A country going rotten

— Othman Wahab
The Malaysian Insider
May 31, 2012

MAY 31 — Today is the day. If there was any doubt that Malaysia is ruled by the corrupt and assisted by the corrupt and that only regime change can save this country, today was the day where all the doubts were put to rest.

Today we saw the MACC give Shahrizat Jalil the all-clear, saying that she did not influence the RM250 million loan award to National Feedlot Corporation. But were her “expenses” paid by the NFC; did she benefit from the umrah packages bought by her family members aka directors of NFC.?

This probe was always going to be a whitewash because no Umno/BN bigshot is ever going to be convicted of anything, be it corruption or living beyond their means.

We knew that MACC was going to clear Shahrizat Jalil, and paint her as some aggrieved party. Poor thing. That they did it speedily while still investigating Taib Mahmud and Musa Aman should not surprise anyone.

The NFC case is a symbol of everything gone wrong with Umno and this country and the party elders believe that going to the polls with too many question marks over Shahrizat was untenable.

Still for the MACC to say that it cleared Shahrizat of any involvement in loan award is rich. It is like the police saying that they cleared the Nayati kidnappers of illegal parking along Mont Kiara.

But this was not all from the agency, in whose premises died Teoh Beng Hock and Sarbaini. They then said that they were re-opening a corruption investigation into Azmin Ali based on information given by the paragon of virtue, Ummi Hafilda!.

The same Ummi Hafilda who was discredited in Sodomy 1 and was part of the mayhem at the fracas at the PKR rally in Lembah Pantai.

I am pleased that the MACC Advisory Panel is re-opening an investigation into Azmin Ali’s alleged corrupt practices.

Good for them but what about all the other reported corruption allegations?

No, the MACC like the police has only two functions: protecting those in power and going after those identified as a thorn in the side of the establishment.

And yes, like Umno, they loves the likes of Ummi Hafilda, Ibrahim Ali, Zahrain, Zulkifli Nordin, Nallakaruppan, Gobalakrishnan. This is no laughing matter because our country is being run by these people.

Are we prepared for them to dictate our future?

  1. #1 by Godfather on Friday, 1 June 2012 - 12:04 am

    Of course no one in UMNO is going to be found guilty. Not when the top guy is embroiled in the Scorpene affair. Not when an UMNO veep is alleged to have given millions to an actress, or that a CM has an account worth tens of millions in a bank in Hong Kong.

    Even if the MACC were to bring a case, it’s quite likely that the prosecution will lose. Or that the judiciary will sit on the cases until people forget about them.

    There is no option. If we don’t change the government soon, the bus is going over the cliff – and we can be assured none of the UMNOputras are going to be on that bus.

  2. #2 by boh-liao on Friday, 1 June 2012 - 12:08 am

    Holy COW, MACC clears COWwitch over RM250mil NFC corruption, as clean n harum as d COW sheet, How’s zat?
    So, it’s moo moo time n happy hours again 4 her n her herd, wished they had taken more, like RM988mil

  3. #3 by yhsiew on Friday, 1 June 2012 - 1:03 am

    Najib needs this “good news” before he can call the 13th GE. How can Najib win the 13th GE if BN corruption is still vivid in the rakyat’s minds?

    I bet the rakyat are mature; they are able to discern who is right and who is wrong. The clearing of Shahrizat Jalil by the MACC will cause Najib’s support to dwindle.

  4. #4 by raven77 on Friday, 1 June 2012 - 1:56 am

    Does anyone believe the MACC anymore…..even schoolkids laugh at them…

  5. #5 by tak tahan on Friday, 1 June 2012 - 2:34 am

    Malaysia will be forever doomed and cursed when we are still unprepared to change.Don’t cry over the spill milk-over and over gain-be smart-vote wisely.

  6. #6 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Friday, 1 June 2012 - 6:55 am

    Can we expect any better from open sewers?

    Forget it.

    All sewers – be it UMNO, MACC, MCA and its ilk – must be thrown out in the GE 13.

  7. #7 by waterfrontcoolie on Friday, 1 June 2012 - 7:14 am

    Of course, MACC has made itself look more stupid than anything else. Is it just a sentence to say, she wasn’t involved? My contention is: Now the End is Near; they will do all those stupid things to drown themselves in the black hole! Let them keep churning out all the shit that floats up and more apolitical Malaysians will be drievn across the CLEAR Divide! After PKFZ, Scorpene, Cow-gates, and what have you: Nothing will change, it just looks like they fear there is no tomorrow! Let’s clean it up and cabut! That’s the slogan of the day!

  8. #8 by Bigjoe on Friday, 1 June 2012 - 8:10 am

    The fact the investigation only focus on one thing clearly was already designed to let her off – after all most of the facts of the charge are not even available to public. Why no investigation of failure of fiduciary i.e., how much she knew what was going on in NFC – did not ask when her children & hubby were flying around, enjoying nice cars and condos etc? Didn’t she enjoyed the benefits herself?

    But the main thing was THIS was clumsy cover up. There is a long list of cases that are more obvious guilty that taken forever. Clearly the whole thing was designed so she can get back to campaigning for BN in the GE or Wanita UMNO and Wanita BN could blow up.

    But again, its clumsy and dumb – it reeks of desperation of the prodigal. Over entitled people that when faced with the unprecedented challenge, resort to old bad habits and failure again is also almost certain..

  9. #9 by dagen wanna "ABU" on Friday, 1 June 2012 - 8:38 am

    Rotten? Well consider this. Razak baginda’s hk company sold country’s secret defence documents to the french. How about that huh?

  10. #10 by SENGLANG on Friday, 1 June 2012 - 8:50 am

    It was good that her name was clear as this is just a matter of standing instruction that MACC will follow. It was written on the script and the only different was the actors was different in different case. Since she is “clear” thus she is as clean as distilled water. She is qualify to contest in the next GE. That is the next script………..the show is on going…….without any excitement

  11. #11 by k1980 on Friday, 1 June 2012 - 8:51 am

    A country going rotten?

    Nope…..A country gone rotten

  12. #12 by yhsiew on Friday, 1 June 2012 - 9:09 am

    The BN government is using the MACC as a tool to protect government-linked high profile corruption, but to prosecute the Opposition members by alleging that they have committed corruption.

  13. #13 by Bunch of Suckers on Friday, 1 June 2012 - 9:31 am

    What can we expect those suckers do to bunch of BN/UMNO suckers? They suck the same ways that those BN/UMNO suckers suck!!!

  14. #14 by TheWrathOfGrapes on Friday, 1 June 2012 - 10:01 am

    Holy cow!
    Bull Shit!
    Taurus excreta!
    Bovine bollocks!
    What udder nonsense!

  15. #15 by monsterball on Friday, 1 June 2012 - 10:26 am

    Getting rotten because corruptions is encouraged.

  16. #16 by Loh on Friday, 1 June 2012 - 10:30 am

    ///Today we saw the MACC give Shahrizat Jalil the all-clear, saying that she did not influence the RM250 million loan award to National Feedlot Corporation. But were her “expenses” paid by the NFC; did she benefit from the umrah packages bought by her family members aka directors of NFC.?///

    Two leaders of PKR were charged for causing trouble in the recent Bersih 3.0 merely because they were seen to make some hand movements on video. Had MACC concluded that Shahrizat had not made any similar signal with her hands to, or had not conducted other communications with the committee members who approved the Cow-gate project. Obviously MACC had not ruled out such possibilities. How then can MACC claimed that no influence had been exerted by Shahrizat over the approval of the project? In any case, MACC was not asked to answer that question. MACC should investigate whether the approval of that project was actually in national interest.

  17. #17 by sheriff singh on Friday, 1 June 2012 - 10:46 am

    Who is this Dr. Hadenan Abdul Jalil ?

    Is he the person who has had long government service?

    Is he the one who works for Tun Daim Zainuddin?

    Is he UMNO-friendly?

    Can he be counted upon?

  18. #18 by dagen wanna "ABU" on Friday, 1 June 2012 - 11:21 am

    You see the cowgirl issued an open warning to all umno people. “Which umno leader has no problem” (something like that) she said. And so which umno leader (all of whom – if I got her meaning right – have cupboardful of skeletons) is brave enough to bring her down? Actually that very same statement by the cowgirl is self-incriminating, isnt it? If she is problem free then really she has no business asking “which umno leader has no problem?” So logically speaking that statement must be premised on “Oh yeah, so I hv a problem” but then “which umno leader has no problem?”.

    So macc, apa you cakap?

  19. #19 by k1980 on Saturday, 2 June 2012 - 3:14 am

    So macc, apa you cakap?

    macc cakap like dis—

    Old Kak Izzat had a farm,
    Ee i ee i oh!
    And on that farm she had some cows,
    Ee i ee i oh!
    With a moo-moo here,
    And a moo-moo there
    Here a moo, there a moo,
    Everywhere a moo-ooo
    Old Kak Izzat had a farm,
    Ee i ee i oh!

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