Before I continue, please let me congratulate a few people here. This Merdeka spirit is certainly in the air now.
I would like to congratulate the Malaysian SEA Games 2017 team for the highest Gold medal tally thus far. 145 Gold medals bagged out of 404 out for grabs. That accounts for 35.9 percent of Gold medals for this Games. The last time we had SEA Games here in Kuala Lumpur we could only manage 111 out of 391, and that made only 28.4 percent. If anyone were to put a “Rindu Zaman Mahathir” hashtag to KL2017, this would be the best time to do so.
Quick to claim credit for Malaysia’s victory is Azmin Ali who said that it was Selangor’s policies that had helped Malaysia achieve this victory. Someone should remind that this is not SUKMA or MSSM. This was a national effort and many Gold medals also came from people who are not part of Selangor.
Secondly, I would like to congratulate Mr Sotong himself. Yes, today the Appellate Court awarded him with RM10,000 which Pemuda UMNO’s Azwan Bro has to pay on top of the RM1.5 million he managed to squeeze out of 7,000 odd “donors” who believe in his dysfunctional NGO, that had gotten fellow party member Latheefa Koya’s boxers in knots, accusing Rafizi of getting help from the Deputy Prime Minister. Maybe Latheefa has realised that not once has Rafizi ever attacked the DPM openly, not after 21 August 2013. But with Najib Razak, no matter how many times he’s found guilty for telling lies, he keeps up his attacks. Maybe Rafizi is an UMNO agent as claimed. It does make you wonder doesn’t it? Only Rafizi can answer this.
My final congratulation goes out to the Judiciary system for proving time and time again that it is free from political influence. The same Court that gave Mr Sotong RM10,000 also found U-Turn Mahathir’s claim and insistence that Najib Razak is a ‘public officer‘ is a total FARCE. The verdict could have gone the other way round had this taken place before 2003, and those who love the “Rindu Zaman Mahathir” hashtag should again apply the hashtag to this event.
Now, back to the main story. Today, two people attacked the MACC using the same points. They are R Nadeswaran, a former journalist last seen wth the Sun Daily, and Eric Paulsen the lawyer who is never seen upholding the law and is always challenging the spirit of the Federal Constitution.
Nades in his piece said that a lot have been said in criticising the MACC previously but the MACC has never reacted in the same manner as it has reacted towards the Phee Boon Poh case. Back in those days he wrote, people used to ask why hadn’t the MACC gone for the “sharks” and the “whales” but instead get all the “small fries.”
But back in those days the MACC was the darling of the Opposition too. I am sure you would all remember how glory-hunter Lim Kit Siang told the world that the MACC’s crusade must be supported.
Let us not talk about the “back in those days”
stuff now shall we? Else we could also use the “Rindu Zaman Mahathir” hashtag here too and do comparisons on how many whales and sharks have been arrested by the MACC’s predecessors.
Lim Kit Siang et al stopped supporting the MACC’s crusade when several of theirs have been found to be whales and sharks too! Where is the consistency in fighting corruption here?
Eric Paulsen even added why must MACC take such an intolerant and extreme view when the issue being commented upon is of public interest?
For Eric Paulsen MACC is being intolerant as, as put by Nades, in the past there had been lots of opportunities for the MACC to sue people but never did.
Again, that’s in the past. I wonder if either Nades or Eric Paulsen realised that none of those making noise in the World Wide Web over MACC’s catching of small fries were under investigation, as Phee Boon Poh still is. He was released from remand and is still under investigation. He has not been exonerated from any offence nor has he had any charge dropped.
And as Phee Boon Poh was remanded by the order of a Magistrate, who, in the opinion of the High Court, had erred, how does receiving a Magistrate’s remand order and executing the order be an illegal detention as the Opposition is trying to paint?
A Magistrate acts within the ambits of the law. He interpreted the law in his learned capacity. It was the High Court that had a different interpretation. And now the MACC is asking the Appellate Court (yes the one that made Sotong a victor and Mr U-Turn a loser) for its interpretation of the same.
And again, a reminder, Phee Boon Poh is still being investigated. He has not been charged and then found not guilty.
The remand would only have been illegal only if the MACC refuses to release Phee after the remand order was set aside.
As for Nades, a big fish such as a whale or a shark would be nothing less than having Najib Razak in the accused dock. Such view is already biased and myopic. Which is the reason I do not refer to him according to his nom de plume CITIZEN Nades, as I too, am a CITIZEN and he does not speak on behalf of me.
Nades asked why has the MACC not said anything about the SRC International which, accroding to Nades, was investigated by the MACC but they had nothing to show, implying that the investigation has already been concluded.
This is the peeve that I and a few defence bloggers have about the quality f our journalists – they don’t read. They often wait to be spoonfed with press releases and type away so that the agency they represent would be the first to publish it.
Back in early last year, the MACC had investigated the so-called involvement of Najib Razak in SRC International and had found nothing that could incriminate the Prime Minister. So on the road leading to Najib Razak it was ‘No Further Action.’
However, investigation papers have been opened for the people who actually ran SRC International and that is still in the investigation process. Must MACC tell everything about the case to the whole world?
Even DAP’s darling Pony Tua, Mr Tell-All-BS, who is a member of the PAC found that Najib Razak is not accountable for 1MDB’s dealings. Yes, he agreed to that and signed the PAC report on 1MDB. He, and several other PAC members from the Opposition.
So, there have you. Phee Boon Poh is being investigated so he should not make any statement trying to influence a court of public opinion. And neither Lim Guan Eng, nor Nades, nor Eric Paulsen should also try to unfluence a court of public opinion by saying that Phee Boon Poh was illegally detained.
Lastly, The Star has again published something by socialist law teacher Azmi Sharom who goes on and on about how we have voted for the same people every time there is a general election despite popular votes going otherwise.
This is not the first time The Star has given face to leftists. They published something from Azmi Sharom back in 2013 too.
Have we actually chosen the same people again and again and again for the past 60 years? Really?
As a law teacher he ought to know that we have not voted the same people. Tunku Abdul Rahman, Tun Razak, Tun Dr Ismail, Tun HS Lee, Tun Tan Siew Sin, Tun Sambanthan, Tun Manickavasagam, Tun Omar Ong, Tun Ghafar to name a few stalwarts from the Alliance and BN have stood down from elections.
I know for sure that for the past 48 years Lim Kit Siang has been an election candidate, from Kota Melaka to Gelang Patah, and now is planning to move to Pulau Pinang and/or Kedah. We also have a 92-year old dictator who has also offered to contest for Pakatan Harapan.
And as for popular vote, is that the legal voting system that we are practising here in this country? If so, why should we vote by constituency? I personally opine that Azmi Sharom is either one stupid person, or is maliciously misleading the people of Malaysia with his lies, and The Star, for publishing such claim, is equally guilty for abetting to the offence no matter the disclaimer.
Do you know really want to know what freedom is? Freedom is being free from ignorance, free from being stupid. And especially free from coordinated stupidity.
Keep Malaysia stupid-free for the next 60 years and more please!