Beliau juga menegaskan kenyataan yang dikeluarkan oleh ADUN Penaga iaitu Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang menggunakan wang judi untuk membiayai program Rakan Anti Kemiskinan (RAK) adalah pembohongan yang terang-terangan oleh UMNO bahawa Kerajaan Negara Penang .
Beberapa hari yang lalu pihak media telah melaporkan bahawa 9 orang warga emas telah mengembalikan RM100 yang mereka terima kepada Datuk Azhar. Namun begitu menurut Pegawai Penyelaras DUN Bayan Lepas dan DUN Penaga sejumlah 168 nama telah didaftarkan melalui borang yang diterima dari warga emas di kedua-dua kawasan tersebut.
Manakala YB Phee mencabar pihak UMNO agar memberikan nama kesemua sembilan nama warga emas yang telah menyerahkan kembali RM100 tersebut untuk dipastikan adakah mereka mendaftar atau tidak.
YB Malik mengingatkan UMNO agar berhenti mempergunakan warga emas yang tidak bersalah itu dalam mencari sokongan kepada UMNO. Berdosa katanya...
Rakan Anti-Kemiskinan (RAK) is a fund to help the hardcore poor. According to Exco YB Phee, the funds in the bank has RM2.4M. The RM2M donation from the Turf Club received in February 2010 is not included in this RM2.4.M. The hardcore poverty funds come from various well-wishers.
YB Malik pointed out the senior citizens appreciation program and the senior citizens beneficiaries program have separate funds and has nothing to do with the donation. Moreover, the accounts for 2010 is not even closed so there is no question of any monies being used for the senior citizens appreciation program.
Therefore, YB Malik called Datuk Azhar and the other UMNO members as 'hypocrites of the highest order' for questioning something that does not even exist. He said it is a blatant lie by UMNO that the Penang State Government uses gambling money to fund the two programs.
The media reported that 9 persons returned their RM100 to Datuk Azhar yesterday. However, the Pegawai Penyelaras for both DUN Bayan Lepas and DUN Penaga submitted more than 168 new warga mas application forms from both constituencies which are UMNO's constituencies.
YB Phee also challenged UMNO to give him the names of the nine persons who claimed they do not want the RM100 so that he can check the warga mas database if they are indeed registered. YB Malik quipped that it maybe UMNO's sandiwara. However, YB Malik warned UMNO that they should stop using these innocent senior citizens in their political struggle. He said it is sinful for them to prey on the vulnerable senior citizens to gain political mileage.
YB Phee and YB Malik also threw the question to UMNO why there seem to be a large concentration of hardcore poor Malays in the the districts of Seberang Perai Utara and Barat-Day which are UMNO strongholds. UMNO has been shouting about defending and upholding the Malays' rights and yet, the numbers of hardcore poor is obvious.
Both of them also asked if the Federal Government is willing to separate the funds received from sources related to gambling and reveal to the public how these funds are used? For eg. In 2009, the Federal Government received RM2.3B from gambling sources.
YB Malik said Datuk Azhar, in his former capacity as an Exco member of the previous Penang State Government should very well know that the Penang State Government does not get any income from any gambling sources.
He said, "Yang menjadi bapa judi besar ialah kerajaan pusat. Siapa dia pengerusi Genting Highlands dulu?"