Cabinet utterly impotent when it dared not discipline Azam Baki as MACC Chief Commissioner as Azam together with his counterparts in Botswana, Cyprus and Argentina, forms a quartet of the worst anti-corruption agency heads in the world

The Cabinet was utterly impotent yesterday when it dared not discipline Azam Baki as MACC Chief Commissioner as Azam together with his counterparts in Botswana, Cyprus and Argentina, forms the quartet for the worst anti-corruption agency heads in the world for Malaysia’s dropping five points in score and 11 points in rank in the last two years in the TI CPI 2020 and 2021.

If this is not infamy, I do not know what “infamy” means. Read the rest of this entry »

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Johore voters must be clear about the direction of their future as there may be 280 to 300 candidates vying for election in the Johore state general election

(Versi BM)

The Johore voters must be clear about the direction of their future as there may be 280 to 300 candidates vying for election in the Johore state general election.

In Sabah general election in September 2020, there were 447 candidates vying for 73 state assembly seats in Sabah or a ratio of 6.1 candidates to one seat.

In the Malacca state general election in November 2021, 112 candidates vied for 29 state assembly seats in Malacca or a ratio of four candidates to one seat. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cabinet must reject the MACC statement for 5-point drop in score from 53 to 48 and 11-point drop in rank in two years in TI CPI 2021, the worst two years in 27 years of TI CPI and sack Azam Baki for incompetence and poor performance as MACC Chief Commissioner

(Versi BM)

The Cabinet must reject the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) statement for 5-point drop in score from 53 to 48 and 11-point drop in rank in two years in TI CPI 2021, the worst two years in 27 years of TI CPI and sack Azam Baki for incompetence and poor performance as MACC Chief Commissioner.

The time has come to appoint a new MACC Chief Commissioner whose KPI (key performance indicator) includes raising Malaysia’s score and ranking in the annual TI CPI.
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Another crisis of confidence which must be discussed by the Cabinet meeting tomorrow – from TI CPI 2019 which was the best in 25 years to TI CPI 2021 which was the worst in 27 years!

(Versi BM)

The Cabinet tomorrow must have a special discussion on the Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2021 which has been released showing the country has dropped five rungs in the index, after dropping six rungs last year.

Malaysians expect a statement after the Cabinet meeting tomorrow as to why the country is facing another crisis of confidence with the TI CPI 2019 which was the best in 25 years to TI CPI 2021 which was the worst in 27 years!

Malaysia’s score in the TI CPI 2021 was 48 points out of 100, a drop of five points as compared to TI CPI 2019. Read the rest of this entry »

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How will Malaysia fare in the TI CPI 2021 which will be released later today in Berlin

(Versi BM)

I woke up this morning to a major AFP anti-corruption story “Communist Party expels 3 senior Chinese officials for corruption” which states that three senior Chinese officials—including a former top banking regulator—have been expelled from the ruling Communist Party for alleged corruption and placed under criminal investigation.

The expulsions come days after Chinese authorities vowed “no mercy” in their ongoing anti-corruption campaign, which has brought down high-flying politicians and influential tycoons, ahead of a key political meeting that could secure President Xi Jinping a third term. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cabinet on Wednesday should discuss the international infamy for Malaysia as a result of BAM’s vindictive action against Lee Zii Jia and Goh Jin Wei and work out a strategy to prevent 2022 from becoming the Year of infamy for Malaysia

(Versi BM)

The Cabinet on Wednesday should discuss the international infamy for Malaysia as a result of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM)’s vindictive action against Lee Zii Jia and Goh Jin Wei and work out a strategy to prevent 2022 from becoming the Year of infamy for Malaysia as the BAM’s action causing the infamy is only the latest in a series national infamies for Malaysia.

Last year was full of infamies – but will the new year of 2022 see more infamies? Read the rest of this entry »

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A vindictive and petty MACC as revealed by Sivarasa is completely obnoxious and unacceptable and Ismail Sabri must put a stop to the MACC from embarking on personal vendetta against Sivarasa for speaking up in Parliament on Azam-gate

(Versi BM)

A vindictive and petty Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) as revealed by PKR Member of Parliament for Sungai Buloh, R. Sivarasa is completely obnoxious and unacceptable and Prime Minister Ismail Sabri must put a stop to the MACC from embarking on personal vendetta against Sivarasa for speaking up in Parliament on Azam-gate.

Sivarasa claimed the MACC is taking reprisal action against his service centre after he raised the issue of MACC chief commissioner Azam Baki’s share ownership in the Dewan Rakyat. Read the rest of this entry »

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Height of irresponsibility of UMNO “court cluster” to force general election in Johore when for the last two weeks, Johor had the highest number of Covid-19 cases and deaths in all states of Malaysia

(Versi BM)

It is the height of irresponsibility of the UMNO “court cluster” to force general election in Johore when for the last two weeks, Johore had the highest number of Covid-19 cases and deaths in all the states of Malaysia.

The UMNO “court cluster” want the Johore state general election to be a rehearsal of the 15th General Election which, they hope, will restore UMNO political hegemony with the return of UMNO hegemon/kleptocrats to power – and possibly a convicted criminal of corruption as the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia.
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Allowing teachers and Kemas staff to be involved in politics is not to raise educational standards but to win the war between the ‘ministers’ cluster’ and the ‘court cluster’ in UMNO

Yesterday, Prime Minister Ismail Sabri announced that with instant effect, all school teachers and Kemas staff nationwide are allowed to get involved in politics

This is a decision that was taken not to raise educational standards but to win the war between the ‘ministers’ cluster’ and the ‘court cluster’ in UMNO.
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Will the Cabinet on Wednesday set up an independent inquiry into Azam Baki’s shares purchases or do all the Cabinet Ministers agree with Prime Minister Ismail Sabri not to pursue issue any further

Will the Cabinet on Wednesday set up an independent inquiry into Azam Baki’s shares purchases or do all the Cabinet Ministers agree with Prime Minister Ismail Sabri not to pursue issue any further?

I call on the Inspector-General of Police Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani to end all police questioning of the organisers of the “TangkapAzamBaki” demonstration in Bangsar as the Malaysian Police must transform itself from an instrument of state repression to be the guardian of democracy, human rights and anti-corruption campaigns. Read the rest of this entry »

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“Tangkap Azam Baki” demonstration today reignited hope that Malaysia need not be on the trajectory of decline in past half-a-century and that Malaysia can recover and rise again to become a world-class great nation

Firstly, I want to congratulate the Inspector-General of Police Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani for the police facilitating and not suppressing the anti-corruption demonstration against Azam Baki today for it proved that the Malaysian Police can transform itself from an instrument of state repression to be the guardian of democracy, human rights and anti-corruption campaigns.

Secondly, I want to equally congratulate the youths of Malaysia, regardless of race, religion or politics who could unite on an anti-corruption platform to peacefully articulate national aspirations for a clean, honest and efficient government which upholds integrity, probity and accountability. Read the rest of this entry »

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Call on IGP Acryl Sani to ensure that the police facilitate and not supress an anti-corruption demonstration against Azam today or Malaysia will doubly become an international laughing stock

I call on the Inspector-General of Police Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani to ensure that the police facilitate and not suppress the anti-corruption demonstration against Azam Baki today or Malaysia will doubly become an international laughing stock, viz

Firstly, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner, Azam Baki precipitating an anti-corruption demonstration because he has not been able to be the prime example of integrity, probity and accountability in the public service, refusing to comply with the MACC Act 2009 as well as to be answerable to Parliament; and Read the rest of this entry »

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Has Malaysia lost control of Covid-19 pandemic after the CSR MoU has successfully ended the exponential increase of Covid-19 cases and deaths and reduced daily Covid-19 new cases from 24,599 cases to 2,641 cases and daily Covid-19 fatalities from 592 to 9 deaths?

Yesterday, daily new Covid-19 infections breached the 4,000-mark for the first time this year after the Ministry of Health logged 4,046 new cases.

The latest figures has brought the cumulative total of Covid-19 cases in the country since the start of the pandemic, to 2,824,973 cases, ranking Malaysia as No. 22 in the world, with cumulative total of 31,869 Covid-19 deaths – with 6,247 “Brought-in-Dead” cases. Read the rest of this entry »

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Have we got a “lawless” MACC Chief Commissioner who is subject to no law of the land, not even MACC Act 2009, and also not answerable to Parliament?

Have Malaysians got a “lawless” Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner, who is subject to no law of the land, not even to the MACC Act 2009, and also not even answerable to Parliament?

This is what the MACC Chief Commissioner, Azam Baki is behaving ever since serious conflict-of-interest allegations were made against him, in particular after academician Edmund Terence Gomez resigned as a member of MACC’s Consultation and Corruption Prevention Panel at the end of last month.
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When can Prime Minister Ismail Sabri catch up with Malaysians who are now worried about the swirling scandal involving the MACC Chief Commissioner Azam Baki while he is still only seemingly concerned about the floods disasters last month

(Versi BM)

When can the Prime Minister Ismail Sabri catch up with Malaysians who are now worried about the swirling scandal involving the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner Azam Baki while he is still only seemingly concerned about the floods disasters last month.

The one-day Special Parliament on the floods disasters yesterday did not prove that Ismail is really concerned about the floods disasters, because he did not return to Parliament in the winding up of the Special Parliament yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ismail Sabri is the most slow-witted Prime Minister and surrounded by the worst advisers in the nation’s history but is he seriously suggesting that Azam is presently the best example of integrity and accountability in the public service?

(Versi BM)

After I sat through the Prime Minister Ismail Sabri’s presentation of the recent floods disasters in the Special Session of Parliament this morning, I was seized by two thoughts:

Firstly, complete absence of reference to “climate change” as an important factor in the recent “once-in-a-century” floods disasters, which was one of the two factors which caused them – the other being man-made conditions like corruption, abuses of power and sheer incompetence pre-and-post the floods disasters.

Secondly, we have the ninth Prime Minister who is always several steps behind events, when he should be more prescient, more proactive and on top of events than reactive to or trodden by events.
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Securities Commission is the fifth casualty of the Azam-gate, losing all credibility and legitimacy – we must not allow more casualties of Azam-gate whether Parliament, Parliament Speaker, MoU, Parliamentary Select Committees, the Attorney-General or the Police!

(Versi BM)

Azam-gate has claimed another casualty – the Securities Commission – which has lost all credibility and legitimacy as the fifth victim after the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC); the MACC Chief Commissioner, Azam Baki; the Cabinet and the Prime Minister Ismail Sabri.

We must not allow more casualties of Azam-gate whether Parliament, Parliament Speaker, the confidence-supply-reform (CSR) memorandum of understanding (MoU), Parliamentary Select Committees, the Attorney-General or the Police! Read the rest of this entry »

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How many Ministers agree with Azam Baki that the MACC Chief Commissioner has been declared innocent by the Securities Commission of committing any offence against the law?

(Versi BM)

There is a simple test of comprehension in Malaysia today – how may Ministers agree with Azam Baki that the MACC Chief Commissioner has been declared innocent by the Securities Commission of committing any offence against the law?

If the majority of the Cabinet believes that the Securities Commission had not declared Azam Baki innocent but left the question open and unanswered as the Securities Commission is unable to “conclusively establish that a breach under section 25(4) of the Securities Industry (Central Depositories) Act 1991 (SICDA) had occurred”, then only one option is open: the Cabinet and the least it should do is to ask Azam to go on leave as MACC Chief Commissioner until the question whether he had breached the law had been answered one way or another by other investigative agencies including the Parliamentary Special Select Committee on Agencies under the Prime Minister’s Department. Read the rest of this entry »

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Will the superpaid Ministers be like the proverbial three monkeys – ears that hear not, eyes that see not and mouths that speak not – at the jumbo-sized Cabinet meeting today on the Azam-gate?

(Versi BM)

Has the Securities Commission made history by ending an investigation which will spark a thousand other investigations?

In declaring that the Securities Commission (SC) “is unable to conclusively establish that a breach under Section 25(4) of the Securities Industry (Central Depositories) Act 1991 (SICDA) has occurred” with regard to the shareholding case of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner Azam Baki, the Securities Commission has left open the question under what circumstances the SC will be able to “conclusively establish” whether SICDA has been breached or not. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Azam Baki living in ‘dreamland”?

Azam Baki has just welcomed the Security Commission statement that it had concluded its enquiry into his shareholding and is unable to conclusively establish that a breach under section 25(4) of the Securities Industry (Central Depositories) Act 1991 (SICDA) and pledging that he will “continue my responsibility as the Chief Commissioner of MACC to fight corruption without fear or favour”.

Is Azam Baki living in dreamland?
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