Sunday, 25 April 2010

Don’t Cover Up RM5.4 million False Claim Scandal in the Contruction of the RM65 million Swettenhem Pier Redevelopment Project

Press Statement by Y.B. Ng Wei Aik, the Political Secretary to Penang Chief Minister on 25th of April, 2010 in George Town, Penang:

The Penang State Government is calling upon the Attorney-General's Chambers, the Transport Ministry and the Penang Port Commission to reveal what transpired in the RM5.4million progressive payment fraud two years ago in the construction of the RM65 million Swettenhem Pier redevelopment project and not try to cover it up.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng was only highlighting the inaction of the RM5.4 million false claim scandal even though it was exposed by Transport Minister, Datuk Ong Tee Keat himself on 16th August 2008. Ong said himself that the matter was already referred to the Attorney-General Chambers for action.

Penang Port Commission (PPC) Chairman, Tan Cheng Liang was reported to have said the authorities had discovered that it did not involve the Government's money. She said that the authorities could also not trace the person who falsified the claims and insinuated that the matter was only brought up now for political expediency.

The Penang State Government is concerned over how the issue could seem to be dismissed so summarily by the PPC chairman herself. It is shocking that the PPC appears not to want to get to the bottom of the matter but is making baseless allegations instead that it is a police matter when Ong had said it is referred to the Attorney-General Chambers. There has nothing more to do with the police. If Tan Cheng Liang cannot see the difference between the role of the police and Attorney-General then she should resign as she is unfit to be PPC chair. Rather than trying to shift attention, the PPC, Transport Ministry and Attorney-General's Chambers should be focusing on trying to uncover what took place, who was responsible and to take action against these parties.

The Penang State Government would also like to question why the Transport Ministry did not pursue the matter to the end when it was Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat himself who revealed the scandal. The Attorney-General's Chambers, Transport Ministry and PPC should not be evasive but come clean over the scandal to explain if any money was recovered and the apparent inaction. The authorities should take the matter seriously and be accountable and transparent to protect the public interest.

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Monday, 19 April 2010

Coastal Cleanup at Tg Bungah Beach Hotel

Monday, 12 April 2010

Big cleanup of Penang’s beaches on April 18

THE public are invited to help clean up Penang’s beaches on April 18.

State Health, Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Com-mittee chairman Phee Boon Poh said the ‘Earth Day 2010 — Coastal Cleanup: Say Yes to Cleanliness’ campaign would be held from 6.30am to 11am.

The areas involved are Batu Ferringhi, Tanjung Bungah and Gurney Drive.

“The objective is not just to clean up the beaches but also to increase public awareness on caring for the environment.

“We are targeting a total of 2,000 participants.

“We hope to turn the cleanup into an annual affair involving an even larger crowd in the future,” he told a press conference recently.

Among the participants of the state-organised programme are the Lions Club, JCI Bayan, various ADUN service centres and Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Hotels, learning institutions, associations and factories have also been invited to participate.

Participants are to gather at Paradise Sandy Beach Hotel (Tanjung Bungah), Restaurant Oriental (Gurney Drive) and Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa (Batu Ferringhi) for the clean-up.

The registration form can be downloaded from (under the announcement segment) or e-mail or or

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Sunday, 11 April 2010

Official Assurance of Liberties and Safety Sought for Dr. Pornthip’s Testimony

Statement by Y.B. Ng Wei Aik, DAP Socialist Youth (DAPSY) National Publicity Secretary and the State Assemblyman for KOMTAR on 11th of April, 2010 (Sunday) in Georgetown, Penang:

DAP Socialist Youth (DAPSY) feels extremely shock after learning that Dr. Pornthip Rojanasunand, the renowned Thai pathologist will not be able to testify at the Teoh Beng Hock inquest when it resumes hearing on April 20 citing “political pressure” from the Malaysian government.

Thus, DAPSY seeks for government’s official assurance that Dr. Pornthip’s personal safety and her presence at the inquest as well as her work in the three troubled southern Thailand provinces where thousands have died in a Muslim separatist insurgency will not be jeopardized in order for us to get to the bottom of Teoh’s tragic demise.

According to Dr. Pornthip, the Thai Foreign Ministry had received “signals” from the Malaysian government through “informal channels” suggesting that her presence at the inquest later this month would not be welcomed.

She said that the Justice Ministry had received information from the Thai Foreign Ministry that she may face problems should she go, including the possibility of being stopped from entering the country.

This shows that there is an unseen “political black hand” tries its all out in interfering Teoh Beng Hock’s inquest as well as its final judgement. Why should the Malaysian government extremely afraid of Dr. Pornthip’s testimony if MACC alluded that Teoh might have committed suicide?

Following the latest revelation of Dr. Pornthip, we are now in dire need of the Prime Minister’s fullest commitment to its open assurance when meeting Teoh’s family on 28th of July, 2009 that every effort would be made to find out the cause of the political aide’s death.

Najib was also reported as saying, “No stone will be left unturned in finding out the real cause of death. And, if there is any foul play, action will definitely be taken.”

We also need Najib to give his immediate instruction for the police and the Immigration Department to give their fullest co-operation in making sure that Dr. Pornthip could arrive in Malaysia without any unwarranted interruption for her extremely important testimony at the controversial inquest and her presence will not impinge on her work in southern Thailand.

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Thursday, 8 April 2010


Tempat: Hotel Sunway,Seberang Jaya, Pulau Pinang
Tarikh: 10 April (Sabtu)
Masa: 2.00 Petang - 5.00 Petang
Kemasukan adalah PERCUMA!

Panelis @ Pembentang:
1) Y.B. Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad (Setpol MB Selangor),
2) Y.B. Amirudin Shaari (Naib Ketua AMK Pusat),
3) Y.B. Sim Tze Tzin (Timbalan Ketua AMK P.Pinang),
4) Sdr. al-Fadhil Ustaz Zakaria Hamzah (Naib Ketua Dewan Pemuda Pas P.Pinang)
5) Sdr. Steven Sim (Bendahari DAPSY P.Pinang)

Syed Mikael Rizal Aidid, Setiausaha AMK P.Pinang

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