I have till today tolerated comments made by some of my readers that seemed to vent their personal vendetta at some senior figures of the Ministry of Defence (past and present) for reasons best known to themselves.
While I encourage my readers to make their comments related to the subject of my postings, I am however less enthusiastic when the comment is turned into a 'public forum' to vent one's personal vendetta directed at a particular person by name, knowingly that the person has no means of defending or clarifying himself. I would prefer that such comments be limited and confined to the contentious parties themselves, rather than discussing it in the blog. I will accept if the comment made is already public knowledge and the purpose is to offer an opinion.
Over the last one year of being a blogger, I have learnt a lot from the comments that I received and am thankful for it. It has opened up my narrow minded self, to begin viewing issues in more positive and constructive ways.
In my crusade against corruption, the aim is to make people to realise that corruption is not only wrong, but sinful. I know that every person is aware of this, but the lure to instant richness has blinded people to do the evil rather than good. This is the work of Satan anyway, and his job is to blind all people from seeing good, and it is only the weak and dishonourable that will succumb to Satan's ways.
Foremost, I do not accept corruption to occur among officers of the Armed Forces because our profession is noble. And sadly of late, there has been the regular talk of corruption among officers of the Armed Forces in public domain, and this incites me speak out aloud. As I have said before, some of my writings on corruption have offend some, especially those who are involved and finds themselves hard to shake off their guilt. But I also said that for those who are freed of the scourge of corruption, they need no fear.
Integrity and honesty are some notable personal virtues to be held by military officers at all times, and when this is forsaken, the officer is worse than a scum. When this happens, it is time that the officer takes leave of the profession, rather than remain a scum and be treated with disdain.
I trust my readers will heed all that I have said with regards to making their comments and to exercise self imposed moderation and fairness in their writings.
CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION