Thursday, March 12, 2009

MACC RAIDS TOURISM MINISTRY’S OFFICE

One, particularly those who works in the Tourism Ministry, or those who have business dealings with the ministry should not surprised at the news that MACC has raided the ministry (Malaysian Insider March 11, 2009). In fact, many says that the ministry should have been raided a long time ago.

And with the recent arrest of the political secretary to Tourism Minister Azalina Othman on suspicion of corruption, will open up the ‘crates of skeletons’ that has been kept hidden in the vaults of Azalina’s ministry since becoming its minister. The results of the raid and the outcome of the investigations on the political secretary, will be closely watched by the concerned public, as well as a test of MACC’s pledges to arrest the scourge of corruption, regardless of the position and status of the person(s) involved.

Azalina, and including those implicated in this ‘scam’, may be the unlucky ones not to have been smart enough to cover their trail of alleged abuses and corrupt practices. It is now left for her and those implicated to defend themselves, and to rid the stigma of corruption attached to their persons.

Azalina certainly cannot now claim to having no knowledge of the affairs of her ministry. It will be better for her to accept the fact that this is indeed a testing time for her, and to allow fate to decide what is left of her political career.

The telling question now is whether Azalina, an aspirant for the UMNO’s Supreme Council should or should not be allowed to make her bid during the up-coming UMNO’s General Assembly because of this investigations. Many in UMNO will say that she is deemed innocent unless proven otherwise; hence she should be allowed to contest. But what if MACC investigations were to prove later that she is guilty? How would UMNO react then?

The answer the above question, it is best left to the big wigs in UMNO to decide in the best interest of the party. And to those outside UMNO, the question asked is, “will there be more to surface after Azalina?”


CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION
Posted at 12.20 am March 12, 2009

8 comments:

WaliMuar said...

betina pun makan rasuah, ape ke jadah parti umno ni

mangchikla said...

I'm sure it's just a "half cock standing" situation subtlely asking Azalina to tow the line prior the big Ameno "Pow Wow" this month. I'll bet MACC will find her a clean slate come April...Err, long live Najib?

WaliMuar said...

Aku baru balik Indon semalam bercuti selama seminggu kat Jogjakarta, ada baca paper Indon mengenai BPR Indon.Pemandu pelancong aku kata SBY (Bambang Susilo)memang tegas menangani rasuah sampai ke besan dia pun dia tak bagi chan dan kena sumbat dalam jel.BPR Indon ni dibuat secara rahsia dan masyarakat tak tau siapa berkerja dengan BPR kecuali Boss dia nama Astari yang amat tegas.

Lain pulak cerita BPR Malaysia yang dah tukar kulit,BOss dia berbintang bintang kat bahu tup tup 3 star atas bahu. medal berjurai jurai ala boy scout. macam mana dia dapt 3 star ni ye. Masa aku komisyen pegawai ATM dulu aku pakai satu ketul aje itu pun YDP Agong yang bagi. Apa sistem dia pakai untuk pangkat bagi diri dia dan pegawai pegawi dia ,uniform mereka ni ada lindungan undang undang ke?Semasa berkawad BPR ni pakai pedang juga hebat betul. Tetapi yang peliknya perlu ke BPR Malaysia ni pakai uniform seragam macam boy scout....nak gempar kan sapa....apa le bangang sangat kalau le orang ramai tahu kehadiran BPR ingat mereka nak terhegeh hegeh beritahu bahawa mereka sedang menerima/melakukan korupsi? Kan lebih efektif kalau BPR ni diujudkan secara rahsia kita tak tau dikalangan penjawat awam yang ada juga berkhidmat untuk BPR secara rahsia kan senang untuk menangkap pelaku atau pemberi rasuah..... Mat Said ape dah jadi ni nak kata askar bukannya askar,nak kata polis bukannya polis......jadi nak gelar ape..........HANTU KOT...

mangchikla said...

nang boti nang kui boti kui?

ArshadRaji said...

Saudara Walimuar/Mangchikla

MACC kita mudah melatah dan belum teruji. Berilah mereka sedikit masa untuk membuktikan keberkesanan,kejujuran dan kebabasan mereka sebagai agensi anti-rasuah.
Kita lihat saja keputusan kes Azalina ini.

mangchikla said...

Salam Dato'. uwaaaa... Husnu Zan ;-) but i have my doubts since recent development showed otherwise. Getting Ghani Patail and Musa off the hook is one of them. To think the investigation was in Jul 08 and only to be told now n only after a prodding in Parliment is bit telling don't u think? Hate to be a pessimist but thn again , Mesia boleh... muakakakakakak

WaliMuar said...

Dato,
MACC was and formerly known as BPR if my memory still valid aynd not senile.They were of the same personality,same Department,same staffing,same rotten legislative
story book and the only different is the uniform which they now wear.Their recent conduct in handling corruption cases speak volume of the same old organisation which practices selective prosecution outright.The AG is still the supremo who decide who is supposed to be prosecuted.So do u think that they deserve to be given more time to prove themselves or they deserve another round of rebranding.Why cant we choose and emulate the supposedly best Anti Corruption Agency in this region if we are damn serious of eliminating corruption in Malaysia.

captazhar said...

The azalina with her father goes crying to badawi and next thing we will know, macc = maca (brother) = NFA. Kes tutup...