71-Day Countdown to 13GE – charade of Sabah RCI, Malaysia’s high-risk in defence corruption and worst-ever press freedom ranking proof of failures of Najib’s transformation slogans/policies and why country needs Federal government change in 13GE


Every day, Malaysians are provided new evidence of the failures of the transformation slogans and policies of the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak and why the country needs a change of federal government in the 13th General Elections around the corner.

Today, we need only refer to three current developments.

The first is the charade of the of Sabah Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into illegal immigrants entering into its second week of public hearings.

What have concerned Sabahans and Malaysians that the RCI would not be able to get to the bottom of the whole truth about the illegal legalization of illegal immigrants in Sabah causing a five-fold increase of the state’s population from 600,000 in 1970 to the current 3.3 million seem to have been justified, and this is best summed up by a Malaysiakini reader who commented:

“Now we have it. There will be 100 odd witnesses in the RCI who will claim and counter-claim until it is all so messed up that no further action will be taken. It is all a sandiwara (act).”

But the real flaw of the RCI is the gross omission in its eight terms of reference to identify those responsible for the treacherous acts against the country in the long-running “citizenship for votes” scandals in Sabah state – or to be specific, to probe and identity the masterminds of Project M and Project IC.

Unless and until the Sabah RCI is given an additional term of reference to specifically probe and identity the masterminds of Project M and Project IC in Sabah, the Sabah RCI can only end up as a charade.

Is the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, prepared to give the Sabah RCI a ninth term of reference to probe and identify the masterminds of Project M and Project IC and to recommend the actions to be taken against such acts of treason against the country?

Secondly, Malaysia’s ranking by a leading international transparency watchdog as having high corruption risk in its defence spending and operations, placing it in the same league with countries such as Bangladesh, Pakistan, China, Russia, Kazakhastan and Jordan.

In the Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index, the world’s first global analysis of corruption risk in defence establishments worldwide released by Transparency International UK yesterday, Malaysia scored D- in the band range of A to F.

This lowly ranking is a repudiation of Najib’s Government Transformation Programme (GTP) and National Key Result Areas (NKRA) programme which have combating corruption as one of the top priority agendas, as the new anti-corruption index is produced after a two-year study with country research done between July 2011 and November 2012 – which fall fully smack into Najib’s GTP and NKRA programmes in the past four years.
Among Asean countries, Singapore and Thailand outperformed Malaysia, both scoring D+, while Indonesia and Philippines fell behind Malaysia in band E.

Each government was assessed in five main areas of possible defence corruption risks – political, financial, personnel, operations and procurement risks.

Malaysia scored the lowest in financial risks and operations risks, with 25 percent and 10 percent out of 100 percent respectively.

The country report on Malaysia said “Political corruption vulnerability is high, as there is no defence and security committee and parliament’s role in the sector is limited to approving a general, aggregated budget”.

Thirdly, Malaysia plunging to a historic low of No. 145 ranking in the latest 2013 World Press Freedom Index – the worst since the start of the annual index by Reporters Without Border (RSF) in 2002.

Under the unflattering heading of “Cambodia and Malaysia: drift towards authoritarianism” for South-East Asia, RSF said Malaysia’s 2013 press freedom ranking “presented a sorry record, falling 23 places to a position below the one it had in 2002”, as a result of “a campaign of repression by the government, illustrated by the crackdown on the Bersih 3.0 protest in April, and repeated censorship efforts, continue to undermine basic freedoms, in particular the right to information”.

QED – why there must be a change of Federal Government in Putrajaya in the 13GE.

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  1. #1 by yhsiew on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 - 2:26 pm

    Yeah Najib’s GTP and NKRA programs are not bearing fruits. Instead, things are getting from bad to worse. It is high time that the rakyat vote in a more capable and efficient government in GE13.

  2. #2 by sheriff singh on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 - 2:36 pm

    So we are ranked bottom again on some more international scales.

    One thing is for certain – we are CONSISTENT.

    Najib’s ‘Transformation’ programme is producing the desired results very well, negatively speaking of course.

  3. #3 by Godfather on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 - 3:00 pm

    One witness went out of the way to claim that whilst he and a few others operated out of Aziz Shamsuddin’s home in Kg Pandan, Aziz himself was not involved and had no knowledge of Project M. Another witness claims that the money-for-IC scam was for personal enrichment, and no other sinister motive.

    There you have it. The RCI will end with blame being put on a few rogue NRD officers. End of story.

  4. #4 by sheriff singh on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 - 3:28 pm

    The RCI will present its report to the King who then passes it on to Najib who then passes it on to Hishamuddin who then passes it on to the Police and MACC who then passes it on to the A-G who will then pass it on upwards again ‘for more detailed information, more thorough investigations and concrete evidence’ etc etc.

    Might take another 50 years.

  5. #5 by lee tai king (previously dagen) on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 - 4:03 pm

    Transformation? Oh yeah. From a greedy monster, umno has transformed itself into a fat and ugly greedy monster.

  6. #6 by NotBN on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 - 4:45 pm

    WE all know that BN has failed on all fronts except enriching their own cronies and excelling in art of corruption. I am not voting for BN. Will all potential parties declare their party policies? Will DAP promise to look into the corruption and Sabah illegal issues?

  7. #7 by sheriff singh on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 - 5:25 pm

    The crux of the issue is:

    What is going on in the National Registration Department ?

    Is there no one, not even a supervisory body, supervising / overseeing this very critical department?

    Who audits this department ? Auditor General ?

    Are there many, many ‘Little Napoleons’ running about in there ?

  8. #8 by rjbeee on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 - 7:18 pm

    Mamak kutty your end is near

  9. #9 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 - 8:09 pm

    When UMNO/BN start using hyperboles like ‘cannot be 100% clean’ when things are so opaque and there are so many simple ways to just move things by leaps to assure the public, you know they are guilty as sin..

    He is totally UNBELIEVABLE even with simple check of facts. Even is face betrays the fact he is a bad liar. His works so hard at keeping a straight face, you know he is lying. What has he done that is INDENPDENT of the govt/BN AT ALL that reassures the public the roll is NOT corrupted – NOTHING – no audit, no respond to query, no report made etc. NOTHING..Admist all these revelation of RCI, what has been his respond? NOT EVEN PANIC – more like sneering at us the voting public.

    Perhaps its high time to send a warning out to those who have participated with such things as illegal citizenship for voting – PR will consider them to be traitors of the state when they get to power and all that it means..

  10. #10 by Winston on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 - 9:00 pm

    The gist of the whole matter is: Everytime they seemingly, outwardly want to do something about taking action to clarify their malfeasance or to repeal an abhorrent act, they already have all the countermeasures at hand.
    If not, why should they want to take risks?
    Because, at the end of the day, any detrimental findings will be directed at them!

  11. #11 by Noble House on Thursday, 31 January 2013 - 12:32 am

    The outcome of the RCI findings can only proved to be a watershed at best but reason enough for us to take it to the ballot box. Few will take the fall. Those responsible for the treacherous acts will continue to walk free among us. This is the sad reality with the country’s judiciary system.

  12. #12 by Bigjoe on Thursday, 31 January 2013 - 3:58 am

    I have to comment, GUTSY AND BRILLIANT move of PR and Khalid Ibrahim to call election in Selangor AHEAD of the GE in 3 weeks. the extend of the electoral irregularities will show up – making it THE issue in the GE Itself that UMNO/BN will have a hard time defending..In fact, it will mean enough time for a Bersih 4.0 ahead of the GE period..

    If Najib can’t win back Selangor, then he is finished and good chance UMNO/BN too, he cheats to win Selangor and PR can prove it, UMNO/BN is finished. BOLD. BRILLIANT..TRUE LEADERSHIP…

  13. #13 by drngsc on Thursday, 31 January 2013 - 8:35 am

    Hi friends,
    If you take a casual look. This is obviously a “sandiwara”, one of many that UMNO / BN has played out over the years. Many crimes, no criminals.
    If you take a serious look, this is treason, selling our nation to foreigners. I am sure no one will be prosecuted, barring the clerks and maybe the office boy.

    We must change the tenant at Putrajaya. GE 13 is coming. Please work extra hard. Let me suggest our slogan / campaign. VOTE FOR CHANGE. YOUR VOTE COUNTS. First to GE 13, then to Putrajaya.

    Change we must. Change we can. Change we will.

  14. #14 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Thursday, 31 January 2013 - 10:28 pm

    The only transformation I think mahathir succeeded is to make Malaysia another kecamatan of Indonesia, a province of Philippines or a district of Bangaldesh.

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