Kali, thani?

I saw a series of Kalimullah “Riong Kali” Hassan’s tweets this evening. I must say, I was not surprised at all.

These were earlier:

Then, the were these tweets during the Hari Raya Aidil Fitri season about a month ago:

These tweets came from a man who PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah calls as ‘personal dear friend’ and ascended him to the Deputy Chairman of NSTP Group with editorial powers back in 2004. Riong Kali managed to get himself to a position in ECM Libra, after some of former Hong Leong Securities took it over from Khazanah Holdings. He maximised his association and clout with PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah, closely alongside with the infamous ‘unemployed’ but dubbed “Most powerful twenty eight year old” by Joceline Tan of The Star in 2005 Khairy Jamaluddin  to ‘take over’ then the four times larger financial institution Avenue Capital Resources Bhd.

The highly irregular ‘take over’ qualified ECM Libra (then known as ECM Libra-Avenue) for a universal stockbroking license from the authorities. That made what ECM Libra is today, a boutique investment bank. They are now ‘advisers’ for DAP controlled Penang State Government. His relationship with Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng is so close, they both tried to get control of Penang based developer E&O. It makes sense to Lim because Riong Kali and ECM Libra is now a ‘DAP friendly financial institution’. It is believed that they both had dinner with Mrs Lee Hsien Loong, who is also Temasek CEO.

Riong Kali was also the founding Chairman of AirAsia X. Obviously, he was grossly enriched during PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdulllah’s time. The financial muscle and clout now spilled over to where Riong Kali is today. He is still the Chairman of ECM Libra. Even his one time partner-in-crime Rembau MP YB Khairy Jamaluddin admitted openly so.

How Roing Kali stoop this low in a micro-blogging and depict himself as a ‘DAP Cybertrooper’ could also be explained how he i allergic to blogs. As then the Mighty Riong Kali of NSTP, took two renown SOPO bloggers Rocky and Jeff Ooi to court because they called him a ‘liar’. In the actual fact he did lie, using his column in NST about Tun Dr Mahathir’s and PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah’s very brief meeting in Tokyo and this was ‘the most legendary thing he did when he was the NSTP bosss’. It was the blogs again who denied him the Penang prized jewel E&O when the general offer he sought, did not happen.

Never the less, how could someone of that stature use the social media as the twitter for these micro-blogging messages?

Riong Kali 'Happy Hours': "Bottoms up!" Two of the power-crazy blokes who sued Rocky & Jeff in January 2007

Probably, he was intoxicated when he was touch-screen happy with all these tweets. Otherwise how could all these voracious tweets be justified from a Chairman of an investment bank who was the Deputy Chairman of NSTP Group, a very close friend and personal speech writer to then the Fifth Prime Minister. He also proclaimed that he is a ‘true Malaysian‘.

Then again, in certain quarters Riong Kali is also known for this. Would he admit if he was challenged, about his thani habit?

Published in: on October 20, 2011 at 01:15  Comments (12)