29 Sep 2010


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.


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.