1 Mar 2024

Robert Phang: Don’t blindly run down the unity gov’t for foreign investors are watching us closely

THE opposition needs to heed the call by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (YDPA) Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar to focus their energy on the betterment of their constituents.

Instead of focusing on attempts to oust the unity government, they should provide meaningful debates on government policy and issues of the day, according to prominent social activist and philanthropist Tan Sri Robert Phang Miow Sin (main pic, right).

“The people are now facing hard times with the cost of living continuing to go up. As this is as much a global phenomenon, lawmakers on both sides of the divide should come up with innovative ways to help the rakyst overcome their hardship,” he told FocusM.

“Instead of channelling their efforts to orchestrate the recent Dubai Move conspiracy, for examples, key leaders of the opposition should have taken time to discuss how to help ease financial burden among B40 Malaysians.”

The founder and chairman of the Social Care Foundation was commenting on Sultan Ibrahim’s royal address on Monday (Feb 26) whereby the latter advised lawmakers to cease plans to oust the national unity government outside of elections.

This came about as the Johor ruler graced the first parliamentary meeting of the year which also happens to be his first parliamentary duty since ascending the throne as the 17th YDPA on Jan 31.

The former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) advisory member further cautioned the opposition that they risk “scaring away foreign investors” by incessantly attacking Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and the unity government.

He went on to justify that only with the help of investors will there be job creation which will enable to oil the national economy, thus ensuring long-term employment and for prosperity to be passed down to all Malaysians.

For this reason, Phang wants key leaders of the opposition to ask themselves who will benefit from scaring away investors or if their action is tantamount of leaving the country in doldrums.

The 84-year-old Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation exco member therefore urged opposition MPs to stop putting their own interest first in current times of difficulty but instead find ways to promote ideas to lift the national economy and well-being of Malaysians.

“They have to realise that it is the public who elected them as their representatives in the Parliament but that does not mean that the opposition can simply promote their own agenda at the expense of the rakyat who elected them.”

In this regard, Phang hailed Sultan Ibrahim’s call which made it very clear that the Agong would not brook any attempts to trigger a premature change of government that could de-stabilise the country.

He contended that the opposition should heed such advice by playing their role of doling out constructive criticism instead of merely dishing out irresponsible statements that could hurt the country.

Like it or not, the crime fighter who is also sits on the board of a few public listed entities wants the opposition to understand that investors pay close attention to what is happening in the country before deciding whether to invest.

He added that scaring them away at this juncture is wasteful for it is akin to shooting oneself on one’s own foot.

“Politicians have to think about the future of the nation and that that of the future generation of Malaysians first instead of their own short-term interest,” added Phang. – March 1, 2024

 

Source :  https://focusmalaysia.my/robert-phang-dont-blindly-run-down-the-unity-govt-for-foreign-investors-are-watching-us-closely/

20 Feb 2024

Robert Phang: Onus on Spanco shareholders to lay to rest alleged fleet management scandal

THERE are many unanswered questions regarding how the government had awarded a contract to Spanco Sdn Bhd which prides itself as the provider of professional fleet management services to the federal government, ministries and agencies nationwide with a fleet size of over 13,000 units of concession vehicles.

As such, it imperative for the unity government to find out how the tender for the government vehicle supply, repair and maintenance project (fleet Project) was awarded to Spanco, according to prominent social activist, crime fighter and philanthropist Tan Sri Robert Phang Miow Sin (main pic, inset).

The former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) advisory member said the main priority should be for those responsible in awarding the contract to explain to the public what was their rational in extending the contract to Spanco.

“The public has the right to know and the issue cannot be swept under the carpet. It is the taxpayers’ money that is being used,” he told FocusM.

“Those responsible cannot simply shrug their shoulders and ignore their responsibility. No matter who was in-charge of awarding the contract to Spanco he must stand up and take responsibility.”

Pointing out that Spanco had been managing the government fleet project for 25 years, the 84-year-old Phang further questioned as to why only Spanco was given the project.

On Jan 20, MACC conducted a raid at the residence of a businessman holding the title Tan Sri as part of an investigation into corruption allegations related to the procurement and management of the government’s fleet of vehicles valued at RM4.5 bil.

The concession for the supply and management of government vehicles has been held by Spanco since 1993. However, an open tender was initiated after the contract expired in 2019.

Berjaya Group and Naza Sdn Bhd later formed a consortium and secured the contract through a letter of intent (LOI) in the same year.

In July last year however, Berjaya Group founder Tan Sri Vincent Tan Chee Yioun filed a lawsuit against the Finance Ministry and Spanco regarding the terminated LOI, claiming that the contract was awarded to Spanco despite their higher bid.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had recently recalled that he had consistently voiced concerns about this issue during his tenure as finance minister under the administration of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

He said he had recognised irregularities in that contract which proved detrimental to the country and disadvantaged civil servants.

Phang who is also Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation exco member went on to question as to why during the administration of Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin the LOI was cancelled and Spanco was awarded the fleet management contract.

As such, he argued that it is also imperative for Spanco shareholders to explain to the public how they manage to secure the contract after they had initially failed to get it.

“Spanco shareholders have to realise that remaining silent about the matter is not an option given the money they are being paid for the government fleet management is public money,” added the chairman of NGO Social Care Foundation. – Feb 20, 2024

Source :  https://focusmalaysia.my/robert-phang-onus-on-spanco-shareholders-to-lay-to-rest-alleged-fleet-management-scandal/

29 Jan 2024

SUPPORT NOT DEMORALISE!!!!

27th January 2024.

Tan Sri Datuk Robert Phang Miow Sin,
Justice of the Peace,
Chairman – Social Care Foundation

 

                                 SUPPORT NOT DEMORALISE!!!!

When different ministries/departments which are openly investigating into the various corruption happenings in our country, I suggest that we, the Rakyat must refrain/stop from posting remarks on the investigations, while it is being conducted.

Yes, the Rakyat must know the truth but they must also need to stay clear while the investigation is being carried out by the individual investigating bodies.  Please kindly respect the difficult challenges faced by MACC, PDRM and etc.  These investigations are being done professionally and thoroughly, without fear or favor. Outsiders, please do stop interfering and giving your unwanted comments which will jeopardize the whole investigations.

Malaysia is truly blessed with wonderful cultures and righteous citizens.  Let us throw our fullest support behind the Government of the day and trust that justice will prevail in our beautiful society. Let us move forward with this thought for the betterment of the Nation.

 

God Bless Malaysia and the Malaysians!!!!!

 

“HUMBLENESS IS GOOD VIRTUE, ARROGANCE SHALL FALL, THE MEEK WILL RULE THE WORLD”.

 

Tan Sri Datuk Robert Phang

Justice of the Peace,
EXCO Member – Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation.


16 Aug 2023

ZAHID HAMIDI – TIME TO RIDE OFF INTO THE SUNSET!!!

PRESS STATEMENT BY:-
TAN SRI DATUK ROBERT PHANG MIOW SIN.
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE.
CHAIRMAN – SOCIAL CARE FOUNDATION

               

              ZAHID HAMIDI – TIME TO RIDE OFF INTO THE SUNSET!!!

With numerous calls coming from the majority of the Rakyat, more so from the Malays, it is only wise and the correct decision for him to step down as leader of UMNO.  If Zahid has always indicated that he supports the Unity Government under YAB PM Anwar Ibrahim, he has to accept the fact that his presence is no longer required and inadvertablly he MUST be replaced under the circumstances.


Enough is enough, do not create any unnecessary negative problems which will deter foreign investors to come to Malaysia.  With the abject performance at the last 6 states elections, the dismayed outcome by UMNO has clearly indicated that the Rakyat has turned their backs on UMNO and now favor the opposition.

Zahid, the facts of life – when you are no longer needed it is a clear sign to step down and enjoy your retirement as it is also the right time to do so.

I will continue to pray for you and for you to make the right decision. God Bless You.

“HUMBLENESS IS A GOOD VIRTUE, ARROGANCE SHALL FALL AND THE MEEK WILL RULE THE WORLD”.

 

Tan Sri Datuk Robert Phang Miow Sin.
Justice of the Peace.           
 

1 Aug 2023

MOVE ON AGC – WITHOUT FEAR OR FAVOUR, THE RAKYAT IS WATCHING



The future of Zahid’s representation letters to drop the 47 charges involving Yayasan Akalbudi has been sent to AGC and to be decided by AGC decision. Leave it to the AGC and their office bearers to do the necessary.  Rightfully they will need to investigate based on facts and evidence presented.  Needless to say, this must be done without fear or favor.  This episode must be left in the hands of AGC and MACC, no outside interference at all.  So therefore I appeal to members of AGC to do your best.

As this case is being watched earnestly by the Rakyat and the world, please do not delay the decision as it is paramount important to the State Elections around the bend plus to the Rakyat.

It will be the greatest joke in the world if AGC decides to drop the charges, so, therefore, please seriously consider the repercussions.  Let the law take its own course.  Rightfully, we should not interfere at all

 

God bless us – Malaysia and Malaysians. Amen.

“HUMBLENESS IS A GOOD VIRTUE, ARROGANCE SHALL FALL AND THE MEEK WILL RULE THE WORLD”.

 

Tan Sri Datuk Robert Phang Miow Sin.
Justice of the Peace.        

 

7 Jul 2023

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK YB DATUK TIONG KING SING!!!!

6th July 2023.

PRESS STATEMENT BY:-
TAN SRI DATUK ROBERT PHANG MIOW SIN.
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE.
CHAIRMAN – SOCIAL CARE FOUNDATION
 

    KEEP UP  THE GOOD WORK YB DATUK TIONG KING SING!!!!

 

I totally disagree with those who claim MP Datuk Tiong King Sing is a political liability and should be replaced in a Cabinet reshuffle. He has proven himself beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is truly a Malaysian MP who fully cares for the well-being of the Rakyat. Other MPs had not stepped up to assist those who require assistance but he has done so. He has indirectly opened a can of worms when he rushed to KLIA to help a Chinese national requiring urgent help. In the Rakyat eyes, he is a HERO. He has walked the talk without fear or favor.

 

Yes, indeed his action can be called hasty but nonetheless, corruption is an evil seed that keeps on growing if it is not nipped in the bud.  What he has done is exposed a “CULTURE OF CORRUPTION BY A FEW OFFICIALS AND THE CHRONIC ABUSE OF POWER.  This does not favor the culprits who have gained ill-gotten riches through this illegal practice.  Let us put a stop to this cancerous habit. 

God bless us – Malaysia and Malaysians. Amen.


“HUMBLENESS IS A GOOD VIRTUE, ARROGANCE SHALL FALL AND THE MEEK WILL RULE THE WORLD”.


Tan Sri Datuk Robert Phang Miow Sin.
Justice of the Peace.           

 

20 Jun 2023

GIIB Holdings : MACC investigations are to do with subsidiary GIIB Healthcare

KUALA LUMPUR: GIIB Holdings Berhad today in response to queries from Bursa Malaysia Securities said Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission investigations which led to the remand of three of its directors were to do with a RM24,000 transaction and liabilities of subsidiary company GIIB Healthcare Products Sdn. Bhd. 

The transaction in question is to do with a RM24,000 invoice related to the sales of gloves to A2 Gloves Sdn. Bhd. by GIIB Healthcare Products Sdn. Bhd. While the liabilities refer to GIIB Healthcare's trade liability, non-trade liability and provision of liabilities in an announcement made by the company on 29 May 2023 for the Interim Quarterly Financial Results ended 31 March 2023.

"The group has obtained legal opinion and concluded the RM24,000/- transaction is legal and does not breach any laws. The group is requesting its external auditors to review the position of GIIB Healthcare Products Sdn. Bhd.'s liability as at the balance sheet date in question. On item 1 (iii) above, the Board is unable to take any action due to lack of information," the company said in its filing with Bursa Malaysia Securities. 

GIIB Holdings also clarified that directors Tai Boon Wee, Tai Qiyao and Wong Ping Kiong were all released by MACC on 2 June 2023. 

The company's share price hit a high of 14 sen today after Singapore-based HAGF Investment (I) Pte. Ltd. (HAGF) emerged as a substantial shareholder, with a 8.2 per cent interest, in the company.

HAGF is wholly owned by Hildrics Asia Growth Fund I, a Singapore-based private equity fund managed by Hildrics Capital Pte. Ltd.

As at market close today the rubber product manufacturer's shares were priced at 13 sen a share, an almost 37  per cent jump from its last closing price. Some 33.45 million shares changed hands.

The company which has had a few run-ins with MACC this year, also announced that it has appointed former MACC advisory panel member Tan Sri Datuk Robert Phang Miow Sin as group executive advisor.

Phang will advise the company's management in areas of law enforcement, communication with authorities, business networking and relations with China and other countries.

Earlier this year, MACC charged both Tai Boon Wee and Wong Ping Kiong  under Section 18 of the MACC Act for allegedly furnishing fake documents to auditor Grant Thornton Malaysia PLT.  Sessions Court has set the trial dates for the case from 15 January 2024 to 17 January 2024.

Source : https://www.nst.com.my/business/2023/06/921983/giib-holdings-macc-investigations-are-do-subsidiary-giib-healthcare%C2%A0