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.

Wee's tweet is also misleading, to say the least, and littered with inaccuracies.
For one, he is displaying disrespect to the prime minister who recommended the appointment of Phang to the MACC panel and endorsed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
By belittling Phang as only a sub-committee member is not only inaccurate, Wee is insulting Phang with malice and is therefore defamatory.

Phang has to date displayed publicly without fear or favour in the fight against graft, sometimes even critical of the MACC.

This is expected of anyone appointed to the MACC panel. The appointees should not just sit pretty as puppets as this will affect the integrity of the MACC panel.

Secondly, Phang commented on Wee's case not on a personal basis but as a MACC panel member befitting his appointment.

He commented on a case lodged by DAP's Seremban MP John Fernandez. Why is Wee being so personal with Phang?

According to a Bernama report published by Star online on March 8, Fernandez alleged Wee was linked to the multi- billion-ringgit Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) scandal.

Fernandez had called for Wee to be investigated by the MACC, saying a check showed that he still owned almost half of Hijau Sekitar Sdn Bhd which conducted a study to develop the land next to the PKFZ.

He had submitted a five-page report to the MACC together with an appendix of almost 200 pages, adding that a search with the Companies Commission of Malaysia had also revealed that Wee held 49,998 shares in Hijau Sekitar. Last Dec 24, Wee said Hijau Sekitar provided consultancy work on Port Klang but denied any link to the controversial PKFZ project.

Wee's Hijau Sekitar, together with four other firms, were appointed by Wijaya Baru Sdn Bhd to conduct a study titled “Conceptual Design and Feasibility Study on the Need for Port Development in Port Klang”.

Wijaya Baru Holdings Sdn Bhd is the parent company of Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd (KDSB) which developed the billion- ringgit PKFZ project. Bintulu MP Tiong King Sing is the chief executive officer of KDSB.

Thirdly, Wee's tweet is misleading because the PKFZ probe is ongoing and thus he is trying to give the impression that he has been cleared of everything.

Are there any other issues or cases pending? Time will reveal all

Source : http://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/150995

1 comment:

Alex said...

Wee truly is childish and not befitting a minister, pls do not vote for such arrogant and ungrateful character. He is doom to fail and lose the next election. As for u my Tan Sri, pls continue to fight and struggle for our beloved country . Just ignore this little wee's minor outburst . Chua soi Lek, from a fellow teo chew pls remove wee from yr list if you want my vote.