Friday, September 14, 2007


I’ve nothing to hide, says Hishammuddin Print Article
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This is the problem with our politicians, when misdeeds and corruption were exposed in their Ministry, they pretended not to know. How could a Minister allow his Secretary-General to approve contracts worth a whooping RM450 million with complete disregard of his fiduciary duties. The massive overpricing of equipments supplied to the government were clear indication of massive corruption. This was the result of the so-called social contract and the NEP for the Malays, demanded by him, during the last UMNO assembly.

What's the point of saying "It should be investigated.What's wrong is wrong.Action has to be taken against wrongdoers,including me if I have done wrong". If the Minister had any sense of shame, he should resign his position immediately, for dereliction of duty. The Prime Minister of Japan resigned a few days ago for the very same reason.

Never in the history of this country, a Minister ever resigned for dereliction of duty. Don't we have anymore moral obligations and responsibility toward the nation and the future generations ?

The Auditor-General report includes the Youth and Sports Ministry paying RM224 for a set of RM40 screwdrivers, RM5,700 for a RM50 car jack, and RM1,146 for a RM160 pen set; the police air wing spending RM118mil for two helicopters that did not meet flying specifications and another RM15.4mil to train pilots to fly these helicopters, and; the Customs Department spending RM290mil for an outdated, user-unfriendly information system.

Abdullah said the ministers whose ministries have been implicated have already assigned officers to look into the matter and prepare clarification statements.

Do you honestly think that's the right thing to do, asking the officers from the same Ministry to investigate.Shouldn't the Minister concerned call the ACA immediately to conduct investigation, before evidence could be removed or tempered with.

Would the PM and ACA doubted whether any of the transactions and projects involved corruption? With prices paid ranging from 300 to almost 1000% higher than retail prices, who ever agreed to the deal must be either extremely greedy or absolutely stupid.

Let's wait for the report and if there were no corruption, the PM and the whole Cabinet should resign, for being taken for a ride by unscrupulous businessmen, which in another word means the whole lot of them are stupid and not worthy of the people's trust.

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