A Siew Ka Wei‘s staff sweeties Elizabeth Ken aka Elly Ken, a so-called media specialist of Redberry Media Group, a subsidiary of Ancom Bhd.
Updates 31.5.2023: IO for the so-called criminal defamation case is ASP Faaiz. Elizabeth Ken Tzu Ying aka Elly Ken was the person who lodged the report for criminal defamation. It was a false report as all articles on yours truly’s blog were based on documentary evidence or information obtained in the public domain or from reliable sources.
It was very strange that many irrelevant questions or out of scope questions were asked on Iskandar Mizal, Siew ka Wei, Emil Rinaldi Sjaiful, the rejection of BXC ‘s proposal by Ministry of Tourism and/or YB Nancy Shukri. None of them complained that they were criminally defamed!
The complainant was Siew Ka Wei’s staff sweeties Elizabeth Ken who alleged that she was criminally defamed but ASP Faaiz was very keen to ask about Iskandar Mizal, Siew Ka Wei, YB Nancy Shukri, who never complained that they were defamed! ! I wonder WHY? It was Very Very Very STRANGE!
Immediately after the recording of statement by IO ASP Faaiz on 30.5.2023, yours truly cannot take this nonsense lying down. Yours truly immediately lodged a police report against Siew Ka Wei‘s staff sweeties Elizabeth Ken for making a false report at Dang Wangi police station. Let’s see whether the police will take the necessary actions on the false report or it is only interested in the investigation of the criminal defamation case! This whole episode is a joke!
Press Statement from Wee Choo Keong, former Bukit Bintang and Wangsa Maju MP and blogger, on his upcoming inquiry by the Malaysian Police
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 30 May 2023, 4:00 PM – Dang Wangi Police Station
Published in here with the necessary links and pictures.
I am a practicing lawyer by profession and maintain an active presence in the blogosphere under the moniker: weechookeong.com.
Today, I have been summoned by the Cyber Crime Investigation Unit (Unit Siasatan Jenayah Teknologi or USJT), in response to a police report lodged against me by someone. The allegations pertain to criminal defamation under sections 499 and 500 of the Penal Code. As it currently stands, the individual who filed the report did so based on two recent articles. These pieces were published on my blog on the 1st and 3rd of May, 2023, respectively. It took the person some 30 days to report!
The specifics of the allegedly defamatory / offending articles were as follows:
I have consistently upheld transparency in my online activities, particularly in my blog – weechookeong.com. My identity is no secret, as my name and photograph are prominently displayed on the platform, clearly affirming that I am not a faceless blogger! Furthermore, all the facts and supporting documents were posted in the two articles complained of. They were written in plain and simple English for all to read! Yet a few were having problems in grasping it. It is a sad case.
The two blog posts in question involved discussion about four prominent individuals: Iskandar Mizal, the Managing Director of Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB); Siew Ka Wei, the former Chairman of Tourism Malaysia and current Executive Chairman of Ancom Bhd and Nylex Bhd, as well as the Managing Director of Redberry Media Group); Elizabeth Ken Tzu Ying, who is a Media Specialist under Siew Ka Wei’s outfit Redberry Media Group, shareholder and key figure in the Geeko Tech Sdn Bhd (Geeko) scandals, and CEO and co-founder of BXC Travellers Sdn Bhd (BXC); and Emil Rinaldi Sjaiful, who is a director and shareholder of Geeko, co-founder of BXC, and majority shareholder of BXC. These four characters is classified as “Gang of 4”.
By coincidence, Emil Rinaldi featured prominently as shareholder in Geeko as well as in BXC.
BXC was an insolvent company as stated by its own auditor Abdul Raji & Co and the said auditor’s report was filed with SSM. Those who doubt the veracity of this fact are free to conduct their own company searches at SSM’s official website. BXC’s company registration number is 201301035082 (1064910-H).
The “Speedy Gonzalez” Geeko Tech Sdn Bhd (GEEKO)
The background of the scandalous ‘Speedy Gonzales Geeko”, in HERE.
In 2018, I unveiled a significant scandal on my blog involving Siew Ka Wei and Elizabeth Ken. This controversy revolved around an extraordinary deal worth RM99.693 million of public funds, using Tencent Holdings as a lure and of course featured prominently in the scandalous deal. The scandal, often referred to as the “Geeko Speedy Gonzales” scandal, was covered extensively in numerous posts on my blog. Just search for Geeko, Elizabeth Ken, Siew ka Wei, Redberry Media Group, Ancom Bhd and you will get all the articles.
Key points regarding the scandal are as follows:
• Geeko was a relatively new company, only five months old when it entered into the scandalous RM99.693 million contract with Tourism Malaysia.
• Siew Ka Wei sought to justify Tourism Malaysia’s engagement with Geeko, claiming that Tencent Holdings had specifically picked on Geeko as its Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for this deal, which was laughable. Tencent is Chinese version of Google and Siew Ka Wei was telling Malaysians that Tencent needed scandalous Geeko as its Special Purpose Vehicle! Siew Ka Wei must be out of his mind. Try harder next time.
On 4.4.2018 agreement signed between TM and Geeko. (The deal was evaluated, negotiated & agreement prepared and signed on 4.4.2018 (1 day). Hence, it was named the “Geeko Speedy Gozales” scandal!
On 27.4.2018 TM director ‘certified” certain (20%) part of so-called work completed and recommended for payment of RM11,963,160.00 to Geeko.
On 6.5.2018 (some 10 days later) TM paid out the RM11,963,160.00 in lightning speed.
• The intricacies of the Geeko scandal were meticulously recorded and shared through numerous posts on my blog between 2018 and early 2019.
• After the exposure in my blog, Siew Ka Wei and Elizabeth Ken were arrested on January 9, 2019, by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (SPRM) and were held in detention for four days.
I am surprised that for the past 4 years, Siew Ka Wei and/or Elizabeth Ken and/or Emil Rinaldi did not bother to lodge any report for criminal defamation.
PADU / Ministry of Education Involved RM340 million MCMC / USP Fund
On July 1, 2019, I shed light on another scandal involving the procurement of tablets through PADU, an agency under the Ministry of Education. This scandal saw the misuse of RM340 million from the Universal Service Provision (USP) fund, managed by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), to finance what turned out to be a disastrous tablets-for-school initiative. Detailed insights into this scandal can be found on my blog, structured over a series of ten parts– just type/search PADU in my blog and you will read all about it.
In these articles, you will observe that Siew Ka Wei and Elizabeth Ken figure prominently. The documentation – minutes of meetings, and other relevant agreements – highlight Siew Ka Wei representing Utusan Melayu Bhd and Elizabeth Ken acting as a witness to the signature of YB Khairul Firdaus Akbar Khan, who is now the MP for Batu Sapi and Deputy Minister of Tourism & Art in an agreement in the deal!
Hopefully MACC will commence its investigation into the failed PADU’s RM430 million tablets project using public fund.
MCMC Looted, Shady ‘Speedy Gonzales’ Deal Resurfaces – Part 2 (Corporate Genius Siew Ka Wei’s Wizardry) – Siew Ka Wei – Corporate Genius Siew Ka Wei’s wizardry
BXC Travellers Sdn Bhd & MAHB
Iskandar Mizal is the Managing Director of MAHB and a controversial character in MAHB.
In May 2023, I received credible information that Iskandar Mizal, MD of Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB), was pushing on to establish a business deal with BXC Travellers Sdn Bhd (BXC) aka BoxCube, purportedly again using the Chinese IT giant, Tencent Holdings, as an inducement.
To shed light on these developments, I had published two articles, dated May 1 and May 3, 2023, respectively as stated above.
Presumably, my revelations did not sit well with the aforementioned quartet, referred to as the ‘Gang of 4’, as my articles disrupted the proposed deal between MAHB and BXC using the so-called Chinese IT giant, Tencent Holdings, as leverage. This case bears striking resemblance to the “Geeko Speedy Gonzales”scandal of 2018.
In this scandal, Siew Ka Wei as Chairman of TM had acknowledged in a public statement that Tencent Holdings had insisted on using Geeko as a Special Purpose Vehicle for the RM99.693 million deal with Tourism Malaysia and Geeko.
Consequently, end 2018 the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (SPRM) launched an investigation into the “Geeko Speedy Gonzales” scandal, which involved public funds amounting to RM99.693 million and a government agency Tourism Malaysia. This investigation led to the arrest and four-day detention of Siew Ka Wei and one of his outfits so called media specialist, Elizabeth Ken on January 9, 2019. It is most surprising that both of them have not been charged yet. It is now time for MACC to charge sweeties Elizabeth Ken and his boss Siew Ka Wei!
The Report Under Section 499 & 500 Penal Code Against Me
I stand resolutely behind all the articles on my blog, which were penned based on information and facts procured from credible sources. Hence the “Gang of 4” could not withstand the publicities as the truth hurts!
In the past, AirAsia (AA) attempted to sue me for defamation, triggered by an article on my blog entitled:
AA’s defamation suit was dismissed with costs by YA Justice Su Geok Yiam, in the High Court, HERE.
Subsequently, AirAsia appealed to the Court of Appeal, but a few days before the scheduled hearing, they withdrew their appeal and compensated me with cost. At least AirAsia was daring enough to sue for defamation in the civil court and did not hide behind section 499 of Penal Code, criminal defamation! I applaud AA for that.
Dare Not File A Defamation Suit In Court – Hiding Behind The State Apparatus To Intimidate
I am confident that there is no basis for criminal defamation in this case, as all articles published on my blog are either true or substantially true, the guiding principle used by the Court for defamation case. Furthermore, they represent matters of public interest, particularly because the deals discussed involve public funds and government-linked companies (GLCs) or government agencies. GLCs or government agencies belong to the rakyat.
Remember, justice may be delayed, but it always prevails. In 2023, Malaysia has no room for the rich and powerful to manipulate the state apparatus like the police to suppress or oppress genuine public discourse on matters involving public interest and “duit rakyat”. I shall not be intimidated or deterred by this cowardly act of the people concerned. Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Information shall prevail in our beloved nation!
Wee Choo Keong