30 Dec 2010

MAKE UNITY, TRUTH AND JUSTICE AS NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS FOR MALAYSIANS

PRESS STATEMENT  : - 30th Dec 2010
Chairman   -   Social Care Foundation
Panel Advisor Of Malaysia Anti - Corruption Commission (MACC)    

On Friday Dec 31, 2010, we will say goodbye to 2010 and usher in 2011. Fortune tellers, astrologers and Feng Shui practitioners will review the events of past years in self glorification of the accuracy of their predictions. They will attempt to provide new prophecies and guidance to forecast events and good fortunes for the coming year. But, they do it for commercial gains.

As a social activist, I would like to address the fundamentals that are of importance to us as a progressive nation. Malaysia is a country of faiths. It is stated that Islam is the official Religion of the Federation but at the same time, freedom to practice other faiths and religions is guaranteed. How we prosper as a nation cannot be based on fortune telling and guessing games but on hard facts, sound policies and universal principles to be gathered from our faiths and religions.

MACC to probe Alcatel Lucent bribery allegations

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said today they will investigate US claims that French-based telecom equipment giant Alcatel-Lucent bribed officials to secure contracts.The Paris-based firm has been accused by US authorities to have bribed government officials in Latin America and Asia - including Malaysia - between December 2001 and June 2006.

Msia wins AFF Suzuki Cup, PM declares Friday holiday

Malaysia beat Indonesia on a 4-2 aggregate to lift the AFF Suzuki Cup 2010 for the first time in 14 years.An elated Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak announced on his Twitter page that Friday will be public holiday to mark the victory. 
 
Indonesia won the second leg of the final 2-1 at the Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, but was unable to overcome the three goal cushion set during their 3-0 lost at the Bukit Jalil Stadium, Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.

28 Dec 2010

MACC Seeks Help to Track Down Ex Sime Darby MD

JOHOR BARU, 28 DECEMBER, 2010: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) needs public assistance in tracking down a former Sime Darby Engineering Sdn Bhd executive to facilitate investigations into an ongoing bribery case.

MACC state director Simi Abdul Ghani said Mohd Zaki Othman, who was a former Sime Darby Engineering senior managing director in Pasir Gudang, had failed to cooperate with the commission.“He has promised to meet with us countless times since early this month but failed to do so.

MACC seeks forensic engineering expertise

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) with Kumpulan Ikram Sdn  Bhd to combat corruption through forensic engineering.

The MoC was signed by MACC special operations director Mohd Jamidan Abdullah and Ikram Centre for Engineering Forensic and Consultancy Services director Ch'ng Guan Bee.

MACC deputy chief commissioner (management and professionalism) Zakaria Jaafar said the combined knowledge and expertise of the two agencies would help speed up investigations into high-profile and public-interest cases.

27 Dec 2010

Two cops arrested for alleged brutality

Two police officers, believed to have beaten and rob a businessman for allegedly carrying drug and for driving a car without a valid road tax last Saturday, were arrested today.

Selangor police chief Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah said the two police constables, aged 25 and 27, from the Damansara police station were arrested after Chia Buang Hing identified them in a parade of six people.

"Police view this case as serious because it concerns abuse of power among policemen and there will be no discrimination (against the accuser) if they are found guilty," he told reporters at the Petaling Jaya police headquarters.

24 Dec 2010

MACC skips probe as police verify torture claims

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 24 – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will not look into a former Sime Darby official’s complaint that he was tortured by an anti-graft official until police finish their investigations.The MACC’s decision has occurred despite a call for investigations by Tan Sri Dr Ramon Navaratnam, its panel chairman on prevention and consultation.

Merry Christmas & Happy New year

Dear Friends , Well Wishers & Fellow Malaysians. I  Take this Opportunity to Thank and wish you all a Merry Christmas,  Happy Vacation and Prosperous New Year. God Bless.!!

Sime sues ex-CEO and others over losses

Government-owned conglomerate Sime Darby Bhd has filed a suit against its former chief executive officer Ahmad Zubir Murshid and four company officials over RM2.1 billion losses incurred in three projects.

At least RM189 million in damages have been sought over losses suffered by the company in the Qatar Petroleum Project (QP), the Maersk Oil Qatar (MOQ) Project and its 'Marine Project' which involves the construction of vessels for the MOQ.

23 Dec 2010

MACC panel chief demands probe into torture claims

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 22 – Tan Sri Dr Ramon Navaratnam urged the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today to investigate a former Sime Darby official’s torture allegations against a MACC director.The chairman of the MACC panel on prevention and consultation said the anti-graft agency risked losing public support if such complaints were not investigated in a transparent manner.“This (torture during detention) is entirely unacceptable because you cannot fight corruption if you don’t get public support,” Ramon  told The Malaysian Insider today.

21 Dec 2010

MACC must prove itself to rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) must do more to convince the public that it is serious about fighting graft, a member of its advisory panel, Robert Phang, said today.
He said public scepticism abounds over the prosecution of former Selangor Menteri Besar Dr Khir Toyo on a lesser crime under the Penal Code and not for the more severe offence under the MACC Act.

Ex-Sime Darby senior manager charged with graft

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 21 — A former Sime Darby Engineering senior manager was charged today in the Sessions Court here with receiving corrupt payments totalling RM200,000.Mazhazmi Jamaludin, 36, who pleaded not guilty, is charged with receiving the money from MLC Shipbuilding Sdn Bhd on December 31, 2008 for allegedly proposing that the shipbuilding company obtain a US$134.2 million (RM416 million) contract from Sime Darby to construct and sell one lay barge as well as two tug and supply vessel hulls.

AG must come clean, says MACC advisor

Attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail has again been urged to respond to allegations that he enjoyed close ties with former Malaysia Airlines chairperson Tajudin Ramli, who is being investigated for graft.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) advisory panel member Robert Phang said that this was crucial because there is evidence of Abdul Gani's ties with Tajudin's aide Shahidan Shafie.

“There is public exposure of Abdul Gani's personal conduct in consorting with Shahidan during a recent Haj pilgrimage. The photographs and documents that have been in the public domain seem very convincing.

20 Dec 2010

Response To Press Conference By The Chairman Of MACC’S Operaiton Evaluation Panel TAN SRI HADENAN ABDUL JALIL

PRESS STATEMENT :- 20th Dec 2010
Chairman – Social Care Foundation
Panel Advisor Of Malaysia Anti - Corruption Commission ( MACC)
 
1. I have just returned from an overseas trip and I am delighted to know that in my absence, the MACC has announced that they will now investigate the MAS Scandal involving Tan Sri Tajuddin Ramli. The MACC must be applauded for that.

2. It is also commendable that the Chairman of MACC’s Operation Evaluation Panel, Tan Sri Hadenan Abdul Jalil, has come out to dispel any public notion that MACC is reluctant to act on this case. This will allay public fears and skepticisms that the MACC practices selective investigation or that the MACC is afraid to act against the big fishes.

Ex-Immigration deputy D-G jailed 56 years, to serve only six

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 20 — Former Immigration Department deputy director-general Yusof Abu Bakar was sentenced today to a total of 56 years in jail for 14 counts of corruption.But he will only serve six years because the sentences run concurrently.Yusof , 56, was found guilty last Thursday of 14 counts of corruption for accepting RM121,500 in bribes to extend the social visit passes of Chinese nationals two years ago.

GE13 in Q2 next year or later, says Shahrir

Contrary to the opposition's prediction, the next general election will not be in March, said Johor Bahru member of parliament Shahrir Samad.He predicted the general election may be held during the second quarter of next year or even much later.Shahrir believed that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak still wanted to produce more results from all the policies he had introduced since taking the helm on April 3 last year.

18 Dec 2010

The MACC Way to whitewash the crimes of A-G Gani Patail

Yesterday, the mainstream media, especially the NST and The Star, gave much publicity to MACC’s press conference at which  the MACC stated that they have found new  evidence in the case against the former Chairman of Malaysia Airlines (MAS),Tan Sri Tajuddin Ramli. As if in glee, the Chairman of MACC’s Operation Evaluation Panel, Tan Sri Hadenan Abdul Jalil, took the opportunity to silence critics by stressing that “claims by certain quarters that the MACC did not investigate the allegation is, therefore, untrue”.
Really?  Is it true that MACC has always been investigating the MAS scandal? What mischief and trickery is this? Could Tan Sri Hadenan be suffering from selective amnesia, or was he fed with wrong or false information by the MACC?

MACC, SC ask cops to probe Sime energy unit

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 17 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the Securities Commission (SC) have found “possible breaches” of the Penal Code and the Companies Act in Sime Darby’s troubled energy division.The SC also said that it is working with Bursa Malaysia to identify any breaches in listing requirements and would be issuing show-cause letters to the “persons in breach”.

17 Dec 2010

TSRP on Wee's twitter

This was what MCA Youth chief and Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong tweeted on Dec 15, 2010:

“Glad to hear that MACC has finally cleared my name & nikabdulaziz 4 the separate graft claims. Truth has prevailed after the thorough investigation by MACC. Thankful to MACC Chairman & Dep Chairman as well as Advisory Main Panel (except for 1 self-proclaimed Advisory Panel – he is only a sub com member) for carrying out their duties professionally. I urge those irresponsible ppl stop spreading lies with malicious info 4their personal political gains.”

16 Dec 2010

Wee Ka Siong not off the MACC hook yet

This was what MCA Youth chief and Deputy Education Minister Wee Ka Siong tweeted on Dec 15, 2010:

Glad to hear that MACC has finally cleared my name & nikabdulaziz 4 the separate graft claims. Truth has prevailed after the thorough investigation by MACC.
"Thankful to MACC chairman & dep chairman as well as advisory main panel (except for 1 self-proclaimed advisory panel – he is only a sub com member) for carrying out their duties professionally. I urge those irresponsible ppl stop spreading lies with malicious info 4their personal political gains.

Wee must surely be relieved to be let off the hook, for now.

However, his tweet is most unbecoming of a deputy minister for its personal attack on a MACC advisory panel member, namely Robert Phang, who has shown public courage and resolve in the fight against graft.

15 Dec 2010

Nik Aziz, Wee Ka Siong cleared by MACC

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has cleared Kelantan Menteri Besar Nik Aziz Nik Mat of any wrongdoing over two graft allegations. The two involved Nik Aziz' haj pilgrimage trip which was sponsored by a local businessman and the appointment of his son-in-law Abdul Ariffahmi Abdul Rahmanas as chief executive for Perbadanan Menteri Besar Kelantan (PMBK).
On the haj offer, MACC's Operation Review Panel chairperson Hadenan Abdul Jalil said Nik Aziz had not "asked" (meminta) the company to pay for the haj trip costing RM65,000.

MACC says new proof found in Tajuddin’s case

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) revealed today that new evidence has surfaced in its investigations against Tan Sri Tajuddin Ramli.The anti-graft body’s Operations’ Evaluation Panel chairman (PPO) Tan Sri Dr Hadenan Abdul Jalil said today that corruption investigations against the former Malaysia Airlines (MAS) chairman was still underway, but refused to elaborate further.“The MACC still currently investigating Tan Sri Tajuddin Ramli, the former MAS chairman for alleged corruption.

Nazri: No need to relook 'black-eye' probe

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Nazri Aziz today dismissed concerns raised by Lim Kit Siang (DAP-Ipoh Timor) over a retired senior police officer's open letter containing explosive claims about the 'black eye' incident involving opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.In a ministerial statement in the House, Nazri said despite lamentations by former Criminal Investigations Department chief Mat Zain Ismail otherwise, the special panel set up to look into the government investigations into the incident was not duty-bound to clear his name per se.

14 Dec 2010

Saman diamond: Cronies scramble for a cut

PETALING JAYA: The Automated Enforcement System (AES) is bad news for errant motorists, but industry sources claimed that it would rake in at least RM1 billion in revenue for the government on an annual basis.And this, according to the sources, was only a “safe and conservative” estimate.AES is the soon to be implemented multi-million-ringgit traffic camera system to nab speeding motorists and red light violators.
"This is not a gold mine, it's a diamond mine,” a source told FMT. “That's why every Tom, Dick and Harry is scrambling for a piece of it.”He said this was also why the awarding of the contract and the implementation had been delayed again and again as "certain people" wanted their own "cronies" to benefit from it.

13 Dec 2010

'AG's silence eroding people's confidence in gov't'

Robert Phang Miow Sin, a member of the MACC's consultative and advisory panel, has again hit out at attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail for his silence on his connection with Shahidan Shafie, proxy of former Malaysia Airlines chairperson Tajuddin Ramli.

Phang said Prime Minister Najib Razak's reminder of the “four diseases” and his call to BN leaders not to be “arrogant” was a timely reminder for the AG to face the public's questions and demands.

Supporting The Prime Minister's Reminder To BN and All Malaysians

 PRESS STATEMENT :- 11th Dec 2010
 Chairman – Social Care Foundation

“On Tuesday 30th November, I gave a Press Conference  touching on the public perception of the MACC and A-G Chambers especially about selective prosecution. I mentioned the failure, at that time, to take action in Dato’Seri Khir Toyo’s case and in the Malaysian Airlines case which involved losses of RM 8 billion. I also expressed concern about public outcry over the conduct of A-G Gani Patail consorting with En Shahidan Shafie in a manner that give rise to grave suspicion. There has been public exposure that En Shahidan is the proxy of former Malaysia Airlines Chairman, Tan Sri Tajudin Ramli.

10 Dec 2010

Mat Zain insists A-G interferred in ‘black-eye case’

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 — A former investigating officer stood by his recent allegations that Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail had fabricated evidence during the infamous 1998 “black-eye incident” involving Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, and warned he would continue to speak up.Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim, who was the investigating officer in the case involving the assault of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in police custody, made his second appeal in another open letter to Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar today, calling for the 12-year-old case to be reopened.

Teoh's inquest to wrap up next Friday

After nearly one and a half years, the inquest into Teoh Beng Hock's death is expected to come to a close next Friday when three parties involved would make their final submissions. The three parties are the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Teoh's family and the Selangor government.

9 Dec 2010

MACC Brings 547 Cases to Court Since 2008

KUALA LUMPUR,  8 DECEMBER, 2010: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had taken 547 cases to court between 2008 and September this year, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz.In the same period, the prosecution won 69 per cent of the cases heard and lost 31 per cent, he added in his written reply to Wee Choo Keong (Independent-Wangsa Maju) in the Dewan Rakyat today.

PM: Graft charges not 'election ploy'

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has rubbished claims by Pakatan Rakyat leaders who have called the recent criminal charges against several high-profile figures as an "election ploy"."What sandiwara (show)? If someone is also prosecuted, it's not a game anymore," he said.
"This has been carefully studied carefully by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption (MACC), which is an independent body... The Attorney-General has also made his decison to (charge) so let the courts decide on the process," he said.

8 Dec 2010

AG to declassify documents for Dr Ling’s trial

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 8 — The Attorney-General (AG) has promised the High Court here he will share top secret government documents over the RM12.5 billion Port Klang Free Zone scandal with the defence in the high-profile trial of Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik who is charged with cheating Putrajaya for the land project. The High Court has fixed trial for May 3 to 20 next year.

Khir to submit quit letter tomorrow .

SHAH ALAM: Former Selangor Menteri Besar Dr Mohd Khir Toyo who relinquished his post as state opposition leader with immediate effect yesterday, is expected to submit his quit letter tomorrow.
Khir said he would leave it to the state Umno liaison committee to pick the most suitable candidate to fill the post, including his deputy Mohd Satim Diman.

Whistleblower to MACC: Khir's mansion tip of iceberg

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) scored for proceeding to charge former Selangor Menteri Besar Dr Mohd Khir Toyo for corruption.But there is a lot more under the carpet that needs to be exposed, said Sekinchan DAP assemblyperson Ng Suee Lim.

6 Dec 2010

Khir Toyo's case up to A-G, says Najib

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today he will leave it to the Attorney-General's Chambers to decide on the case involving former Selangor menteri besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo who is facing a charge over the ownership of two land lots and a bungalow in Shah Alam."I can't comment. This is a normal process. The MACC (Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission) carries out investigation and submits a report to the Attorney-General's Chambers.

AG: Delays due to thorough probe

Attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail said the lengthy delay in prosecuting former Selangor Menteri Besar Dr Mohd Khir Toyo over alleged graft involving his lavish Shah Alam mansion was because a very thorough probe was performed. He said that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had to study very minute details that included, among others, the valuation of the land, house and its interior furnishings.

Khir Toyo charged with graft

Ex-Selangor menteri besar Dr Mohd Khir Toyo has been charged with corruption, alongside Ditamas Sdn Bhd director Shamsuddin Haryoni.A confident looking Mohd Khir, 45, and Shamsuddin, 52, pleaded not guilty when the charges were read out in the Shah Alam Sessions Court about 12.20pm.Mohd Khir was charged under Section 165 of the Penal Code, with knowingly accepting a bribe, in form of two plots of land in Section 7, Shah Alam, for his mansion (left), at a substantial discount from Shamsuddin.

When silence is not golden — Jackson Ng

DEC 5 — Tan Sri Robert Phang is on a war path against graft, having his statements published in newspapers and internet news portals the past two weeks.The social and anti-graft activist appears to have hit the raw nerve of the government with the latest allegation that Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail had gone on a trip to Mecca with former Malaysia Airlines System (MAS) chairman Tan Sri Tajuddin Ramli’s proxy, Shahidan Shafie.

4 Dec 2010

A Gentle Reminder To All Politicians

Please kindly take note, you will be elected into office by the ordinary citizens of the country.  Please treasure and respect us, always try to get gooda feedback from us.

By the end, whether you like it or not, we the Rakyat are your bosses.  Please do not make silly mistakes or you will regret for life later.

Best wishes for all.

3 Dec 2010

To all supporters for the voice of conscience – STRAIGHT TALK

Thank you, for your understanding and solid support towards all the efforts which is needed for us to seriously fight against corruption. What ought to be said, for the time being has been expressed by alternative media and certain few bloggers.

Bar raises questions on AG-Shahidan affair

Two matters on the alleged relationship between Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail and Shahidan Shafie, the proxy of former Malaysia Airlines chairperson Tajuddin Ramli, need to be clarified, the Bar Council says.Bar Council chairperson Ragunath Kesavan  said the first was whether someone had paid for the recent haj trip of Abdul Gani and his family. The second is whether the payment was a form of gratification of sorts for doing, or not doing, something.

2 Dec 2010

RESPONSE TO PRESS STATEMENT BY DATO’ SERI NAZRI AZIZ, MINISTER IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S DEPARTMENT

PRESS STATEMENT :- 30th Nov 2010
Chairman – Social Care Foundation

I am appalled by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Y.B. Dato‘ Seri Mohd Nazri aziz’s response to my call to the A-G Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patial to clear the air on the mounting issues afflicting the Malaysia Anti Corruption Comission.I have much respect for YB Dato‘ Seri Nazri for taking the stand that he is Malaysian First and Malay Second. I was amongst the first who quickly applauded his stand as a truly Malaysian. Likewise, I pray that YB Dato‘ Seri Nazri will display similar wisdom and not emotions.

AG and Shahidan keep mum over allegations

Attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail has declined to give any comments to define his relationship or friendship with former Malaysia Airlines System chairperson Tajuddin Ramli's proxy, Shahidan Shafie.Similarly, Shahidan, a lawyer and former police officer, also refused to comment on the issue when contacted by Malaysiakini.

1 Dec 2010

MACC: Drop charges against Rosli Dahlan

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has recommended to attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail that a charge faced by lawyer Rosli Dahlan be dropped.However, according to Social Care Foundation chairperson Robert Phang Miow Sin, who is also a member of the MACC's consultative and advisory panel, there was no response from the AG.

30 Nov 2010

AG urged to explain ties with associate of ex-MAS chief

Attorney-general (AG) Abdul Gani Patail has been called to explain allegations implicating him for the lack of action over Malaysia Airlines' (MAS) multi-billion ringgit losses.Social Care Foundation chairperson Robert Phang Miow Sin said records and pictures from a whistleblower website of Abdul Gani together with an individual said to be close to former MAS chairperson Tajuddin Ramli have added a different dimension to the controversy.

A-G MUST CLARIFY ALL DOUBTS TO UPHOLD THE DIGNITY OF HIS OFFICE SAYS PHANG.

PRESS STATEMENT :- 30th Nov 2010
Chairman – Social Care Foundation

The objective of this article is to enhance the Public, the significant roles between MACC and the A-G’s Office.Malaysians have every right to judge and criticise the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)‘s performance but that must be done fairly. But they cannot blame or hold the MACC responsible for failing to decide on prosecution matters because that is the power and the jurisdiction of the Attorney-General (A-G)’s Chambers.

29 Nov 2010

MACC jingle in three languages highlights the evils of bribery

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has launched the MACC Jingle aimed at creating awareness on the evils of corruption.The MACC Jingle “Let’s make a difference” is sung in English, Malay and Chinese by local artistes Jaclyn Victor, Aizat and Choo Hua Ren.More than 200 guests including editors and journalists from 22 electronic and print media were present during the ceremony at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur last week.

Thousands show up to bid farewell to Chong Eu

GEORGE TOWN: Thousands of people lined up along the route of the cortege procession for  Dr Lim Chong Eu to bid their last farewell to one of Penang's great leaders.The public, both young and old alike, turned up to catch a glimpse of the hearse carrying the coffin of Dr Lim on its way to the Batu Gantong crematorium after leaving Dewan Sri Pinang here at 11.35am on Sunday.

26 Nov 2010

MCPF: Police need to raise public perception on duties and successes

KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysian Police need to raise the public's perception on their duties and successes in terms of preventing and solving crimes, Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) Vice-Chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said.

25 Nov 2010

MACC not the bad guy, says Nazri

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 25 — Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz has blamed the Chinese media for portraying the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) as the bad guy in the Teoh Beng Hock case.
The minister in the Prime Minister’s Department said MACC was a body set up to fight corruption; it was not the enemy. He was speaking at the Media Appreciation and MACC 2010 Jingle Launch at The Legend Hotel.

Chong Eu dies .

GEORGE TOWN: Former Penang chief minister Dr Lim Chong Eu, 91, died at his home in Tanjong Bungah, here, at 9pm today.Lim had earlier been warded at the Penang Hospital for almost a month following a stroke and was brought back to his residence this evening.Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Koh Tsu Koon, when contacted, confirmed Lim's demise and said an official announcement would be made.

24 Nov 2010

Shocking Revealation

Please read Malaysia Today website today (.http://malaysia-today.net/mtcolumns/36171-taking-the-good-lord-for-a-ride )  Very frightening revelation of the conduct of A-G Gani Patail with Shahidan Shafie.
Please also read Malaysia Insider – Cabinet to query A-G over Black Eye Case. (http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/cabinet-to-question-a-g-over-role-in-black-eye-case/ ).  If what has been reported in these 2 blogs are true, will be a very serious matter.  If former OCCI of Kuala Lumpur, Datuk Mat Zain is telling the truth, YB Dato’ Seri Nazri has vouched to look into details and refer these serious matters to the Cabinet.

Police review 2010 achievements to set new benchmarks

PETALING JAYA, Nov 23 — The police will review their achievements this year to set benchmarks to improve the force’s performance in 2011.Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said the force was committed to continue being the best safety net in efforts to combat crime.“Generally we saw a drop in the number of criminal cases including street crimes and robbery... this also goes for break-ins which have decreased in most states and we would like to keep it that way.

Cabinet to query A-G over ‘black-eye’ case

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — The Najib administration has instructed two Cabinet ministers to question Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail over his alleged involvement in the infamous 1998 “black-eye incident” involving Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.The Malaysian Insider understands that the Cabinet’s decision came after former police officer Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim claimed to have new information on the 12-year-old case that implicated Abdul Gani, the current Attorney-General.

23 Nov 2010

Senior Yayasan S'gor official remanded

A senior official of Yayasan Selangor has been remanded for seven days to assist Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigations into the foundation's 40th anniversary bash, said to cost more than RM300,000.Shah Alam High Court senior registrar Khairul Nizam Abu Bakar granted the remand order at noon today.

Ex-cop claims A-G deceived Cabinet over black-eye evidence probe

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 — Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim, the policeman who investigated Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s black-eye assault in 1998, claimed today an independent panel which cleared Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail and former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan of fabricating evidence in the incident was unconstitutional.

22 Nov 2010

A crime to think ill of cops, says foundation

KUALA LUMPUR – The negative perception of the police by the community is seen as a new "crime" which should be curbed immediately, according to Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) vice-chairman Lee Lam Thye.He said this problem had been identified some time ago but efforts to curb it demanded time and the collaboration of many quarters.

19 Nov 2010

MACC: Don't report cases under investigation

KUALA LUMPUR - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is asking for media cooperation not to report on cases being investigated.Its chief commissioner Abu Kassim Mohamed said many of the media were presently carrying reports on ongoing case investigations."I understand the needs of the media but they must also understand the MACC's work.

18 Nov 2010

PM: Learn from, not commemorate, May 13

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 17 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today it was unnecessary to commemorate the racial riots of May 13.“We should regard it as an event in the annals of history from which we can learn from ... as a demarcation for us so that it will not recur,” he said.

16 Nov 2010

MACC Advised Not To Ignore "Small" Complaints

PUTRAJAYA, 16 NOVEMBER, 2010: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) was today advised not to treat any complaints lightly including "small" ones as this will have an impact on public trust in the commission.The advice came from former commissioner of the Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), Bertrand Edouard Doger de Speville, who paid a visit to the MACC headquarters, here, today.

MACC, SC probe Sime Darby after getting forensic audit

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 16 — Authorities have begun investigating Sime Darby Berhad after receiving a forensic audit over its RM2.1 billion losses in its energy and utilities unit, as the troubled conglomerate holds its annual board meeting today.The Malaysian Insider understands that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the Securities Commission (SC) received the forensic audit report recently after recording foreseeable losses of RM2.1 billion for its energy and utilities (E&U) division, one of the highest ever for the Malaysian conglomerate.

15 Nov 2010

'MACC shouldn't have prosecutory powers'

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) - or any graft-busting agency for the matter - should not have prosecutory powers, according to renowned anti-corruption consultant Bertrand de Speville. He explained that this is in order to uphold the criminal justice system.“I believe that in fighting corruption we don't lose sight of the basic principles of criminal justice and those functions, say the process of investigating, prosecuting and trying and sentencing, should be kept distinct,” he said in Kuala Lumpur today.

OC Phang’s PKFZ case delayed until Ling’s trial is done

SHAH ALAM, Nov 15 — The Attorney-General’s Office agreed today with former Port Klang Authority (PKA) general manager OC Phang’s application for a stay of proceedings until the disposal of Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik’s cheating case.DPP Dzulkifli Ahmad recommended to the Sessions Court for a stay because the proceedings of the former transport minister’s ongoing trial would be prejudicial to the current case.

MACC sets up taskforce to track donors of RTD event

The Negeri Sembilan chapter of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has established a taskforce to identify all donors of the Negeri Sembilan Road Transport Department (RTD) "get-together" that did not take place. Its director Hishamuddin Hashim said the taskforce was also formed to assist the investigation in the case.

13 Nov 2010

For Clinton, hope is the way forward


NILAI, Nov 12 — Former US president Bill Clinton today called on the government and political leaders to focus more on the politics of hope rather than the politics of grievances if they want to see a better and more peaceful world in the future.He said it was more important for them to keep the good things moving forward and work towards greater shared prosperity and cooperation for their people.

12 Nov 2010

Police warn against vigilantism

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 —  Members of the public are advised to hand over suspected criminals to the police and not take the law into their own hands by taking their vengeance on the suspects.Acting Selangor police chief Datuk A. Thaiveegam said those who took the law into their own hands would find themselves in trouble as action could be taken against them if the suspect’s were injured.

We shouldn't question non-Malays' loyalty: DPM

It is best Defence Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi clarifies his remarks on military intake he made in the Dewan Rakyat on Tuesday as some quarters have taken exception to it, said Muhyiddin Yassin.The deputy prime minister said this was needed to rectify the situation."I have not read (about what he said) as I was not in Parliament then but from the reaction of various quarters, perhaps it is best Zahid explain his remarks and stand on the matter.

11 Nov 2010

China Press - 11th Noverber 2010

MACC: Surveys show Malaysia on the right track in fighting graft!

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia is on the right track and starting to make an impact in fighting corruption although, at the same time, it still has a much work to do, said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).Its Director of Delivery and Monitoring Unit for Corruption National Key Result Area (NKRA), Datuk Hisham Nordin, said the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report and Political and Economic Consultancy Asian Intelligence surveys all revealed an increase in scores.

Opposition told not to make MACC a political ball

PUTRAJAYA - Chairman of the corruption prevention panel of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MAAC), Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam, is asking opposition leaders not to make the MACC their "political ball"."Their suggestion to cut RM10 from the salary of the MACC chief commissioner is unfair as the MACC is not their political opponent," he told Bernama, here, Wednesday.

10 Nov 2010

MACC may open more probe papers

PUTRAJAYA - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is still studying the Auditor-General's Report 2009 and does not dismiss the possibility of opening more investigation papers based on the report, Bernama reported.Its deputy chief commissioner (Operations) Mohd Shukri Abdull said so far, at least 15 investigation papers had been opened on issues raised in the report, including on the Defence Ministry spending on luxury items for the VVIP room, Mawilla 3 at the Royal Malaysian Navy base in Lumut and in Langkawi.

2 Nov 2010

MACC: All corrupt officials are targeted

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 2 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has insisted it acts against all corrupt officials, be it “ministers, chief ministers, political leaders or even civil servants.”
At the same time, the anti-graft agency hit out at Pakatan Rakyat (PR) lawmakers for “sensationalising” issues, attacking to gain political mileage.Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, the minister in charge of the MACC, revealed that the commission was still investigating 11 individuals under Section 32 of the Corruption Prevention Act 1997/ MACC Act 2009 for offences relating to “owning assets beyond one’s normal income.”

‘Bleak future’ for Malaysia without Chinese support, says Najib

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 2 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak reached out to the Chinese Malaysian community today, conceding that the developed nation by 2020 goal might fail without its support.This comes as the prime minister recently launched the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) to ensure Malaysia achieves a high income developed nation status in 10 years.

Nazri: Give racial extremists no quarter

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysians should not give racial extremists any quarter, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz.He said they were bent on sowing the seeds of discord among the people and were not welcome as no Malaysian wanted a repeat of the May 13 tragedy of 1969.

29 Oct 2010

Budget 2011 : Hishammuddin should answer to serious allegations in Mat Zain’s open letter

2011 Budget not a child of New Economic Model but bears all the marks of old discredited Mahathirish policies (Part 5 of 5)

Ex-top cop Mat Zain’s Open Letter is testimony that criminal justice system had further deteriorated after 2005 Dzaiddin Police Royal Commission report

Recently, both the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein had made great play about the successful NKRA on crime reduction, claiming that there have been a drastic drop in the crime rate particularly in street crime with improvement of the crime index since January this year.However, up and down the country, ordinary Malaysians do not feel this dividend of fall of crime index in their daily lives as they do not feel comparatively safer in the streets, public places or privacy of their homes as compared to previous years.

28 Oct 2010

Idris Jala insists Malaysia on track in graft fight

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 28 — Datuk Seri Idris Jala insisted today that the government is still on track in tackling corruption despite Malaysia continuing to score poorly on Transparency International’s (TI) annual Corruption Perception Index (CPI) this year.Idris, the CEO of the Najib Administration’s Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu), downplayed the graft watchdog’s findings, claiming that Malaysia’s CPI score “essentially” remained the same this year and did not reflect the government’s progress in combating corruption.

27 Oct 2010

Nazri: PKFZ, Lingam case beyond government’s control

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 — Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz today explained that the government had done all it could to address perceptions of graft in the administration, which sagged further according to an anti-graft report yesterday.Speaking to reporters today, Nazri blamed the current Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) scandal and the Datuk VK Lingam tapes controversy as the main contributors to Malaysia’s drop in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI).

Nazri: Graft cases lost because of hostile witnesses

KUALA LUMPUR: Prosecutors have lost many graft cases because witnesses turned hostile, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz.“Cases are lost when witnesses, who initially made sworn statements, went back on their word in open court proceedings and denied what happened,” he said, when replying to a supplementary question by Dr Tan Seng Giaw (DAP-Kepong) at the Dewan Rakyat on Wednesday.

Malaysia is 43rd most prosperous country

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 — Malaysia came in 43rd in a list of the most prosperous nations released this week, trailing Singapore, coming in at 17th, but still ahead of other Asean neighbours.The Legatum Prosperity Index, compiled by the London-based analytical centre, saw Norway top the list of 110 countries while Zimbabwe came in last.Norway also topped the previous year’s list.“The Prospdrity Index seeks to understand how economic fundamentals, health, freedom, governance, safety, education, entrepreneurial opportunity and social capital influence a country’s economic growth and the happiness of its citizens,” said the Legatum Institute.

26 Oct 2010

MACC opens probes into Audit Report discrepancies

In a swift move by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), it has opened several probes into the discrepancies highlighted in the 2009 Auditor-General's report.In a statement today, MACC said it had opened 13 investigation papers, 14 initial investigation papers and five examination and discussion papers.“Of the 13 investigation papers, three are in Johor, six are being investigated by the Putrajaya headquarters, two are in Terengganu and one each in Selangor and Sarawak,” said the statement.

PKFZ: OC Phang seeks stay of CBT trial

OC Phang, the former general manager of the Port Klang Authority, has applied to the Klang Sessions Court for a stay of hearing into the criminal breach of trust (CBT) charges against her over the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) project.Her lawyer Francis Ng Aik Guan told the court that Phang  wants her case to be deferred pending disposal of a related case against former transport minister Dr Ling Liong Sik.

25 Oct 2010

MACC opens 20 investigation papers after audit report 2008

KUALA LUMPUR - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has opened 20 investigation papers and five inspection and consultation papers following the national auditor-general's report 2008 which was released last year.

MACC wraps up probe into '08 Auditor-General's report

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has completed its investigations on the misuse of public funds highlighted on the 2008 Auditor-General's Report. In a statement today, the graft buster agency had initiated 20 investigation papers and five inspection and consultation papers.

23 Oct 2010

Press statement by Tan Sri Datuk Robert Phang - 23-10-2010

The frustration expressed by Datuk Shukri Abdull , MACC Deputy Chief Commission , raises the difficulties of fighting corruptions. It is an open fact that we need all walks of life, all sectors, all authorities and the rakyat to come forward working together in achieving this difficult challenge. It is by NO means that I questione the judiciary but to appeal to them to demonstrate more patience to establish of all factors of MACC corruption cases being brought before the courts of law. 

Ong Tee Keat to grill Transport Minister on PKFZ at Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR - Pandan MP Dato’ Seri Ong Tee Keat is continuing his relentless strive to fully expose the multi-billion-ringgit Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) financial scandal in Parliament.Ong has submitted 10 oral questions for the current Parliament session, leading with queries directed at Transport Minister Datuk Kong Cho Ha. Of the 10 orals questions submitted, four are related to the PKFZ sham.
The following are details of the questions submitted:

22 Oct 2010

Teoh inquest: 'Final note' author still a mystery

The identity of the author who wrote the so-called 'suicide note' found in Teoh Beng Hock's slingbag remains a mystery.The coroner's court for Teoh's inquest heard today that the handwriting on the note - written in a mixture of mostly Chinese and a few words in Bahasa Malaysia - is the same as that found in a notebook in Teoh's bag.

21 Oct 2010

IGP not satisfied with quality of investigation

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 – Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said today he was still not satisfied with the quality of investigation by the force despite a significant reduction in crime cases.“We should not rest on our laurels although we managed to reduce street crimes by 38 per cent and the overall index crimes by 16 per cent from January to September this year.“We should work harder to ensure safety and security for the people,” Ismail said.

19 Oct 2010

MACC advisor explains himself over Taib Mahmud

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) advisor Robert Phang, 71, disclosed this afternoon that the “alleged corruption” case of Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud, if any, has never been raised during the MACC committee meetings he has attended so far.Hence, he is “completely in the dark” about any so-called MACC investigations against Taib.“I don't want to comment on something that I don't know anything about,” said Phang . “It's unfair to say that I have been shooting off on Sabah while remaining silent on Sarawak.”

Bebas Wahid memalukan pejabat Peguam Negara

YPJM gesa campur tangan PM kes babit rasuah, salah guna kuasa

KUALA LUMPUR: Yayasan Pencegahan Jenayah Malaysia (YPJM) menyifatkan pembebasan bekas Ketua Pengarah Imigresen, Datuk Wahid Md Don daripada pertuduhan rasuah, Jumaat lalu, sesuatu yang boleh memalukan pejabat Peguam Negara sebagai pendakwa raya.Berikutan itu, ahli Exconya yang juga anggota Panel Penasihat Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM), Tan Sri Robert Phang menggesa Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak campur tangan bagi mengenal pasti punca kekalahan banyak kes membabitkan rasuah dan salah guna kuasa.

MACC advisor: AG making us look bad

Incompetent prosecutions by the Attorney General Chambers on corruption cases has put the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in bad light, said a member of the commission's consultation and advisory panel.Commenting on the acquittal of Immigration Director-General Wahid Md Don for graft charges, panel member Robert Phang said the AG's Chambers owes the public an explanation."The AG has much to explain for losing so many corruption cases in recent years and must therefore act to correct the negative perception it had caused to the government in its fight against corruption.

18 Oct 2010

MACC advisor wants action on website report

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) advisor Robert Phang wants a report on a Sabah website probed “for passing off rumours of a court case in Hong Kong as the Gospel truth”.The subject of the said probe should be made public, he added. “The public have a right to know since a case still under MACC investigation is now generating heat anew in public because of muck-raking”.

14 Oct 2010

IGP Orders OCPDs to Meet Security Company Reps

PETALING JAYA, 13 OCTOBER, 2010: Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar has directed Officers-in-Charge of Police Districts (OCPDs) to go out to meet representatives of security companies in their respective districts in efforts to check crime.  He said such meetings could enhance the level of security in the areas concerned through feedbacks and suggestions from the residents to overcome crime in their area.

13 Oct 2010

No plan to probe Musa's 'third party interference' claim

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has no plans to investigate former Inspector-general of Police Musa Hassan's allegation in relations of third parties in police operations during his 41-year tenure.
"The government is not planning to investigate the allegations made by the former IGP."The ministry has also no plans to take action against the allegation," Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said in response to Lim Guan Eng's (DAP-Bagan) written question released today.

12 Oct 2010

Ibrahim: National unity requires Malay unity first


It’s  all rubbish , non – patriotic , ill -intent , sabotaging , because we are saying : - True Malaysian First. Please follow the good  example of our YB Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz reflecting truly Malaysian First – Malay second. We are all practice loving Malaysians- Please be very careful in your future comments. We want to stay UNITED.

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/ibrahim-national-unity-requires-malay-unity-first/ 

Blame game all over again

SEREMBAN: Twelve lives lost. And once again, the blame game has begun as people try to figure out what went wrong.Was it a killer stretch? Should buses have stronger frames? Did the driver speed?Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan observed that the roofs of buses involved in accidents would always come off or were easily damaged whenever they flipped over.“It is the manufacturer’s responsibility to build stronger and safer buses to ensure that passengers will not suffer serious injuries if there is an accident,” he said.He said bus manufacturers must ensure that the frames of the vehicles they build could withstand any impact from a collision.

Moles in MACC

PUTRAJAYA: Moles in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission are disrupting the operations of the antigraft body.MACC deputy chief commissioner Datuk Mohd Shukri Abdull said the moles must be weeded out quickly as they were also a threat to national security.He said the commission had lodged a police report on Sept 25 after it discovered that documents on investigations into several VIPs had appeared on blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin’s Malaysia Today news portal.

11 Oct 2010

Chinese are Malaysians, not migrants, says PM

KUALA LUMPUR – The Chinese have been loyal citizens of Malaysia for the past five generations are not  kaum pendatang (migrant folk), says Najib Abdul Razak."We should not look behind with sentiments of the past. We must look forward because we are building a Malaysian nation that is progressive and successful on the global stage,” he said when opening the 57th MCA general assembly on Sunday.Najib urged the public to focus on how the Chinese and Indian communities could work with the Malay and other communities to create a fair society despite differences in interpreting what constituted a fair society.

8 Oct 2010

华 教 不是 图腾


【有言不信/黄集初专栏】迦玛自一出道,即成媒体的宠儿..然则暴得大名,誉即随之,谤亦随之,故屡屡成为争议性人物近来,迦玛又因有关华教 的 言论, 再 一次 成为 焦点 人物, 此次 还 引来 各方 华 团 头头 的 抨击, 徒 令 好 名 之 士, 或 摇头 叹息, 或 指 天 笃 地, 曰: 迦玛 何德何能,竟有 此 份量 迦玛 想必 也 心中 窃喜, 曰: .. 吾 本 一介 草民, 竟 引来 各路 英雄 好汉 围 而 攻 之, 项羽 再 世, 也不 外 如是 上述 所 书, 纯属 戏言, 衮衮诸公 不必 介意. 

言归正传,综观此次迦玛引起的争议,问题可归纳为二个:一、迦玛绑架了言论自由;二、单元教育的主张。不过,显然重点是在第二个问题,因为如果迦玛提倡多元教育,大概没有人会认为迦玛绑了言论自由,甚至说迦玛在滥用言论自由。但为了公平起见,本文先讨论第一个问题。言归正传, 综观 此次 迦玛 引起 的 争议, 问题 可 归纳 为 二个: 一, 迦玛 绑架 了 言论自由; 二, 单元 教育 的 主张 不过, 显然 重点 是 在 第二 个 问题, 因为 如果 迦玛 提倡.多元 教育, 大概 没有 人 会 认为 迦玛 绑 了 言论自由, 甚至 说 迦玛 在 滥用 言论自由 但 为了. 公平 起见, 本文 先 讨论 第 一个 问题.

MACC arrests trio linked to Australian banknote case

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said it has arrested three individuals over an Australian banknote supply contract scandal, as an international probe into the case deepened.Two men were arrested in Britain on Wednesday after Australian, British and Spanish police carried out coordinated swoops over alleged corruption involving the banknote-manufacturing firm, Securency International Pty Ltd.The firm is part owned by Australia's central bank.

Mahathir due to fly back to KL today

Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad is due to fly back to Kuala Lumpur this afternoon by private jet.The plane is set to take off from Tullamarine Airport at about 3pm (1pm KL time).Mahathir was admitted to Epworth Hospital in Melbourne last Saturday following a chest infection. He was discharged from hospital on Tuesday and had since rested at a hotel here.The former prime minister, accompanied by his wife, was scheduled to address Malaysian students at a workshop here last Saturday but had to call it off when he fell ill.
International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed replaced Mahathir at the seminar.An aide to the former prime minister, when contacted, confirmed that Mahathir would return later today. 

7 Oct 2010

Civil groups want meeting with IGP on human rights

Ten civil society groups today submitted their request for a meeting with Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ismail Omar to discuss a list of issues related to human rights and the police.The groups outlined a list of eight issues they want Ismail to address, not least being the establishment of an Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) and the extent the police have accepted the recommendations by the Royal Commission to enhance its operation and management.

5 Oct 2010

Police urged to be stringent in following SOP

KUALA LUMPUR: Police should ensure that the proposed new standard operating procedure (SOP) on missing persons' reports is not just a short-term solution to the problem.Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) vice-chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said the move to introduce new guidelines was a step in the right direction.It is an appropriate move to ensure greater efficiency and it is of utmost importance for police to constantly monitor and follow up on reported cases.

1 Oct 2010

Geographical Media

IGP: Thorough probe on police misconduct in drug case

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 — Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar assured that a thorough investigation will be conducted on the misconduct of 10 policemen involved in the confiscation of drugs worth RM254 million from a lorry in Rompin, Pahang, in May last year.He said an internal probe would be carried out in detail and action would  be taken on those involved.“Investigations are ongoing and we do not want such incidents to recur,” he told a news conference at Bukit Aman (federal police headquarters) here today.

29 Sep 2010

IMPORTANT TO STOP THE SPECULATIONS.

Press statement by Tan Sri Datuk Robert Phang  -29th September 2010

The public, politicians and especially the media, should refrain from sensationalism and speculations in the murder Datuk Sosilawati and three others.Enough has been said and the priority should now be to give the police time and peace of mind to conduct thorough investigations to bring to book the culprits responsible for the slayings.Let the police complete their investigations fairly and professionally so that the case can be successfully prosecuted. Sensationalism and speculations will not bring back the dead but justice must be allowed to take its course devoid of influence.Let the police gather all the evidence they need to ensure a credible prosecution of the case.

28 Sep 2010

Police probe 290 crimes involving lawyers

KUALA LUMPUR - The Federal Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) is investigating 290 cases of commercial crime involving lawyers nationwide, CCID deputy director Noryah Md Anvar said Monday.The cases were related to fraud in the sale of land and houses, cheating, falsification of documents, land titles and affidavit as well as criminal breach of trust, she told reporters at Bukit Aman, here. She said that so far 35 lawyers had been arrested throughout the country for involvement in such crimes.

Pak Lah: 'Don't stoke the flames of race'

Former prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said the people must liberalise their mindset in order for reforms to be instituted effectively. Citing the transformation measures implemented by his successor Najib Tun Razak, Abdullah said, "For any reform to happen, the people themselves must liberalise their mindset in the first place. We can't reform until our mind is liberalised." He said this at the National Unity Forum 2010 special luncheon keynote address organised by the Centre for Public Policy Studies (CPPS), Kuala Lumpur, today.

27 Sep 2010

PM calls for global finance reforms to restore trust

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 27 — The global financial system needs to reform itself and rectify its weaknesses to restore confidence and attract long-term investment, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today.
He pointed out that investors have become risk averse due to the financial crisis, adding that the private sector needs to make new and substantial investments for the long-term to allow economic recovery to take place. “Restoring confidence in long-term investing requires reforms that address public trust through an agenda based on governance and co-ordinated among nations,” said Najib in an address delivered by his deputy Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at the World Capital Markets Symposium here today.

25 Sep 2010

MACC: Illegal sand mining may cost Malaysia RM157.7m yearly

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia stand to lose about RM157.5 million a year if illegal sand mining and smuggling are not controlled in the country.Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigations director Mustafar Ali said the country would not only lose millions of ringgit but would also suffer negative impact, if illegal sand mining and smuggling were not checked or controlled.

24 Sep 2010

Sabahans now viewed as corrupt, says veteran politician

KOTA KINABALU: There was a time when Sabah and Sabahans were held in high esteem by federal lawmakers and people in the peninsular, but the situation is different now said veteran politician Karim Ghani.
Karim, who was once a vice-president in  the now-defunct United Sabah National Organisation (Usno), said people now viewed Sabahans as ‘corrupt’.He said Usno, when it was in power in the '70s, commanded much respect in Kuala Lumpur and  Sabahans, who were considered rich at that time, and could walk with its head held high.

22 Sep 2010

At least Nazri was consistent, other Ministers should follow

Nazri has openly challenged detractors questioning his identity and priorities as a citizen and said: “And yes, I am a Malaysian first and Malay next. Does any bigot have a problem with that?”In this respect, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Nazri Abdul Aziz must be praised for his clear stand and support for Najib’s 1Malaysia. Whether Nazri is anti-Dr Mahathir (former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad) is another matter.

Y.B. DATUK NAZRI ABDUL AZIZ – STRONG SUPPORTER OF PM’S 1MALAYSIA - “TRULY A GOOD MALAYSIAN FIRST”.

Press statement by Tan Sri Datuk Robert Phang  - 22-09-2010

Nazri has openly challenged detractors questioning his identity and priorities as a citizen and said: “And yes, I am a Malaysian first and Malay next. Does any bigot have a problem with that?”In this respect, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Nazri Abdul Aziz must be praised for his clear stand and support for Najib’s 1Malaysia. Whether Nazri is anti-Dr Mahathir (former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad) is another matter. For the general good and well-being of Malaysia, we must support Nazri on the issue, giving undivided support to Najib’s 1Malaysia. Nazri is now being unfairly attacked by an Utusan Malaysia columnist who writes under the pen name Awang Selamat.

DPM wants Chinese to play greater role in country’s development

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin tonight called on the Chinese community to play a greater role in helping the government to develop the country.The Deputy Prime Minister said every community in the country has a role in determining the country’s future.“We aim to be successful in building a developed country in every aspect according to our own way and become recognised by the international community. Our success is based on the diversity of talents, skills and potential of everybody in contributing to every aspect of the nation’s development.

20 Sep 2010

Teoh inquest: 'Goodbye' message in mystery note

A note said to be deceased DAP political aide Teoh Beng Hock's 'final testament', written mainly in Chinese, has been tendered as an exhibit at the inquest into his death.Speaking to reporters during a recess, Teoh's family lawyer Gobind Singh Deo confirmed that the note is the original copy he had seen last month.
The note was found in Teoh's backpack, left in the Selangor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office on July 16 last year.


14 Sep 2010

PKA fails to strike out Kuala Dimensi’s defamation suit

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 — The High Court here today dismissed an application by Port Klang Authority (PKA) to set aside a defamation suit filed by Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd (KDSB) over the publication of a controversial auditing report of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwCAS) Advisory Services Sdn Bhd, in relation to the Port Klang Free Trade Zone (PKFZ) issue.

8 Sep 2010

3 Questions were raised during the Press Conference - 08 -09- 2010

1. If Musa affirmed there is an invisible hand by 3rd Party, which he named as KDN that they have interfered  or influenced PDRM, he should have reported it during the time when it happened while still IGP.


2. I suggest Musa to be very careful in his future statement as he may be recorded and used against him. The Rakyat expects him being a TOP COP, he should be a man of integrity and all his deeds should be transparent.

3. By his own revelations from the past few days, his action has created serious damage to the confidence by the Rakyat towards not only the PDRM but KDN too. In view of the fact that the Government under the leadership of Pak Lah, the current Prime Minister and Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin, he has been given 3 extensions.

Please be grateful.

Musa an ‘ungrateful’ outgoing IGP

Media statement by Tan Sri Datuk Robert Phang  - 08 - 09- 2010

OUTGOING Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Musa Hassan’s sudden attack on his former masters, the home ministry and politicians, for meddling in police affairs is most unbecoming as a senior civil servant – which is a very serious issue.Has he forgotten that his tenure as top cop was extended thrice by former Prime Minister Y.A.B. Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Y.A.B.Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and Y.B. Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Bin Tun Hussein.

3 Sep 2010

Social activist Phang wants LDP to return ‘to sanity’

KOTA KINABALU: Outspoken social activist Robert Phang urged the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to halt their attacks on Chief Minister Musa Aman.He said this in reaction to LDP’s declaration through its deputy president, Chin Shu Pin that the party could no longer work with Musa.LDP is a partner in the Sabah Barisan Nasional coalition."I do not wish to see LDP thrown into disarray by one man’s stupidity and short short-sightedness and irresponsible action,” said Phang.

Statement by Tan Sri Robert Phang ( 03-09-10)

Here is the article from local daily.

LDP leaders must maintain sanity :Robert Phang

KOTA KINABALU - Outspoken social activist Tan Sri Robert Phang has fervently appealed to LDP leaders to maintain their sanity and exercise a greater wisdom in handling whatever differences they have with the Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) leadership. He stressed that this is crucial towards avoiding unnecessary political instability in the State which could have a far-reaching impact on the State and its people.“I urge the LDP leaders to take into serious consideration that it is easy to ruin the current progress and prosperity that comes with stability but very difficult to repair and restore them when damage is done. Avoid creating your own pitfalls.

1 Sep 2010

Teoh inquest to continue on Sept 20

The note said to be the 'final testament' of deceased political aide Teoh Beng Hock will be tendered as evidence in the inquest into his death on Sept 20, along with a translation of the note and some notebooks. Also to be called on that day will be the investigating officer and document examiner from the Chemistry Department, Wong Kong Yau.Today, the coroner also fixed the hearing to then continue on Oct 22.

30 Aug 2010

Happy Merdeka


To All Malaysians,
We pray that almighty GOD will guide our country & bless us with harmony , safety  & well being. And also will bless  all our leaders  in Malaysia. HAPPY MERDEKA