Umno rewards the compromised

— Sam Peh
The Malaysian Insider
Mar 27, 2012

MARCH 27 — Is it any wonder that Khairy Jamaluddin is now being made the chairman of PUNB? Not at all because Umno is a party which reward its members who have indulged in money politics, being found guilty of subverting the judicial system, abused the Internal Security Act and even those who have not been able to shake the smell of corruption.

Syed Hamid Albar is the top boss at SPAD, the public transportation body, and his claim to fame is locking up a journalist under the ISA supposedly for her own safety.

Isa Samad was found guilty of vote-buying or corrupting the electoral system of his party and now he is heading Felda.

Tengku Adnan Mansor was found guilty by the Royal Commission of Inquiry of fixing judicial appointments and today he is the secretary-general of Umno and a shoe-in for Cabinet appointment.

Rafidah Aziz was slated for the abuse of the Approved Permits scheme by none other her former boss Mahathir Mohamad and is today head of Air Asia X. She is also going to be boss of PInewood Studios.

Khairy Jamaluddin was found guilty by Umno disciplinary board of money politics but let off with a warning. Dr Mahathir noted that this was the first time that someone who had been found guilty by the board and in the court of public opinion was hailed as a leader of Umno Youth. Well, now he is going to be the head of PUNB.

Next we should expect Shahrizat Jalil, Khir Toyo and others to be rewarded. All they have to do is stay “loyal” to Umno and be “patient.” What they don’t need to worry about is whether they are clean, competent or controversy-free.

Once again, it just shows you the talent level in this political party.

  1. #1 by sheriff singh on Tuesday, 27 March 2012 - 10:37 pm

    Khairy Jamaluddin to be the head of PUNjaBis? No, way !!

  2. #2 by negarawan on Wednesday, 28 March 2012 - 12:29 am

    Idris Jala, do you think you can save Malaysia’s economy by pushing for GST? You can’t even save MAS and quit before announcement of major losses. Whom does the GST actually benefit? I give you an idea laa.. Stop the graft and corruption in UMNO and Malaysia’s economy will make a big turnaround. Every UMNO minister, lawyer, putras, putris make a few hundred millions through government contracts given to them to secure votes in the supreme council. Multiply this by a few hundred UMNOputras and it is already a few billion ringgit leakages in Malaysia’s economy shamelessly robbed by UMNO each year. If we get rid of UMNO, there will no need for GST, and Malaysia’s economy and reputation will experience a major revival.

  3. #3 by yhsiew on Wednesday, 28 March 2012 - 12:43 am

    ///Umno rewards the compromised///

    The story does not end there, what about members of Umno’s coalition partner MCA – Chua Soi Lek, Lim Leong Sik, Chan Kong Choy, etc.

    PR must strive to win the 13th GE lest it becomes a nightmare to be “ruled” by a group of “fallen” men and women!

  4. #4 by monsterball on Wednesday, 28 March 2012 - 5:21 am

    UMNO b need to keep all crooks happy.
    If not…these crooks have nothing to loose by spilling the beans…and expose all the crooked deals.
    Khairy is now very important to Najib to win a seat.

  5. #5 by k1980 on Wednesday, 28 March 2012 - 7:14 am

    Kikir Toyol will be given yet another RM250 million “loan” so as to take over the NFC

  6. #6 by Godfather on Wednesday, 28 March 2012 - 8:37 am

    In a land where the ruling elite are ALL compromised, what do you expect them to do when one or two of them are caught red handed ? Quit with the promise of a bag of goodies waiting for them……

  7. #7 by k1980 on Wednesday, 28 March 2012 - 8:53 am

    Umno rewards the compromised, but the rakyat rewards mca

  8. #8 by casperclc on Wednesday, 28 March 2012 - 9:28 am

    Najib and his mery band of thieves are banking on the fact that “Melayu mudah LUPA”, forget rather than forgive all acts of malfeasance/grand larceny – rope in the royal ie Selangor and Perak with talk of urgent need to protect Malay interest/land and all that rates high on the Malay agenda BUT all the while, them protectors themselves are bleeding their own (greater public as well) bone dry.

    The urban vote is safe in Pakatan Rakyat’s hands but I wonder if any headway has been made in the heartland ? Even after stuffing the ballot box, I think UMNO/BN is still on shaky ground.

  9. #9 by Jeffrey on Wednesday, 28 March 2012 - 6:10 pm

    If Umno rewards the compromised and yet touts and advocates “People first Performance now”, doesn’t this tantamount to saying that even the Compromised can perform now for the People? It is easy for such morally inverse system to evolve. Right from beginning of the nation’s history the system of rewards and costs/burden has not been based on a clear and intelligible system of merits but extraneous criteria of race affiliation which soon has expanded to include creed, political and religious affiliation…When a Society is accustomed to withholding financial social economic rewards from segments of people deserving on merits and integrity and yet dispenses rewards to others (not so deserving by merits/integrity) but by reason of other criteria (eg race, creed, political and religious affiliation) what can one expect? Firstly there is no shame or compunction in rewarding the Compromised based whether on political affiliation. Secondly, people whose aspirations are blocked if they strive on merits will become disillusioned and they too soon resort to opportunism. They become opportunists. They will leverage on race religion or political affiliation to advance personal self interests. They will care nothing of principle; nothing of common well being, nothing on nation’s long term interests too. That’s the value system that is permeating at all levels.

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