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Three questions on corruption in the first week of Parliament

(Versi BM)

I have submitted three questions on corruption in the first week of Parliament, which will be officially opened by the Yang di Pertuan Agong on Monday, February 28, 2022.

The three questions are:

  • To ask the Prime Minister why nobody in Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (SPRM) was prosecuted in connection with the death of Teoh Beng Hock although the police had completed investigations into the case and consent for prosecution had been given.
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If Azam is not prepared to appear before the Parliamentary Select Committee in January itself to clear himself of the conflict-of-interest allegations, a motion should be moved when Parliament meets on Feb. 28 to remove him as MACC Chief Commissioner

If Azam Bani is not prepared to appear before the Parliamentary Select Committee in January itself, he should resign or go on leave immediately because he could not be an example of integrity in public service.

Parliament enacted the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) 2009 with two specific objectives: firstly, to promote the integrity and accountability of public and private sector administration by constituting an independent and accountable anti-corruption body; and secondly, to educate public authorities, public officials and members of the public about corruption and its detrimental effects on public and private sector administration and on the community. Read the rest of this entry »

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Azam-gate may lead to 15th General Election to be held after the Chinese New Year – and not just Johore state general election

There is much speculation as to whether Johore state general election will be held after the Chinese New Year.

The possibility of a Johore state general election being held after the Chinese New Year cannot be ruled out as it is an open secret that after the Malacca and Sarawak state general elections, UMNO leaders are pressing for the 15th General Election to be held as early as possible and a Johore state general election will be a form of pressure by the UMNO leaders on Prime Minister Ismail Sabri to dissolve Parliament as soon as possible to hold the 15th General Election.
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Prime Minister Ismail Sabri should not allow a parliamentary paralysis and schedule Thursday 27th January for Special Parliament to discuss Azam-gate

(Versi BM)

The Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri should not allow a parliamentary paralysis and schedule Thursday 27th January for a Special Parliament to discuss Azam-gate as Parliament cannot allow anyone, even if he is the MACC Chief Commissioner, to hold it to ransom from deciding important national questions.

Many issues on Azam-gate happened today.

First, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman Wong Kah Woh rightly challenged the position of the Speaker, Azahar Azizan Harun that the Parliamentary Special Select Committee on Agencies under the Prime Minister’s Department cannot be open to the public and the media under the Dewan Rakyat Standing Orders except on one point. Then the MP for Teluk Intan, Nga Kor Ming, submitted an emergency motion to Parliament to debate Azam-gate. Read the rest of this entry »

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Azam Baki could be jailed for contempt of Parliament if he defies the parliamentary subpoena to appear before the Parliamentary Select Committee on the Agencies under the Prime Minister’s Department on January 19 to clear himself of conflict-of-interest allegations

(Versi BM)

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner Azam Baki could be jailed for contempt of Parliament if he defies the parliamentary subpoena to appear before the Parliamentary Select Committee on the Agencies under the Prime Minister’s Department on January 19 to clear himself of the conflict-of-interest allegations.

Azam was foolishly wrong when he said he was responsible only to the MACC Anti-Corruption Advisory Board (ACAB) when he owes a higher responsibility to Parliament and the people of Malaysia to be honest and upright as MACC Chief Commissioner.
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Inspector-General of Police Acryl Sani should explain why the police is probing Kulai MP over four-year social media post – whether this is a reflection of police inefficiency or abuse of power under Ismail Sabri government

(Versi BM)

The Inspector-General of Police Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani should explain why the police is investigating the Kulai Member of Parliament Teo Nie Ching over a four-year social media post in April 2017 – whether this is a reflection of police inefficiency or abuse of power under Ismail Sabri government.

The social media post was originally by activist-artist Fahmi Reza and she had shared it on her official Facebook along with the caption “pertahankan kebebasan berekspresi, kebebasan bersatire” (defend the freedom to express, freedom to be satirical). Read the rest of this entry »

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Parliament becomes a “national embarrassment” when it meets in Special Session next Thursday when the government refuses to account for its apathy and delayed response at the height of the “once in a century floods disaster” last month when Parliament was sitting and when it now refuses to account for the “once in half-a-century infamy” of the anti-corruption agency

(Versi BM)

There are no signs that the Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri will salvage his premiership from a kakistocracy-in-the-making by securing a Cabinet decision tomorrow to call a special Parliament next week to restore public confidence in the government’s anti-corruption programme and to debate and decide on the report of the Parliamentary Special Select Committee on Agencies in the Prime Minister’s Department on Azam-gate.

Parliament will become a “national embarrassment” when it meets in Special Session next Thursday when the government refuses to account for its apathy and delayed response at the height of the “once in a century floods disaster” last month when Parliament was meeting and now when it refuses to account to Parliament for the “once in half-a-century infamy” of the anti-corruption agency. Read the rest of this entry »

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Prime Minister Ismail Sabri’s silence on Azam-gate is most ominous when he is at the same time destroying the doctrine of separation of powers among the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary

Malaysia is facing its worst crisis of confidence over its anti-corruption agency, but the person who should be most concerned, the Prime Minister under whom the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) directly comes under, is blissfully indifferent and unconcerned.

Its coming to two weeks since academician Edmund Terence Gomez resigned as a member of MACC Consultation and Corruption Prevention Panel in protest against MACC’s failure to act on the conflict-of-interest allegations against the MACC Chief Commissioner Azam Baki but the Prime Minister has not said a single word of Azam-gate, the latest scandal of scandal-ridden Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

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As MACC is facing worst crisis of confidence in 55 year history of anti-corruption agency, Ismail Sabri should extend special Parliament to two days with the second day specially devoted to restoring public confidence in government’s anti-corruption programme

The Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri, has called for a special Dewan Rakyat meeting on January 20 focussing on the floods disaster in various areas in Malaysia.

It is an eternal shame to the Malaysian Parliament that the government was not prepared to have a special debate on the floods disaster when the floods were at or near their worst at a time when Parliament was still in session, but now there is going to be a special one-day Parliament on the floods disaster on January 2001. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Parliamentary Special Select Committee on Agencies under the Prime Minister’s Department should summon MACC Chief Commissioner Azam Baki to explain the two-month old allegations against him, which has caused “trust deficit” in government and MACC to drop to an unprecedented level

(Versi BM)

The Parliamentary Special Select Committee on Agencies under the Prime Minister’s Department should summon MACC Chief Commissioner Azam Baki to explain the two-month old allegations against him, as the “conspiracy of silence” on the issue has, among other things, caused “trust deficit” in government and MACC to drop to an unprecedented level.

The Special Select Committee should submit its report to Dewan Rakyat on the first day of the first meeting of the fifth session of Parliament from February 28 to 24th March, 2022. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ismail Sabri must act on Gomez’ shock resignation from MACC panel and end the two-month “conspiracy of silence” about allegations of MACC Chief’s ownership of close to two million shares in a public listed company

(Versi BM)

It would appear that Malaysia’s international infamy this year has not ended, although we are left with three days before we enter the New Year of 2022.

What other infamies are in store for Malaysia for the next three days?

Yesterday, a convicted criminal opened an international conference in Kuala Lumpur while today we have the shock resignation of the Edmund Terence Gomez from a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Panel, highlighting that something is very rotten with the anti-corruption efforts in Malaysia.
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Has the Ismail Sabri government descended into a kakistocracy where the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing?

(Versi BM)

The claim by the Entrepreneur Development and Cooperative Minister Noh Omar that he is still the Selangor state chairman of the National Security Council (NSC) after the Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari claimed that he has resumed the task of the state NSC chief beggars imagination.

Has the Federal Government, which Prime Minister Ismail Sabri gave 90 per cent score to his jumbo-sized Cabinet for its first 100-day performance, quickly descended into a kakistocracy where the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing?
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Walk the talk to prove Ismail Sabri government committed to UN anti-corruption efforts by passing motion to approve the PAC report on Bank Negara funds used for 1MDB bailout

(Versi BM)

The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar has said that Malaysia will support the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and has undertaken several efforts that prove its seriousness in the matter.

He said the commitment was proven through the efforts of the government to seize a part of the assets confiscated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal amounting to RM5 billion as well as the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) 2019-2023 through the National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC). Read the rest of this entry »

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I support a division voting should be called if Khairy is so unreasonable as want to force through the draconian and unscientific Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Amendment Bill tomorrow instead of referring it to a Select Committee

(Versi BM)

I support that a division voting should be called if the Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin is so unreasonable as want to force through the draconian and unscientific Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Amendment Bill tomorrow with excessive million-ringgit fines and compounds and disproportionate seven-year penal penalties instead of referring it to a Select Committee.

Just as there was no justification for the declaration of Emergency on January 11, 2021 to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, there is no justification for the Dewan Rakyat to pass the amendment to the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Amendment bill tomorrow. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sarawak government MPs cheered when the 2021 Constitution Amendment Bill was passed yesterday, but they also cheered when the 1976 Constitution Amendment Bill was passed 45 years ago causing two generations of Sarawakians to lose their basic rights to citizenship and development for half a century

Sarawak government MPs cheered when the 2021 Constitution Amendment Bill was passed yesterday, but they also cheered when the 1976 Constitution Amendment Bill was passed 45 years ago causing two generations of Sarawakians to lose their basic rights to citizenship and development for half a century.

The only MPs who opposed the 1976 Constitution Amendment Bill were the nine Members of Parliament from the DAP.
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Karim said those seeking independence for Sarawak can’t be blamed but he does not realise that the widespread unhappiness of Sarawakians is caused by the failure of the Sarawak government leaders 45 years ago

(Versi BM)

Recently, a GPS Minister, Abdul Kafim Rahman Hamzah, a vice president of Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (a mainstay of GPS) said that the people who seek independence for Sarawak cannot be blamed for such sentiments, in view of the record of lot state rights but he did not realise that the widespread unhappiness of Sarawakians is caused by the failure of the Sarawak government leaders 45 years ago.

This is why I am interrupting my campaigning for DAP and Pakatan Harapan candidates in the Sarawak state general election and returning to Kuala Lumpur tomorrow as Parliament will be debating and voting the 2021 Constitution Amendment Bill to undo 45 years of injustice to Sarawak (and Sabah) caused by the 1976 Constitution Amendment Bill which was passed by Parliament on 13th July 1976 by 130 votes in support and nine votes in opposition. Read the rest of this entry »

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Proposal for a High-level Conference of 4,500 Longhouse heads in 2023 to mark the 60th Anniversary of formation of Malaysia to find out why Sarawak is rich but the Ibans remain mired in poverty with poor and backward infrastructure facilities

I have just visited two longhouses in the Dudong state assembly constituency and I am shocked by the bitter complaints from the longhouse residents about their poverty and their poor and backward infrastructure facilities.

Sarawak is very rich and has produced a very wealthy person known all over the world, but the people, in particular the Iban community, are mired in poverty with poor and backward infrastructure facilities. Why is this so? Read the rest of this entry »

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I will interrupt my campaigning for Pakatan Harapan in the Sarawak general election and fly back to KL tomorrow to vote in Parliament on the Constitution Amendment Bill 2021 to undo the Constitutional Amendment 45 years ago to restore to Sarawak its rights under the Malaysia Act 1963

(Versi BM)

I will interrupt my campaigning for Pakatan Harapan in the Sarawak general election and fly back to Kuala Lumpur tomorrow to vote in Parliament on the Constitution Amendment Bill 2021 to undo the Constitutional Amendment 45 years ago to restore to Sarawak its rights under the Malaysia Act 1963.

When the 1976 Constitutional Amendment Bill was voted in Parliament on 13th July 1976, it was carried by 130 votes supporting and nine votes opposing – all the nine votes came from DAP which included myself. Those who supported the Constitution Amendment in 1976 which reduced Sarawak and Sabah from a region comparable to Peninsular Malaysia to one of the 13 states in Malaysia included all the Sarawak Barisan Nasional leaders, like two MPs who became Sarawak Chief Minister and Sarawak Yang di Pertua, Abdul Rahman Yaacob and Taib Mahmud, SUPP leaders Ong Kee Hui and Stephen Yong and SNAP leaders Edmund Langgu, Patrick Uren and Luhat Wan. Read the rest of this entry »

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Urgent need to have a Parliamentary Select Committee on Corruption and Abuses and Wastage of Public Funds with revelation of RM40 billion to RM60 billion losses due to corruption every year

(Versi BM)

There is an urgent need to have a Parliamentary Select Committee on Corruption and Abuses/Wastage of Public Funds with the revelation of RM40 billion to RM60 billion losses in Malaysia due to corruption every year.

According to #RasuahBusters team leader Datuk Hussamuddin Yaacub, based on the Global Financial Integrity Report 2017, Malaysia lost a whopping RM1.8 trillion between 2005 and 2014, partly due to corrupt practices that have resulted in illicit financial flows. Read the rest of this entry »

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RM100 million housing for Najib must be voted by Parliament in view of the fact that Najib has become a convict although subject to appeal

There was fireworks in Parliament today over the RM100 million housing for former Prime Minister Najib Razak, who was responsible for turning Malaysia into a kleptocracy with the 1MDB and other scandals.

The Finance Minister, Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz prevaricated over the issue instead of giving a clear straight-forward answer on the issue. Read the rest of this entry »

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