TI CPI 2011 on Malaysia’s worst-ever 60th ranking and lowest-ever 4.3 score in 17 years cannot continue to be “the elephant in the room”

It is most shocking and outrageous that up to now, neither the Prime Minister,
Datuk Seri Najib Razak nor the Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has responded to the worst international report card for Malaysia in the 32-month Najib premiership.

This worst international report card for Malaysia was delivered on the same day that Najib made his “do-or-die” UMNO Presidential Address last Thursday, but for the entire UMNO General Assembly, the Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2011 was the “elephant in the room” with all the UMNO leaders and delegates putting up a great pretence that it never existed.

In fact, not a single UMNO leader or delegate at the UMNO General Assembly breathed a word of concern about corruption in general or TI CPI 2011 in particular – apart from giving “blank cheque” support to Wanita UMNO leader and Minister for Women, Family and Community Development Datuk Seri Shahrizat Jalil in her embroilment in the RM300 million “CattleGate Cow Condo” scandal!

Three days after the UMNO General Assembly, the TI CPI 2011 – which was the worst ranking for Malaysia in 17 years since the introduction of the annual ranking, plunging from No.23 placing in 1995 to the worst ever of No. 60, as well as registering the lowest-ever score of 4.3 when Malaysia scored 5.28 in 1995 and 5.32 in 1996 – continued to be “the elephant in the room” for the entire Najib government!

In the past week, Muhyiddin has been both Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, completing the full repertoire of political stances ranging from that of an extremist playing the race card in his speech at the joint opening of Umno Wanita, Youth and Putera general assemblies last Tuesday, perpetrating irresponsible lies, falsehoods and sedition that the DAP is anti-Malay, anti-Islam and anti-Malay Rulers to putting on the garb of a moderate extolling multi-racial co-operation in his speech at the 20th anniversary dinner of the Federation of Chinese Associations (Hua Zong) on Sunday night.

But Muhyiddin, like all the UMNO/Barisan Nasional Ministers and leaders, could not see “the elephant in the room” for a whole week – the TI CPI 2011 on the worst ranking and lowest-ever score for Malaysia in 17 years, highlighting the tragic fact that corruption in 32 months under Najib is worse than five years under Tun Abdullah and 22 years under Tun Mahathir!

Malaysia’s TI CPI ranking and score, which ranges between 10 (highly clean) and 0 (highly corrupt), from 1995 to 2011 are as follows:

Year CPI Rank CPI score
1995 23 5.28
1996 26 5.32
1997 32 5.01
1998 29 5.3
1999 32 5.1
2000 36 4.8
2001 36 5.0
2002 33 4.9
2003 37 5.2
2004 39 5.0
2005 39 5.1
2006 44 5.0
2007 43 5.1
2008 47 5.1
2009 56 4.5
2010 56 4.4
2011 60 4.3

The TI CPI 2011 with the 17-year worst-ever 60th ranking and lowest-ever 4.3 score cannot continue to be “the elephant in the room” for tomorrow’s Cabinet meeting.

The Cabinet must regard the TI CPI 2011 as a great national shame and slur and Malaysians expect a proper and commensurate response from the Prime Minister and the Cabinet tomorrow.

Let Najib explain after the Cabinet meeting why despite the elevation of the Anti-Corruption Agency into a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) with great increase of its budgets, staffing and resources as well as all the grandiloquent Transformation declarations and “People First, Performance Now” slogans , his 32 months as Prime Minister have been hit by the worst-ever TI CPI ranking and score in the past 17 years!

In the nine years from 1995 to 2003 under Tun Dr. Mahathir as Prime Minister, Malaysia’s TI CPI score struggled between 4.8 in 2000 to 5.32 in 1996 while the CPI ranking fell 14 places from No. 23 in 1995 to No. 37 in 2003.

In the five-year premiership of Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Malaysia’s TI CPI score managed to keep to the half-way mark between 5.0 to 5.1 while the ranking fell 10 places from 37 in 2003 to 47 in 2008.

Najib should give a full and detailed explanation as to why after 32 months of his premiership, Malaysia has suffered the national ignominy of the worst-ever ranking of No. 60 and and lowest-eve score of 4.3 in TI CPI 2011 for the past 17 years.

Most important of all, what is the Cabinet response, strategy or “game-changer” to the TI CPI 2011 on Malaysia’s worst ranking and lowest score in 17 years so that Malaysia could be one of the world’s least corrupt nations?

  1. #1 by Godfather on Tuesday, 6 December 2011 - 11:15 am

    Aiya, this is a typical Jewish conspiracy. Remember what Hitler said to the general German public ?

  2. #2 by wsleong2 on Tuesday, 6 December 2011 - 12:02 pm

    When this people is struggling between life and dead, they simply don’t care!

  3. #3 by cseng on Tuesday, 6 December 2011 - 12:43 pm

    This is BN’s life-line, without money, Umno can’t survive, where to get votes? If they kill this elephant, they die faster.

    Other then corruption, CPI also an indicator of BN leaders’ confident level toward coming GE. The more they felt thertended, they buy more and grab more.

    What CSL and KTK have to say on this?

  4. #4 by dagen on Tuesday, 6 December 2011 - 12:58 pm

    Huh??!! Oh the ranking people are simply anti-agung, anti-sultan, anti-islam jenis umno, anti-gobermen, anti-melayu, unpatriotic (somehow), ungrateful (somehow), communist, terrorist etc etc and they are ISA-able immediately.

  5. #5 by k1980 on Tuesday, 6 December 2011 - 1:38 pm

    2009 56 4.5
    2010 56 4.4
    2011 60 4.3

    Ranking for 2112 will be 1.0, as assured by Jibbi in his 1malaysia tawk kawk

  6. #6 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Tuesday, 6 December 2011 - 2:43 pm

    How to talk or respond?

    Silence equals guilt-lah!

    You can’t dig a mountain to cover corruption-lah.

    Corruption isa buoyant animal; it will scream from mountain-tops and roof-rafters, it will echo across valleys and hills; it will be laid bare before nations and peoples.

    So mark these words, UMNO dear. Your corrupt days are numbered. Padan muka kau!

  7. #7 by monsterball on Tuesday, 6 December 2011 - 4:13 pm

    They have reached a very thick skinned position and mentalities…that no matter what others say….they cannot be bothered to respond….for so many truths exposed they are liars…how to defend?
    There is no options…but to keep playing race and religion….politics.
    All of them…supporting “1Malaysia” …does not know or care they are exposing themselves as he greatest hypocrites in politics……trying so had to make Malaysians as insincere as they are.
    They are downright Devil’s advocates…against God fearing Malaysians.
    13th GE….will be votes the Devil or God.

  8. #8 by monsterball on Tuesday, 6 December 2011 - 4:26 pm

    I mean…..13th GE…Malaysians…vote for the Devil or God.
    Vote to be rich worshiping the Devil….or be rich through owns abilities and achievements.
    Vote to be slaves to UMNO b or be free Malaysians…answering to no political parties.
    Vote to show People Power is in control.
    Be brave and fear no one.

  9. #9 by monsterball on Tuesday, 6 December 2011 - 4:40 pm

    We can voted that …dirty politics has no place in Malaysia after 12th GE.
    We have voted for change….to get rid of corruptions and double standards…at 12th GE.
    Najib knows that very well…promised to respect voters desires.
    Now look….what happen?
    International recognized critics with credentials…..have said Malaysia is most corrupted under Najib leadership.
    Najib keep ignoring…..because he has no answers to the truths.
    Lying ..cheating…brain washing to worship UMNO b party…..have always been their ways.
    So cruel the are….UMNO b starts brainwashing with school children…at Std 1 to University.
    It is a Dictatorship country…under UMNO b government….and all Dictators fell…one way or another.
    It must fall at 13th GE to fulfill Tunku’s… “RAHMAN” legacy.

  10. #10 by yhsiew on Tuesday, 6 December 2011 - 5:20 pm

    This is Umno’s normal practice of sweeping “ugly things” under the carpet hoping that the rakyat will forget everything in a few months’ time.

  11. #11 by dagen on Tuesday, 6 December 2011 - 6:02 pm

    Oh no problem. Umno these days do not even bother to sweep dirt under the carpet. There is no need for that. They just come outright to defend their right to be corrupt with their loud mouth and perverted mentality and twisted logic. Look at how arrogantly that mamak woman responded when people question the 250m abuse.

  12. #12 by undertaker888 on Wednesday, 7 December 2011 - 7:45 am

    Rasuah is umno culture for the past 50 years
    Rasuah made perfect by sith lord mamakuti
    Rasuah is opium to umno

    They can’t abandon it without getting a withdrawal symptom. It’s one thing they are not willing to surrender an inch.

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