Source: Seademon Says
As anticipated, the Tokong has announced that there is no need for a fresh CEC election despite being directed to hold one by the ROS.
In a bid to save his post and the post of his cronies, the Tokong said that the DAP will meet with the ROS to discuss the issue.
Four years have gone by with the DAP ignoring and even threatening court action against the ROS. This meeting will be just another repeat of his show of arrogance to a government agency.
What will follow this planned meeting would be more roadshows claiming that the DAP CEC is being targetted by UMNO (Malay)-run government agency, more threats of kegal action and defiant rhetorics spewed.
DAP’s current run-in with the authorities is the result of what it sowed back in December 2012. By altering the CEC election results to include Malay-wannabe Christopher Ross Lim in the CEC lineup, DAP members unhappy with the management of the election lodged reports against the DAP prompting the ROS to investigate.
“The complaints were lodged by its own members who felt they had been cheated of their rightful place, so it is no use blaming anybody else for what has happened,” said Tunku Abdul Aziz, who was a former DAP vice-chairman, to reporters. “This issue is essentially a procedural matter whereby the DAP had not followed proper procedures in an election seen as flawed, unfair and unjust by their own members.”
Other former leaders have called upon the DAP to shed its arrogant ways. Continue reading
The expanded administrative powers given to the government under Dr Mahathir Mohamad helped distract from government irregularities and was at the expense of accountability.
Source: Free Malaysia Today
The government has set up a royal commission of inquiry into the US$10 billion forex loss incurred by Bank Negara. This has served to refresh many people’s old memories of many a scandal in this country over the past three decades that would have very extensive ramifications if we were to pursue all of them.
Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s authoritarian rule set democracy back by many years, and scandals which had taken place when he was in office were too many and increasingly unfathomable.
When Mahathir was deputy prime minister in 1980, the cabinet approved a secretive tin market manipulation plan, allowing the government to conduct physical tin and futures dealings through Maminco throughout 1981. The country incurred a US$253 million loss as a result of an unexpected collapse in tin prices. Mahathir admitted to this as late as 1986.
After Mahathir took over as the prime minster, he introduced a heavy industries programme, setting up Perwaja Steel that eventually suffered a RM10 billion loss. He admitted the mistake only in 2002.
Mahathir was allegedly involved in the Bumiputra Malaysia Finance Ltd’s RM2.5 billion criminal breach of trust case in 1983, according to a CIA document declassified earlier this year.
The bailout of Malaysia Airlines also ate into much of the country’s resources. During the seven-year leadership of Tajudin Ramli, the national carrier incurred a cumulative loss in excess of RM8 billion.
In 2001, when MAS was on the brink of a liquidation crisis, its shares plummeted from RM8 to RM3.68, and the Mahathir administration bought 32% of shares at RM8 per share for a total of RM1.8 billion from Tajuddin. Continue reading