Malaysians should vote in next general election to purge and cleanse the country of infamy of global kleptocracy if Cabinet and Parliament are not prepared to defend national dignity and reputation by getting rid of such an epithet


Parliament will reconvene on 17th October for a 25-sitting budget session till Nov. 24.

The question is whether Parliament will give priority and importance at this meeting to purge and cleanse the country of the infamy of a global kleptocracy, an epithet which Malaysia acquired after the May meeting of Parliament – after the US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed lawsuits under the US Kleptocracy Assets Recovery Initiative on July 20 for the forfeiture of US$1 billion of assets in the United States, United Kingdom and Switzerland from over US$3 billion international conspiracy of embezzlement, misappropriation and money-laundering of 1MDB funds.

Even at the May meeting of Parliament, Malaysia had already acquired a seedy reputation as far as public integrity, accountability, transparency and good governance are concerned, as Malaysia had suffered the ill-repute of being placed third in the international website,foreignpolicy.com’s ranking of the world’s “worst corruption scandal in 2015”, TIME magazine’s second ranking of “global corruption” in March, the Economist’s second placing in its second index of crony capitalism in May apart from falling four places and ranked No. 54 among 168 countries in the 2015 Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perception Index (CPI) – a far cry from the National Transformation Programme (NTP) target for Malaysia to be in the top 30 countries in the TI CPI in five years’ time in 2020.

The question is whether there is a great sense of outrage and shame among our Ministers and Members of Parliament at the infamy of the epithet of a global kleptocracy for Malaysia or whether our Ministers and Members of Parliament take an indifferent, nonchalant and “tidak apa” attitude to such an epithet for Malaysia.

This is in fact a test of patriotism for a Malaysian – a person who is indifferent, unconcerned and nonchalant about the infamy of the epithet of a “global kleptocracy” for the country cannot be a Malaysian patriot.

The year 2016 is a year of shame and infamy for Malaysia, for it is during this year that Malaysia joined the ranks of “global kleptocracy” and is looked askance in the world as a nation where public integrity, accountability, transparency and good governance principles are only given lip-service respect and honour with no national commitment or system of public integrity and good governance.

If the Cabinet and Parliament are not prepared or unable to purge and cleanse the country of the infamy of global kleptocracy to defend the national dignity and honour, then ordinary Malaysians in the next general elections should step forward as patriots to vote to purge and cleanse the country of the infamy of Malaysia as a global kleptocracy.

(Speech at the Paloh DAP 50th Anniversary Dinner in Paloh on Saturday, 8th October 2016 at 10 pm)

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  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Sunday, 9 October 2016 - 6:25 pm

    Truth is the disease is in two parts – those who does the stealing and those that enables it. The Enablers also are a varied lot, from those that participate fully in the Kleptocracy or derive power, wealth and position from enabling it to those who simply refuse to acknowledge the theft because of race and religion. The Enablers also include those who think they do not have to make a choice, who think they pick and choose issue which divide the opposition against those seeking it.

    Truth is there is no such choices, we are a nation poor in political choices, improvished in fact because our system is so dysfunctional from race, religion and self-interest, its just not possible to have multiple choices. Its Yes or No. Crunch time. Problem is many still do not get it. Dissapointed with PH? Independent Sabah and Sarawak party? Its just nonsense.There is no other choice.

  2. #2 by worldpress on Sunday, 9 October 2016 - 10:00 pm

    If they still threaten people five 13, tell them to bring it on, this time we can invite Chinese army and Indian army for rescure, Indonesia army to rescure indonesians,

  3. #3 by worldpress on Sunday, 9 October 2016 - 10:02 pm

    LET THEM FIND OUT HOW TINY and LITTLE POWER they are!
    Good only threaten people no arm here! Chicken threaten non-bumi ancestor county China and India.

  4. #4 by worldpress on Sunday, 9 October 2016 - 10:03 pm

    They have ball locally, no ball outside country!

  5. #5 by worldpress on Sunday, 9 October 2016 - 10:10 pm

    These people from SUMATRA cheated us came here bising and kacau the original Malayan peaceful life here and misleaded the Malayan to racial.
    The ECONOMY collapse then only they learn!

  6. #6 by worldpress on Sunday, 9 October 2016 - 10:21 pm

    Got the western and superpower US support!
    If I am the opposition I will seek the CHINA and INDIA support to fight against this highly corrupted regime who have illtreated the chinese and indian here!

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