Nor Yacob – I have this to say to you…….resign and take full responsibility for the most idiotic act of your Political Secretary, Hasbie Sattar. No right thinking Malaysian would believe that you are not in the know as to what your Political Secretary has been doing to enrich himself. Regardless of whether you know or you do not know about the RM2 million, and the enormous wealth Hasbie had accumulated in the period that he was the Political Secretary, the damage to your good name and office is bad enough for you not to remain in public office any longer. Hasbie has brought you shame and the shame is hurting the offices of your other colleagues in government, and in particular to the party that you belong……..UMNO.
The shameful act of Hasbie will only reinforce public perception that UMNO is corrupt, and if the due process of law is not taken against Hasbie speedily, leaders in UMNO and in particular PM Najib, will be seen as a weakling, without the slightest desire and will to fight corruption, and this will further strengthened the belief that corruption is now an embedded culture in UMNO.
The period where UMNO was seen as the champion of the Malay race is about to be over. It is now seen to champion individual causes rather than the Malay mass. Getting into UMNO politics is a sure route to richness, and Hasbie has proven to us all that in his 30’s, he is already a wealthy person. And do you think that we, the older generation of Malays that have tasted the turbulent period of our country’s history would want to show respect to a person like Hasbie. Certainly not this Hasbie fella, and I for one view him with despise and who had shamed the Malay race. My greatest sympathy to his parent who had raised him to be an exemplary son, but what the parent received in return is only shame.
There is already a theory in circulation that Hasbie has been framed, and that the money was ‘planted’ by someone out to discredit him and his minister. I don’t buy such a theory for the simple reason that he was noted to have amassed properties beyond reasonable means earlier, and for which he has been under surveillance by the MACC. He must have felt the heat was already on him, but being a close aide to a senior minister, he thinks others are foolish and would not dare to act against him. Hasbie certainly hasn’t taken the lesson from Norza who is also being charged for corruption, and coincidentally a former Political Secretary to the same minister, Nor Yacob. What a misfortune to have both his Political Secretaries being entangled in corruption.
Once again to you Nor Yacob, my brotherly advice is for you to resign from office. It will certainly hurt your ego, but I am sure people will respect you more for accepting responsibility for the misdeeds of Hasbie Sattar.
CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION