Eternal blot on the reputation of MCA leadership if the three MCA Ministers dare not even ask the UMNO leadership to make open apology for the gratuitous attacks on Robert Kuok

MCA President and Transport Minister, Datuk Liow Tiong Lai is ecstatic about the “wave of support” from the Chinese voters for the 14th general election, based on the encouraging response received by the party from the community, especially in urban areas.

Liow told reporters at the Tun Razak Division and Federal Territories level Chinese New Year 2018 open house yesterday that he had “walking and talking to the people on the ground” and it was “clearly obvious in Kuala Lumpur, many Chinese have returned to the MCA fold”.

I wish the MCA President good luck, but let me tell him that it will be an eternal blot on the reputation of the MCA leadership if the three MCA Ministers dare not even ask the UMNO leadership to make an open apology for the recent gratuitous attacks on Robert Kuok.

Let me remind Liow and the other top MCA leaders that Robert Kuok had been the benefactor, and even savior, of MCA in its trying times, and for them to stand idle while Robert Kuok was attacked gratuitously by UMNO leaders would be one of MCA’s most shameful episodes.

I said yesterday that in my 53 years in politics, I have not received a single sen from Robert Kuok, whether through his nephew James Kuok or anyone else.

But I will not stand for a grave injustice, which is what the UMNO leaders had perpetrated on Robert Kuok in their recent gratuitous attacks on Robert Kuok.

I have no personal knowledge of what Robert Kuok had done for MCA, but according to his memoir published recently, Robert Kuok had saved MCA many times, including bailing out an MCA president with RM20 million in Singapore in 1986 and rescuing MCA’s business projects that were doomed to fail.

Robert Kuok’s memoirs recounted how he “kept getting dragged into Malaysian politics” even after he relocated to Hong Kong in the 1980s, and the recent gratuitous attacks on him is the most recent case.

From his memoirs, it is clear that Robert Kuok contributed funds to Barisan Nasional and MCA “especially when it comes to election time”.

If MC is not able to defend Robert Kuok from UMNO’s recent gratuitous attacks, may be MCA should cancel its 69th anniversary celebrations altogether.

(Media Statement at Kampong Raja, Cameron Highlands on Monday, February 26,2018)

  1. #1 by SuperStringhg on Monday, 26 February 2018 - 11:59 am

    I like the caption which says “ROBERT KUOK WAS HIMSELF AN UMNO CRONY?”. This remind me of “The lotus (河花) is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the MUD. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the MUD— the obstacles of life and its suffering. ” Robert Kuok 是修行者,于五浊恶世而不染卓,历练成就.

  2. #2 by Bigjoe on Monday, 26 February 2018 - 2:53 pm

    Forget MCA and forget any apology because neither Robert Kuok nor DAP need it no matter how much they should get it.

    What MCA should really demand is how can Najib be such an idiot as to imply Robert Kuok would not be successful without the help of govt. Fact of the matter is Kouk would have been successful with or without the govt help. In hindsight, while the franchises given to Kuok was valuable, ultimately it does not account for most of his wealth.

    The lessons given by Najib is to perpetuate dependencies among his constitutencies – something his own “transformation” including TN50 is suppose to eliminate.

    The other implication of Najib seems to be imply is that a bit of corruption is OK – implying his own stealing and losses of tens of billions is just a little bit of corruption..

  3. #3 by waterfrontcoolie on Monday, 26 February 2018 - 11:15 pm

    How come BNM never copyright its great imagination of BRIM? They better do it since many countries may use it!

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