Archive for May 26th, 2019

Malaysia would have been saved from the infamy, ignominy and iniquity of being condemned by the world as a global kleptocracy if Zahid and other BN leaders had demanded full accountability from Najib in the Week of Long Knives in July 2015

I am in Sandakan to attend the dinner organised by Sandakan DAP to celebrate the historic victory of DAP, Pakatan Harapan and Warisan in the Sandakan by-election on May 11, 2019.

While waiting at KLIA to board the aircraft for Sandakan, I was taken aback to read the Malaysiakini report about the former Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s speech at a breaking fast event at a surau in Bangi, entitled: “18 missed calls – Zahid recounts fateful night ‘Bossku’ made him DPM”.

The report said Zahid lamented that he could not spend “Lailatulqadar” in Mecca as was his tradition, revealing that when he was in the holy city for the occasion in 2015, it also marked his appointment as deputy prime minister. Read the rest of this entry »

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Let first year of Pakatan Harapan Government be the year of the kleptocrats and the second year be the year of the sharks in the war against corruption

The objective of the new Inspector-General of Police, Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador, to eradicate corruption in the police force is a very tall order and he deserves the support of all right-thinking Malaysians, as the police had been regarded as among the most corrupt of all government departments.

In July 2017, the then Home Minister Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi said that the Royal Malaysian Police was acknowledged as the best in ASEAN, but this international recognition was not the general Malaysian perception. He estimated that only 20% of the public were positive about the police.

Zahid’s claim in 2017 that the RMP was acknowledged as the best in ASEAN was not borne out by the 2017 Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) study released by Transparency International in February 2017, based on a survey of 16 countries in Asia-Pacific.

The 2017 GCB found that the 60% of the respondents from Malaysia felt that the level of corruption in Malaysia had increased, which was higher than the regional average of 40%; 62% felt that the government was handling the fight against corruption in government BADLY, as compared to the regional average of 50%. Read the rest of this entry »

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