home for politicians.
We have our challenges in life and we cannot blame our leaders for external shocks. However, we cannot accept self-inflicted wounds of political strives spilling over on to people's well-being.
Please confine the political battles to intellectual discourse on policies that promotes socio-economic development in Parliament and state assemblies. May better senses prevail for the sake of our country.

Tan Sri Robert Phang Miow Sin
Justice of the Peace

Source: http://www.thesundaily.my/news/2017/09/13/better-senses-our-country%E2%80%99s-sake