PKFZ - choosing which stone to leave unturned

vox populi small thumbnail'The AG can spend all his creative energies going after Anwar and assisting (his accuser) Saiful, but where it involves billions of the rakyat's money, there are no serious efforts.'


'When will PKFZ probe be done - Resurrection Day?'

Susah Kes: Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Liew Vui Keong said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) would leave "no stone unturned".

But Liew, how many stones have you all turned so far to uncover the truth? Haven't we run out of stones over the years? Over who's eyes is Umno/BN trying to pull wool over? I am waiting for the next general election.

Harrisman: Another case of selective pro(per)secution. The attorney-general can spend all his creative energies going after Anwar Ibrahim and assisting (his accuser) Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, but where it involves billions of the rakyat's money, there are no serious efforts.

Joker: Liew said that for former transport minister Chan Kong Choy to be taken to court, the authorities must ensure that the evidence against him is "beyond reasonable doubt". What other evidence do you need?

Chan signed the letter of support, did he not? Just take that letter as evidence. Are you afraid that Chan will say, "It looks like my signature, it looks like my department's letterhead but I did not sign anything"?

GBM: Can the taxpayers get waiver from this RM12.5 billion blunder by the government? Lim Kit Siang should work out how much each taxpayer can be rebated from the next income tax assessment.

Free: Sweeping the RM4 billion-plus Port Klang Free Zone under the carpet? In years to come, who is going to pay for the RM12 billion-over price tag? Whoever stole the money, they are the ones who should be caught and be made to repay all the money.

Anwar wants lawyer at hearing on Apco remarks

Cala: Is private ordering better than court ordering? The BN coalition can either resort to using court ordering (public ordering) or private ordering to make Anwar fall in line. In the first case, they could have concocted some flimsy excuses to charge Anwar in court, say, for defamation of Najib.

In the second case, it is a device used by two transacting parties to settle disputes between them (arbitration is one example). Obviously, the second method is being used in this case. But Anwar is not an ordinary fellow.

Whether or not he will be punished for his utterances against 1Malaysia involved public interest because simply put, he represents half of voters in this country. No doubt private ordering may be used, but contextual factors dictate that he be given ammunition to defend the case.

Arul Inthirarajah: BN is afraid. Despite a majority of the panel being BN MPs, they still dare not allow a lawyer to advise the accused. Despite an opinion poll showing PM Najib Abdul Razak having a 70% approval rating, they dare not hold elections in Perak.

They know the truth, and despite the fact that they cannot avoid the next general elections, they are still looking for places to hide. Which cavity, which crack, can hold them all?

Testimony of Apco CEO postponed

Kevin Phang: All the while, I thought that today was set aside by the committee to deliberate Anwar's issue and to hear Apco Worldwide out. Now Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz is telling us that the committee was "caught" up with other matters? What could be more important than the security issues the nation faces?

CPL I don't understand why some orang putih company was contracted to educate BN parliamentarians (on using Facebook, among others). What's that Multimedia University doing? Can't they get consultation contracts?

No cause to celebrate, experts tell Najib

Cal: Is Merdeka Centre competent? Remember how they conducted one on the popularity of Ong Tee Keat, Ong Ka Ting and Chua Soi Lek before the last MCA presidential election?

From their survey, they claimed that Tee Keat was the most popular, with Chua Soi Lek and Ong Ka Ting trailing far behind. The weakness of the methodology was obvious to all except Merdeka Centre. What mattered then had to do with the thinking of the central delegates, not any Tom, Dick and Harry on the street.

In the same vein, they ought to account for the "sample", and the "sample" must reflect a typical constituency in real term.

Next, approach the actual voters in the constituency for conducting the survey using one of the randomised methods. I am sure you will not find that 47 percent of the respondents are not in the workforce.

Morning Sun: Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Najib Abdul Razak had the intention for change, but the core of Umno is already hopeless. Dr Mahathir Mohamad's influence is still strong inside the party. The rakyat better not place anymore hope on Umno.

MACC yet to close PKFZ case


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