Wednesday, August 12, 2009

RM10 million "loan" to Ong Tee Keat?

(Update 13/8/09: Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat has finally "categorically denied" that he received the RM10 million loan from Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing, after yesterday's convoluted statement)

The show is just getting exciting. Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) 2 days ago took Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd (KDSB) the developer for the project to the cleaners for either fraud or overcharging as much as RM1 billion in fees.

Today, the owner of KDSB, who is also the Barisan Nasional MP for Bintulu, Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing decided that enough was enough and took the Minister of Transport to the cleaners by alleging that Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat took a RM10 million loan from him "to give to MCA divisions".

Tiong, who is also the BN Backbenchers' Club (BBC) chairman even admitted willingly that he regularly "donated" millions to people.

Ong Tee Keat issued an immediate statement, which The Malaysian Insider took as a denial. But true to form, Ong's statement is pretty wordy and convoluted. You'll have to read through quite a few times to decide what exactly he was trying to say or imply. And I'm still not sure. You can also read his Chinese statement here, and it reads the same to me.

All I'm sure is that after reading it a couple of times (below), I don't see any sentence which says "I did not take a single cent of cash or loan from Tiong". I also did not read a sentence which says, "I will sue Tiong for defamation", which he has been inclined to do recently to Chinese newspapers which did not portray him in positive light. ;-)
I am not surprised that the smear tactics and character assassination against me had picked up pace especially with the latest revelations by the PKFZ Task Force.

If indeed I have received pecuniary and financial benefits for myself or the Party, there will be more reasons for me to protect the interests of the givers, as opposed to proceeding to expose their misdeeds. By doing so, I am risking my personal and family safety as well as my own credibility.

The allegation by Dato’ Seri Tiong King Sing that I have taken the RM10 million "loan" from him for use by the Party's divisions, are obviously made with several motives, including diverting attention away from the alleged irregularities exposed by the Task Force. It could also be meant to create suspicion among my Party comrades that I have pocketed funds meant for the divisions. The fact that he indicated that it was a loan could mean that he wants the option of taking me to court to further embarrass me.

The period mentioned by Dato' Seri Tiong was 2008, during which I was vice-president until I assumed the presidency in October. The need for me as vice-president to raise money for the divisions was a non-starter. Later, as President, we already have access to party funds and allocations. I doubt any reasonable person would part with RM10 million based on such a story.
Make no mistake, I support the Minister's actions 100% to take KDSB to court for alleged fraud and over-charging and commend him for taking such actions. But the above statement, in my humble opinion, certainly raise more questions than answers.


Anonymous said...'s convolute.

Why Should I need the money at that time , why should anyone loan out so much money , I never received any invoices if not I cud have paid for it.

If this is not a loan , of course no receipt lah. Why We all never meet this kind of generous guy.

Just like the chocolate ad- Now you see , now you dont.

democrazyman said...

Hahahahha.. Can't wait to hear more good news. It's quite obvious that some was very wrong from the very beginning. Please bring the criminal to prison. In many circumstances, we always see the corrupt ones acquitted by the court or no action taken by MACC or police when it involves BN people. I think this is another one. Let's wait and see the 'sandi wara.'

[ the 3RD PARTY ] said...

Totally this was what I intended to blog about:
1. No sue to TKS !;
2. didn't take any single cent.

(but quite busy on work today, bit of lazy too. So you did blog it)
Thanks, YB.

btw, take good care of yourself for being contact with lots of people.
Hope your daughter get well soon. God bless.


ExhoLan said...

The facts speaks for itself:

1. Tiong stated that he on his own free will donated money to Ong on a private matter.

2. Tiong did not ask for receipt. (indicating indeed this is a private donation)

3. Tiong obviously did not care for return of money (cannot remember when)

4. Tiong only remembers now about the donation (after being reported by PKA to police for PKFZ case)

5. Tiong knows and allows usage of jet and not chasing office of Ong for charter fees due

6. Tiong is lashing out (to score points)

7. Ong remembers he rode on Tiong's jet (need Memorax supplement for hectic lifestyle)

8. Ong's office boys/girls need to be sent to training (to get logistics administration right for minister and also to pay people)


Khun Pana aka johanssm said...

Malaysia Today was the first to report that tee keat uses a private jet belonging to tiong.
This is another damming evidence that Malaysia Today and Raja Petra are NOT telling lies.

Anonymous said...


Get ready to be a Minister..

Anonymous said...

Guess the sum amt is rather huge for MACC to act on it. Anyway, MACC objective is solely to catch only Pakatan members & publicised to public.

with the new PM at realm, acquit frm corrupt charges is common lately.


Anonymous said...

Let us keep the investigation clean and focused:

The alleged RM10 million loan or donation to OTK should be investigated separately but the pressure to uncover Tiong's involvment in PKZ scandal should be raised given his latest revelation which could divert the public's attention and is implictly a threat to expose people who are investigating him.

A straight denial by OTK or any politician is ok but could be perceived with skepticism. Like Bill Clinton who said, I did not sleep with Lewinski, the 'did not' turns out to be 'did' simply by removing the 'not'.

Anonymous said...

Someone should produce derama bersiri base on all the happenings in Barisan National. It can go on and on.
Anyway, Ong tee Keat kalau berani sue lah. Tapi biasanya orang BN tak kan sue, mereka tak mahu buang masa sebab mereka sebok dengan rakyat di dahulukan, mana ada masa untuk lain lain hal.

camcamni said...

MACC does not have the expertise to investigate big amount cases like this or the Toyol Istana RM24million. They are not trained for big cases and only go for "ikan bilis" which is what they are trained for.

Main reason is becuz all big cases involved VIPs and so no go...very clear cut.

At least this issue takes away the heat from PAS-DAP differences but the Permatnag Pasir by election will still see Chinese votes for PAS being less this round.

Anonymous said...

The RM10 mil expose is sort of a pay back for exposing PKFZ. It's now quite apparent where the death threats to OTK come from. The PKFZ project is milked by this fler working in cahoot with those who previously helmed MCA.

Anonymous said...

I'll be more than happy to take that 10million lah...!!!
Instead of me buying Big Sweep hoping for a win for sooo...... many years.

I realize something....
Whenever "he's" accused, there's always a very long & lenghty explanation to void himself....!!

Only the guilty will know..!!

Anonymous said...

Everyone know all the under table don't need receipt one and always be ca$h...... after all what do you think why our formal minister don't dare to surface all this issue??? Sure got bigger "ang Pao" then 10million in the pocket.....

True Fiction said...

What about the purported USD40,000 flights?

One of the flight manifests says KL to Senai and back! Should not need to go on a private jet. Plenty of MAS, AirAsia and Firefly flights.

Sounds like abuse of public funds to me. But then MACC's a dog so that won't be investigated.

By the way, is Lim Guan Eng still flying economy on official duties?

Anonymous said...

is this the guy who complained about police not taking action against gangsters in sarawak?????? wonder what ready happen after the report? seems to be the type of guy who knows how to use the law to further his agenda.

PRAY,IT WORKS. joe's blog said...

The SH'T keeps oozing out of malaysia and mahathir is smelling it. He will rue his long life.

Anonymous said...


Think about it. Why can't we just finish up this Tiong fella ?

Why this Sarawakian tycoon can still walk freely ? Not behind the bars? Doing press conference ? Shouting at party leaders (regardless from which party) ? Sitting inside the parliament ?

What so powerful about this Tiong fella ? What's his rags to riches formula ?

Asian Godfather

Anonymous said...

Aiya, RM 10Million is nothing la. No further action for sure.

RM 2400 for flags is much much more serious to investigate. 24hr interrogations if necessary. All officers must work round the case to get to the bottom of it.

The other point is - where did TKS get the money from his meager MP salary? Bintulu is not like PJ.

Anonymous said...

Tiong King Sing has bought out the top in UMNO. He use his influence in UMNO to attack OTK.

If he can give 10mil to MCA, so can he gave 10mil to UMNO.

Chua Soi Lek just sit there shake shake leg and watch. See whether he can get unexpected reward from the fight.

BTW, what is MACC stand for ?

Anonymous said...

Income tax dept should also investigate the RM 10M 'donation'. If it was cash, where did it come from? What was the source of income? Was the income taxable?

So, not only MACC & PDRM have to investigate this MILLION DOLLAR case, but also IRD (LHDN) on OTK & TKS.

If IRD can camp in/out a nasi kandar shop 24hr, 30 days to estimate the total income per mth, surely this is kacang putih stuff for them. The donor has already admitted donating RM 10M. That means, he had that cash all along. Plus, he may have more under the pants. Coz, nobody will be dumb enough to donate all their money away right?

this is funny coz it's like a thief calling the other thief, a thief.

Anonymous said...

u tak tau ke?mana ade anjing gigit tuannya?
itulah sebabnya mengapa anjing mxxc hanya mengejar dan meng igit org dari pkr.

Anonymous said...

hanya anjing gila yg gigit tuannya...hahaha.