Thursday, January 29, 2015

Is there any truth that Tong Kooi Ong was Anwar Ibrahim Proxy?

Dato Murad was the former BNM assistant governor and many years ago, had made a sworn testimony via a statutory declaration that Tong Kooi Ong was a Anwar Ibrahim proxy/crony.

Tong Kooi Ong currently owns The Edge group which controls The Edge newspapers, Malaysia Insider, and a major shareholder of BFM radio.

These media he controlled have been publishing excessively publishing news that are very unfavourable and speculative doom and gloom news about the Malaysian economy, so has the Pakatan politicians who have continually said Malaysia is in crisis and will crash like 1997-1998 despite every single financial analysts, the World Bank and IMF saying that Malaysia will have at least 4% GDP growth in 2015.

Tong Kooi Ong was a former banker and is now fighting allegations that he is involved in a conspiracy to crash the Ringgit Malaysia with billion-dollar currency speculation.

Is there any truth to this?

Dato Murad's statutory declaration:

MIC News today (29/1/2015) - Courtesy Lim Sian See

- deputy president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam and vice-president Datuk M. Saravanan received a death threat from an anonymous caller at the start of the event.
- While waiting for the press conference to start, Saravanan answered a call, in which the caller threatened to shoot him and Subramaniam. Saravanan put the call on loudspeaker to all including the media and the person making the threat could be heard speaking in Bahasa Malaysia.
- In response, Saravanan said: "Mari MIC hq boleh jumpa saya dan tembak saya" (Come to the MIC headquarters, you can meet me and shoot me").
-In the changes to state party chiefs by Palanivel, Saravanan was replaced as Federal Territory State Liaison Committee chairman. Saravanan is also the deputy minister of youth and sports.
- Earlier today, a commotion erupted outside the party headquarters as a group of about 15 men, described as "gangsters" by those affected, blocked the entrance into the building.
- They looked like "bouncers" and were barring MIC youth staff and members from entering the building, The men looked Malay and Indian, and claimed that they had been engaged by Datuk Kumar Aaman, the party's disputed secretary-general whose appointment was made by Palanivel.
- Another youth council member, M. Saravanan, said the men told him that he could only enter the building if he paid them money. They told me Kumar Aaman gave me money, if you give me the same amount, I will let you enter,"
Palanivel, please resign and call for fresh elections.

Malaysia Airlines website hacked

The national carrier’s homepage currently shows a photograph of a lizard in a top hat and tuxedo. Malaysia Airlines confirmed its site was compromised but said customers’ bookings anddata were not affected. The airline is still recovering from two disasters; the disappearance of MH370 and shooting down of MH17. On Monday morning, the main page of its website was replaced by the words “404 – Plane Not Found” and “Hacked by Lizard Squad”.
“404 Page not found” is the common error message displayed when a website cannot be loaded. Initially the words “ISIS will prevail” appeared in the browser tab for the page, but that has since disappeared.
It is not clear why Malaysia Airlines has become the target of a cyber attack nor what connection the hack has to Islamic State, the militant group sometimes referred to as ISIS which has declared an Islamic caliphate in parts of Syria and Iraq.
Lizard Squad claimed on Twitter that it would release data from Malaysia Airlines, but did not specify what information it might have.
‘Not been hacked’
Malaysia Airlines confirmed in a statement that its “Domain Name System (DNS) has been compromised where users are re-directed to a hacker website”.
But it said its own web servers were intact and the website itself had not been hacked into.
It said “this temporary glitch does not affect [customer] bookings” and user data “remains secured”. It added that it would take 22 hours to restore the website.
In March last year, flight MH370 disappeared from radar and is believed to have crashed 1,800km (1,100 miles) off Australia’s west coast. A few months later MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, killing everyone on board.
The hacker group Lizard Squad previously claimed to have disrupted Sony and Microsoft operations, with gamers unable to log on to XBox Live and PlayStation platforms over Christmas.
Source: BBC