Philip Tan: Accusations Of Throwing Angpow An Evil Political Motive


KUALA LANGAT, 3 Mar: Teluk Datuk Assemblyman, Philip Tan Choon Swee denied throwing ‘angpows’ (red packets) everywhere for residents to pick up during the Chinese New Year celebrations at Bandar Mahkota on 24 February.

According to him, he distributed the ‘angpow’ money to children, one by one, on stage and that he did not throw them around as claimed by some.


“I have evidence and photographs showing that I did so, these allegations are untrue and have evil political motivations,” he said when met at his office today.

He was responding to allegations made by Kumarayah Ponnayah as reported in several Umno-BN-owned media recently.

Kumarayah made the allegations in a press conference on 27 February and said that he was at the celebration and witnessed the incident himself.

Philip said that the allegations are aimed at tarnishing his good reputation especially among the Indian community.

This is because Kumarayah and two other individuals, John Paramasivam Veerasamy and Saravanan Kaliannan stated that they hope that Philip will not be nominated again in the upcoming 13th General Elections (GE-13).

Subsequently, Philip and Luala Langat MP, Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid made a police report at the Banting Police Station to demand for an immediate investigation to be carried out on the three individuals involved.

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