Saturday, July 31, 2010
Housing and Local Government Minister Chor Chee Heung has clarified why he was among the first to rush to the home of former MCA president Ling Liong Sik following his shock arrest on Thursday.
The 67-year old Ling was charged for cheating the government over land valuations in the RM12.5billion Port Klang Free Zone financial debacle. Ling, a long-serving former Transport Minister, pleaded not guilty and has claimed trial.
“I called Dr Ling after he returned home from court and visited him at his residence to give his family moral support. I have confidence in him although I am not a judge and I do not know the case well,” The Starreported Chor as saying.
Chor also told reporters Ling said he would face trial no matter what and that “the truth will prevail”.
Chor himself implicated
Chor himself has been widely speculated to be among those who might be hauled up over the scandal, believed to the the biggest financial debacle in Malaysian history.
Although he was chairman of Port Klang Authority, the project overseer, for less than a year from June 2007 to February 2008, he was also Deputy Home Minister at the time when former premier Mahathir Mohamad had held both the Home and Finance ministry portfolios.
Chor was also Deputy Finance Minister before his promotion to full minister earlier this year. A trained lawyer, he served as non-executive deputy director of Wijaya Baru Global Berhad from April 2004 till July 2007.
WBGB is the parent company of Wijaya Baru Sdn. Bhd, the main contractor, for turnkey developer,Kuala Dimensi Sdn. Kuala Dimensi is controlled by Bintulu MP Tiong King Sing.
The PKFZ debacle has been described as a true Malaysian power play of conflict of interests, weak project management and bad governance at the highest levels - allegedly all the way up to Mahathir and his successor Abdullah Badawi, who continued the project after taking over the premiership in 2003.
Among the personalities named in an external auditor's report are two former transport ministers Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik (1986-2003) and Tan Sri Chan Kong Choy (2003-March 2008), former Minister of Housing and Local Government Tan Sri Dr Ting Chew Peh, who was also Port Klang Authority chairman (2000-2004), former Serdang Member of Parliament Datuk Yap Pian Hon who was Port Klang Aurhority chairman (2004-2007), Alor Setar Member of Parliament Datuk Wira Chor Chee Heung, who was Port Klang Authority chairman (2007-2008), former UMNO treasurer Datuk Seri Azim Mohd Zabidi, the first woman general manager of Port Klang Authority Datin Paduka O.C.Phang and the project "executor" Bintulu Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing.
Umno watchers have told Malaysia Chronicle that more arrests would be made in the coming days involving bigwigs in Selangor Umno and MCA as part of a wider blitz on corruption that will not be limited to just the PKFZ project.
By Satu Hala
A CRITIC'S VIEW OF ANWAR-SAIFUL-FARAH AZLINA'S ALLEGED AFFAIR!!!!!
Anwar Ibrahim is jealous like crazy when he learnt that Saiful is in love with a deputy public prosecutor identified as Farah Azlina Latif.
Anwar will never have the chance to own Saiful again.
Bye-bye Anwar, Saiful already have a new girlfriend. Anwar used to buy underwears for Saiful. Now, Saiful dragged Anwar into court for allegedly sodomite him.
Due to the ignite and burning jealousy, Anwar had instructed Raja Petra Kamaruddin to revealed about the realationship between Saiful and Farah.
Anwar then instructed his lawyers to pressure the judge for an explanation about the alleged relationship revealed by Raja Petra.
Anwar in his blog had revealed up to two entries about the realtionship.
What else to say...
The motive that Anwar revealed about the relationship is to inform the public about his claim that Farah who is a junior DPP had gave Saiful classified information which could jeapordise his sodomy trial.
Anwar is jealous that he tried to destroyed Saiful love life.
However, it is uncertain how true of the relationship because the matter was revealed by Raja Petra who is a liar himself.
Attorney-General chambers also do not want to take any risk and comprimise in the latest development.
It was reported that Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail said that AG chamber cannot comprimise in issues that will detroy the good name and creadibility of the department. Gani said he is serious looking into the allegation.
Gani in a press conference at his office said the allegation will make things difficult for AG chambers. However, Gani added personal matter that will effect the department must be countered seriously. This is to assure that the case will run smoothly without disturbance.
In this issue, there is nothing at all to make it big except for Anwar jealousy. However, it would be big if the deputy public prosecutor is in a relationship with Anwar.
The job of the deputy public prosecutor is to assure the suspect are being charge.
As an example, if Anwar is in love with a deputy public prosecutor who is also a man and it would be a problem for him. The love between both of them will effected the trial because DPP would not perform its duty to assure his client is guilty as charge. The DPP might also sabotage such cases
It would be the same scenario if Saiful have a relationship with a DPP. However, the problem will not be big as the DPP is only a junior.
Maybe the DPP will work harder to win the case because of his love toward Saiful.
What type of information from the DPP can Saiful obtained to disturb the trial?
In the sodomite case, all the information come from Saiful himself because he is the victim,
All Saiful statement will be used in court. The prosecution team is not prosecuting Saiful in this case but reresenting hin for his interest.
They are like an unofficial team.
The problem will occur between Saiful and Farah. The problem will not be big because the chamber had taken an action about this matter. No need to make the issue into chaos because Anwar defence team need to find a good reason to answer to Saiful rather than finding reason for the case to be step aside in court.
courtesy of Malaysia Instinct
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