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.


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.