First, it was reported only one engine was stolen.Now, two engines have gone missing and sold.
The things that didn't make any sense to us ordinary Malaysians is, on one hand, the Armed Forces chief Gen Azizan Ariffin said that those responsible for stealing the engines should be charged with treason which was earlier advocated by me in my posting here, but on the other hand the 40 thieves including a brigadier-general were only sacked and let off scot-free.Shouldn't they be remanded until full investigation is completed or face a court-martial or military tribunal.Those involved should be considered adversarial, enemies of the state and should be tried under a military court not a civil court.
Taking these thieves to civil court would delay justice for many years and make Malaysians more suspicious of the outcome.
Putting it to military court would expedite the hearing of the case and eliminate the appeal stages.Being of different jurisdiction decisions made by a military court cannot be appealed to the Federal Court.
This is crime of the highest order, crime against the state and the government shouldn't drag its feet or try to cover up any wrongdoings.The harshest punishment is the only remedy.It should be catch first and talk later and guilty until proven innocent.Ask the Tax Department, they use this rule to the letter all the times.Pay first, talk later.
Malaysians are now questioning the vulnerability and effectiveness of our security system.If two jet engines disappeared without being detected what about our other more sensitive state secrets.
I am still waiting for the big fish from PKFX.There seems to be no sign of them.