The former outspoken member of one of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) panel, Tan Sri Robert Phang was relieved by MACC from allegations of attempting to bribe a Secretary General of a Ministry for assistance to secure a RM900 million contract.
Although Phang tried to put up a bold front to say he will continue to speak up without fear, there is a tad note of restraint in his words. Noticably he didn't bitch about Tan Sri Gani Patail who was also "acquited" by MACC.
That made this blogger feel sad. Do continue to speak without fear, but do it with facts. If there is no proof, the least is a sensible argument and storyline. For this blogger intend to resume his expose tomorrow onward.
It does not make sense and cannot be proven that MAS lost RM8 billion during the tenure of Tan Sri Tajuddin Ramli as Chairman. The publicly available documents of audited annual reports shows the losses is hardly RM1 billion and with reasons. How could the figure deviate so much?
Tajuddin could have done mistake and error here and there. He is human with lots on his plate to chew on then. However, Phang can't make a big fuss based on third party allegations, what more these allegations are spinned versions of facts and data.
Phang should have known that those involved in the allegations - Rosli Dahalan, Dato Ramli Yusoff, Prof Dato Din Merican, Raja Petra Kamaruddin, and many of those staff inside MAS - are doing it out of personal grudges, malicious intent and political opportunism.
This blog will resume to make further reveal their wicked game of lies and deception with facts and documents.
The Malay Mail report of Phang's response below:
Hope he is not serious about engaging private detective because a man like him do not deal with PIs but tatooed hoods. Go ahead, make my day. 下一次將是非常有害的。
'I will continue to speak without fear'
The Malay Mail
Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 12:30:00
OUTSPOKEN Tan Sri Robert Phang Miow Sin, who has just been cleared by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) of bribery allegations, said what happened will not deter him from highlighting the truth about matters affecting the nation.
"I will continue to speak without fear as the nation needs daring speakers like myself," said Phang, who is in his 70s, when interviewed by The Malay Mail.
"Since I'm very outspoken on various issues, some people have tried to stop me." Phang resigned as a member
of MACC's consultation and corruption prevention panel soon after an anonymous blogger's allegation in January that he tried to bribe a senior government official, a secretarygeneral of a ministry, before Hari Raya last year, to induce the awarding of RM900 million worth of contracts.
The blogger also said Phang had hidden bribe money in a T-shirt and that the senior government official had told Phang to get out of his office.
"It saddens me when people resort to creating lies but the truth will always prevail in the end," said Phang who left his MACC position in order for the commission to investigate him.
"I stepped down as a challenge to the accusers to come forward and the fact they did not shows they are irresponsible cowards."
Phang said if any more bloggers spread malicious lies about him, he would continue to stand up to them.
"Bloggers who make accusations should have the integrity and courage to identify themselves," he said, adding during MACC's investigation, he also engaged the services of a lawyer and private detective to assist in the commission's investigations.
"During my ordeal, I was fortunate to have moral support from various people, including former Attorney-General Tan Sri Abu Talib Othman, and I told them there was no need to worry as the allegations were totally baseless.
"Unfortunately, the anonymous blogger who accused me could not be traced."
This blogger neither need the limelight nor is stupid to be embroiled in time wasting personal civil suits. This is us doing our citizenry whistle blowing responsibility.
In the meanwhile, this blogger have an unfinished business to present another side to the story hidden by the public drama and propaganda by this group of people for years.
There are supporting facts and documents to show, counterspin of their lies and disinformation, and inside story of their personal intrigue.
Watch this space tomorrow onward.