DAP against corruption: What about Ronnie Liu?

Tee Boon Hock with DAP Klang MP Charles Santiago

Chinese Chauvinist DAP this evening announced the expulsion of  Klang municipal council member Tee Boon Hock for abuse of power, by using State Government Exco letterhead for the benefits of his cronies.

Published: Saturday July 31, 2010 MYT 7:45:00 PM
Updated: Saturday July 31, 2010 MYT 7:56:47 PM

DAP sacks Klang municipal councillor Tee Boon Hock

By WANI MUTHIAH

KLANG: DAP has sacked Klang municipal councillor Tee Boon Hock, who allegedly misused a Selangor exco member’s letterhead to secure contracts for his cronies, from the party, sources said.

Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim had asked him to go on leave, pending the outcome of a state government investigation into the allegations.

Tee has denied all the allegations.

On July 27, The Star reported that a municipal councillor had allegedly used a state exco member’s official letterhead and seal by writing his own letters of support to obtain contracts for his cronies and a family member.

It is alleged that the councillor, a DAP veteran, had secured contracts worth more than RM1mil for 20 companies from the council where he had been serving since July 2008.

Although the man — who has strong party connections — has no access to the exco member’s office now, he has, however, been reappointed as a councillor for a third term.

The councillor sits on several important committees — including the tender board — at the council, one of the biggest in the state.

Exco member Ronnie Liu has confirmed that his letterhead had been misused and that the local councillor was now being investigated by the party.

However, members claimed internal action was “not enough”.

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Few says ago, Tee went on national TV denying the allegations and threatened to sue the report. Apparently, Tee did what he denied on air.

The question now looms; is the expulsion adequate? Will the Pakatan Rakyat Selangor State Government do the right thing and report the matter to the MACC, so that formal investigations are being carried out and if there is a case, the perpetrators be charged in court?

Many people believed that Tee is just a small fry in the web of corrupt practices amongst Pakatan Rakyat leaders in Selangor, now dubbed ‘Pakatan Rasuah’. So many believed that the expulsion of Tee is just a cover up. The bigger fish is DAP State Exco Ronnie Liu, who is Tee’s boss.

Ronnie Liu

Liu is a name that consistently crops up whenever the issue of why political aide Teoh Beng Hock died, right after the interview with MACC a year ago. A lot of contracts which trails lead to Liu was uncovered upon Teoh’s demise. In fact, the manner of how Liu reacted when Teoh’s body was taken for autopsy at Klang Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital illustrated on how he is seen to be ‘trying to cover something up’.

Suddenly, anonymous blog ‘Truth for Teoh Beng Hock’ becomes very credible, although it stopped posting.

The recent sand mining operations by Kumpulan Semesta Sdn Bhd is a good illlustration of a State Government cover up. The amount of sand being extracted from the ground compared to the proceeds that the Selangor State Government really got, the KSSB scheme and how the company monopolise the sand mining operations in the state and where all the sand went because of the sheer volume extracted did not commenurate any huge construction projects (which include land reclamation) lead pointing towards the cover-ups.

The MACC should investigate not only Tee’s case but also Liu. The focus should be on contracts issued, new license for ‘massage parlours and karaokes’ increase since Pakatan Rakyat took over and of course, on illegal factories growth and non action against them.

Selangor Rakyat have been short changed with all these corrupt and organised-crimes-protected-by-State-Government far too long. They should know who they voted in on 8 March 2008.

Published in: on July 31, 2010 at 20:38  Comments (8)  

Investigate Riong Kali for criminally defaming PM Najib

Damning photo all over the blogs of Riong Kali 'bottoms up', first appeared in BigDogDotCom on 19 April 2008

Malay NGO Perkasa High Council member Zaid Mr Arip called for the Federal Government to initiate an investigation against rogue-former-NST-Supremo Kalimullah “Riong Kali” Hassan under attempt to criminally defame Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak.

Free Malaysia Today reports:

TUE, 27 JUL 2010 10:59
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By Qayum Rahman

KUALA LUMPUR: Perkasa has urged the government to investigate claims by veteran journalist and businessman Kalimullah Hassan that the murder of Mongolian translator Altantuya Shaariibuu using a C4 bomb in 2006 involved Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak.

Perkasa supreme council member Zahid Mat Arip said “the claims by Kalimullah were published in the newsportal The Malaysian Insider”.

“The allegations are malicious lies and aimed at toppling Najib.”

“Kalimullah had published the news before the police began investigations into the case which had tarnished Najib’s image.

‘I am convinced that he (Kalimullah) had an agenda to topple Najib who at that time was the Defence Minister,” he told FMT.

He said the “investigation against Kalimullah must be carried out based on the articles which were published.”

He said the articles were aimed at confusing the people and discrediting the credibility of a national leader.

According to him, Kalimullah had acted in this manner “to aid another party” who wished to divert public attention.

Zahid also questioned the millions of ringgit worth of contracts awarded to Kalimullah’s company by the Internal Revenue Board (IRB).

“The IRB contract has also raised doubts and the board must explain its decision,” he said.

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His Malaysian Insider news portal had been actively insinuating PM Najib had something to do of even knowledge of the murder of the Mongolian woman Altantuyaa Shaariibuu, just by association. One of the originial suspect who was brought to be charged at Shah Alam High Court is Abdul Razak Baginda, once a strategic adviser to then Minister of Defense.

The news portal is ‘in sync’ with rogue-blogger Raja Petra “Compulsive Liar” Kamaruddin, who have been consistently pointing the figure of the murder to PM Najib and wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor. The relationship between Riong Kali and Raja Petra was highlighted when mainstream news carried stories about Riong Kali partly finance Raja Petra’s stay in London, whilst running away from Malaysian law and the trial that already started against the rogue-blogger.

All of these is part of partyless-Opposition-Leader Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim’s strategic plan to demonise the credibility of PM Najib, as far back as the April 2007 Ijok by-election with unsubstantiated allegations that Shariibuu was murdered in November 2006 to cover the truth about the corruption surrounds the acquisition of the Scorpene submarines and Sukhoi Su 30 MKM deals.

It was imperative for Anwar to strategically demonise the credibility of then DPM Najib in his plan to assume power through deceit and eventually anarchy (when all fails) as then PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s credbility and integrity as the Prime Minister already waning and he was leading UMNO and BN sliding further down. Najib was then the only glimmer of hope to UMNO and BN to regain its confidence as the ‘Champion of the People’.

Very little attacks were lashed by either mainstream Opposition Leaders such as PAS President Hadi Awang, PAS Spiritual Leader Nik Aziz Nik Mat, PAS attack-dog Mahfudz Omar, DAP Supremo Lim Kit Siang, DAP Chairman Karpal Singh, DAP Secretary General Lim Guan Eng and Anwar’s closests aides Azmin Ali, Ezam Md Noor and PKR personalities like Khalid Ibrahim against PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah but instead mounting and intensified manuvres against PM Najib were becoming more prominent.

Of course portals like Malaysia Today and Malaysian Insider compounded to the attempt to demonise PM Najib’s position in the minds of the average Malaysians, even with assistance of foreign media. At that time, Riong Kali was still very much in control of NST. For all intent and purpose, he served his ‘foreign’ masters.

It is time that Riong Kali be investigated thoroughly. Many still firmly believed that he is acting on behalf of a pseudo-super-power in the region and had been ‘selling wholesale Malaysia away to the enemy’.

Published in: on July 31, 2010 at 09:05  Comments (7)