Set up Opposition-headed Committee of Inquiry into Taib Mahmud’s “grand corruption” allegations


In Sibu yesterday, I had suggested that Sarawak Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud should go on a leave of absence until the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has cleared him of grave “grand corruption” allegations as otherwise it would a shame to Sarawak and Malaysia to have a state Chief Minister actively under MACC investigations following international pressures.

Will Taib go voluntarily on a fairly extended “leave of absence” until he is cleared of “grand corruption” allegations not only inside the country but internationally to the extent that it has become a diplomatic scandal with the Swiss Federation President Micheline Calmy-Rey forwarding information about Taib’s assets in Switzerland to its regulatory body Finma (the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority) for investigation?

The answer must be a categorical no as this will be against the entire history, culture and tradition of accountability and responsibility of the Barisan Nasional leadership whether at national or state levels – as it is no exaggeration to say that the two words “accountability” and “responsibility” simply do not exist in their political dictionaries apart from for sloganising purposes.

If Talib is not prepared to go on leave of absence on his own, the newly-elected Sarawak State Assembly has a very onerous responsibility to history at its first meeting in a week’s time.

A newly-elected Sarawak State Assembly conscious of its historic responsibility to the state, future generation of Sarawakians as well as history, would do at least two things as its first items of business, viz:

1. Motion for Sarawak State Assembly to decide whether Taib should take “leave of absence” until fully cleared of grave “grand corruption” allegations both in the country as well as internationally; and

2. Motion to set up Opposition-headed Committee of Inquiry into Taib’s “grand corruption” allegations comprising equal number of Assembly representatives from both Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat.

Will there be any Barisan Nasional State Assembly representative who dare to bite the bullet and support anyone or both these motions to demonstrate that the interests of the people and state must override that of any one person – even if he is Taib Mahmud.

  1. #1 by k1980 on Sunday, 12 June 2011 - 12:25 pm

    Very funny because if crooks such as Mubarak, Gaddafi, Zinebidin and numerous others could had their assets frozen in the West, why can’t the same be done to this white-haired piranha?

  2. #2 by pulau_sibu on Sunday, 12 June 2011 - 12:25 pm

    Whatever the opposition proposed, Wong soon Koh was the one who acted as Taib’s agent to kick out the people elected representatives. The people decided to punish him and his supp. Now he is in a super weak position. He was almost ditched out (if not with the help of money). Let us see what this guy will do for Taib in the coming state assembly under a situation where he could not even protect himself…. can you be the Taib savior when you, a clay buddha, have to cross the river?

  3. #3 by Godfather on Sunday, 12 June 2011 - 12:52 pm

    Najib and Taib have each other by the [email protected], so it’s always a question of who squeezes the harder. For the time being, both men agree that “you don”t squeeze, I don’t squeeze”. Najib is not going to risk losing the support of Sarawak.

  4. #4 by Godfather on Sunday, 12 June 2011 - 12:56 pm

    Najib: Lu tolong gua, gua tolong lu

    Taib: Lu tak tekan, gua tak tekan

  5. #5 by limkamput on Sunday, 12 June 2011 - 3:59 pm

    Godfather, i think you got it wrong. Pek Moh has no power to decide whether he stays or goes. The reason why he is there is because the federal leaders want him there. He can serve the private interests of federal leaders better.

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