Finally, it is the Agriculture Minister Noh Omar (not the former Agriculture Minister Muhyiddin Yassin) that was asked to answer to the failed National Feedlot Centre (NFC) run by the husband and family members of an UNMO lady minister that was government funded by a RM73 million soft loan. Noh Omar said that the NFC has met its target for producing 8,000 cattle by 2010, against only 5,742 cattle that was reported by the Auditor General (AG) in its recently released report.
Now, who is lying and who is not. Can the AG lie? Or is the minister telling the truth? If you were to ask me for an opinion, I would definitely say that the AG wouldn’t lie. But at the same time, I would also expect that the honourable minister shouldn’t be lying too.
The onus to prove who is lying and who isn’t, I believe lies with the minister. I say this because, the AG report is comprehensive enough, and I believe every detail of the NFC’s business transaction is provided in the report. The AG therefore does not have to make any further clarification with regards to its findings. This should be well understood by all.
Noh Omar in making his ‘defence’ of the NFC was merely stating a figure without any explicit explanation or argument. He has to be clear as to the source of his answers and to detail out explicitly how he had derived at such figures. That’s the major difference between the findings of the AG, and that of the minister. What we need is substantiated figures; not mere numbers plucked from the sky……so they say.
I am certainly not convinced with Noh Omar’s explanation and all tax payers’ wants to know the truth. Please remember that the GE is near and the people cannot be fooled anymore by unsubstantiated and doubtful answers. And there are many more issues arising from the AG report that need answers and if these issues are not handled well, it will become ‘fodder’ for the opposition during the upcoming GE that will leave the BN defenseless.
Just wonder where is Muhyiddin? He certainly wasn’t helping Noh Omar with the answers.
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