When Umno types prevaricate

— Othman Wahab
The Malaysian Insider
May 23, 2012

MAY 23 — This is what Umno politicians do when they get caught out: they huff and puff, spin some yarn and blow smoke all over the place.

Several months ago when websites reported that the government had instructed the Umno lawyer Hafarizam Harun (the same chap with the RM2.2 billion highway project with former Umno lawyer Tun Zaki Azmi) to seek an out-of-court settlement on Tajudin Ramli’s massive RM589 million debt to Danaharta, Nazri Aziz denied any such endeavour.

The de facto Law Minister dismissed all such reports. And then it happened, there was a secretive out-of-court settlement where the man associated with the fall of the national icon got a sweet deal.

Till today, no one knows whether he paid anything or if he received a free pass but the fact that the government has not been willing to disclose the terms of the settlement suggests he got a great deal.

After all, Tajuddin had enough ammunition to sink Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Umno.

But last night, Khairy Jamaluddin said that Tajuddin had paid something and even suggested that the former Malaysia Airlines boss gave Danaharta a suitable compensation.

Really? Is that why the terms of the settlement are still secret? Is that why the case was taken away from private sector lawyers and tasked to the Umno lawyer to handle?

The problem with the likes of Nazri, Khairy and for that matter Umno politicians in general is that they are so used to stupidity and mediocrity that they believe that all Malaysians are like them.

  1. #1 by sheriff singh on Wednesday, 23 May 2012 - 8:00 pm

    The compensation consideration is RM 1.00.

  2. #2 by yhsiew on Wednesday, 23 May 2012 - 8:07 pm

    Guys be wise, don’t vote in a government which lacks transparency.

  3. #3 by sheriff singh on Wednesday, 23 May 2012 - 10:07 pm

    Does the retired Senator have a stand on this and other incidents of lack of transparency and accountability?

  4. #4 by Godfather on Wednesday, 23 May 2012 - 10:17 pm

    Yes, Tajuddin indeed has enough ammunition regarding vote buying in Sabah and certain other states to sink Mamakthir. Together with Daim, Tajuddin knows how the wild wild East was won, and that’s why these people are the untouchables.

  5. #5 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Wednesday, 23 May 2012 - 10:26 pm

    Political sinners and political thieves also go to hell, don’t they?

    Even if they call themselves ‘the faithful’ and pretend to call on the Almighty’s name during UMNO rallies?

    I just want to know what Al*** has in store for maggots and slimebags.

  6. #6 by boh-liao on Thursday, 24 May 2012 - 1:21 am

    MMK n UmnoB r so cock sure dat they hv captured d trust of most Malay voters, even if they huff n puff dat d Earth is SQUARE, their captured voters would believe them 1
    Hence, they spin some yarn n blow smoke all over d place lor, OK 1 what
    In d case of MMK, he readily clashed with his daugther n called her a liar, a confused gal

  7. #7 by k1980 on Thursday, 24 May 2012 - 8:17 am

    //Does the retired Senator have a stand on this //

    After bn wins the 13 GE, the retired Senator will be “unretired” and then appointed President of the Senate by unmo

  8. #8 by monsterball on Thursday, 24 May 2012 - 10:45 am

    Everyday you read or hear UMNO b did this or that evil deeds.
    The mad doctor……Mahathir… must be very proud to make Malaysians admire his snaky ways and dirty politics.
    His best creation……non other than Najib…whom he love like his own son.
    Now the son is trying hard to make adopted father proud.
    It started with 2 submarines and a murder.
    And for past 3 years…Najib is the biggest liar and actor you can ever get to see as PM.

  9. #9 by SENGLANG on Thursday, 24 May 2012 - 11:43 am

    this guy is umno crony and turn bullit now. no one dare to touch him. he got what he want and umno got thier want too all at the expense of tax payers, the ghost still haunted until today. since that mas has been kaput by this kind of corrupt practises. it will never the same, it will kaput forever.

    the spin will go all and that old man will be as happy as he is

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