I still remember before the 12th General Elections when the Selangor Pakatan Rakyat came up with 23 promises in their manifesto. The first category, “Administration” had these:
- To ensure that all state assemblymen are always clean from misappropriation or corruption throughout their term of service.
- To form a special body To investigate any misappropriation regarding the administration of land and other state resources.
Everyone lauded the now-defunct Pakatan Rakyat for the manifesto. Soon after forming the state government the MACC was already investigating shady deals involving the state government that led to the demise of witness Teoh Beng Hock whose death benefitted DAP more than the Barisan Nasional, and the aide of former Menteri Besar, Khalid Ibrahim who has sinced been sentenced to prison with whipping.
Today, we have been shocked once again – a former PKR Selangor MP has been arrested by the MACC for receiving bribes amounting to RM30,000 to facilitate a contractor’s tender process. He is also being investigated for eight other offences.
A despicable offence that he is also being investigated for is the misappropriation of provident funds of a disabled person. The money totaling RM60,000 was siphoned out from the provident fund account after he convinced the disabled person to withdraw the savings and passed to him.
Pakatan Rakyat/Pakatan Harapan mase so much noise about the alleged abuses done by the Barisan Nasional from 1974-2008. Yet, the Selangor state government has managed to do despicable things within the first eight years alone.
They had no qualms cheating a disabled person of his life savings. And do you still want to give them power?