WANTED: Triad Boss an MCA Leader


Media Statement
by Ronnie Liu Tian Khiew

(Petaling Jaya, Friday): Malaysians must have been shocked in disbelief when they read the headline in Malay Mail front-page story today, featuring the triad boss of the Sio Sam Ong and the party boss of the MCA together.

Police have issued a nation-wide police alert on Wednesday to arrest a suspected Penang triad kingpin, who is also MCA Gurney Drive chairman. The branch is under the MCA Bukit Bendera division of which Penang MCA chief Wong Kam Hoong is chairman.

According to the same report, police have issued the alert for Ong King Ee a.k.s Jackie Chan, for actively trying to revive his notorious Sio Sam Ong (Three Little Emperors) secret society which is linked to murder, dadah trafficking, kidnapping and robbery.

Penang MCA Chief Wong Kam Hoong was quoted as saying " Ong, 37, joined the MCA in 2000, was wanted by the police, it was unfair to act against him- unless he has done something wrong."

He said Ong is innocent until proven otherwise. He also said that Ong has been an active member since joining the MCA.

The same report said that in 1992, the Sio Sam Ong had allegedly sent hired killers to storm a pre-wedding ceremony and eliminate six people in Taman Bersatu, Sg Petani.

Ong has gone missing before the killing, but was later arrested in Bangkok and escorted back to Malaysia. He was placed under detention for an unspecified time for drug trafficking.

In 1996, he was sent to Simpang Renggam rehabilitation centre in Johor, under the Emergency ordinance. It is learned that Ong joined the MCA in 2000, three years after his release from the centre.

One may wonder why a person with such a "colourful" record like Ong King Ee was accepted as an MCA member, as the party always has someone appointed as a deputy home affairs minister. Party boss Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting himself was a deputy home minister before 1999. The present deputy home minister is Datuk Chor Chee Heung from Kedah. It's hard to believe that both Ong and Chor do not know the background of "Jackie Chan".

It was MCA Youth chief Datuk Ong Tee Keat who openly declared that triad members infiltrated MCA. The recent development has clearly shown that his allegation was not baseless.


* Ronnie Liu Tian Khiew, DAP National Publicity Secretary