How many Malaysians will agree with Attorney-General that Phang, Stephen and Tan are “big fishes” in the RM12.5 billion PKFZ scandal?


Attorney-General Tan Sri Gani Patail yesterday said that former Port Klang Authority (PKA) general manager Datin Paduka O.C.Phang, Kuala Dimensi Sdn. Bhd. Chief operating officer Stephen Abok and architect Bernard Tan Seng Swee of BTA Architect charged with multiple counts of criminal breach of trust and cheating are “big fishes” in the RM12.5 billion Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) scandal.

How many Malaysians will agree with Gani that these three are the “big fishes” in the PKFZ scandal?

Guilty or otherwise, there can be no doubt that the trio are mere “cogs in the wheel” of the “mother of all scandals” and the authorities concerned have still to bring the “big fishes” to justice.

Gani said that investigations into the PKFZ scandal are ongoing and more people would be brought to book.

What Malaysians want to see are not just the prosecution of the “cogs in the wheel” but the masterminds of the PKFZ “mother of all scandals”.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PcW) investigations and the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) inquiries have laid building blocks for the full whole sordid tale of the RM12.5 billion PKFZ scandal to be told to Malaysians, right from the beginning of the PKFZ land acquisition in the nineties, and for all those involved in the intricate and complex conspiracy to be revealed.

The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak should “walk the talk” of his commitment to combat corruption and abuses of power by establishing a Royal Commission of Inquiry to investigate and reveal all about the PKFZ “mother of all scandals” or he would have failed his first KPI test of placing “fighting corruption” as one of six priority sectors.

  1. #1 by taiking on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 12:44 pm

    Big fish huh.
    Well done najib!
    Good job.

  2. #2 by Dipoh Bous on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 12:54 pm

    I believe the time has come for NR to make good what he has trumpeted through the many SLOGANS since taking the helm especially on FIGHTING CORRUPTION. Let’s pray that there’ll be no more carpets left to cover up the persons involved. :)

  3. #3 by Godfather on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 12:59 pm

    Kit:

    Did Gani actually labelled the 3 charged as “big fishes” ? I didn’t read it in the other blogs, so let’s be fair and give him some time to catch the “other” fishes. The skepticism relates to the fact that it is politically suicidal for Najib to give the green light to charge Rahman Pala, or Tiong or Faisal Abdullah, or Azim. They may still charge Chan Kong Choy, but that will be after telling him to stay on overseas, and not bother to come back.

    [“In the case of PKFZ, everyone involved is a big fish because we are looking at charges that are amounting to several hundred millions of ringgit,” Abdul Gani – The Star

    Asked whether the investigation included “big fish” and “small fish”, Abdul Gani said in this matter there were “big fish” or “small fish” as everyone of them were “big fish.” NST]

  4. #4 by frankyapp on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 1:18 pm

    Big fishes,yes alteast it’s much bigger than the bilis from a comparation point of view.However,how AGGanni measured Phang,Abok and Tan as big fishes is still pretty sceptical. MR12.5 billion scandal,say the trio received @ 10% each for being some kind of proxies for the real culprits would be RM 12.5 million each respectively.The total amount was only RM 37.5 million,leaving the rest of the balance of RM 11.6 billion for the real culprits.From this prospective point of view,the trio are indeed ikan bilis,hence I think AG Ganni is wrong to accuse them as big fishes.Since Ganni said the case is an on going one,lets hope through the trio,he can catch the genuine big fishes.Hope also AG Ganni don’t just “main main” or play,play with the rakyat’s money,get real and help us catch the real big sharks,not only in this paraticular case but other just as important ones,like the lingam case,for example.

  5. #5 by ktteokt on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 1:21 pm

    They are not big fishes, they are just DUMMIES and SCAPEGOATS and MACC knows about it!

  6. #6 by k1980 on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 1:25 pm

    It is the same with Altan’s c4 case. Two micro ikan biliss were blamed for that murder, while the huge killer whales are untouched and still swimming around with the RM500,000,000 commission in their pockets.

    As for the RM12.5 billion PKFZ scam, it can be recovered in a couple of years once the GST goes into effect. Everyone, even newborn babies will have their quality of life drastically reduced by having to pay for the price hikes of everything under the sun and moon.

  7. #7 by SENGLANG on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 1:38 pm

    The GM is the front line person, and therefore this is the person who should hold responsible. But scandal and corruption and abusing of power of this scale can not only involve solely of these few people.

    This mother of all scandal off course involved very high power people included people who held the minister post. But these people are not easy to charge.

    The GM may or may not the scarify lamb but who ever hold that position only have her him self to be blame. It is the case you must hold your own integrity and answer to the God you believe in and not mess around with those people that are evil whether they are in power or otherwise.

    We also seen people who are professional and have been in charge of certified contract before any claim can be justified and if a professional who is architect, accountant auditors etc who wish to blind their eyes for easy money then they also have to answer to themselves. They need not to blame any other but themselves. Without these people the game will not complete though we all know the main actor and director may not be those who have appear in court yesterday.

    Let all be remind that we come to this world not once but many many times and we have to answer and take responsibility for our actions. Look at the woman who have seem aged by years over night from a person who is pretty confident. Let us be all reminded that, any abused of money that suppose for the benefits of people is the greatest sin a person can commit.

    Let think about it. If this money are use properly there are many many needy who will benefits and have a better life. But because of those greedy, corrupt people they are suffering now. This sin is great and difficult to redeem as their action has make many to suffer.

  8. #8 by boh-liao on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 1:46 pm

    4 d C4 case, how do we know that d 2 ikan bilis hv not already slipped out of d net?
    Anyway, while we r concentrating on this case
    D lucky few liposuction guys r already looking 4 other mega projects 2 siphon off big $$$$
    1 or 2 world tallest skyscrapers will nicely do d job
    So easy 2 make easy mega buck in 1M’sia, comprendre, suckers?

  9. #9 by taiking on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 1:47 pm

    Aiyah no fish prawn orso good ma.
    Know or not.

  10. #10 by AhPek on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 1:55 pm

    Phang,Stephen and Tan are “big fishes” in the PKFZ RM12.5 billion scandal????
    Hoi,Ghani Patail, what have you been smoking!

  11. #11 by k1980 on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 2:00 pm

    On June 29, 2009, Bernie Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison for defrauding thousands of investors of billions of dollars.

    I doubt the 3 ikan bilis above will be sentenced to more than 5 years each. Then they will be freed to enjoy their billions.

  12. #12 by boh-liao on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 2:01 pm

    Propose a mega project, ala MMK’s style
    Put up a budget 4, say, RM10 billion
    Win d closed tender ( no need open tender; details under OSA anyway)
    Subcontract, sub sub sub contract, outsource
    Overspend the mega project by another RM10 billion, drag on 4 a few more years
    No problem lah, everything in order 1, 1M’sians mudah lupa
    Kaya raya 4 at least 10 generations, excellent, just do it

  13. #13 by pwcheng on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 2:13 pm

    Well Ghani did said that there are more to come. Lets give him a chance, but from records, I am definitely skeptical that any big fish will be caught in the net. Probably they will haul some to court but eventually the sub standard judiciary will say no case, or not guilty probably without any written judgments.

  14. #14 by k1980 on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 2:22 pm

    Who is the black hand behind the black hands?

    A flock of UMNO officials were involved in various roles including the party’s permanent chairman, Onn Ismail, his son-in-law Faizal Abdullah, the former party treasurer Azim Zabidi and others.

    Others named in the PWC report included Umno officials Abdul Rahman Palil, Abdul Rashad Asari, Omar Latip and Idris Mat Jani….

    http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2189&Itemid=178

  15. #15 by OrangRojak on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 2:22 pm

    Sorry, off-topic – as Loh would say. Where is he/she, anyway?
    http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/showbiz/46166-avatar-sets-audiences-on-epic-visual-ride

    “Avatar” shows the forest-dwelling Na’vi fighting for survival against a rapacious colonial mining operation bent on moving them away and stripping their planet.

    Should be a big hit in East Malaysia.

  16. #16 by OrangRojak on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 2:25 pm

    I wonder if this is being used as a stick to tell the MCA to ‘shape up’? Could it backfire and someone in MCA discover a backbone, or have they all turned into jellyfishes long ago?

  17. #17 by boh-liao on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 2:26 pm

    Eventually should there b a trial n when there is a trial
    Conditions will be laid down n predetermined by AG
    Who should b d judge, lawyers n witnesses involved, what questions can b asked n not 2 b asked, etc – ala Altan murder trial
    Orchestrated trial n justice, play play mah
    In 1M’sia, we love sequels
    Sodomy 1, sodomy 2, SD 1, SD 2, Altan trial 1, Altan-like trial 2, enjoy d sequels

  18. #18 by artemisios on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 2:44 pm

    Piang who? Stephanie what? Torn pants???
    Come on…. again??

    Ladies & Gentlemen. The cover-up has begun.

  19. #19 by Godfather on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 3:40 pm

    Thanks, Kit, for pointing out Gani’s comments in the mainstream press that some of us don’t bother to read. With all due respect, he didn’t say or imply that others due to be charged will not be bigger or smaller than the 3 already charged.

    I think over 90 pct of the rakyat knows that it is almost impossible to implicate Azim or Tiong or Faisal or Rahman Palil. We all know it is sandiwara, but let’s wait to see the “next wave” of arrests. If they turn out to be some lowly lawyer, or architect or quantity surveyor (which most of us suspect that it will be the case), then we must crank up our efforts for a RCI.

  20. #20 by tenaciousB on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 3:47 pm

    A great saying goes like this “A politician uses religion and race to his peril, one perhaps can deem him an atheist ”

    The above proves what we have witnessed in Malaysia so far. Politicians will harp on religious and racial reasons for a particular political agenda to deceive the population that so readily hail them as their religious and racial leaders.

    UMNO has used race and religion to their whims and fancies for the last 50 yrs and continue to do so till today. Honestly, how many of them practice what they preach? Safe to presume perhaps next to none.

    MCA and MIC are namesake parties representing the minority races in this country. Honestly the educated non malays disregard them as true representatives of the race, and therefore it is this population that does not vote because it is useless given the way BN influences the voting system. It is also this group that migrates to meritocratic countries for their own and childrens future.

    The country is undergoing perhaps a growth spurt given the sudden realisation of the misdeeds of this government. Years of cover-ups, deception has taken a toll. In order to progress, many old ministers have to be layed off, their cronysm abolished and a new transparent and accountable system established. There is no other way.

  21. #21 by Godfather on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 3:54 pm

    I really doubt that they will allow this scandal to go beyond that of a scheme hatched and implemented by Chinamen. Even amongst the implicated Chinamen, some – like Tiong – will have more rights than others. As for Ling and Chan, they will probably have been told to stay overseas for a while.

  22. #22 by madmix on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 5:11 pm

    If you read the charges against the K.D. duo, you will note that payment was made to Kuala Dimensi. So the Main beneficiary of the funds was the main shareholder of K.D. i.e. Burong Tiong. how come he was not charged? The duo was under his employment and are just carrying out his orders for his benefit for a small cut in profits.

    Against Stephen Abok (chief operating officer of Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd) and architect Bernard Tan Seng Swee (of BTA Architect, the project consultant);

    Charge 1

    That both accused deceived the Port Klang Authority into believing that the 33Kv system to Precint 2 and Precint 8 of the Port Klang Free Zone Development in Pulau Indah, Kelang, Selangor, had been executed as stated in Notice of Payment N0.14 dated July 31 2007 when in fact the work required was not carried out and led to the Port Klang Authority making a payment of RM4,080,000.00 to Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd on Aug 6 the same year, which is an offence under Section 420 of the Penal Code and read together with Section 34 of the same code.

    Charge 2

    That both accused deceived the Port Klang Authority into believing that the 33Kv system to Precint 2 and Precint 8 of the Port Klang Free Zone Development in Pulau Indah, Kelang, Selangor, had been executed as stated in Notice of Payment N0.16 dated 28 Sept 2007 when in fact the work required was not carried out and led to the Port Klang Authority making a payment of RM1,337,000 to Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd on Oct 8 the same year, which is an offence under Section 420 of the Penal Code and read together with Section 34 of the same code. — Bernama

  23. #23 by Bigjoe on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 5:39 pm

    They are not big fish BUT willing scums and low-life forms that have to be scrubbed and wash away.

    Who put the scums there in the first place? THOSE are the big fishes..

  24. #24 by Winston on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 6:21 pm

    As for Ling and Chan, they will probably have been told to stay overseas for a while. – Godfather

    True.
    UMNO/BN has at least learned that Malaysians have very short memories, especially of scams and scandals.
    I hope that Uncle Lim will keep the issues alive, especially whether any action has been taken with regard to the Auditor General’s report.

  25. #25 by Aylwin on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 6:28 pm

    The big fish are the transport ministers and a certain backbencher chairman. The government always says “si naga atau kancil” and they will prosecute “ikan yus”. Well, to my knowledge, only opposition “ikan yus and nagas” get hauled up to court and always on dubious charges. No confidence in our judicial system and the MACC at all.

    I wonder whether it’ll be a case of OC Phang absconds (they’re giving her back her passport, WTH) and as a result, there is insufficient evidence to prosecute anybody, then case closed…

  26. #26 by k1980 on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 6:49 pm

    Ah Too stands guarantor for a bank loan taken by Ah Kow. When Ah Kow absconds, the bank will hound Ah Too for the payment.

    So why is Ah Chan who signed the letters of support still not hauled in by the macc?

  27. #27 by undertaker888 on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 7:16 pm

    a-thorny general patahi use what as bait to catch those big fishes? If that is what he called big fishes, then we want extra big fishes. Ingat kita bodohkah? Tipu kanak kanak bolehlah.

    The moment they opened their mouth, people would laugh like they are watching American funniest video. Are they that stupid or they think we are?

  28. #28 by Onlooker Politics on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 7:31 pm

    No matter whether these three alleged criminals are big fishes or small fishes, they will still be free-swimming fishes for at least until the end of the tenure of present parliamentary term. For these cases of charges of Criminal Breach of Trust on the three alleged, I guess there will not be any conviction in the near future. Justice delay and justice denial are a rule rather than an exception in Malaysia’s judicial circle. It is expected that these court hearing cases will be postponed and postponed again until the new presecutors could not find the prosecuting files which are expected to be misplaced by the old (already transferred or retired) prosecutors.

    Tan Sri Gani Patail seems to be unlikely to have the enthusiasm to take the Umnoputras’ cronies to court, unless there was some intervention from Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Najib’s intent to end the PKFZ scandal in the shortest possible period is understandable. Najib should have realized that he could no longer allow the PKFZ issues to be dragged for too long. To allow the PKFZ controversy to linger on any longer will only cause further damages to the political image of Barisan Nasional.

    Besides, Najib has to prove that he is truly committed to take up a war against corruption in Malaysia, as this has always been promised by Barisan Nasional in the election manifesto. If Najib does not perform in the field of anti-corruption, not only he himself will have to face the strong criticism from the Opposition leaders like YB Kit, Anwar and Nik Aziz but he will also be facing the sharp criticism from his political rivals within Umno itself. The big head of Eagle Warlord in Umno will keep watching very closely on Najib’s weak point in order to find chance for launching a coup attack within Umno itself. I will not be surprised to see that by the next Umno party election, Muhyiddin Yasin will be nominated by his buddies to challenge Najib for the post of Umno presidency in view of many Muhyiddin Yasin’s right-hand men are keen to have Muhyiddin Yasin been appointed as the new Prime Minister in order to lay path for Muhyiddin Faction to take profit from the national wealth especially when most of them have already reached the retire age of exceeding 55 years’ old.

    In order to cut down the political influence of Muhyiddin Yasin, it is quite likely that Najib will want to hold a general election by 2010. To Najib, year 2010 will seem to be a good year for general election in Malaysia. This is because Singapore will be having a general election the latest by 2010. We have already seen some economic spurring programmes which have been launched by Singapore’s PAP government in order to top up the pockets of Singaporean people. With the launch of another 7,000 new units of HDB Flat Construction Project in Seng Kang and Punggor, Singapore’s economy seems to have a quick recovery recently. By 2010, Singapore’s economic development will reach its peak before Singapore’s 2010 General Election. Perhaps 2010 is the best year for Najib to take a ride on Singapore’s prospective economic boom and to go along with Singapore at the same time in order to hold a flash general election. An intended flash election in 2010 is probably the reason why Najib is keen to have all the sh*t of Barisan Nasional (such as PKFZ scandal & MCA party feud) been removed and cleaned up as soon as possible.

    Perhaps, it is the time now for Pakatan Rakyat members to prepare early and be ready for a flash General Election in 2010.

  29. #29 by rabbit on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 8:17 pm

    hahaha poor things, poor little gold fish, now is ikan karban emas, for c40 is kambing korban hitam.. no different. jail or no they already get their bonus or allowance, after few yrs in the jail they become rich lor.. hah.. those other fish,shark,octopus,lobster n jelly fish can hide deep under sea now, cos no body will knew how nuch they earn for this PKFZ.. nChan.. hope your cash not finish in Macao lisbo casino lor, for this Lim i hope your bungalow house is getting more n more in Aus.. let’s ready 1 large carpet for them sapu the sampah masyakat under it.

  30. #30 by monsterball on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 8:33 pm

    You have a MACC chief saying TBH’s death is small matter..who has just resigned.
    You have a AG calling the 3 are big fishes …when even idiots know…they are small fry working for crocodiles.
    In any corruptions…the CEO is the first to be arrested as he sign all document and give the orders.
    We see so many CEOs in USA…England..pout to jail on corruptions and infact…those who work under the CEO are set free.
    Some CEOs commit suicide …..in Japan and South Korea.
    In Malaysia….it is always the small fry get arrested and punished.
    Surely our Attorney General cannot be that stupid and inexperienced.
    I have a strange feeling…the MACC chief and AG…purposely behave and acting like idiots…to save their own skins….pleasing Najib…and UMNO..to faithfully be racists…that have brought them wealth directly and indirectly.
    Surely…these people cannot be such idiots.
    It’s all acting….pretending to be stupid..to see what is next move.
    Therefore….it is a game of survivals for the gang of robbers and thieves with their chosen cronies.
    If anyone want to understand AG wise words….you need to be an UMNO member first…and be proud to be a racist….that think UMNO will govern forever.

  31. #31 by undertaker888 on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 9:04 pm

    sampah masyarakat. Sandiwara. Racist. Corrupted to the core. Tak berguna. Wayang kulit. Lapdogs. [email protected]@h. Crocodile tears. Institutionalised discrimination. Murderers. Morons.

    In einstein theory of relativity, that all will be equivalent to U-M-N-O BN squared.

  32. #32 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 9:28 pm

    Dear AG Ghani, you’re right. These are big fishes. But we want those ‘bigger fishes’; those predators that will swallow these ‘big fishes’ alive – the ‘ultimate sharks’; the ones who masterminded, manoeuvred and mangled all those who swam across their paths.

    Compared to those sharks, these big fishes are docile!

  33. #33 by Jong on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 9:53 pm

    Good try AG Patail! We read you loud and clear

    When will you haul in the rotten fish-head Lingliongsick & Co? Now we understand how his son was billionaire at the age of 26 going 28, no?

  34. #34 by HARAPAN MALAYSIA on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 10:23 pm

    There are Not qualified to be known as “Fishes” because Fishes have no legs…!

    Ther are a pond of “Buaya Darat “…!

    Sooner or later..Ghost..will come after its….!

  35. #35 by OrangRojak on Friday, 11 December 2009 - 10:45 pm

    I don’t think these little fishes are related, but seems like the Malaysian football squad did well to beat Thailand in Vientiane. They play Laos next in the semifinals. It seems likely there’ll be a Vietnam / Laos final – but will there be a match for Malaysia / Singapore? What are the odds if Malaysia wins there’ll be a General Election, and if Singapore wins, a media blackout and a curfew?

  36. #36 by ekompute on Saturday, 12 December 2009 - 1:10 am

    “How many Malaysians will agree with Attorney-General that Phang, Stephen and Tan are “big fishes” in the RM12.5 billion PKFZ scandal?”

    Compared to me and my grocery shop owner, yes, Phang, Stephen and Tan are “big fishes”. Truth be said, any bigger and the Attorney-General will be swallowed up log, stock, and barrel, including his underwear.

  37. #37 by Suckkars on Saturday, 12 December 2009 - 5:02 am

    No doubt General Election is coming soon that this bunch of Suckkars are trying to win hearts and minds of general public by sweeping some fishes as to show they have done their jobs faithfully….

    To them, those are big fishes because they are not experts, via their investigations, to get those big fishes, either intentionally or ignorantly!!!

  38. #38 by yhsiew on Saturday, 12 December 2009 - 5:24 am

    Wonder how much the government and the “big fishes” pay the “ikan bilis” to act as scapegoats and to have their mouths shut. The next event to watch is to see how the government rescue the “ikan bilis” through the judiciary. “Lack prima facie credibility” or “insufficient evidence” may well be the verdict!

  39. #39 by OrangRojak on Saturday, 12 December 2009 - 10:23 am

    http://razaleigh.com/2009/12/12/a-blessing-become-a-curse/

    It appears integrity and an ability to write well aren’t much of a blessing in Malaysia either.

  40. #40 by Dipoh Bous on Saturday, 12 December 2009 - 10:30 am

    Any new “ikans” being caught in the “bubu”? Perhaps the bubu is only meant to catch the bilis only. Isn’t it about time we replace the useless and ineffective bubu with a brand new one? :(

  41. #41 by wanderer on Saturday, 12 December 2009 - 10:43 am

    How many Malaysians will agree with Gani that these three are the “big fishes” in the PKFZ scandal?

    THE BIG FISHES ARE ALL IN THE “YELLOW SUBMARINE”
    THE TRUTH SEEKERS ARE BEHIND BARS…

    ONE POSITIVE SIGN CAME TO LIGHT, GANI, “YOU ARE SURE NOT SUFFERING FROM COLOR BLINDNESS”

    SEE, WHAT YOU HAVE DONE AG…YOU HAVE GIVEN US THE IMPRESSION THAT UMNO C#NTS ARE SAINTS!!!!

  42. #42 by monsterball on Saturday, 12 December 2009 - 11:23 am

    These 3 big fish…my foot!
    UMNO ministers keep saying be patient….more big fishes will be arrested.
    Why do the long merry go round?
    Catch Ling Liong Sik…and Mahathir….and forget small fry.
    Lim Kit Siang asked….how many Malaysians think these 3 are big fishes.
    Only idiots from UMNO..MCA agrees with police..and there is not more than a handful now.
    Najib have done himself up…with his smart ass one sentence reply.
    Any decent man…will sue Bala…but not from our great PM…showing how to practice…
    “People First. Performance Now”

  43. #43 by frankyapp on Saturday, 12 December 2009 - 12:29 pm

    How to catch big fish when all those fishermen/catchers are Umno/Bn croines . Even the captain or pilot of the ship is no exceptional .Any non crony member of the ship would be sidelined or drown instantly.

  44. #44 by dawsheng on Saturday, 12 December 2009 - 12:55 pm

    Big fish or small fish, the one that take corruption is a fish. It is meaningless for a country to have a scandal like PKFZ. Malaysians should know the only way to eradicate corruption that has become part of our culture is to change the government, and failing to do so will result in dire consequences.

  45. #45 by Onlooker Politics on Saturday, 12 December 2009 - 1:13 pm

    “What are the odds if Malaysia wins there’ll be a General Election, and if Singapore wins, a media blackout and a curfew?” (OrangRojak)

    Majority of Malaysian people do not fancy football. It is a common practice for the Malaysian politicians to choose the time of the best economic performance in order to hold an early general election since it is expected that the happy voters will usually cast votes in favour of the incumbent ruling party.

    An economic prosperity which is based on the extraordinary public spending on economic activities spurring will usually not be able to sustain for too long in the region of South-East Asia. If Najib does not rely on the economic prosperity of Singapore for creating some spilt-over effect to the economy of Malaysia, he will most likely miss the best opportunity to call for a general election when the economic performance starts to slow down after Singapore’s general election.

    Things will not likely be able to turn much better if Najib is to delay the general election for another three years. This is because the expected sharp drop of Petrona’s revenue for the next consecutive few years will cause some anticipated cashflow problem to the Federal Government of Malaysia. When the income drops drastically, it is quite difficult for the Malaysian Federal Government to sustain a public service work force of more than a million strength. If Najib attempts to raise tax rates or to lay off some public servants in order to cut costs, that will be quite similar to digging a political grave hole for himself. Najib is running out of time now. He has to have a flash general election in order for him to cut down the influence of Muhyiddin Yassin, who is posing a big threat to Najib’s political position within Umno itself at the present juncture! Therefore, it is quite likely that Najib will want to have a flash general election!

  46. #46 by taiking on Saturday, 12 December 2009 - 1:33 pm

    “What are the odds if Malaysia wins there’ll be a General Election, and if Singapore wins, a media blackout and a curfew?” OrangRojak

    If Malaysia won there would be a public holiday.

    Umnoputras would immediately hatch a football academy to teach kids of the world football and would then negotiate directly with umno gobermen for 100b ringgit allocation to set up and run the academy for 3 months.

    And our next angkasawan would be researching the effects of kicking balls in gravityless environment.

    The result of the research would be used by umnoputras to lobby the world football body to replace the soccer ball with the sepak takraw ball and to rename football as footraw.

    The win over singapore would also be a good enough reason for umno govermen to justify a hefty increase in the price of water which johore supplies to singapore.

    And najib would use the victory as a basis to announce that we are a high income nation.

    And muhideed would use the victory as evidence that nazri is the mastermind of the seefour incident.

    … Oh the possibilities are endless.

  47. #47 by k1980 on Saturday, 12 December 2009 - 1:55 pm

    The 13GE is most certainly to be held BEFORE the imposition of the GST in 2010, because after the GST has been imposed, the howls of protest from the common people will be countered by martial law and the suspension of civil liberties. Which means no more elections after the 13 GE

  48. #48 by Godfather on Saturday, 12 December 2009 - 2:31 pm

    Kit: You should post the full text of Tengku Razaleigh’s speech at the Young Corporate Malaysians Summit. If only he and Musa Hitam had beaten Mamakthir to the reigns of UMNO, the country will not be in ruins today.

  49. #49 by ekompute on Saturday, 12 December 2009 - 4:52 pm

    “Wonder how much the government and the “big fishes” pay the “ikan bilis” to act as scapegoats and to have their mouths shut. The next event to watch is to see how the government rescue the “ikan bilis” through the judiciary.”

    Right, right, right! Those two persons convicted for the Altantuya murder…. did they have any personal motive to murder her? Wikipedia says: ” Both policemen showed no emotion upon hearing their hanging to death sentence. Their family members accept the court’s decision and denied any political elements in the verdict. ”

    Well, I will have no emotions too, and neither my family, if I am promised a face surgery, a new identity card and passport, and RM20 million, LOL. Let’s see if the government will allow anyone to examine the two corpses after sentencing (that is if there is any sentencing).

  50. #50 by grace on Saturday, 12 December 2009 - 7:53 pm

    They dared not touch the big fish because:
    1. Many of the top leaders are beholden to the big fish. One way or another those rouge top leaders have benefited from those big fish.
    2. If the bgig fish is brought to trial, they will open a bucketful of worms and thereby causing lots of collateral damafes

  51. #51 by Jong on Saturday, 12 December 2009 - 9:24 pm

    After Mongolian Altantuya’s and Kugan’s murder, this is another set of ‘sacrificial lambs’ what else!

    They tried in Teoh Beng Hock’s case didn’t they? Had it not for public uproar, things would have been quietly swept under the carpet as well!

  52. #52 by boh-liao on Saturday, 12 December 2009 - 11:46 pm

    1M’sia, anti-corruption? So pathetic
    M’sia should learn fr d goment of Rwandan President Paul Kagame
    Ministers, parliamentarians, top civil servants: hardly a week goes by without a prominent official going to jail in Rwanda, where the government has declared zero tolerance for corruption
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatnews/6752425/Rwanda-gets-tough-on-corruption.html
    Here an ex-Deputy IGP left behind assets worth RM47 million
    Macam mana ah RM47 million, we want 2 know d secret 2 make money cepat
    How much IGP, AG, ministers worth ah?

  53. #53 by cemerlang on Sunday, 13 December 2009 - 1:56 am

    Or may be instead of fishing for the big fish, let us look from another angle. There are so many fishes. Just who are the responsible ones ? It could be someone. It could be no one. There are too many people. Too many aspects of the job are delegated. Probably it started out as a minor error. Then someone tries to correct it. But it gets worse. Different people come along. One takes a bit of the share. The other takes a bit of the share. In the end, the amount is so huge but it is not just one or two or three or four people who took the share. How do you punish the minor offenders ? If the one who gives out the authority is also one of the minor offenders, how would you punish him ? Of course you will punish all, Will it be fair ? The one big mistake is divided by so many people. This is a big mega project which means a lot of people are involved. At the end of the day, probably you can get all these people to testify in the court. Will you point your finger to just one person ? This is the problem. There is a long chain of command. If everyone is a manager, who is the main manager of all ? Who is the mastermind ?

  54. #54 by democrate on Monday, 14 December 2009 - 8:36 pm

    Should there be no sharks behind the show how dare the fish to do the con work.
    Should there be no big guns behind the show how dare the two police officers shelve off the Mongolian ….. hey… we are not blind you know we may not be a judge…. but sometimes common sense can win over the law… cos law is man made and man can be played out by the law…ha…ha…

  55. #55 by baochingtian on Wednesday, 16 December 2009 - 8:52 am

    He’s a racist. He practises Double Standards and this is against the notion of 1Malaysia. He loves to have people begging from him and make other officers look stupid knowing he has the ultimate authority on the issue of obtaining the malaysian citizenship. He loves to be a one man-hero when he’s supposed to set up the system to get things running accordingly.

  56. #56 by baochingtian on Wednesday, 16 December 2009 - 8:58 am

    #5
    Ooops… posting on the wrong entry. Thousand apologies.

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