‘The Whistleblower 711’ blogger has now made another revelation of alleged corruption involving former Tourism Minister Azalina Othman Said when it was shown that she had received a CIMB Cheque amounting to RM300,000 on 7 April 2011 from one Dato Yahya Abdul Jalil of Advance Maintenance Precision Management Sdn Bhd, for unknown purpose. You know, I have not seen that kind of money in my entire life.
Earlier this same blogger had exposed what is believed to be allegation of corrupt practice involving aides of honourable Ministers and including one Deputy Minister Awang Adek himself (view my earlier article dated 28 December 2011 titled ‘Corruption – A Definition by UMNO’) and the giver is the same Dato Yahya Abdul Jalil. I suppose Dato Yahya must be an extremely wealthy person (I think he must be an UMNO member) and a generous one at that. And DPM Muhyiddin Yasin had said that he would do an internal investigation of the alleged corruption of his aide. Would you believe this?
I do not know Azalina Othman’s reaction to the allegation. Will she also claim that the money is a contribution towards her party work and that she has all the receipts to prove? The cheque was made payable in the name of Azalina Othman and this would mean that it has to be credited into her personal account. This seems a mirror image of Awang Adek’s case where he said that the money received and credited into his personal account was meant for party work for his constituency. What else can he say, but let’s wait awhile to see if Azalina Othman does come out with a statement to rebut the allegation. Dare you Azalina?
You see, despite all that has been said and written about the rampant corruption within UMNO involving every level within the party hierarchy, nothing can stop their ferocious appetite and greed for money. It does not really matter how it is done so long as money flows into their pockets. Fear for Allah’s wrath means nothing to them, and they shamelessly attend prayers sporting their recognizable high ‘Songkok Hitam’ and ‘Baju Melayu’, pretending to be good Muslims. I say to such people that they are a bunch of hypocrites and unworthy of being Malays and a Muslim. They all ought to be ashamed, but shame isn’t a word that they know off. And how could they be ashamed when even their Religious Affairs Minister unashamedly used ‘Zakat’ money to pay off his legal fees. What an in despicable act for a person learned in religion.
Now getting back at Azalina Othman, I have heard lots of stories about her when she was Tourism Minister. Not the so good ones though, and in sharp contrast to Tan Sri Kadir Sheikh Fadzir when he was the Tourism Minister, who was very much liked by the Ministry’s staffs. I think that’s the reason why Azalina Othman did not last very long as a Minister. I don’t think she is any more a winnable candidate for the upcoming election by PM Najib’s definition.
The 13th General Election is just around the corner they say, and corruption will be a major issue to be talked about by the opposition during the campaigning. This will not be easy for PM Najib and his fellow ministers to defend. New exposures are being revealed every other day creating new challenges for the MACC to act speedily in order to satisfy the public’s urge for a corrupt free government.
And by the way things are going I do not think I could see my country be corrupt free during my life time if UMNO were to be back in power after the election. And if there were to be a change in government, I am not too optimistic either that the country will be absolutely free of corruption, although I believe corruption will be reduced drastically.
CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION