30 Dec 2014

New Year resolutions for all Malaysians

As we prepare to bid farewell to 2014 and to welcome 2015, we inevitably ponder over the past and hope and pray for a better year.

This year was highly eventful, with many triumphs and several tragedies. We enjoyed overall peace and stability, but we also had to face risks to our progress and sustainability as a united and progressive nation. Many of these risks were of our own making.

To succeed in 2015 and beyond, we need to resolve to firmly address some vital issues. I would therefore like to propose the following resolutions for our beloved country and people.

National unity has to be strengthened 

We have to re-dedicate ourselves to strengthening national harmony and cohesion. National unity has been seriously strained by racial and religious bigotry and extremism, especially from some irresponsible and un-Malaysian and under-qualified politicians. All true Malaysians must no longer condone extremism and bigotry by our silence.

We should also not tolerate the lack or absence of adequate counter measures and punishment of the disrupters of our peace, security and stability. Extremists must be resolutely restrained and restricted on a continuing basis, without bias . They must be isolated, ostracised and rejected now and at every future election.

Exclusiveness and supremacy must be phased out 

The growing focus since the 1980s on the exclusive development and progress for mostly the elite Malaysians, often based on privileges of birth, class, race, religion and political positions, must be phased out sooner rather than later. Otherwise, society will react.

23 Dec 2014



The Directors & Shareholders of the above mentioned companies would like to extend best SEASON’S GREETINGS to all our friends, fellow associates, relatives, very happy Christmas & fruitful, meaningful 2015 new year. 

Equally important we wish everyone good health & wellbeing. We pray for Malaysia to have better year ahead 2015 with STABILITY, HARMONY & MUHIBBAH among all the Malaysians.

Tan Sri Datuk Robert Phang Miow Sin  JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
Puan Sri Datin Wuan Swee May
Benjamin Phang
23rd December 2014

16 Dec 2014

Rosmah: Warm and soft approach works with husbands

KUALA LUMPUR: Rosmah Mansor, wife of Prime Minister Najib Razak, offered some sound advice to women in the audience when she told them to use their “secret weapons” on their husbands as it was the best way to ensure a harmonious marriage.

“We have our secret weapons, use it as best as you can for the harmony of your home.

“If husbands still don’t listen then it’s time to talk business!”, she said to an amused crowd.

Rosmah was speaking at the official launch of Wanita MCA’s Legal Advisory and Women’s Aid centre (LAWA), a suggestion of hers in March that was taken up by Wanita MCA.

During her speech, Rosmah also advised women to use a warm and soft approach when an argument arose with their other half.

She said, ”Try the soft approach first, use the powers of persuasion before coming to rash decisions.

“The first step is not to break up but to make up. If husbands don’t listen still then it’s business!”

She also said standing by their husbands was important and that she did it too in her capacity as wife to the prime minister.

“I am sure men are not so boisterous, be with them when they need you – like I do.”

Rosmah also advocated the practice of give and take, telling the wives present not to argue unnecessarily with their husbands when they were tired and not to ask too many questions or request for too many gifts.

She said, ”Don’t ask I want this and that all the time. Men really don’t like that! If he wants to buy you a gift, it’s his wish. Don’t force him!”

After her speech, Rosmah was overcome with emotion and reduced to tears when a surprise birthday cake was wheeled out for her in honour of her birthday six days ago.

The cake was presented by Wanita MCA while Deputy Minister of Women, Family And Community Development Heng Seai Kie and many others showered her with bouquets of flowers and well wishes.

Social Care Foundation chairman Robert Phang who was present at the event, donated RM50,000 to the centre.

LAWA is the first ever centre of its kind to give legal aid for abused women in Malaysia and was initiated following the rising cases of abuse according to PDRM’s latest statistics.

Source :http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2014/12/16/rosmah-use-your-secrets-weapons-on-your-husbands/

10 Dec 2014

Robert Phang to file RM50 million suit against Ong Tee Keat

Social Care Foundation chairman Tan Sri Robert Phang Miow Sin has sent a notice to Tan Sri Ong Tee Keat to withdraw a defamatory Facebook posting within seven days, or face a RM50 million defamation suit.

This comes a week after the former MCA president filed a RM12 million defamation suit against Phang. In his letter of demand, which was served to Ong and his lawyer's office yesterday through legal firm SN Nair & Partners, Phang said Ong defamed him in June this year through a Facebook posting regarding the latter's absence from Phang's birthday party.

Phang contended that the article, in Chinese, had defamed him, implying that he was unreasonable, immature and unprincipled. It also gave the impression that Phang was not a God-fearing Christian, is of barmy and unsound mind, had a habit of belittling others and losing his temper over trivial matters.

Stressing that the posting was false and uncalled for, Phang said it exposed him to public scorn and hatred, and distorted his public image. Additionally, it has caused him considerable distress and embarrassment.

 He wanted Ong to immediately retract and remove the posting and publish an apology in the newspapers. He also sought an undertaking from Ong not to repeat the same allegations.

Ong has seven days, from yesterday, to reply, failing which he will initiate the suit. Early this month, Ong filed a RM12 million defamation suit against Phang for maliciously injuring his reputation repeatedly in the local Chinese media.

Ong said he decided to go to court after Phang refused to retract his press statements, which contained defamatory remarks, and tender an apology. Ong, who filed the suit at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on December 2, is claiming RM8 million in general damages and another RM4 million in aggravated damages. – December 10, 2014.

Source : http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/robert-phang-to-file-rm50-million-suit-against-ong-tee-keat#sthash.hSNIqlAu.dpuf

5 Dec 2014



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Chinese Press Articles - 05-12-2014

2 Dec 2014

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(2-12-2014)各 华文报国内新闻

Ex-IGP Musa brought to his knees by a Civil Society Crusader

"A moment comes... when the soul of nation long suppressed finds utterance . " - J.Nehru

COMMENT: It takes a civil society crusader like Tan Sri Robert Phang to bring this former Inspector-General of Police to his knees. I congratulate my Tan Sri friend for taking on this arrogant former top cop who thought he could act with impunity. You may recall that Tan Sri Musa Hassan tried to fix Dato Ramli Yusuff and his lawyer Rosli Dahlan. He was also the well known mattress carrier in Anwar Ibrahim’s Sodomy 1 Case in 1998.

I wonder what happened to his political bosses when their ward and stooge was in trouble. They did the most obvious, and not unexpected, thing, and that is they stayed out of the fray. They did not move a finger to assist him. Even the A-G deserted him.This should be a lesson to all individuals now in high office. They should act to uphold the Rule of Law and perform their duties in a very professional manner.

People like the Attorney-General and the MACC Chief Commissioner should also take note that no one is above the Law. For this reason, I look forward to the outcome of  the Rosli Dahlan vs The Four Tan Sris case. Justice is slow in coming and when it does, it does come with a big bang.–Din Merican

Source : http://dinmerican.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/ex-igp-musa-brought-to-his-knees-by-a-civil-society-crusader/

Kes saman Phang terhadap Musa selesai

SHAH ALAM 1 Dis. – Kes saman antara bekas anggota Majlis Penasihat Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM), Tan Sri Robert Phang dengan Tan Sri Musa Hassan berjaya diselesaikan di Mahkamah Tinggi di sini hari ini selepas bekas Ketua Polis Negara itu membacakan draf penghakiman persetujuan yang telah dicapai.

Penyelesaian penuh kes tersebut direkodkan oleh Pesuruhjaya Kehakiman, Datuk Rozana Ali Yusoff dengan kehadiran Musa yang diwakili peguam Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Abd. Rahman dan Datuk Rabinder Singh manakala Phang diwakili peguam Sankara Nair dan K. Muralidharan.

Draf penghakiman yang dipersetujui itu, mengandungi dua terma iaitu Musa bersetuju membacakan di mahkamah terbuka permohonan maaf beliau selain bersetuju membayar kos guaman sebanyak RM10,000 kepada Phang.

Musa mengakui dan menyesali kenyataan yang telah dibuatnya itu. Phang selaku pihak plaintif memfailkan saman tersebut pada 4 Januari 2013 dengan mendakwa Musa yang dinamakan sebagai pihak defendan telah memfitnahnya dalam sidang akhbar Pasukan Bertindak Pemantau Jenayah Malaysia (MyWatch) pada 10 Disember 2012.

Phang yang juga Pengerusi Social Care Foundation mendakwa, Musa yang dinamakan sebagai defendan, pada majlis itu telah mengeluarkan kata-kata plaintif sebagai seorang yang tidak jujur, tidak boleh dipercayai dan tidak beretika. Musa turut didakwa mengeluarkan kenyataan plaintif sebagai seorang pembohong, korup, telah melakukan kesalahan jenayah yang boleh dihukum penjara dan mempunyai kecenderungan mengganggu perjalanan serta pentadbiran Polis Diraja Malaysia dan pihak berkuasa yang lain.

Source : http://www.utusan.com.my/berita/mahkamah/kes-saman-phang-terhadap-musa-selesai-1.31669

1 Dec 2014

Ex-IGP Musa apologises to settle suit

Chinese Article - 01-12-2014

Ex-IGP Musa apologises to former MACC adviser

Former inspector­general of police Musa Hassan today apologised to former Malaysian Anti­Corruption Commission (MACC) adviser Robert Phang as the duo settled Phang’s defamation suit against Musa.

Musa read out his apology at the Shah Alam High Court today and agreed to pay RM10,000 in costs over accusations of abuse of power which Musa made against Phang in a press conference in 2012.

“I admit that the statements were defamatory of the plaintiff and fully regret the statements,” Musa said in his apology.

Musa had accused Phang of transferring a senior police officer using his influence in order to speed up the deployment of a project backed by him.

This is the second time in two years that Musa has had to tender an apology in court over statements made in the same press conference in later 2012.

Last year, he had to apologise to former Commercial Crimes Investigation Department (CID) chief Ramli Yusuff, also at the Shah Alam High Court, for claiming that political figures were backing Ramli in Ramli’s war of words with Musa.

In 2012, upon joining crimewatch NGO MyWatch, he made a raft of allegations in his maiden press conference, and the allegations were later termed as ‘copgate’.

Phang, in an immediate response, said that he felt “vindicated” by the apology.

“Let this serve as a lesson to all ­ that it does not pay to libel anyone. Reputation is a very hard­earned commodity and the preservation is arduous and tortuous,” Phang said.

Lawyers Sankara Nair, Muralidharan Kalidass and Lee Wing Hong acted as counsel for Phang, while Abdul Aziz Abd Rahman, Rabinder Singh, and S Selvarajah represented Musa.

Justice Rozana Ali Yusoff presided.

Source : http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/282129

Ex-IGP Musa apologises to settle suit

SHAH ALAM: Former IGP Musa Hassan today apologised in the Shah Alam High Court to former MACC adviser Robert Phang to settle a defamation suit.

Phang filed the suit in January 2013, saying Musa, on December 10, 2012, had defamed him by insinuating that he had links in the underworld and had interfered in the workings of the police force.

The defamatory statements were made during a press conference organised by the MyWatch anti-crime organisation and published in FMT and social networking sites.

“I admit that the statements were defamatory of the plaintiff and fully regret the statements,” Musa said in court.

“Accordingy, I retract the entire statement made by me against the plaintiff and undertake not to utter or publish any defamatory statement against the plaintiff in future.”

Musa also agreed to pay RM10,000 in costs.

Source : http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2014/12/01/ex-igp-musa-apologises-to-settle-suit/

17 Nov 2014

Mum finds cure for ailing daughter through the Net

KOTA KINABALU: It’s a small world after all, as evidenced by a mother who searched for help on the Internet to heal her sickly daughter.

Within a week of posting her predicament on social media, self-employed Annette Edward, 35, was contacted by the Social Care Foundation Malaysia (SCFM) which then referred her daughter’s case to the Taipei Medical University Hospital.

“When my daughter Ainsley Yap was three, she would get sick very often with fever, cough, flu and so on,” she said.

Various trips to the doctors eventually led to a diagnosis of persistent ductus arteriosus or a congenital disorder of the heart, and an operation was needed immediately.

But the waiting list was rather long if the operation were to be carried out here, Edward said.

“So I asked for help on Facebook and word-of-mouth. That was when someone saw my postings and introduced me to SCFM.”

“They looked at my case and referred my daughter to the Taipei Medical University Hospital which provides charity services.”

“Within a week, we were all set for Ainsley’s surgery in Taipei. Everything happened so fast. Before we knew it, the hole in her heart was sealed last month,” said the happy mother of one.

Ainsley, now four, is doing all sorts of activities which she could not do last year, Edward said when met at the signing of the Memorandum of Under­standing between the Taipei Medical University Hospital and SCFM yesterday.

Edward is among four beneficiaries from Sabah who were accepted by the charity programme this year.

SCFM founder and chairman Tan Sri Robert Phang said yesterday that the MoU would benefit more patients.

The Taipei Medical University Hospital superintendent Chen Tzen Wen said the hospital was willing to help those in need as part of its social responsibility.

They have funds for 10 patients each year from Malaysia.

Source : http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/11/15/Mum-finds-cure-for-ailing-daughter-through-the-Net/

31 Oct 2014

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AG’s statement on Bible-burning boggles the mind

The recent public statement by the Attorney-General giving his reasons for not prosecuting Ibrahim Ali for sedition has not in any way allayed the discontent of many people including even a cabinet minister.

They cannot understand, and rightly so, why this man is being protected from prosecution.

On the contrary the reasons given by the AG is nothing but mitigation for the man whose outburst was a call to Muslims in this country to commit a serious crime under the Penal Code.

If indeed the story given in the AG’s Statement is true that there was an attempt by a non-Muslim student to distribute Bibles to students including Muslim students, the AG should know very well that if the act constituted an offence, it was an offence by the student or students concerned.

The offence does not extend to the Bible or to the millions of people in Malaysia who use the Bible as their holy book.

Would not those millions of Christians be troubled and offended by the call of that man to seize and burn Bibles? 

Does not such a call constitute a “seditious tendency… to promote ill will and hostility between different races or classes of the population of Malaysia” within the meaning of Section 3 of the Sedition Act?

It was reported in a news portal on October 27 that Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said, “It is up to the Attorney-General. 

My personal opinion is when one says they want to burn the holy book of another, that is seditious.”

The AG gave two reasons why he chose not to prosecute Ibrahim. One was that, taken in its overall context, the man’s call to seize and burn Bibles did not have a seditious tendency.

The other was that the man had “no intention to offend or to provoke”. Both those reasons are flawed in law because they are not defences recognised by the Sedition Act.

On the contrary Section 3(3) of the Act has made it abundantly clear that “intention” (however good) of the person uttering the statement, is irrelevant if the statement has a seditious tendency.

It boggles my mind how the AG could excuse the man on grounds of his good intention when the law says otherwise.

It also boggles my mind how burning the Bible would defend the sanctity of the Islamic religion.

In such a prima facie blatant case of sedition as this, the AG would have done well to let the court decide if Ibrahim was entitled to the defence of “context” and “intention” as given by him.

Now, what about the many others who in a swoop, were recently charged for sedition? 

Were the considerations of “context” and “intention”, even though not valid considerations, not applied to them also before they were charged?

I think not.

Stanley Isaacs is the former Head of Prosecution, Attorney-General’s Chambers Malaysia.

Source : http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/highlight/2014/10/31/ags-statement-on-bible-burning-boggles-the-mind/

Ex-chief prosecutor slams AGC's ‘burn bible’ reply

The justifications given by the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) for not prosecuting Perkasa chief Ibrahim Ali over his threat to burn bibles does not hold water, said a former AGC prosecution chief.

Stanley Isaac, who was AGC head of prosecution, said that the reasoning that the call had no seditious tendency or that Ibrahim had no intention to provoke are “flawed in law”.

He said that Section 3(3) of the Sedition Act makes it clear that intention is “irrelevant” if the statement has seditious tendency.

“It boggles my mind how the AG could excuse the man on grounds of his good intention when the law says otherwise.

“It also boggles my mind how burning the bible would defend the sancity of the Islamic religion,” he said in an email to Malaysiakini.

Isaac said that with the prima facie “blatant” in this case, Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail (left)should have let the court decide if Ibrahim’s defence of “context” and “intention” stands.

He added that reasons given were just “mitigation” and not reasons not to prosecute.

Further, he said, clearing Ibrahim because of these two factors also calls to question the other sedition charges, where context and intention were not considered.

The AGC had justified not charging Ibrahim for threatening to burn the Malay-language Bible by saying he did not intend to cause disharmony and was only defending Islam.

It also noted that Ibrahim had said this in response to claims that Muslim students at a school in Penang were given the holy books.

In his own defence, Ibrahim said he was only making the call to burn the holy books to Muslim parents’ whose children were given the bibles.

Meanwhile, Isaac said Ibrahim’s call is a call to Muslims to “commit a serious crime under the Penal Code”.

Even if the claim of distribution of bibles to Muslim student is true, he said, the offence lies with the distributor of the books and not the books themselves or others who use the book for their worship.

“Would not those millions of Christians be troubled and offended by the call of that man to seize and burn bibles?

“Does such a call not constitute a "seditious tendency to promote ill will and hostility between different races or classes of the population of Malaysia" within the meaning of Section 3 of the Sedition Act?” asked Isaac.

Source : http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/279082