Revealed: The corporate cronies of DAP in Penang – Part 6

Source: DAP Insider

Dato’ Seri Nazir Ariff Bin Mushir Ariff, Deputy Chairman& Executive Director of Ivory Properties Group Berhad

11This guy has been around for many years – he is already 66 years old and he was there thick with the previous Penang State Government. He is an Accountant by training and a Fellow of the British Institute of Management and was the Managing Director of Escoy between 1988 and 2006. Thereafter, he remains as an Executive Director of Escoy till today. Presently, he is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Texchem Resources Berhad and Sogo (KL) Sdn Bhd.

He is the Chairman of Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Penang and the North Branch), Director and Trustee of Socio-Economic and Environmental Research Institute, a member of the Invest Penang Advisory Services Panel, Penang Economic Action Council and the Penang Halal Hub Committee and a council member of the Wawasan Open University. He was also the Past President of Majlis Dato’ Dato’ Pulau Pinang and Past President and founder member of Penang Heritage Trust. He is actively involved in social and charitable work, namely as President of Children Protection Society and Trustee of World Wide Fund for Nature of Malaysia.

He used to be very supportive of the BN Penang Government and he benefited from his relationships with many previous BN leaders in Penang. In fact, the biggest boo-boo he made was to erect a giant poster of Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon and displayed it prominently outside his HQ in Birch House in the 2008 GE but when the political tsunami swept Lim Guan Eng into power, Nazir had to immediately scramble and remove and dismantle that giant poster of Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon and had to spend over 6 months doing PR with Lim Guan Eng to get into his good books. He also immediately abandoned his long-time friends and politicians in the BN and jumped straight into Lim Guan Eng’s camp.

But Nazir was lucky and saw an opportunity and took it because it was early days in 2008 then where DAP hardly had any Malay supporters. So Nazir was one of its true blue Malay supporter that Guan Eng can trot out on display, never mind if Nazir is actually more Indian than Malay, just like Zairil Khir Johari is more Chinese than Malay. But that is the Guan Eng-style. He wants instant supporters and instant results. So Nazir was appointed as the Malay face in many State committees by Guan Eng.


Of course, Ivory saw the opportunity and quickly appointed Nazir as its Executive Director despite the apparent conflict of interest considering that Nazir has a role in the new Penang State Government.

One of Ivory’s first mega project was the ambitious Penang Times Square – supposedly modelled after the world famous New York Time Square and all the famous Times Squares in the world but today it stands as a testament of a massive failed project in the heart of Penang. There are no branded goods in Penang Times Square but a motley group of small time retail shops no better than the pasar malam stalls. Even the anchor tenant, Sunshine Supermarket has given up and abandoned its space leaving this building almost empty like a ghost building. The air conditioning systems are not working or probably not turned on to save electricity and the maintenance is almost zero. This is one shopping centre which gives Penang a bad name and repels tourists. Guan Eng should really be ashamed of himself that he allows such a travesty of a building to mar and disgrace his administration.

44So while Low Eng Hock is the guy doing the PR taking care of all the Chinese DAP leaders, Nazir is the face that runs to the various state government departments to deal with fellow Malay state civil servants and smoothen things out. It is a classic Ali-Baba scenario ala DAP and seeks to perpetuate, demean and reinforce the stereotyping of the Malays and smacks of racism.

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23 Responses to Revealed: The corporate cronies of DAP in Penang – Part 6

  1. Anonymas says:

    That last picture is p funny, haha

    Look at the car on his cake, and those ahmois

    • Michael Ng says:

      The president of MCA has been beating his war drums and also sounding like an old record for months.

      His dislike for the DAP is well known and nobody can blame him really as both parties are desperately vying for the Chinese votes.

      However, I find his constant “reminder” to the people especially the Chinese voters that DAP had to give up the Perak menteri besar post to PAS despite the party winning 18 state seats in Perak in the last general election very nauseating.

      I think everyone including non-Perakians knows the real reason why the menteri besar post was given to PAS, which is part of the Pakatan Rakyat coalition.

      How come the president of MCA is so adamant to insist that DAP is subservient to PAS? Is that so? I am sorry to say that many Malaysians do not think so.

      Then he goes round trying to frighten the people about PAS’ intention of turning Malaysia into a Taliban state.

      I agree that there are some extremist elements within PAS but there also the same kind of characters in Perkasa, too, who are supported by members from a major partner in the ruling coalition which MCA is part of, even though that party had distanced itself from these goons.

      One thing I want to ask the president of MCA is that where was the party’s voice when our former PM Dr MahathirMohamad unilaterally declared Malaysia to be an Islamic state way back in 2001?

      We are a secular nation with Islam as the official religion. That was what I learnt while in school.

      Is there an Act of Parliament that states Malaysia is an Islamic country?

      If there is, please enlighten me.

      And if indeed Malaysia is an Islamic country then what is the casino doing up on the mountain range in Pahang and how come we still have our regular weekly four digit draws?

      Also alcoholic beverages are easily available in all supermarkets, restaurants and coffee shops.

      To put it succinctly, the people don’t really care about race and religion. We are all Malaysians. It is the politicians who continue to harp on these two sensitive issues in order to stay relevant.

      What the people really want is a clean and efficient government where there will be no room for rent-seekers and cronies.

      Is that too much to ask?

      • anon says:

        are there no rent seekers,cronies and dirt in pakatan led govt?


      • Anonymas says:

        “To put it succinctly, the people don’t really care about race and religion.”

        So Imams, preists, people who go to masjids aren’t “the people” then

        You generalize pretty badly, 0/10

  2. anonymous says:

    In politics there are no permanent friends nor foes
    just permanent interests

    But at the heart of it all, do they have the interest of rakyats in their mind?


    Save Malaysia
    choose stability

    • Penangite says:

      It’s hard to find business people who are steadfast in protecting their principles. They are so afraid their business will be affected if they are not friendly with the current powers-that-be.
      I can understand when I see non-muslims behaving like that… but for muslims to sell their souls..???

    • Equalizer says:

      We can only recognise snakes in bad times for they will slithered away looking for cool shelter. In good times, everybody is a friend.

      It is good that every now and then we had bad times so that we know who are the snakes among us.

  3. little joe says:

    When Communism interacts with Capitalism, Communism collapses.

  4. BN says:

    malays tikam malays……… wonder malays fail to success and out perform the chinese. hidup BN…….

    • Goh Fak says:

      and the worst amongst them, the creme de la creme of the taik, worst then a snake, are the ones with an inferiority complex and need constant self-affirmation, brainwashed into thinking that their race are inferior, always brown nosing and praising their *masters*- are the chingkie-lovers!

  5. Anonymous says:

    He is a nephew of The Star boss, Tan Sri Kamal Hashim and cousin of Bayan Baru independant MP Zahrin Hashim. It was Zahrin, one time chum of Anwar Ibrahim who opened the doors to Lim Guan Eng

  6. The Real Rakyat says:

    Oh well busines is business there is nothing that we when someone is willing to step all over his priciples and friends for money. All that can be said is IF Penang returns back to BN this guy will find his cari makan to be very tough indeed as he so easily abandoned friends who helped him out.

    Oh well that’s we always choose stability always.

    Choose stability
    Vote BN
    Save Malaysia

    • Anonymous says:

      I’ll give you 2-5 of what LGE achieved for Penang. 2) top marks by the auditor-general for fiscal management out of all Malaysian states; 3) RM192.19 million or 4 percent increase in revenue collection last year; 4) contributed RM12.25 billion or 36 percent of Malaysia’s FDI last year; 5) 8th most livable city in Asia. As a little bonus for you, I will also give you 1-5 of what LGE didn’t do: 1) pocket RM500 million from any submarine purchase deals; 2) kill Altantuya; 3) awarded the Ampang LRT tender to his golf buddy from George-Kent; 4) threaten to defend Putrajaya at all cost, even at the cost of “crushed bodies and lost lives”; 5) threaten to bathe the keris in Chinese blood in Kampung Baru. What the heck, I might as well throw in number 6 as well; 6) LGE didn’t need to pretend to be a chinaman who was very good at playing Chinese drums. Care to rebut me?

  7. Engeng says:

    STL, please so investigation on this half past 6 reporter from malaysiakini Susan Loones. She claimed that people shouted No when PM asked if Penang ready for BN during Psy concert. But so many at the concert heard everybody shout Yes. Is she hearing voices in her head. She should take medication if she is hearing voices or soon the voice will say, Susan, jump, jump, jump.

    • Equalizer says:

      There was a group there out to sabotage the BN CNY celebration at Han Chiang in Penang.

      Even days before, the scum Tokong Lim was trying to instigate the people of Penang to sabotage the celebration. This clearly show how low this Tokong Lim can go.

      I wonder whether this group was sent by the traitor Tokong Lim to sabotage the celebration ??? He had behave like a mafia godfather using gangster tactics to sabotage even a New Year celebration. What a scum of society he had become !!!

      • The Real Rakyat says:


        You are right there was a group sent to create some hoo-ha actually and yes they were Le God Eng’s men from PPS. They came in Bersih 3.0 shirts HH and DAP shirts were surprisingly missing. About roughly 10 or so men incl the one who took the video and yes of course they were paid.

        Note how quickly it was uploaded and notice that almost all shared videos are practically from the same angle or area……

        This is info I receive from Penang about this fellas….

      • anon says:

        heard it was posted such in youtube

        biasalah these mediapulators

        most likely dubbing effect

  8. Mangkuk says:

    Susan Loones or Looney Tunes is half past 6, means bedridden. She only watch a video of Psy in Penang. Even if it is true it doesn’t really mean anything until polling day. Why make a noise?

    DAP hidden agenda is to take out Penang from Malaysia and after that may be join with Singapore. What the point if you’re rich like Singapore but you can’t afford to have land on your own. This is Singapore last chance after they miss Sabah under PBS.

    Again DAP lack of facts. Pulau Pinang is still under Kedah!

    “… When Light reneged on his promise of protection, the Sultan tried unsuccessfully to recapture the island in 1790, and the Sultan was forced to cede the island to the company for an honorarium of 6,000 Spanish dollars per annum. ”

    “After Light’s demise, Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Wellesley, later to be Duke of Wellington, arrived in Penang to co-ordinate the defences of the island. In 1800, Lieutenant-Governor Sir George Leith secured a strip of land across the channel as a buffer against attacks and named it Province Wellesley (today Seberang Prai). The annual payment to Sultan of Kedah was increased to 10,000 Spanish dollars per annum after the acquisition. Today, the Penang state government still pays RM 18,800.00 to the Sultan of Kedah annually.”


    • The Real Rakyat says:

      Singapore wants to take over Malaysia…only problem is that their soldiers don’t like the idea of dying for their country….They have all the most latest defense items but their soldiers lack the commitment to go to war and actually die for it…..

      I don’t know whether this story is true perhaps Bourne Identity can elaborate if he knows about it’s truth…..It’s about a bunch of Malaysian commandos led by a General who sneak into a Singapore army camp and mucked about the commander’s room and left him with some “presents” courtesy of the Malaysian army…It seems it was never reported bcoz it highlighted how bad and useless an army that Singapore had……all this was because the Singapore army commander told our Malaysian counterpart that with Singapore’s military superiority Malaysia’s army would be decimated within days and dared him to try and sneak onto his camp……

      Interesting story told to me……just don’t know if it is true though….

  9. haku says:

    sudah lama dengar cerita itu…lekat setem malaysia dekat missile mereka punya dan tukar bendera Singapore dgn bendera Malaysia di bilik komander…sesiapa nak tahu lebih lanjut sila pergi ke blog Military of Malaysia..saya baca dari situ…

  10. Tan Khai Beng says:

    Yesterday was his last day as Deputy Chairman
    so is the Executive Director .

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