Pakatan Harapan leadership must set the New Malaysia example to show commitment to the objective to transform Malaysia from a global kleptocracy to a leading nation in integrity

The exodus of four Members of Parliament, two Senators and nine State Assembly representatives as well as division heads in Sabah from UMNO on Wednesday created shock waves in the whole country.

Questions raised include whether this is now the season of party defections, this time from UMNO to other political parties.

But the most important question is not about UMNO, but about Pakatan Harapan, whether it has lost its commitment to fight corruption and all forms of abuses of power which has degenerated under the Najib premiership to stratospheric level so much so that Malaysia becomes the laughing stock of the world and is condemned worldwide as a global kleptocracy.

For this reason, the Pakatan Harapan leadership must set the New Malaysia example to show that its commitment to the objective to transform Malaysia from a global kleptocracy to a leading nation in integrity is undiminished seven months after the historic 14th General Election decision on May 9, 2018.

This is why no party in the Pakatan Harapan coalition should do anything which undermines public perception about its commitment, stamina and perseverance to transform Malaysia from a global kleptocracy to a leading nation in integrity, a feat which had not been achieved by any nation in the world.

Recently, Qatar’s third Sheikh Tamin Hamad Al-Thani International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award was held in Malaysia with the Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad as its guest of honour.

This was in total contrast to the three-day 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) in Putrajaya in September 2015 – when one international speaker after another hauled Malaysia over the coals for the 1MDB scandal.

The Transparency International President Jose Ugaz opened up the 16th IACC attacks on the 1MDB scandal with a powerful plea for “honesty and integrity” from the Najib administration, asking Najib pointedly to restore confidence and trust by answering questions about the US$700 million in his personal bank accounts – (1) who paid the money and why; and (2) Where did it go.

This was followed up on the second day by the TI co-founder and erstwhile adviser to Najib on anti-corruption matters, Michael J. Hershman, telling Najib to come clean on the RM2.6 billion donation that he received.

On the third and last day of the IACC, the Global Investigative Journalism Network executive director David Kaplan said those attempting to cover up the matter are out of touch with the times and that the government cannot conceal information on the RM2.6 billion deposited into PM Najib’s personal bank accounts in the digital age.

Amnesty International secretary-general Salil Shetty asked if the RM2.6 billion in Najib’s personal bank accounts was “grand corruption”.

Transparency International managing director Cobus De Swardt warned that in the absence of answers and an independent investigation, “suspicion of corruption, mistrust and appearance of being above the law will prevail”.

The Chairman of UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) coalition, Manzoor Hasan, wanted Najib to step down as Prime Minister to allow the investigation into the RM2.6 billion donation he received to proceed without interference.

When the annual Transparency International (TI) Corruption Percepton Index (CPI) series was introduced in 1995, Malaysia was ranked No. 23 out of 41 countries or the 6th highest-ranked nation in the Asia-Pacific after New Zealand -1, Singapore – 3, Australia – 7, Hong Kong – 17 and Japan – 20, with a CPI score of 5.28. (10 stands for “highly clean” and 0 for “highly corrupt”).

Qatar was only first listed in the TI CPI 2003, when it was ranked No. 32 out of 177 countries and scored 5.6 points, while Malaysia was ranked No. 37 with a score of 5.2 points.

In all the nine years with Najib as Prime Minister of Malaysia from 2009 to 2018, the gap between Malaysia’s ranking and score with Qatar on the annual TI CPI series widened from Qatar being ranked No. 22 and scored 7.0 points in 2009 to No. 29 with 63/100 points in 2017 as compared to Malaysia’s ranking and score of No. 56 with 4.5 points in 2003 to No. 62 with 47/100 points in 2017.

In fact, under Najib’s nine-year premiership, Malaysia was not only more corrupt than under the two previous Prime Ministers Mahathir and Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, but had the dubious honour of being the only Asian-Pacific country to slip in both TI CPI ranking and score since the introduction of the TI CPI annual series in 1995.

Malaysia’s greatest challenges is to transform Malaysia from a global kleptocracy into a leading nation of integrity, or to be among the first 45 out of 180 countries.

I expect Malaysia to improve both in score and ranking in the the TI CPI 2018 when it is released in a month’s time, but it would not be substantial as only a start has been made in the second half of this year in the anti-corruption efforts after the historic results of the 14th General Elections on May 9.

But I would expect substantial improvements in Malaysia’s ranking and score from the TI CPI 2019 onwards, when the full effects of the anti-corruption programme of the Pakatan Harapan Government take effect.

However, all these gains in anti-corruption efforts would be negated and undermined if the political leadership fails to show commitment to the objective to transform Malaysia from a global kleptocracy to a leading nation in integrity, as would be the case if the exodus of UMNO MPs, SAs and Divisional leaders ends up in their influx into the Pakatan Harapan, despite the fact that they were the ones who must be held responsible for Malaysia becoming a global kleptocracy because of their blind and submissive support for Najib’s kleptocracy and the long-running 1MDB scandal.

Forty years ago on March 21, 1978, I moved a private member’s bill entitled Members of Parliament (Prevention of Defection) Act 1978 to ensure political integrity of Members of Parliament, which would require a Member of Parliament to vacate his seat within 30 days and cause a by-election to be held on his resignation or expulsion from the Party on whose ticket he was originally elected.

I told Parliament that such legislation was important to ensure the political integrity of elected MPs and to prevent political corruption.

I said when introducing the private member’s bill in Parliament:

“Nothing disgusts the Malaysian public more than to see MPs or State Assemblymen elected on one party’s ticket and then betray the Party and the people’s trust by switching parties. This makes them very little different from con-men. Such practices debase politics, and strengthen the general impression that ‘politics is dirty’, when it is the dirty people who get into politics to make politics dirty.

“The defection of MPs or State Assemblymen from parties on whose ticket they got elected is most undesirable and unethical, because they are elected not because of their personal qualities, but because of the Party they represent. Such practices also permit elected politicians to be bought and sold as if they are on the market place.

“If an elected MP resigns or is expelled from the Party on whose ticket he was originally elected, then he should resign his seat and cause a by-election to be held. If the resignation and expulsion is over a matter of political principle which has the support of the people, then the MP or State Assemblyman concerned should have no qualms about getting re-elected.”

I fully stand by the principle behind the private member’s bill which I had introduced in Parliament 40 years ago.

However, there is not only no anti-hopping law in Malaysia, but there is a constitutional provision that if an MP or State Assembly representative resigns for whatever reason, he or she could not stand for re-election – a constitutional amendment which I had opposed in the nineties.

There should be an anti-hopping law in Malaysia, but until there is such a legislation, the political leadership whether in government or the opposition, should set an example of political integrity to ensure that any party defection by an elected representative is not purely for personal or opportunistic reasons, which would raise grave integrity issues.

Are all those MPs, SAs and other political leaders in Sabah who have left UMNO to become independents prepared to publicly seek apology from Malaysians and atone for their support of Najib and the 1MDB scandal in the past few years, and are they prepared to publicly declare that they pledge support to all efforts to transform Malaysia from a global kleptocracy into a leading nation in integrity before they seek to join one of the Pakatan Harapan parties?

The Pakatan Harapan coalition should not allow anyone of the former UMNO political leaders to join anyone of the component parties until and unless they have publicly atoned for their wrongs and failures for giving support to Najib and the 1MDB scandal in the past few years, together with public pledge by them that they now fully endorse the goal of transforming Malaysia from a global kleptocracy into a leading nation in integrity.

Sabah produced three kingpins who propped up Najib and the 1MDB scandal after the “Week of Long Knives” at the end of July 2015 when Najib sacked the Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and the Attorney-General Tan Sri Gani Patail, and virtually removed from power or influence all those in the Police, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Bank Negara and the Public Accounts Committee in Parliament who might want to get to the bottom of the 1MDB scandal – two of whom were involved the exodus from Sabah UMNO on Wednesday.

The two kingpins were Najib’s two right-hand Ministers, Datuk Salleh Keruak and the 1MDB Speaker, Tan Sri Pandikar Mulia Amin. The third, Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan, was not in the exodus although he pontificated that the lack of direction in Umno following the party’s colossal defeat in the May 9 polls was one of the reasons for the exodus of its Sabah lawmakers.

Is Rahman prepared to show “direction” for UMNO by condemning Najib for the 1MDB catastrophe which brought Malaysia the infamy, ignominy and iniquity as a global kleptocracy, especially he had told the world as far back as Sept. 2016 that the “MO1” mentioned in the US Department of Justice’s largest kleptocratic litigation to forfeit US$1.7 billion of 1MDB-linked assets was none other than Najib?

UMNO was rudderless because it had lost the moral compass, and no one even after the colossal defeat suffered by UMNO in the 14th General Election dared to speak up to identify Najib and his 1MDB kleptocracy as the double national catastrophes of the country.

Are Salleh and Pandikar to get away for their support of Najib and the 1MDB scandal, and even more serious, the infamy of Malaysia of being regarded worldwide as a global kleptocracy, just by joining the exodus from UMNO and later joining one of the Pakatan Harapan parties?

I have been in Parliament since 1969, except for a break from 1999-2004, but I was never more ashamed to be MP than in the 13th Parliament from 2013-2018 as the 13th Parliament became the 1MDB Parliament with a 1MDB Speaker.

I was twice suspended for six months from the 13th Parliament for wanting to get to the bottom of the 1MDB scandal, and in the last few days of the 13th Parliament, I was regarded as a “parliamentary ghost” by the 1MDB Speaker for he decided not to “see” my presence in Parliament!

The New Malaysia we want to build in the next 10 to 20 years must be a country which has zero tolerance for corruption. Does Pandikar, Salleh and Abdul Rahman stand up to such a standard?

(Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Ipoh when attending the AMANAH National Congress on Friday, December 14, 2018)


Kenyataan media Ahli Parlimen Iskandar Puteri, Lim Kit Siang ketika menghadiri Konvensyen Nasional Parti Amanah Negara pada hari Jumaat, 14 Disember 2018 di Ipoh:

Kepimpinan Pakatan Harapan mesti memberi contoh bagi Malaysia Baharu untuk membuktikan komitmen kepada tujuan mengubah Malaysia daripada sebuah kleptokrasi global menjadi sebuah negara berintegriti

Tindakan empat Ahli Parlimen, dua Senator dan sembilan ADUN serta beberapa ketua bahagian UMNO Sabah pada hari Rabu telah mencetuskan gelombang di seluruh negara.

Timbul persoalan sama ada sudah tiba musim lompat parti, kali ini dari UMNO ke parti-parti lain.

Tapi persoalan paling penting bukanlah tentang UMNO, tapi Pakatan Harapan; sama ada ia telah hilang komitmen membanteras rasuah dan segala jenis salahguna kuasa yang telah semakin memburuk di zaman pentadbiran Najib sehinggakan Malaysia menjadi bahan ketawa dunia, dan dikutuk sebagai sebuah kleptokrasi global.

Atas sebab ini, kepimpinan Pakatan Harapan mesti memberi contoh bagi Malaysia Baharu untuk membuktikan komitmen kepada tujuan mengubah Malaysia daripada sebuah kleptokrasi global menjadi sebuah negara berintegriti tidak pernah luntur, setelah tujuh bulan keputusan bersejarah PRU ke-14 pada 9 Mei 2018.

Ini sebabnya kenapa mana-mana parti dalam gabungan Pakatan Harapan tidak boleh melakukan sesuatu yang menjejaskan persepsi umum terhadap komitmen, stamina dan iltizamnya untuk mengubah Malaysia daripada sebuah kleptokrasi global ke arah sebuah negara berintegriti, suatu pencapaian yang belum berjaya dilakukan mana-mana negara di dunia.

Baru-baru ini, majlis anugerah International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award yang ketiga anjuran Sheikh Tamin Hamad Al-Thani dari Qatar telah diadakan di Malaysia, dan Perdana Menteri Dr Mahathir Mohamad dijemput sebagai tetamu kehormat.

Ini jauh berbeza dengan persidangan International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) ke-16 yang dianjurkan di Putrajaya pada September 2015 – di mana seorang demi seorang pemidato antarabangsa telah mengutuk Malaysia dalam hal skandal 1MDB.

Presiden Transparency International, Jose Ugaz membuka tirai IACC ke-16 dengan serangan ke atas skandal 1MDB, sambil mendesak kejujuran dan integriti daripada pentadbiran Najib, meminta beliau mengembalikan keyakinan dan kepercayaan dengan menjawab persoalan mengenai wang berjumlah US$700 juta di dalam akaun peribadinya – 1) siapa yang membuat bayaran itu dan kenapa, serta 2) ke mana wang itu pergi.

Ini diikuti pada hari berikutnya oleh pengasas bersama TI yang juga bekas penasihat Najib dalam hal-ehwal anti-rasuah, Michael J. Hershman, yang memberitahu Najib supaya berlaku jujur tentang ‘derma’ berjumlah RM2.6 bilion yang diterimanya.

Pada hari terakhir IACC, pengarah eksekutif Global Investigative Journalism Network, David Kaplan berkata bahawa mereka yang cuba menyembunyikan hal terbabit adalah terpisah daripada realiti dan kerajaan tidak boleh menyembunyikan maklumat tentang RM2.6 bilion yang dimasukkan ke akaun peribadi Najib di zaman digital ini.

Setiausaha Agung Amnesty International, Salil Shetty pula bertanya sama ada RM2.6 bilion di dalam akaun peribadi Najib boleh dianggap sebagai “grand corruption”.

Pengarah Urusan Transparency International, Cobus De Swardt pula memberi amaran bahawa dalam ketiadaan jawapan mahupun siasatan bebas, ‘syakwasangka bahawa rasuah, ketidakpercayaan dan andaian melampaui undang-undang akan menguasai’.

Pengerusi gabungan UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), Manzoor Hasan pula mahu Najib meletakkan jawatan sebagai perdana menteri bagi memberi laluan kepada siasatan ke atas derma RM2.6 bilion, tanpa sebarang gangguan.

Ketika Indeks Persepsi Rasuah Transparency International diperkenalkan pada tahun 1995, Malaysia berada di tangga ke-23 daripada 41 negara, atau negara kenam tertinggi di rantau Asia Pasifik selepas New Zealand -1, Singapura -3, Australia – 7, Hong Kong -17, dan Jepun – 20; dengan skor CPI 5.28. (10, sangat bersih, 0, sangat korup).

Qatar hanya tersenarai buat pertama kali dalam CPI tersebut pada tahun 2003, pada tangga ke-32 daripada 177 negara dengan skor 5.6, manakala Malaysia berada di kedudukan 37 dengan skor 5.2.

Dalam tempoh sembilan tahun Najib menjadi perdana menteri dari 2009 hingga 2018, jurang antara kedudukan dan skor berbanding Qatar dalam siri CPI ini melebar daripada kedudukan Qatar di tangga ke-22 dengan skor 7.0 pada tahun 2009 ke tangga ke-29 dengan skor 63/100 pada tahun 2017; berbanding Malaysia yang berada di tangga ke 56 dengan skor 4.5 pada tahun 2003 ke kedudukan nombor 62 dengan skor 47/100 pada tahun 2017.

Malah, di bawah pentadbiran sembilan tahun Najib, Malaysia bukan sahaja lebih korup di bawah dua mantan perdana menteri Mahathir dan dan Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, bahkan juga mendapat ‘penghormatan’ sebagai satu-satunya negara Asia Pasifik yang menjunam kedudukan dan markah CPI-nya sejak siri tersebut diperkenalkan pada 1995.

Cabaran terbesar negara ialah untuk mengubah Malaysia daripada sebuah kleptokrasi global menjadi negara contoh yang berintegriti, atau menduduki tangga 45 teratas daripada 180 negara.

Saya mengharapkan Malaysia dapat menambahbaik skor dan kedudukan dalam CPI 2018 apabila ia diterbitkan dalam masa sebulan lagi, tetapi ia tidaklah begitu substansial kerana kita hanya bermula pada separuh masa kedua tahun ini dari segi usaha membanteras rasuah selepas keputusan bersejarah PRu ke-14 pada 9 Mei lalu.

Tetapi saya pastinya mengharapkan kemajuan yang substansial dari segi kedudukan dan skor pada CPI 2019 dan seterusnya, apabila program anti-rasuah kerajaan Pakatan Harapan benar-benar memberi kesan.

Bagaimanapun, semua kemajuan dalam usaha anti-rasuah ini akan terbatal dan terjejas sekiranya kepimpinan politik sedia ada gagal menunjukkan komitmen kepada tujuan mengubah Malaysia daripada sebuah kleptokrasi global menjadi sebuah negara contoh yang berintegriti, seperti dalam hal keluarnya beramai-ramai Ahli Parlimen, ADUN dan Ketua Bahagian UMNO yang kemudian masuk berjemaah ke dalam Pakatan Harapan, walaupun merekalah sebenarnya yang mesti bertanggungjawab ke atas nasib Malaysia menjadi sebuah kleptokrasi global akibat sokongan membuta-tuli terhadap kleptokrasi Najib dan juga skandal berterusan 1MDB.

40 tahun lalu, pada 21 Mac 1978, saya mengemukakan rang undang-undang persendirian yang diberi nama Akta Ahli-ahli Parlimen (Pencegahan Memaling Tadah) 1978, bagi memastikan integriti politik Ahli Parlimen, yang menuntut seorang Ahli Parlimen mengosongkan kerusinya dalam tempoh 30 hari dan memberi laluan kepada pilihanraya kecil sekiranya beliau meletakkan jawatan atau dibuang daripada parti yang memberi tiket untuknya bertanding.

Saya memberitahu Parlimen bahawa undang-undang sedemikian adalah penting bagi memastikan integriti politik wakil-wakil rakyat yang dilantik, serta bagi menghalang rasuah politik.

Dalam ucapan memperkenalkan rang undang-undang ini, saya menyebut:

“Apa yang menjijikkan rakyat Malaysia ialah apabila mereka melihat Ahli-ahli Parlimen atau Wakil Rakyat yang dipilih atas nama sesuatu partai mengkhianati partai tersebut serta juga kepercayaan rakyat dengan menukar parti. Mereka ini tidak beza dari ‘con-men’. Amalan-amalan seperti ini merendahkan politik dan hanya menguatkan pendapat umum yang ‘politik adalah kotor’ bilamana orang-orang yang kotorlah yang mengambil bahagian dalam politik untuk membuatkan politik kotor.

“Perkara defection yang dilakukan oleh Ahli-ahli Parlimen daripada parti atas nama mana ia dipilih pada asalnya adalah tidak senonoh dan tidak beretika kerana mereka ini dipilih bukan kerana sifat-sifat peribadi mereka tetapi kerana parti yang mereka mewakili dan amalan-amalan seumpama ini juga membolehkan ahli-ahli politik yang terpilih dibeli dan dijual seolah-olah mereka ini berada di pasar.

“Jika sekiranya seorang Ahli Parlimen yang dipilih meletak jawatan atau disingkirkan daripada partai atas nama mana ia dipilih pada asalnya, maka beliau hendaklah mengosongkan kerusinya dan mengakibatkan satu pilihanraya kecil diadakan. Jika perletakan jawatan atau penyingkiran itu disebabkan oleh sesuatu prinsip politik yang mendapat sokongan orang ramai, maka Ahli Parlimen berkenaan tidak patut ragu-ragu yang beliau tidak akan dipilih sekali lagi dalam satu pilihanraya kecil.”

Saya berpegang teguh kepada prinsip di sebalik RUU yang saya perkenalkan di Parlimen 40 tahun lalu.

Namun, bukan sahaja tidak wujud undang-undang anti-lompat parti di Malaysia, malah terdapat peruntukan perlembagaan bahawa sekiranya seorang Ahli Parlimen atau ADUN meletakkan jawatan untuk sebarang sebab, beliau tidak boleh bertanding semula – suatu pindaan perlembagaan yang saya bantah di zaman 90’an.

Harus ada undang-undang anti-lompat parti di Malaysia, namun sehingga wujud undang-undang sedemikian, kepimpinan politik tidak kira kerajaan atau pembangkang, harus menunjukkan contoh integriti politik bagi memastikan sebarang tindakan berpaling tadah oleh mana-mana wakil rakyat bukanlah dilakukan dengan alasan peribadi atau oportunistik, yang akan menimbulkan persoalan integriti.

Adakah semua Ahli Parlimen, ADUN dan pimpinan politik di Sabah yang telah meninggalkan UMNO untuk menjadi wakil rakyat bebas bersedia untuk memohon maaf secara terbukan daripada rakyat Malaysia bagi menebus kesalahan mereka menyokong Najib dan skandal 1MDB sepanjang beberapa tahun lalu, dan adakah mereka bersedia mengaku untuk menyokong semua usaha untuk mengubah Malaysia daripada sebuah kleptokrasi global menjadi sebuah negara contoh berintegriti sebelum memohon untuk menyertai mana-mana parti Pakatan Harapan?

Gabungan Pakatan Harapan tidak patut membenarkan mana-mana bekas pemimpin UMNO untuk menyertai parti komponennya sehinggalah mereka telah menebus kesalahan mereka menyokong Najib dan skandal 1MDB untuk beberapa tahun lampau, bersekali dengan ikrar terbuka bahawa mereka kini menyokong tujuan mengubah negara daripada sebuah kleptokrasi global menjadi sebuah negara contoh berintegriti.

Sabah telah menghasilkan tiga orang tokoh yang menyokong Najib serta skandal 1MDB selepas “Week of Long Knives” yang berakhir pada Julai 2015 apabila Najib memecat timbalannya, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin dan Peguam Negara Tan Sri Gani Patail, serta membuang mereka yang berpengaruh dari pasukan polis, SPRM, Bank Negara dan PAC di Parlimen yang mungkin mahu menyiasat skandal 1MDB – dua daripada mereka terlibat meninggalkan UMNO Sabah pada hari Rabu lalu.

Dua tokoh ini adalah dua menteri kanan Najib, Datuk Salleh Keruak dan Speaker 1MDB, Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia. Yang ketiga, Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan, tidak terlibat meninggalkan parti, walaupun beliau bersyarah panjang tentang bagaimana tiadanya hala tuju parti berikutan kekalahan besar UMNO dalam PRU 9 Mei adalah penyebab wakil-wakil rakyat UMNO Sabah keluar parti beramai-ramai.

Adakah Rahman Dahlan bersedia untuk menunjukkan hala tuju kepada UMNO dengan mengutuk tindakan Najib Razak berhubung skandal 1MDB yang telah memalukan nama Malaysia dengan gelaran kleptokrasi global, terutamanya setelah beliau memberitahu dunia pada September 2016 bahawa ‘MO1’ yang disebut dalam tindakan undang-undang kleptokratsi Jabatan Kehakiman Amerika untuk melucuthak aset bernilai US$1.7 bilion terkait 1MDB itu adalah tidak lain, Najib sendiri?

UMNO hilang arah tuju kerana ia hilang kompas moral, dan tidak ada seorang pun, meskipun selepas kekalahan UMNO pada Pilihan Raya Umum ke-14, berani untuk menyatakan bahawa Najib dan kleptokrasi 1MDB yang dicetuskannya adalah penyebab utama kemusnahan UMNO.

Adakah Salleh dan Pandikar akan bebas daripada kesalahan menyokong Najib dan skandal 1MDB, dan lebih penting lagi, kehinaan negara dicela dunia antarabangsa sebagai sebuah kleptokrasi global, hanya dengan keluar meninggalkan UMNO dan kemudian menyertai parti Pakatan Harapan?

Saya telah berada di Parlimen sejak 1969, kecuali untuk satu tempoh antara 1999-2004, tetapi saya tidak pernah merasa begitu malu menjadi Ahli Parlimen dalam sidang ketigabelas dari 2013 hingga 2018, kerana Parlimen Ketigabelas menjadi Parlimen 1MDB, dengan Speaker 1MDB.

Saya digantung dua kali selama enam bulan dalam Parlimen Ketigabelas kerana mahu menyiasat skandal 1MDB, dan pada hari-hari terakhir Parlimen Ketigabelas, saya dianggap sebagai ‘hantu’ oleh Speaker 1MDB apabila beliau memutuskan untuk tidak melihat kehadiran saya di Parlimen!

Malaysia Baharu yang ingin kita bangunkan dalam tempoh 10 ke 20 tahun lagi mestilah menjadi sebuah negara yang mempunyai toleransi sifar terhadap rasuah. Adakah Pandikar, Salleh dan Abdul Rahman mampu mencapai standard ini?


  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Friday, 14 December 2018 - 8:16 am

    Admist all the talk of political practicality, there is one principle above all that is not being debated – what about the change promised to those who voted Pakatan Harapan in? If you accept frogs, how far can you keep the promise of change? These frogs that are jumping – they are failure – they failed their job and hence should be pay the full consequences of their failure..They should be changed and change is what is promised to the voters of PH.

    Even if they are proven not been corrupt, they failed, they should be changed with new, better and younger leaders.

    These party-hoppers says they pledge loyalty to Mahathir and even to PH, they should be told, their place and position will be taken over by someone else of Pakatan Harapan choosing, not them.

  2. #2 by drngsc on Friday, 14 December 2018 - 10:14 am

    This “katak-o-pathy”, the disease that Bersatu seems to be suffering from, MUST BE eradicated with the most potent therapy that we have. Even at the risk of destroying the host. Because “katak-o-pathy is like a cancer. Once it sets foot into the host, the host will be destroyed slowly and become like corrupt party of old. Dear Kit / LGE, please speak up strongly against Kataks. We must not allow “katak-o-pathy” to infect Harapan, even at the risk of asking Bersatu to leave should they refuse to eradicate “katak-o-pathy” or for DAP to leave and stick on to our principles. Let there be no two ways about it. The answer is a straight NO.

  3. #3 by Bigjoe on Friday, 14 December 2018 - 12:29 pm

    PPBM IS OLD UMNO.. The comment by Terengganu PPBM alone is absolute proof..Pakatan Harapan IS IN CRISES…Its time for its top leaders to get together and get ahead of the issues..

  4. #4 by vsp on Friday, 14 December 2018 - 2:57 pm

    I thought old Malaysia was on its way out while we ushered in with euphoria the new Malaysia. Alas, it was short-lived. Recent events have shown that the person who we hoped would undo his terrible legacy in the past that destroyed the integrity of the country and was given a second chance to do it right, have reverted to his old racist past. His refusal to abandon his old dream such as the 3rd national car and the crooked bridge; to carry on unbridled his racist policy without modification; his cynical promotion and abandonment of the ICERD cause; his refusal to enact an anti-party hoping law; and recently, his eagerness to bolster his smallish party’s strength by collecting rubbish from the sinking UMNO ship have all dashed my hope of a new Malaysia. In his old age, power and money have overtaken his desire to right his legacy. The only way for the new Malaysia to survive is for this old fox to kick the bucket sooner than later before he inflicts more damage.

  5. #5 by winstony on Friday, 14 December 2018 - 10:27 pm

    Well, well, well.
    Frogs being frogs will only be too glad to hop wherever the pickings are good.
    It doesn’t matter where.
    If they can hop to PH, they can, in future also hop to other parties when they consider it is in their best interests to do so.
    They are more or less like Trojan Horses.
    And should be held at arm’s length.
    Having said that, what this country needs most at this juncture are lawmakers who are not only professionally qualified, be they PHDs or whatever, they must also have a proven track record of problem solving capabilities because being academically brilliant is not a ticket to being a good problem solver.
    Problem solving takes not only knowledge but also experience, common sense and logic which seem to be lacking in some of our present lawmakers.
    Ideally, there should be a medium for the electorate to voice their displeasure with them.

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