Saturday, August 22, 2009

WILL THE ANONYMOUS LETTER BE OF ANY MEANING TO THE INQUEST?

A letter purportedly written by a anonymous MACC officer that was hand delivered to lawyer Gobind Singh Deo has now taken the ongoing inquest into the murder of Teoh Beng Hock a new twist. The letter incriminates the Deputy Director MACC Selangor, Hishamuddin Hashim with the murder of Teoh Beng Hock and implicates former Menteri Besar Selangor Khir Toyo with attempts to uncover all possible wrong doing of the current ruling PR government with the view to toppling the Selangor government. The letter also reveals Hishamuddin's close collaboration with Khir Toyo throughout the latter's tenure as the Menteri Besar, which in turn had enriched the former with 'ill-gotten wealth'. Hishamuddin is also said to have covered up a dubious road construction deal at Sekinchan which was approved by Khir Toyo that far exceeds its normal costs. The letter also implicates Hishamuddin with an adulterous act with a subordinate female officer.

The accusation found in the letter is damning, and if it is found to be true, it puts to serious question the integrity and involvement of both Hishamuddin as well as Khir Toyo in acts that is not only limited to murder, corruption, abuse of power, but most significantly an act of treason against the current PR state government. Isn't a devilish and devious act to topple a legitimate state government an act of treason? That was what the writer implies, and if indeed both Hishamuddin and Khir Toyo collaborated to perform the act and is subsequently found guilty, isn't the act punishable by death?

The letter has been dismissed by MACC Deputy Chief Commissioner Datuk Abu Hassan even before an investigation can be carried out. And from reports in the mainstream media, an investigation on the letter will be conducted by the police and MACC and what a folly, by these two agencies whose public perception, trust and confidence is now at its lowest ebb. This is a fact that both the police and MACC will have to accept and it will require a major public relations effort to redeem public trust and confidence.

The recent activities of MACC in Selangor points to the fact that there are some relevance to what has been revealed in the letter. Acts such as the aggressive and persistent raids on the offices of PR State Assemblymen and their subsequent questioning over their meager spendings of state funds. The lackadaisical action taken over the reports of abuses by Khir Toyo and the 'palatial KT residence' issue in particular. The excessive spendings of Khir Toyo and his family on overseas trips at the expense of PNSB, and the unresolve BALKIS issue. And remember too, how the issue of the 'Lembu and supposedly misuse of the unofficial car of the present MB' was so blown out of proportion that warrants immediate action by the MACC? What about the report on the RM500,000 spendings of each BN State Assemblymen that was exhausted within two months prior to the 2008 General Elections? How about the Bukit Botak land scam that occurred during the regime of the previous state government? The list is endless and are these non-issues in the eyes of the MACC? I must apologise to Khir Toyo for picking on him, and for all that he had done for Selangor, I still cannot trust him, and more importantly, I think I love Selangor more than him.

Let us all wait the outcome of the investigation on the letter (if there is to be one), and the view of most including me is one of a 'wash out' unless proven otherwise.


CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION

5 comments:

FMZam said...

Salam Dato' dan tuan-tuan,
Selamat menyambut bulan Ramadan al Mubarak semoga tabah mengerjakan ibadah sepanjang bulan yang mulia ini.

Saya akan cuba bercakap sebaik mungkin agar tulisan saya tidak terkeluar dari kawalan sehingga mencemar kesucian bulan yang mulia ini walau topik yang diutarakan di blog ini amat "mengujakan" kerana itu juga satu ujian untuk kita lalui dalam mengerjakan ibadah puasa.

When we have the passion for writing, it's hard to resist when we have the chance to let our mind out to make us feel better, that's why we go blogging and blogging is anytime better than talking in coffee shops, even we may talk coffee in blogs.

Anonymous letter or can we call it Flying letter like we used to hear it before? No different to me. And whether the Authorities take action or not, it is like in war, when rumours of war or "The fogs of war", are dealt with actions to determine the truth, never with actions to disregard them totally. It is up to the Authorities to act with all responsibilities before any rumour is dismissed or accepted, especially a rumour that come with strong and serious allegations.

Any attempt by the authority to disregard a rumour is deemed as irresponsible, like when we do our military appreciation, no flanks are disregarded until they have gone through the complete process of appreciation methodology.

The lame excuse of a corrupt government in dismissing allegations is " give us the proof". Whereas it is the government who has all the resources and machinery to take that responsibility of "the burden of proof". This government failed to perform a good investigator's job of conducting investigation from "the leads", not just from the proofs. Otherwise why must this government has to waste taxpayers' money building so many investigation divisions in many government agencies?

Why is that this government so negative towards "the flow of information"?

And what happened to those allegations that came with proofs? Even with proofs, this government had been playing around with its "primary weapon" - NO CASE.

This government should worry more that abuse of power and corruption are in itself than in any other sectors, and must correct itself first before correcting this country.

There's nothing wrong with this god's country, it is that we have a government with everything right for itself with nothing right for this country.

Maj. Ramachandran Ramaswamy Iyer (Retd) said...

Well said FMZam!Dato' you may be magnanimous to apologise to this bum of an MB, but,pse don't forgive him. I wait with abated breath, for his return from Mecca, and his response to these latest developments. Corruption in our beloved country comes in many forms, and I wish in the holy month of Ramadan corruption takes a break. Wishful thinking?

komando said...

His statement says: " I WILL LODGE A POLICE REPORT WHEN I AM HOME FROM MECCA, OR WILL ASK MY STAFF TO DO IT FOR ME!"

FACING SUCH A SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS AND ACCUSATIONS, ONE CAN MAYBE THINK OF MAKING A POLICE REPORT!

WELL, VERY KIND OF THE EX MB TO LET OTHERS SLANDER HIM BIG TIME !

WE SHALL SEE...!

FMZam said...

When the government established MACC and gave it a wider powers, it gave an agency a milestone to perform better in fighting corruption. But the government forgot to give the incentive to the sources from where the information would flow in - the informants, the whistle blowers, the complainants, the witnesses and the insiders. I don't mean the incentive as powers for these sources, I mean the protection measures for them all, the "witness protection" sort of. But yet the government boasted in saying that MACC is formed basing on Hong Kong's anti corruption agency that the people now doubt very much.

Without any protection, who would dare to come forward and the most would be Anonymous Letter type of information, for the obvious reason of an obviously a very dangerous action on the part of the reporters of corruption.

We have not heard the government made any announcement on any sort of witness protection program, have we? And why not?

Doesn't it look like on one side the government is seen as seriously fighting against corruption, but on the other side the government is implicitly suppressing, intimidating and oppressing the will of the people to fight corruption.

Again I ask, has Najib any idea on any strategy of "combating corruption" when he has no brain whatsoever in saying that noble word to please and mislead and to trick the people more and more.

Najib is only good to win back the mandate of the people through defection of Wakil Rakyat and he certainly has mastered this strategy from the Perak debacle and has become so obsessed with the idea of wresting power through this dirty means.

Najib is a "master defectors" I now can call him THE BEAST OF DEFECTION.

komando said...

This country has gone to the DOGS...

no amount of truth and evidence can change the decision which has been made 100 years ago by UMNO

They are stubborn and stupid like the DONKEY AND MULE/ASS ! THIS THREE IN ONE ANIMAL - CALL IT BY ANY OTHER NAME IT IS STILL STUPID !