30 Dec 2010


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


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.