Akhramsyah recently wrote this : How Experienced Competent Winnable Candidates (Minister!) Can Lose BN PRU13.
Yup I agree completely : some of these dinosaurs or haiwan purba may be "winnable candidates" in their constituencies. However they are certainly liabilities to the BN at the national level. Depa mungkin jaguh kampong tapi negeri (atau negara) akan tergadai.
First here is a picture from Akhramsyah's post :
Akhramsyah says :
- "Social media is now rampant again with shocking words of a Minister pooh-poohing the implication of actions involving their family. Whilst the matter was not nearly as grave as the Mega Wedding some weeks ago, it is the response of the respective ministers to public outcry over both that is hurting BN.
- In the case of DS Nazri TS Aziz, dissociating himself from his son's apparent closeness to a tycoon may be professional and very much reflecting the truth, however, it does not address the perception. It would be wiser perhaps for him to take a more conciliatory tone, or best still, give his son a good talking to."
The "shoot mouth before think" Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz has challenged people to even lodge a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over his son's link with timber businessman Michael Chia who allegedly allowed the use of a Hummer vehicle to Nazri's son.
Nazri has said that he should not be responsible for his son's actions as the latter is already an adult.
Nazris is reported to have said : “I don't sleep with my son. I'm not gay . My son is not my wife, my son is not my lover, I don't sleep with him,” he told the media last week."
What kind of crap is that? What kind of trashy language is this? Is this the caliber of a Cabinet Minister?
I agree that legally there may not be any laws broken. And if this goes to the Malaysian Court our judges may just throw the case out the window. In the Malaysian courts today, statutory rape is sort of ok if you know the girl. Victims of violent criminals who fought to save themselves have even been sentenced to death. That is the calibre of Malaysian judges nowadays. So there may not even be a case about this 'kasi pinjam Hummer'.
But there is such a thing as ethics. There is such a thing as "conduct becoming of a high public official". These are not laws but there is a modicum of good behaviour that is expected of a high public official and his family.
As Akhramsyah Sanusi says : "It would be wiser perhaps for him to take a more conciliatory tone, or best still, give his son a good talking to".
May I make a suggestion to these Ministers who may be thinking that they are like the 72 angelic virgins of paradise yet to be deflowered by the "suicide bombers" waiting at the gates. If you think you are indeed heavenly virgins, then can you :
1. please declare your assets to the public2. please get your sons and daughters to declare their assets to the public
3. please get your wives (plural) to declare their assets to the public
If your combined assets are between say RM50 million to RM100 million please report to jail immediately.
If your combined assets are above RM100 million, please report to the hangman immediately.
If your combined assets are below RM50 million, please report to the polygraph test and take a lie detector test.
Boleh ke tak boleh?
Yesterday I was driving around Bukit Damansara with a friend (around Setiakasih, Setiabudi, Chemperai etc). My friend pointed out an RM8.0 million house that was sold by a Minister's son. The son is about 30 years old.
It is not a crime or a sin to own an RM8.0 million house in Bukit Damansara. But since the wealth was acquired during Daddy's tenure as a member of the Billionaire's Club aka the Federal Cabinet, it is only proper and transparent that the families of the Ministers explain how they acquired such wealth?
I mean - was the wealth earned from hard work at a regular 9-5 job? Or was it earned from a Gomen kontrak acquired through the Daddy-kasi network? Lets be transparent.
What do you think folks - isnt this a good idea?
I hope all Bloggers, especially more UMNO Bloggers will put pressure on the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister to make sure that there are no Billionaires and multi-millionaires sitting in the Federal Cabinet as Ministers. It is certainly a conflict of interest. It is certainly conduct unbecoming of high public officials to amass so much wealth (or any amount of wealth) when they are holding public office.
It is also unbecoming if their family members also own much wealth - unless of course they are willing to be transparent and declare their assets to the public and are willing to be scrutinised.
If they have indeed been using their piggy bank savings since they were in kindergarten, then its ok. Or if they worked hard at 9-5 jobs, competed and earned their wealth through their own sweat and effort then its ok.
The public is no more stupid. The Blogs are not stupid. Neither are Facebook and Twitter. If there is an exposure just at the right time, the BN can lose the elections.
So the Prime Minister and the Deputy PM have to decide - do you want to protect the millions and billions of just a few Cabinet Ministers and their families or do you want to save the party and the nation? Take your pick.
Bloggers pun dah letih. Bloggers berjuang dan berkorban untuk parti dan negara tanpa diundang dan tanpa sebarang penghargaan. The committed Bloggers do it for free ok. Some of the Bloggers have been doing this since 1996 - since the Internet took off in the country. Tapi Menteri p*k*mak pula jadi kaya raya, anak bini depa pun jadi kaya raya.
And each time their shit hits the fan, it is again the Bloggers who have to defend the party and clean up all the shit put out by the Ministers and their families. Even the party dunggus just keep quiet. They grab a free ride from the Bloggers.
Dont forget what happened to Slumberjack. He got thrown out not just because he slept on the job. He got thrown out because he was corrupt. His family was corrupt too. All this must stop now. The Federal Cabinet must be emptied of the Billionaire and multi millionaire Ministers.
If people see penyamun, lanun, penyanggak and perompak on the ballot again they will throw them out - dont say that you have not been advised.
We are doing our duty. Please do yours.
We are doing our duty. Please do yours.