Taiko Yong Teck Lee says Koh Tsu Koon lost his own seat, his Penang State and his honour and dignity…how true!

Posted: November 11, 2010 in Malaysian Politics, Party Gerakan, Penang, Sabah, sabah forum, Sabah Politics, Yong Teck Lee

I am with Yong Teck Lee and he is right about Koh Tsu Koon. Koh Tsu Koon is a clown and as a fellow Penangite I say this again, Tsu Koon is a clown.

Read here what I have written about Tsu Koon in the past:

https://selvarajasomiah.wordpress.com/2009/03/10/lim-guan-eng-has-done-well-so-far/
https://selvarajasomiah.wordpress.com/2009/04/12/gerakan-youth-chief-sucking-up-to-tan-sri-koh-tsu-koon/

https://selvarajasomiah.wordpress.com/2009/04/19/najib-says-malaysians-rejected-leaders-but-not-the-bn/

https://selvarajasomiah.wordpress.com/2009/05/04/raymond-tan-shu-kiah-the-deputy-chief-minister-of-sabah-joining-parti-gerakan/

Read here what our Taiko Yong Teck Lee has to say about Koh Tsu Koon…

Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) President, Datuk Yong Teck Lee is surprised why Gerakan President Koh Tsu Koon keeps comparing himself with me. It could be due to his closeness to Tham Nyip Shen who has a habit of biting people.

Koh and other Ministers should be warned that Tham is merely using them to benefit himself. I realized this too late, against the warnings of so many friends and colleagues for 30 years.

Tham wants to make more millions from his “friendship” with ministers Tan Sri Bernard Dompok, Datuk Peter Chin, Tan Sri Koh, Sabah CM Datuk Musa Aman and others.

He told me this in mid 2008 when I realised that he would not leave the BN with SAPP in 2008.

He said CM Datuk Musa Aman had promised him the billion ringgit petrochemical plant in Kimanis together with Bernad Dompok (representing the KDMs) and me (for the Chinese), with him taking the lead in the project.

Tham hastily organized a lunch meeting with Dompok and me at Damai.

Datuk Musa later confirmed to me in his office that he (Musa) would handle the Malay side.

To me this is bribery to stay in BN and a sellout for Sabah. I rejected the bribe.

“When the time comes, Tham will turn around and bite Koh, Dompok, Musa and others.

For 20 years, he was a fierce personal enemy of Puan Sri Genevieve Pairin Kitingan calling her all kinds of names that, as a gentleman, I dare not repeat here. But today, he could turn around and call Puan Sri Genevieve his political mother.

For 30 years, he kept my confidence, sung my praises and coached me along. He cursed Edward Khoo, Yee Moh Chai, Raymond Tan and so many others but always saying how good I was. I was fooled. Others will be fooled by him.

In the name of humanity, I ask every living human being to beware of Tham Nyip Shen. If he can camouflage himself so shrewdly for 30 years, and come up with such vicious and wicked lies against me today, nobody, not even his own family is safe from him.

“As for Koh Tsu Koon, any semblance of honour that people had in Koh disappeared when he crawled into the cabinet by way of a back door Senatorship. He had earlier said he would not want to enter cabinet via the back door.

I resent being compared with him.

Unlike Koh, I had proudly rejected the official nomination as Senator and ministerial-status as BIMP-EAGA envoy in June 2008. Koh call this “arrogance”. I call this pride and honour; Pride as a Sabahan who can say “NO” to Kuala Lumpur, honour as a Sabahan who refused to be bribed.

“Although Koh and I had worked together and compared notes during our time as counter parts, being Chief Ministers at the time 1996 to 1998, I pitied Koh that he was often being bullied around. He could only claim close ties with fellow Penangite (then Deputy Prime Minister) Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim as a way to boost his clout.

“At one function in KL, I witnessed Koh being rudely scolded by a Malay government officer when Koh spoke in Mandarin with Tham Nyip Shen. To my shock, Koh meekly kept quiet. Koh and Tham then switched to English mixed with some Malay words.

Another time, I saw how Koh had to lower himself physically and emotionally when begging the then Kedah Menteri Besar (Sanusi Junid) not to proceed with the airport proposal in the Northern region (which presumably would compete with the Penang airport). Sanusi brushed Koh aside and walked away. Koh had to run after him.

These are incidents that made me realize that the political DNA of the national BN leaders is completely wrong.

I resent being compared with Tsu Koon because he was a coward in dealing with UMNO. UMNO like to have such puppets. “There was no dignity, no mutual respect, no honour in the relationship between Koh and his UMNO colleagues.

It does not matter whether Koh change his style from “tai chi” to “kung fu” or whatever. His political DNA is subservient to UMNO.

“Koh and Gerakan and MCA leaders just could not understand why I, as the then Sabah CM, could reject federal UMNO directives such as the then Acting Prime Minister’s approval of a gaming licence in Sabah. I had also successfully rejected the extension to Sabah of the Local Government Act, the Employment Act, the Indah Water Sewerage Consortium, among others.

“On my part, yes, I have lost Batu Sapi. We knew the risks. Defeat was a real possibility. Today, our enemies are gleefully mocking me and other SAPP leaders. But we conducted an honourable campaign against all odds.

We lost Batu Sapi but kept our honour. “Koh Tsu Koon lost his own seat, his Penang State and his honour and dignity. His final nail will be when he is betrayed by Tham Nyip Shen.”

Comments
  1. amir says:

    Memang banyak orang seperti ini dalam politik. Semua mereka lakukan hanya untuk kebaikan diri.

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  2. bei soo lang says:

    I am from kulim I know better about Koh of Penang,
    All circus have a CLOWN to lead the animals around town,
    Koh is a clown playing to the whims and fancies of his BN bosses,
    Yong is not a clown.

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  3. Juanita says:

    This is politics.

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  4. Poppy More says:

    If you say YTL, I must say i hate him for thousand of dramas!!!!

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  5. Selvaraja Somiah pls help here! I need you to cover the below issue. See the below link!

    http://malaysia-today.net/mtcolumns/from-around-the-blogs/35982-historic-local-council-polls-held-in-penang

    And here is my response that they might not post!

    This is a sham election! 300 people out of over 1.5 million?!? How does this count as democratic? Was there even provision to allow for 10,000 to vote? And if there was 10,000 would not even count!

    The lack of mechanism provided by DAP to allow every person in every district to vote makes this an extremely tilted affair, a closed election!

    I propose the entire election be carried out in a proper manner at once with ballot boxes in every district and constituency! Any NGOs ready to file suit? Where is the State Governor??? This is a farce! Bloody murder of democracy!

    Selvaraja Somiah – help to challenge this DAP horror! 40 NGOs do not make for legality of anything! They can’t be allowed to call these Local Council Elections at all!

    How should this Local Council Election have been done?

    1) Put out adverts (as they did) asking state citizens to nominate or apply for candidacy. The top 20 will be sent forms to fill in.

    2) Candidates who reply and pass vetting will be put on a form. Send this form with that list of candidates to EVERY address in Penang asking them to nominate or apply for candidacy.

    3) Wait 3 months for the recipients to post back this form with the selectable candidates. This would cost 20 sen per letter to send making the cost 300K for Penang which has 1.5 million people. Or to absorb the cost, 50 sen in stamps must be sent in as well.

    4) Counting begins. results posted in newspaper.

    NOT get a bunch of cronies to effectively FIX the election by effectively not making elections inaccessible to the public! Someone should sue DAP for gross misrepresentation of this as local elections!

    Again to all Malays, please end the APARTHEID as well!


    written by a guest, November 14, 2010 23:22:52
    While local elections is the way to go, the “election” of these ten persons is not right. What is the population within MPPP and MPSP? 1.5 millioncombined? Assuming 40% of them are registered voters, there are at least 700 thousand registered voters.

    In this “election”, a mere 300+ people (0.001% of the registered voters!) voted for ten persons to be appointed as the next councilors. How many Penangites know about these ten persons or even heard of them before? How can a gathering of 300+ people take over the rights of the other registered voters?

    Most of the 300+ voters would be from NGO’s plus some that are not affiliated to any groups. Nevertheless, 99.999% of the registered voters are denied their rights to vote. When something is to be done, it must be done the right way.

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  6. amoi says:

    This is absurd. Fighting in the media is absolutely ridiculous!

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  7. mike says:

    yea2..whatever Yong…

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  8. mike says:

    please, focus on rakyat’s issues than personal issue..

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  9. mike says:

    they keep fighting to show the people who is right..people no need this drama..

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  10. mike says:

    one blame another..then, what happened?

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  11. mike says:

    are they same?

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  12. jambu says:

    Dua jantan ni harus bersemuka untuk menyelesaikan masalah.Jangan jadikan media sebagai pengantara.

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  13. jijie says:

    better if they focus on other issues than blaming each other ..

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  14. mantra says:

    yup, they both a same. hehe..

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  15. martycruz says:

    “Datuk Yong Teck Lee is surprised why Gerakan President Koh Tsu Koon keeps comparing himself with me.”

    you should admit that you are almost same with him..

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  16. CareBear says:

    They are both the same.. dua kali lima. When will a real leader step up?

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  17. MdZulnain says:

    YTL again..mm..whatever lah u YTL. Loser is loser not to urge that.

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  18. Juanita says:

    I wonder if SAPP will contest in the next GE?

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