Archive for October 19th, 2018

When will Wee Ka Siong redeem MCA’s honour, dignity and self-respect by taking a firm stand in Parliament to denounce Najib and the 1MDB scandal and pledge full support to Pakatan Harapan government to transform Malaysia from a global kleptocracy to a model democracy?

MCA is having national party elections early next month.

But when is the sole MCA MP in the Dewan Rakyat, Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong, who is aspiring to be the new MCA President, going to redeem MCA’s honour, dignity and self-respect by taking a firm stand in Parliament to denounce former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak for the international 1MDB corruption and money-laundering scandal and pledge full support to the Pakatan Harapan government to transform Malaysia from a global kleptocracy to a model democracy?

The most outstanding aspect of the last five months of post-14th General Election, whether in Parliament or outside,is the conspiracy of silence involving all UMNO/
Barisan Nasional leaders, especially those who had been Ministers in Najib’s Cabinet like Wee Ka Siong, on the greatest and worst corruption scandal in the country’s history – the monstrous international 1MDB corruption and money-laundering scandal which had given Malaysia the infamy, ignominy and iniquity of a global kleptocracy.

Wee Ka Siong had never spoken about the 1MDB issue, nor had any other UMNO/BN leaders, whether in Parliament or outside, although it is the single biggest global issue confronting Malaysia.

Can Wee explain how many statements he had issued since he had lost his Cabinet position because of the toppling of the Barisan Nasional government in the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018, and whether there was a single statement on the greatest national shame in historty – the international 1MDB corruption and money-laundering scandal?

Is Wee prepared to make a clean breast and tell Malaysians the whole story of MCA’s involvement in the 1MDB scandal?

MCA is not an innocent party in the 1MDB scandal.

Former MCA President Datuk Dr. Chua Soi Lek had in November 2015 made a startling revelation about Najib’s RM2.6 billion “donation” scandal in his personal banking accounts before the 13th General Election, when he recollected how Najib had in a BN Supreme Council meeting before the 13th general election made an “unprecedented pledge to fund BN component parties”.

Chua had said:

“I remember clearly. I was the first to thank him.

“I said I have joined politics for more than 20 years and have gone through five general elections. (We) have never received a single sen from BN before.

“So everyone agreed and many thanked him. When the election came, he delivered – he was able to disburse some funds (to the component parties).”

The chickens have now come home to roost.

The present MCA leadership under Wee as the MCA Deputy President must come clean about the whole sordid tale of involvement of MCA in the 1MDB scandal.

This has become all the more pertinent, relevant and pressing in view of the grouses publicly expressed by UMNO leaders over the 45 charges of corruption, criminal breach of trust and money-laundering which had been levelled against the UMNO President and former Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi at the Kuala Lumpur High Court today.

For instance, the UMNO Batu Pahat chief and former Deputy Minister, Mohd Puad Zakarshi, in alleging that the prosecution of Zahid is an attempt by the Pakatan Harapan government to “kill” UMNO, had asked why the no action had been taken against leaders of other Barisan Nasuional or former component parties?

He asked: “There are no MCA, MIC or Gerakan leaders being hauled up and charged. Why? The answer is simple – Mahathir is not interested. To him, all these parties are dead and do not need to be ‘killed’ further. But Umno seems to die hard.”

Will Wee answer Puad?

Or will the answer come from former MCA President, Dr. Chua Soi Lek at the launching of his autobiography, Like Me or Hate Me: Rising from the Political Ashes, in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday?

(Media Statement (2) by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Gelang Patah on Friday, 19th October 2018)

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Three unusual sights during Mahathir’s speech on 11th Malaysia Plan Mid-Term Review in Parliament yesterday

There were three unusual sights during the Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s speech on the 11th Malaysia Plan Mid-Terrm Review in Parliament yesterday.

First, the empty seat opposite the Prime Minister across the parliamentary aisle in the Opposition benches. The seat was empty as the Parliamentary Opposition Leader had been arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and expected to be charged in court today on 45 counts of corruption, criminal breach of trust and money-laundering.

Second, the second Opposition seat next to the Parliamentary Opposition Leader, which is occupied by the former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak. During Mahathir’s entire speech on the 11th Malaysia Plan Mid-Term Review, Najib never raised his head to look at the Prime Minister, eyeball to eyeball so to say, but kept his head down.

A concession of total moral and political defeat and capitulation by Najib Razak? Read the rest of this entry »

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