‘It’s extremely unethical for him to be funding the political activities of someone who is the regulator of the industry that he is involved in.’
Ezilan: People in the computer gaming community have a name for situations like this - PWNED. OTK (Ong Tee Keat), I'm sorry mate.
On a wholly related note, Tiong King Sing should resign too. It’s extremely unethical for him to be funding the political activities of someone who is the regulator of the industry that he is involved in. This is ridiculous honestly.
Maybe we should institute new laws that prevent elected members of government from holding stakes in companies?
Yuvan: A businessman-turned-politician claims to have "donated" RM10 million to the president of a political party who is also a cabinet minister. And I am completely dumbfounded that the donor did not keep a record of the dates he made the donations! This is shocking, ridiculous and unbelievable! What's going on?
But even if OTK says that there is no truth in these donation allegations against him, it was absolutely wrong on his part to have used KDSB's private jet for his travels. OTK's office should have taken the necessary initiative to find out why no invoices were submitted for use of the jet? Why OTK did not advise his office to check with other private jet operators?
Malaysians are shocked, sick and tired of this PKFZ fiasco. If this is happening in any other country, all the politicians involved would have been sacked or at least suspended from whatever cabinet and government posts they were entrusted with to safeguard the sanity of the government!
CSC: It seems that Tiong is being pushed all the way and has his back against the wall. Let’s see how he will get out of this fiasco, and if he does go down who will go down with him. There must be a scapegoat and we know that Najib Razak does not need another controversy of this magnitude in his early days of premiership.
As far as BN is concerned, the less we know the better as Pakatan will capitalise on it to their advantage. Tiong will need to use his ‘Midas’ touch on this subject to camouflage whatever ills there might be opened up.
Eddy: I agree with YB Tony Pua that YB Tiong should resign as chairman of the BN Backbencher's Club to uphold the integrity of the Dewan Rakyat in the wake of the PKFZ affair. Good advice.
KBGan: Will MACC be interested in this case? Maybe they are only interested in cases of a few thousand ringgit. Not many BN people are in this league so they will be left alone.
Hibiscus: I don't think MACC will have time to look into such a matter as trivial as the RM12 billion PKFZ scandal. It has to be first-come-first-served. I mean, it still has not completed investigations into all the reported abuses of the Pakatan Rakyat government in Selangor. The PKFZ scandal investigation will have to wait until those Pakatan corruption cases involving a few thousand ringgit are completed.
And if any MP is so naive as to bring up such a small matter as RM12 billion scandal in parliament, the speaker will likely say the matter is not urgent and not of public interest and so time cannot be wasted to debate on this small matter.
On RM1 bil over-billing claims: Police report lodged
Don't_Lie_To_Me: I find the police report made by PKA against developer Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd and BTA Architect to be highly suspicious and a joke. PKA claimed that Kuala Dimensi had over-billed them between RM500 million to RM1 billion. I don't doubt the least bit that over-billing had actually occurred but any right-minded person would know that it takes two to tango - the developer made fraudulent claims, and then someone in PKA with high-level authority approved the payments.
So besides Kuala Dimensi, the police needs to investigate the persons involved in authorising the payment to them too. We're not talking about RM1,000 here, but we're talking about RM1 billion. Surely there was someone high in PKA, or probably even higher up, who had authorised these payments. Is it not a very normal process to verify before payments are made? Anyone would know that there must have been audits done to check job completion and quality of jobs, prior to authorising such huge payments.
Therefore, my question is why is PKA not lodging a report on those who actually authorised these large payments? As a taxpayer, I demand to know who approved these payments? If the report is not lodged against these people, then I expect the police to investigate the entire management team in PKA too.
Wong Chee Kong: If what is alleged, then it's really shocking. We are not talking about over billing amounts that are in hundreds or thousands of ringgit. This we can accept may be, and can be, an oversight. But we are talking about hundreds of millions and amounting to a billion ringgit. If this is true, then surely this cannot be any oversight. So if it's not oversight, then what can it be?