Friends in High Places


February 25, 2011

Friends in High Places

Gani Patail and Vincent Lye go back a long way to their Sabah days where they even shared the same GROs at the Strawberry Club in Kota Kinabalu. With Gani’s help and through various corporate manoeuvres, Vincent Lye managed to take control of Ho Hup and drove Dato’ Low Tuck Choy (Dato’ TC) to be just a minority shareholder.

 

Snappy Fingers in A-G's Chambers

 

THE CORRIDORS OF POWER

by Deep Throat A-G Chambers

When the Attorney-General (AG) exercises his prosecution powers on criminal matters under Article 145(3) of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia, he does so as the Public Prosecutor (PP). This means he acts as the public guardian to maintain law and order, which also means he acts in the public interest.

A-G not acting in the Public Interest

However, in the case of A-G Gani Patail, more often than not, his considerations are not in the public interest, rather it is for his own interests. That is why you have illogical and inconsistent decisions coming from this AG.

MAS did not suffer any loss and Tajuddin is an Angel, say Spinners

It is already public knowledge that MAS had suffered massive losses and was almost bankrupted by Tajuddin Ramli. Yet, when the Director of CCID recommended that Tajuddin should be charged, A-G Gani Patail did not do that. Instead, he charged the Director!

When Malaysia Today produced the Tabung Haji documents which showed AG Gani Patail with Tajudin’s proxy, Shahidan Shafie, taking the Lord For A Ride in doing the Haj together, they said that Malaysia Today is telling a lie.

Haj Trip remains unexplained

Until today, there is no satisfactory explanation from A-G Gani Patail. He wants people to believe that the Haj trip and of him sharing a room with Shahidan was just a coincidence. Shahidan was a former police inspector, OC Secret Societies Johor Bahru, who was charged for corruption. And today he is bosom buddies with A-G Gani Patail. Gani Patail can be so blatant in consorting with crooks and criminals because he thinks he is invincible from the process of the law.

Like the MAS Scandal, AG Gani Patail quite openly uses his position as PP to take sides in corporate disputes. He takes sides and uses his powers as PP to fix and charge real corporate figures with all kinds of funny offences so that his dubious and shady friends can take control of big corporations.

Ho Hup Bhd Case

Let me just show you one example. Ho Hup Bhd was an ailing company which had a huge land bank. Ho Hup was then owned by Dato’ Low Tuck Choy (Dato’ TC). Dato’ Vincent Lye Ek Seang, who is A-G Gani Patail’s good friend, had eyed Ho Hup’s land bank for quite sometime.

Gani Patail and Vincent Lye go back a long way to their Sabah days where they even shared the same GROs(socialites) at the Strawberry Club in Kota Kinabalu. With Gani’s help and through various corporate manoeuvres, Vincent Lye managed to take control of Ho Hup and drove Dato’ TC to be just a minority shareholder.

The moment Vincent Lye gained control of Ho Hup, he fleeced Ho Hup to the bones and sold off Ho Hup’s land bank. Seeing his company being ruined, Dato’ TC managed to rally the minority shareholders to come together to realise the damage caused by Vincent Lye.

After an audit, Dato’ TC and the other minority shareholders lodged several reports against Vincent for fraud, CBT, cheating and misappropriation of property. However, nothing happened. Dato’ TC then called for an EGM and, together with the other minority shareholders, they took steps to force Vincent Lye to leave the company.

That was when Dato’ TC found himself being harassed by AG Gani Patail. Firstly, Gani Patail directed the Registrar of Companies (ROC) to take action to injunct Dato’ TC’s shares in Ho Hup. Eventually, the ROC had to withdraw that action as there was no basis for it from the very beginning. In any event, the minority shareholders have already decided to oust Vincent Lye and his forty thieves.

To show his influence and to demonstrate that the show has not ended, Vincent Lye asked A-G Gani to come on parade with him in the offices of Ho Hup. A-G Gani Patail then strutted around the office to show that he will use his powers against anyone who dared to fight his buddy, Vincent Lye.

Dato’ TC charged

On 15 January 2011, the mainstream media reported that Dato’ TC had instead been charged. A-G Gani Patail and Vincent Lye go back a long way to their Sabah days where they even shared the same GROs at the Strawberry Club in Kota Kinabalu. With Gani’s help and through various corporate manoeuvres, Vincent Lye managed to take control of Ho Hup and drove Dato’ TC to be just a minority shareholder.

A-G Gani Patail and his Buddy Vincent Lye

In case you doubt this story, just look at the picture (above) of A-G Gani Patail and  his buddy Vincent Lye at the Ho Hup Office. Now, is that a show of power or what?

13 thoughts on “Friends in High Places

  1. What else can I add to this article in Malaysia Today except to say that there is a clear pattern of how the A-G acts against people he is sworn under Article 145(3) as Public Prosecutor to protect. The Rule of Law is very fundamental if Malaysia to attract investments.–Din Merican

  2. Yeah, getting rid of this Tamparuli tamu water boy will not solve the problem. We’ve to remove the dalang – the puppet master and the whole problem is resolved. Water boys will be there be it BN or PR. There are there for a purpose – to do their bosses’ bidding.

  3. It is clear that as top lawyer and prosecutor for the government he should be sensitive to the public perception of him and should not be associating with individuals who are litigants in pending civil cases with criminal overtones.

    Surely the AG has his code of ethics. But the fact that he chooses to ignore it speaks to the brazen way people with friends in high places dismiss public demands for accountability. There is one set of laws for them and another for ordinary mortals.

  4. The AG abused his power to the fullest. He maybe having a lot of top secret in his pocket, so no one can touch him. This is a really GREAT country, isn’t it.

  5. Yes, Tok Cik. To resolve the problem is to remove the dalang – the puppet master, or whatever name you may want to call it. But it is a dicey situation, a catch 22. Each has his own excess baggage. We need to invoke a total overhaul of the system to nip it in the bud. Until it happens, a lot of damage would have been done.

  6. Ho Hup? A real mess, now. Not that it was a paragon of corporate virtue either in the past. In this case, corporate raiding is secondary to the well worn Malaysian business maxim: “Connections and Konek-sions”.Crony capitalism most odious.
    And it doesn’t even have to be with a politician. Any CEO, D.G. or KSU with ‘power’ would do. That is why we have all these mega-projects on-line and strange haunted buildings, roofs and bridges.

  7. And it is people and institutions like this that Ramon Never Ratnam and Hardev Kaur will bend over backwards and allow themselves to be “sodomized”. I hope both are proud of their disservice to 27 million malaysians.

  8. This is Kepimpinan Melalui Teladan. Monkey see monkey do. If the top leadership exhibit such unscruplous traits and get away with it then it’s open season for the rest.
    The top leadership has never sanctioned this Gunny Patel and now he’s become invincible because he knows where the skeletons are hidden. He’s becoming too powerful and have more power than the PM.

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