After Tokong led his worshippers to sign the MACC’s anti-corruption pledge to show that Pulau Pinang is serious in getting rid of corrupt office-holders, the pledge was followed by a series of actions to show their resolve.
First, an illegal factory producing carbon filters was raided by authorities today.
The multi agencies team lead by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) went to the factory, which is located in an oil palm estate near Sungai Lembu at about 10.15am.
Other agencies in the integrated operation were Inland Revenue Board, Immigration Department and Department of Environment.
Sources from MACC revealed that the commission also seized some documents related to the illegal factory at the Seberang Prai Municipal Council headquarters in Bandar Perda.
Another team of MACC officers stormed the 53rd floor of the state administration office at about 11.30am.
MACC officers were seen entering the office of state Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh.
The raid is believed to be a follow-up to the MACC’s investigations into the illegal factory in Kampung Sungai Lembu.
Tokong must be absolutely pleased that the MACC is helping him with his corruption-free pledge. The Tokong is also in the process of getting himself rid from the Pulau Pinang government to ensure the island’s government remains free from corrupted officials.
Meanwhile Phee Boon Poh who was very arrogant when confronted with the PPS issue showed a different body lamguage after the raid. It must be his corruption-free stance.
Thank you, Tokong for signing the pledge, and thank you MACC for helping him.
Between 2008 and 2010, the number of registered drug addicts in Pulau Pinang increased from 1,622 in 2008 to 3,753 in 2010.
Tokong’s Political Secretary Wong Hon Wai must have been smoking something when he told reporters yesterday that Pulau Pinang has better anti-corruption initiatives than that of the MACC. Probably, he has been breathing the same air as the Tokong for far too long and has become as delusional, or psychopathic, as the Tokong has.
He said that since 2008, when DAP first came to power in Penang, it had adopted 10 initiatives to show its commitment to be a corruption-free state. They include:
Selling off government land in exchange for the opportunity for an under-priced purchase of a bungalow on Jalan Pinhorn by Tokong…okay, it has no swimming pool;
Award projects to a company that has a paid-up capital 1,900 percent below the level stated in the government guideline;
Allowing the Chief Minister to practice corruption and have him charged in court for graft;
Pay a company 400 times more than the scheduled fees according to the Board of Engineers for a feasibility study.
Construct the 19.5km Penang Island Link 1 (PIL-1) at RM7.5 billion, or RM385 million per km;
Increase water tariffs several times since coming into power in 2008 to cover the 500 percent increase in the State Government’s annual operating expenditure;
Allowing Kumpulan PDC Pulau Pinang (Penang Development Corporation) to register a pre-tax loss of RM17.18 million in 2015 despite selling off RM1.94 billion worth of government land since 2008;
Pulau Pinang’s only affordable housing project gets planning approval from Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang within 233 days; the Federal Government’s affordable housing project gets its planning approval from the MBPP in 516 days; yet a luxury condominium project built on a former government land given as payment to the company that has been awarded the Penang Tunnel project had its approval done by MBPP in just EIGHT (8) DAYS;
The Klang Valley’s 37km LRT3 project which includes 2km of tunnel costs RM9 billion, or RM243 million per km. Yet Pulau Pinang’s 30km LRT cost is at RM8.4 billion or RM280 million per km. This went up by RM1.4 billion from the previous year;
Suing every journalist that questions or highlight the lack of integrity of the Pulau Pinang State Government.
So, if the standard of anti-corruption in Pulau Pinang is higher, then Wong Hon Wai should just tell the state government to sign the MACC’s pledge because there should not be any compliance issue.
Monkeys jump easily. Especially pet monkeys. This includes the ones kept by the Tokong to pick coconuts and lice for him.
Today one such pet jumped when the MACC asked for the Pakatan and Opposition states to take an anti-corruption pledge.
In a opposition-leaning Malaysiakini report, Saifuddin who is Tokong’s adviser on God-knows-what chastised the direction in which Dzulkifli Ahmad is leading the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), questioning if he was out to become a politician or celebrity.
“What the country needs is a MACC chief who is effective and substantive, not a celebrity,” said Tokong’s pet. “People did not want public relation exercises in the form of pledges.”
Tokong’s pet was responding to MACC Chief Dzulkifli Ahmad’s push for Penang, Selangor and Kelantan to sign MACC’s anti-corruption pledge.
It also questioned that despite MACC’s apparent blitz against those involved in corruption, how many had actually been convicted.
We know he is as eager as we are to know the verdict of Tokong’s corruption case.
The Menteri Besar of Selangor Azmin Ali also brushed aside Dzulkifli’s push for the pledge to be signed.
Azmin said Selangor had its own way in dealing with integrity and corruption issues which is why Teoh Beng Hock had to be silenced and various reports on corruption against Azmin’s administration have been made by PKR.’s own members.
While Tokong’s pet was busy criticising the MACC’s effort to combat corruption, the MACC raided the FELDA Investment Corporation office and seized some documents to investigate alleged corruption activities involving the senior management of the GLC.
In three days time the Sungai Buloh to Kajang (SBK) line of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) will come into operation. Works Package Contractors that have won the contract to construct the respective packages on the Sungai Buloh – Serdang – Putrajaya (SSP) of the MRT will commence their works there in full swing. The Project Delivery Partner as well as the Supervising Consultants (PDP/SC) will complete the handover of construction-related documents to MRT Corp. All that will be left of the PDP/SC are those overseeing the warranty period.
A project envisioned to help millions of the Klang Valley’s urban and suburban commuters get from one point to another easier will now bear fruit. Every day, tens of thousands of workers from as far as Senawang, Tanjung Malim and Pelabuhan Klang, can take the KTM Komuter and work or find work in places like Kota Damansara, Mutiara Damansara, TTDI, Pusat Bandar Damansara, and Cheras without having to switch to buses or taxi, or drive all the way to their destination.
The MRT anticipates a drop of 160,000 cars enterng Kuala Lumpur and its surrounding areas daily. The only thing that would prove to fail the statement would be our own attitude towards public transport.
This article may come at a point when things related to a recent hoo-haa have begun to die down. Nevertheless, I had to do some checking before writing this post.
The first hoo-haa is related to the claim of having 160,000 lesser cars entering Kuala Lumpur etc. Many ridicule the statement and ask if MRT Corp has 160,000 parking bays or more. I sometimes wonder if there is anything at all inside the cavity in between their ears.
While the MRT has several Multi-Storey Park and Ride (MSPR) complexes, the idea of having the MRT is for commuters to leave their vehicles at home, not to worry about the “escalating cost of fuel and living,” get on board the feeder buses to the nearest MRT station to get to work.
Previously, someone living in Tanjung Malim working in Kota Damansara’s Sunway Giza for example, would have to take the KTM Komuter and alight at Sungai Buloh, then take either a bus or a taxi to get to office while spending time in traffic. Now, all he or she has to do is to alight the KTM Komuter at Sungai Buloh and get on one of the MRT trains and alight at the Surian station and take a MRT feeder bus if the last mile is a bit far for walking. Commuters now have access to jobs at places they previously would not consider because it may involve relocating the family.
The next hoo-haa involves the recent visit by Najib Razak and family, and a few selected social media influencers. There was a claim that passengers were pushed back by Prasarana officials from the front of the coach to the rear. I find this amusing to say the least. To understand why I laughed at this claim, you must understand the current phase of the MRT service.
Phase one of the MRT SBK line commences at the Sungai Buloh station, passes Kampung Selamat in Sungai Buloh, Kwasa Damansara, Kwasa Sentral, Kota Damansara, Surian (Sunway Giza), Mutiara Damansara (IKEA), Bandar Utama (One Utama), TTDI (near GLO and KPJ Damansara), Phileo (Section 16/Eastin Hotel), Pusar Bandar Damansara, and terminates at Semantan (until Sunday 16 July 2017).
The Prime Minister and his entourage boarded the train at the Pusat Bandar Damansara station AFTER office hours. At one station before that (Phileo), Prasarana had cleared the front portion of the train.
You must understand several more things – each train has the capacity to transport 1,200 commuters, three times the number each LRT train can carry. Each train has four coaches. Every day after office, more commuters take the Sungai Buloh-bound train than the one going to Semantan. I asked staff from Prasarana and MRT Corp, as well as the Special Branch officers who were there that day, all of them put the number of commuters headed towards Semantan station that day at “ten or less.” I would concur as I have taken this route at this very time.
The “push back” which obviously was for security reasons, involved getting those on board to clear the area in the vicinity of the first door only. One official who entered through the third door said, “There were about ten people or less who were seated near the second door. They got off at the last station.”
So, it was not like hundreds of people were pushed back to the fourth coach, but just ten people or less in a train with the capacity to carry 1,200. How far back do you think did they have to go?
“Passengers were asked to move to the back of the train.” Pathetic bitch.
And this was all caused by Malaysiakini’s (as usual) absence of journalistic ethics, reporting only half-truths, inciting people to hate anything not controlled by the DAP. Of course, they have the KPI set by the NED to meet to guarantee operating funds.
Hot on the DAP heels again after catching them with their pants down lying about the tunnel consultancy fees. Now, we go back to the question of the validity of the CEC.
The DAP’s illegal CEC knew since April 2013 that they were appointed illegally according to their own party constitution and could therefore not be recognised by the Registrar of Societies. Here is a copy of the letter from the RoS to the Tokong.
In Paragraph 2, the RoS had already stated its reason for believing that the CEC cannot be recognised by the DAP as the manner in which the members were elected to the CEC contravened Clause X Item 1 of the DAP constitution. This is because the CEC included Vincent Wu who, according to the announcement made by the DAP on the 4 January 2013, was not eligible to become a member.
In Paragraph 2.2 it is also mentioned that members complained about not receiving the notice of meeting TEN weeks before the party’s national congress was held as required by Clause VIII Item 9 of the DAP constitution. This resulted in 753 delegates having their right to attend the congress denied by the party’s manahement, and denied their right to vote for the 20 CEC members.
The RoS stated in Paragraph 3.2 that the notice to the branch secretaries should have adhered to Clause VIII Item 6, while notice to the delegates should have adhered to Clause VIII Item 9 of the DAP constitution before the 15 December 2012 national congress. Therefore, in order for the RoS to recognise the legitimacy both Clauses mentioned would have to be fully complied with before a fresh congress and election could be held.
In the last paragraph, the DAP was given a stern reminder by the RoS to comply with all the requirements of the RoS which were based on the DAP’s own party constitution, failing which the RoS could take action to de-register the party as provided for via Section 13 of the Societies Act, 1966. In waiting for compliance, the RoS refused to recognise the legitimacy of the CEC formed after the 15 December 2012 national congress.
And what has the DAP done to comply with its own party constitution as required by the RoS since then?
DAP members should put the blame on only the Tokong and his brutes in the CEC that is not only illegal, but also a farce and a sham.
As anticipated, the Tokong has announced that there is no need for a fresh CEC election despite being directed to hold one by the ROS.
In a bid to save his post and the post of his cronies, the Tokong said that the DAP will meet with the ROS to discuss the issue.
Four years have gone by with the DAP ignoring and even threatening court action against the ROS. This meeting will be just another repeat of his show of arrogance to a government agency.
What will follow this planned meeting would be more roadshows claiming that the DAP CEC is being targetted by UMNO (Malay)-run government agency, more threats of kegal action and defiant rhetorics spewed.
DAP’s current run-in with the authorities is the result of what it sowed back in December 2012. By altering the CEC election results to include Malay-wannabe Christopher Ross Lim in the CEC lineup, DAP members unhappy with the management of the election lodged reports against the DAP prompting the ROS to investigate.
“The complaints were lodged by its own members who felt they had been cheated of their rightful place, so it is no use blaming anybody else for what has happened,” said Tunku Abdul Aziz, who was a former DAP vice-chairman, to reporters. “This issue is essentially a procedural matter whereby the DAP had not followed proper procedures in an election seen as flawed, unfair and unjust by their own members.”
Other former leaders have called upon the DAP to shed its arrogant ways.
Lee Guan Aik, who was unconstitutionally removed by the CEC as Kedah DAP Chairman in 2013, said the DAP should not be arrogant and stubborn.
“Just conduct the re-elections, this time with transparency so that the rights of party members are upheld,” he told reporters.
But the rights of the party members is the last thing that would be of any interest to the Tokong and his henchmen. Arrogance, too, is not new when it comes to the character that the Tokong has. The DAP is essentially a secret society that is run by a group of cronies breaching not just its own party constitution but also State and Federal laws and regulations.
Lee Guan Aik likened the comittee selected by the CEC to replace his Constitutionally-elected committee members to a kongsi gelap (triad organisation).
Tokong and his CEC are adamant NOT to hold fresh elections. In a statement it said that the “DAP firmly assert that the re-election had already been called in accordance with their directive in their letter dated July 30, 2013.”
However, a letter from the ROS to Lee Guan Aik dated 4 December 2013 reaffirming that Guan Aik is still the legal Chairman of the Kedah DAP also contains the following sentence:
“KEPUTUSAN INI DIBUAT DENGAN MENGAMBIL KIRA BAHAWA CEC DAP PADA MASA INI MASIH BELUM DIIKTIRAF OLEH JABATAN…“
This is a clear proof that as at 4 December 2013 the CEC was still an illegal body within the DAP. And what did the CEC do about it? For four years since then – ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!
The 2013 elections DID NOT use the 2012 delegates list that was used in the election that had its results changed by the CEC.
Now it cries foul when being directed yet again to comply with the ROS’s instruction.
It is now up to the DAP members themselves to decide if they still want to be led by someone who has been charged in a court of law on TWO counts of corruption.
Or maybe it is time for the Tokong to call for a snap state election now before the term ends to seek a fresh mandate to lead Pulau Pinang for another term. I am sure he has all the support, as evident in the video below.
There is nothing democratic about the Democratic Action Party (DAP).
Before the results of the party’s election on 15 December 2012 got changed because Microsoft Excel did not give the DAP a good version of the software, the Top 20 results were as follows:
Lim Kit Siang – 1,607 votes
Lim Guan Eng – 1,576 votes
Karpal Singh – 1,411 votes
Anthony Loke – 1,202 votes
Vincent Wu – 1,202 votes
Tan Kok Wai – 1.199 votes
Gobindh Sing Deo – 1,197 votes
Tony Pua – 1,162 votes
Teng Chang Khim – 1,152 votes
Fong Kui Lun – 1,137 votes
Nga Kor Ming – 1,075 votes
Chong Chieng Jen – 1,011 votes
Chong Eng – 1,006 votes
Chow Kon Yeow – 985 votes
M Kulasegaran – 984 votes
Liew Chin Tong – 984 votes
Dr Boo Cheng Hau – 958 votes
Teresa Kok – 925 votes
Teo Nie Cheng – 903 votes
Ngeh Koo Ham – 824 votes
I made note of the results as they came out and quickly blogged about it. Christopher Ross Lim, the Chinaman who goes by the Malay name Zairil Khir Johari could only muster 305 votes despite being Tokong’s closest lieutenant.
19 days later, blaming Microsoft Excel, a whole new result was published. You can see how the spreadsheet format looked different than it did the first round at the DAP’s website. Let us take a look at the results that was endorsed by Emperor Lim Kit Siang and his son the Tokong:
You can see that Christopher Ross Lim, who only managed to get 305 votes, suddenly received 803 votes and made it as an “elected” member of the CEC. Vincent Wu disappeared from the Top 20 list. Guess who was at Number 21 and just one vote down?
This prompted two DAP life-members, David Dass Aseerpatham and Mahendran Krishnan, vice-chairman and secretary of the party’s Ladang Paroi branch respectively, to lodge a report against the DAP at the ROS.
This has prompted Emperor Lim Kit Siang to hit out at the ROS citing the directive given as ‘most ridiculous.’ Are the Emperor’s balls shrinking now that he knows his team cannot win without cheating? Is he afraid that the diminishing popularity and increasingly dictatorial son will influence the CEC re-elections? You can read here how the Emperor cheated in the CEC elections to win.
The DAP will be holding a meeting tomorrow (Saturday 8 July 2017) to discuss the ROS directive. It is widely believed that the DAP will be challenging the ROS’s directive in court in order to be able to contest in the next general elections. This is because the Red Bean Army has now begun to play on the issue of the Judiciary after the appointments of the Chief Justice and the President of the Court of Appeal as additional judges of the Federal Court.
The DAP will definitely use ‘questionable impartiality’ of the Judiciary in case the court decides in favour of the ROS later.
But that is all DAP’s game. And this game can end with the resignation of both Emperor Lim Kit Siang and Tokong Lim Guan Eng who has been charged in a court of law for abusing his office to conduct corrupt practices.
Only then can the DAP be saved, as envisioned by the Emperor himself.
Meanwhile, former DAP leaders have frowned on the Emperor’s remarks. Janice Lee, who is a former DAP state assemblyman for Teratai, said that Lim Kit Siang has to justify and explain to the public how this (irregularity) had happened and also answer issues raised by sacked DAP members.
“This means that they don’t have the right to sack me because the CEC in that year was not valid,” she said.
Former DAP life member Shamsher Singh Thind said that as a leader of a so-called democratic party, Kit Siang must ensure that party matters were dealt with transparency and integrity.
“You must ensure people can see that you have done everything by the book, which means you should hold a re-election to sort this matter out once and for all,” he added.