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Senior government official arrested
Meanwhile, the source said MACC has arrested an eighth suspect in the case, a senior official in a government agency. The 38-year-old quantity surveyor is a Grade 48 civil servant who is believed to have received bribes from the cartel in exchange for information on projects. “He was arrested at his home in Ampang last night. He received RM300,000 for each round of information supplied to the syndicate. To date, he has received RM1.2 million. “More people will be arrested,” said the source. When contacted, MACC chief commissioner Azam Baki confirmed the arrest but declined further comment.
Endemic, systemic, chronic, toxic? I am at a loss to come up with words to describe what these high public officials and Rosmah are doing to cari makan. I wonder what kind of makan they are looking for? What do they have in mind? Even when fine dining you would not need more than a few thousand ringgits kan? Not that I know, for the closest that I have come to fine dining is having dinner at the SHIP in Damansara. And that, according to some snooty friends of mine, does not come within a mile of what you call Fine Dining. But this much I know, anyone paying a thousand or more for a meal anywhere, is an idiot.
Anyway, back to the business at hand. C O R R U P T I O N and the Malays.
I am eminently qualified to talk about this. I am a Malay. I am a Bugis Malay who has seen it, all but I must tell you that I learn about corruption from the Chinese. They have been in the corruption business longer than we Malays have been. They have been bribing Malays longer than the Malays have been bribing other Malays. But have no fear, the Bumiputras and the Tuans of this Tanah Air are no slouch in learning from the Chinese. In the time it took for Rosmah to melabur enough fulus to buy that pink diamond ring, the giving and taking of bribes became a default culture for the Malays. Who the Chinese can bribe, the Malays can bribe better!
But why are all these cases now coming out of the woodwork? Why now? Is there a reason to divert the rakyats attention from more pressing issues? What issues you may ask? Issues like a minority government trying to govern in the face of a hostile parliament and a public totally fed up with pariah politicians?
Try figuring out what the situation of our nation is, today. Dire? Are we on our knees yet?
We are worse than being on our knees. Sekarang our nyawa di hujung pedang! A situation where a desperate pintu belakang government is grasping at straws to stay in power. They have got the best Ministers, the best Deputy Ministers, and the best GLC heads that money can buy. TSMY have been able to divide and rule among the Royals and have the King declare an EMERGENCY. What he had used to divide and rule the Royals is anybody’s guess, but lest I get hauled up for Les Majeste, I will just shut up. Suffice to say that there are some Royals who are cashed up, some Royals who are fed up, and then there are the Royals who want to see what is coming up. So to get our minds off all these shenanigans, there is nothing more attention-getting than to instruct PDRM and MACC to go look for past and present kleptocrats and round them up! All this will keep the rakyat amused and agog while TSMY and his band of pariahs work out how much more they have to pay up to “persuade” some more frogs to turn up.
Cukup for now. Now my turn to close up!