Challenge of Pakatan Harapan is to convince all voters that the victims of the RM50 billion 1MDB scandal are the 30 million Malaysians as corruption is not a victimless crime


The challenge of Pakatan Harapan is to convince all voters that the victims of the RM50 billion 1MDB scandal are the 30 million Malaysians as corruption is not a victimless crime.

In normal crimes like theft, robbery or murder, it is easy to know the victims but corruption seems to be a remote and distant matter of little or no concern to the public, especially as there appears to be no victims.

This is however the greatest fallacy of all – that corruption is a victimless crime.

It is not an easy or straightforward matter to convey the message to the ordinary rakyat that they are in fact the victims of mega scandals or major corruptions like the 1MDB scandal, which has catapulted Malaysia to the global league as one of world’s leading corrupt nations in the past few years.

This is why Malaysia occupies the top three places in recent international rankings on global corruption, whether the third place in international website, foreignpolicy.com on the world’s “worst corruption scandal in 2015”, TIME magazine’s ranking of “global corruption” or the Economist’s second placing in its second index of crony capitalism.

It is an indictment of the role, responsibility and relevance of the three branches of government, viz the Executive, Parliament and the Judiciary (as well as the Fourth Estate with regard to the printed media) that they have allowed Malaysia to attain such international infamy and disrepute as a global corrupt nation in a matter of a few years without any attempt to salvage the nation’s good name and reputation.

Even now, while the whole world is agog at the depth of deceit and the immensity of the nation’s first global financial scandal – the RM50 billion 1MDB scandal – all the national institutions in Malaysia are engaged in a great pretence and charade that the 1MDB scandal does not exist at all.

The only way to burst this balloon of pretence and charade is for Malaysians to realise and understand that the RM50 billion 1MDB scandal is not a victimless crime, and that the 30 million Malaysians and future generations are the victims of this financial scandal as eventually the Malaysian government will have bear full responsibility for the 1MDB debts.

Parliament is meeting on Monday for two weeks. Will Parliament help to impress on Malaysians that the victims of the RM50 billion 1MDB scandal are the 30 million Malaysians and future generations or will Parliament continue to be a party to the greatest public charade of all times in Malaysia that corruption is a victimless crime?

(Speech at the “Pantang Undur – Berani kerana Benar” ceramah at Sungai Tong, Setiu on Friday, 13th May 2016 at 5 pm)

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  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Saturday, 14 May 2016 - 7:27 am

    The Citizen Declaration signed is store of data about Citizen awareness. With 1.2m signature with IC, address and other details, a big data miner can really give a good picture what is going on.

    A good analysis will be the first check against future Najib attempt at fraud in the next GE.

  2. #2 by drngsc on Saturday, 14 May 2016 - 8:23 am

    What you say is partly true. Because of the sophisticated nature ( by design ) of this crime, it is easy for the commercial urban dwellers to understand the crime, but it is too complicated for the rural folks in the Kampongs and Felda schemes. Unfortunately, because of extensive gerry-meandering, that is where the vote counts.
    We have to crack our heads and see how to explain this 1MDB crime in simple terms, so that those simple folks can understand, preferably in simple Malay. There in lies the challenge.

  3. #3 by boh-liao on Saturday, 14 May 2016 - 10:56 am

    Voters DON’T care abt d 1MDB scandal, as confirmed in Sarawak
    They r fed up with Pakatan Harapan or whatever nonsensical name
    Just want 2 get rid of them

  4. #4 by boh-liao on Saturday, 14 May 2016 - 11:35 am

    PKR n Harapan now big jokes
    Bcos AI in jail, minimal influence, wifey occupying seats just 4 show only
    Next in power, many with UmnoB DNA, swollen headed n thot they r tai kor tai
    Continue 2 openly exterminate n mutilate each other lar
    Soap opera after >8 years of so-called cooperation
    Cannot last >2 GE, just like BA n Semangat 46 previously
    Si kiao kiao

  5. #5 by boh-liao on Saturday, 14 May 2016 - 2:54 pm

    WHAT challenge lar, busy 內訌, 自相殘殺
    殺,殺,殺,殺,殺,殺
    Even in Penang, DAP n PKR kaki cannot agree to vote in unison against 反對黨提出停止填海動議
    Ha, ha – rakyat watching which party MATI first

  6. #6 by boh-liao on Saturday, 14 May 2016 - 2:56 pm

    Coming BUY erections, with 2 opposition parties vs UmnoB/BN
    Simply NO chance lar
    GONE with d wind liao

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