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Why pay RM30mil for Deepak's Astacanggih?

YOURSAY 'So, tell me, what exactly is Defence Ministry's Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera buying from Deepak?'

S'gor will stop LTAT land deal if rules breached

your sayAnonymous#007: The Selangor state government has the right to suspend any transaction pertaining to this land - indefinitely - until it has completed its investigation into carpet trader Deepak Jaikishan's claims against PM Najib Razak and related parties.

This has nothing to do with being 'anti-BN'. It is a move to ensure that all our leaders and lawmakers will never be involved in any illegal or immoral practice while in power to be subsequently blackmailed by anyone into continuing with these illegal acts.

Note that blackmail is also illegal.

Chiabee2: Bravo, Selangor government. This will definitely frustrate their plan to an easy solution and send them scrambling again. It might be prudent though to step up security at all state land offices immediately.

Not Confused: What a tangled web of lies, deceit and perhaps even fraud. I think the opposition should be rubbing its hands with glee at this brazen piece of corruption.

Donplaypuks: Even if the rules are not breached, the Selangor government can take its own sweet time to approve the land transfer since there are hints that corruption may be involved, as so openly admitted by Deepak.

Drag it till after the next general elections. Let Deepak and Selangor Wanita Umno chief Raja Ropiaah Abdullah stew for a while.

Paul Warren: So, tell me, what exactly is Defence Ministry's Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera (LTAT) buying from Deepak?

As I understand it, Deepak gets RM30 million for 80 percent of his Astacanggih Sdn Bhd. But what does Astacanggih have that it is worth RM30 million?

iloveBN: I was with a few friends who are BN supporters. We may have differences of opinion over political issues but we are great friends.

However, for the first time all four of them said they were ashamed with the recent exposures on their leaders.

According to them, the Cowgate scandal has brought a lot of shame to Umno-BN and many supporters are becoming suspicious of their leaders.

This scandal, the Ampang LRT extension, the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder, private eye P Balasubramaniam's first and second statutory declarations, Deepak's exposes, the cover-up of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) investigation in Hong Kong of Musa Aman's RM40 million of smuggled cash, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC) silence over all these matters ... and much, much more.

In short, this time my friends are voting for a non-BN party... PAS.

Aishah: It is a corruption case, and so blatantly obvious. MACC, what are you waiting for? Please act.

Anonymous_3e12: How come we can never be rid of these people who are rife with corruption?

How come those in the army, who are mostly Malays, have not woken up to the fact that they are being robbed of their retirement funds? In the first place, the land was gazetted to them.

I really get angry to read one after another, disclosures of the cheating and outright abuse of public funds by the Umno leaders, including our PM. What a disgrace.

Apapunboleh: I had received the "Sayangi Selangor" SMSes twice in a day. "Saya memang sayangi Selangor bila ditakbir oleh Pakatan Rakyat dan bukan perompak dari BN."

Anonymous_3e21: Mindef (Defence Ministry) is set up to look after the country's defence needs but it has now been "transformed" to become a tool for Umno leaders to siphon taxpayers' money.

Any sane person will tell you that Mindef is putting the country at risk and much of its scandals happened during Najib's watch as defence minister. Now that he is the PM, the country's security is at even greater risk.

Doc: This Deepak Jaikishan plot is like a black hole. It keeps sucking more and more Umno bigwigs in.

Deepak - the man who knows an awful lot

Mahashitla: Najib is our prime minister and he cannot remain silent to all those serious allegations against him and his family. Our nation's reputation is also at stake.

Sue Deepak if those allegations were lies that have no basis, otherwise we will have to believe Deepak, who was once a close friend and a business associate to Najib's family.

Even in many less democratic country, the PM's position would be untenable.

Kim Lin: To me, this is very, very wrong. How can a PM and a leader of a nation be blackmailed bit by bit by a carpetman to get what according to him is a ‘promise not fulfilled'.

What if the PM has other dark secrets that are not yet exposed and are in a foreign power's hands?

Klinu: Deepak's story makes sense. One cannot fabricate stories which include so much minute details.

We are living in a country full of lies and they have found a carpet trader to help sweep all their wrongdoings under the carpet.


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