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Friday, July 4, 2008

A Malaysia lost in scandals.

Another explosive day when just 24 hours after making a Statutory Declaration, Balasubramaniam retracts it and makes another one where there is no mention of Najib. So what gives?

This would go down as the weirdest 24 hours in Malaysian history. First Najib is implicated as being the person behind the Altantuya murder and then in a surprise move, his accuser makes an about turn and says he wasn't. I believe Razak Baginda must be screaming his lungs out now. Wondering what ever came over Balasubramaniam.

Malaysiakini reports:

Penyiasat persendirian, P Balasubramaniam membuat kejutan lagi apabila menarik balik akuan berkanunnya yang mengaitkan Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak dengan Altantuya Shaariibuu.

Source: Malaysiakini

It's a twisted tale and a mockery of the courts. A Statutory Declaration is a legal document. Can one simply retract it on a flimsy reason, "I was force to make it"? It is a binding document and a serious document where one makes a declaration under oath that whatever he states is the truth (according to him) of the matter. By retracting it in this manner, Balasubramaniam has made a mockery of the courts. Or was he made to retract the SD? There is always the possibility.

This sets the stage for more name calling and finger pointing. The government will be quick to point the finger at Anwar Ibrahim as being the one orchestrating the downfall of Malaysia. Yes, Anwar is being painted as a traitor to the country and worthy of stoning. Yet, if Anwar is a traitor by virtue that he seemingly reports back to Washington all that happens here then truly the other ministers are no less traitors.

Corrupted officials, who pocket the rakyat's money are traitors of the highest order. They have done wrong not only to the country but also to the people of the country. They are traitors to 26 million Malaysians who entrusted them with their welfare and livelihood. After 100 days, the BN government has little to show for except going on a witch hunt to get Anwar and merely to make decisions only to retract them later (twice salary payment for civil servants). This is a scandal in itself. How could a decision be made by the highest official figure in the country only to be retracted and reversed?

It seems everything in Malaysia can be reverse once it's made public. I wish they reverse the decision to raise the price of fuel...but wait. The price was raised and then decided on...silly me. That was a case of "shoot and ask questions later."

There is turmoil in the government. Scandals upon scandals are being played out before us. Who then is fit to lead Malaysia? If there is a hint of scandal for Najib then what about the other ministers below him? Is the whole cabinet not without scandals or are we just waiting for another SD to be release that implicates another minister and open another can of worms?


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