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Imagine if Selangor was still under Umno

YOURSAY 'Those Umnoputras and their cronies would have made their easy millions for doing nothing but shuffling the said land among themselves.'

'Najib abused power in defence centre award'

your sayFerdtan: Selangor Umno Wanita chief Raja Ropiaah Raja Abdullah is certainly an unsavoury businesswoman. By Umno's standard, she stands out exemplary - she had managed to outwit many men and/or businesses who have more experience in business circles.

Her victims are Deepak Jaikishan's AstaCanggih Sdn Bhd, GuppyUnip Sdn Bhd and the latest, Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera's (LTAT) and Boustead Holdings Bhd. Indeed, LTAT is more of a co-conspirator than a victim - the real victims are their shareholders, the army veterans.

Probably the problem started when BN lost Selangor state. The new Pakatan Rakyat government would not have approved the transfer of the land from Awan Megah to GuppyUnip as payment for construction of Puspahanas (National Defence Education Centre), and that created a problem for Raja Ropiaah.

I remember my businessman neighbour who told me that after the upset win by Pakatan in Selangor in 2008, many businessmen who had dealings with BN in the state faced financial difficulties as they cannot get the contracts that were promised.

OMG!!: A state Wanita Umno chief can make RM130 million so easily in one contract. One can imagine how much the higher-ups are making everyday. Little wonder the country is second to China in terms of outflow of illicit money.

Odin: Many extremely serious accusations have been hurled against PM Najib Razak. Were they baseless, he would have taken his accusers to court or, at the very least, publicly denied them.

But he has kept silent. His silence means that those accusations are with foundation. Any person in his position who is civilised and principled would have resigned and consigned himself into permanent obscurity.

That he has not done this clearly shows that he is morally reprehensible, is the most contemptible specimen of the human race, and definitely no better than the most base of felons incarcerated in the foulest of jails.

Apa Ini?: The level of corruption - pretty blatant Ali Baba deals involving the highest in the land - is mind-blowingly shameless.

Why are these people still above the law? It's because the legal institutions in Malaysia has been compromised for years. The courts no longer dispense justice and lawyers are the first to sell their soul to the highest bidder. Shame? What's that?

Anonymous #24936590: And Umno secretary-general Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said all Umno candidates have been cleared by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)?

DontPlayGod: Giving dormant firms or even new firms specially formed for the project is nothing new. This has been going on for decades ever since the "negotiated tender" (another word for money-making enterprise) was introduced by Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

The most fantastic step is that the new or dormant firm need not have any experience, manpower, or even their own capital to operate their business. The government will provide all the capital, maybe even expertise (provided by the third or fourth subcontractor).'

The crony sits back and enjoys the hundreds of millions rolling in. If the rakyat cannot see all this, then we are all finished. We are already on the brink of bankruptcy. Another five years of this and we will be worse off than Greece.

Cocomomo: None of these allegations of corruption are highlighted by the MSM (mainstream media).

The majority of the voters who will decide who rule our country do not know about such corruption and will continue to vote for the corrupted.

Abasir: According to Umno's business rules, the ability to perform according to the terms of a contract is never a criteria for selection.

That should explain the results of nearly every scandalous award by: collapsed stadiums, collapsed ceilings in courts, unstable flyovers, missing prisons, missing school laboratories... the list is endless.

But more interesting awards to incompetent and shady friends have emerged. NFC (National Feedlot Corporation) and PKFZ (Port Klang Free Zone) are significant here.

Now we have this RM100 million Puspahanas award to a dormant company. No wonder Mahathir is worried about a Pakatan takeover. Thieving opportunities may come to a grinding halt.

Khalid: No development on Bukit Raja land allowed

Anonymous #75854042: The state government has allocated state land to the Federal Land Commission, and it must ensure that the allotted land must be used for specific purpose.

How can such state lands be transferred and owned by private sector under the pretext of payment for a project.

If the federal government does not have budget to build the National Defence Education Centre and army training camps, the 223-acre of state land should be surrendered back to the Selangor government.

Paul Warren: Ropiaah did not need rescuing. It was not her land to begin with. She had not delivered anything. The land should have just gone back to whoever who transferred it to her.

It should have been forfeited for non-delivery on her part. The Bousted payment was just a pay off, like how you pay someone a bribe.

Ong Guan Sin: It is now easy to appreciate how the Pakatan state government of Selangor has been a pain in the neck of the corrupt BN government, and why BN is so determined to bring down the state government, by hook or by crook.

The ongoing so-called water crisis and water shortages in the Klang Valley is apparently part of a BN conspiracy. They would rather sacrifice the well-being of the rakyat and economic prospect of the state and country.

Swipenter: This kind of abuse of power and corruption has to stop somehow and only under Selangor Pakatan can this happen. Just imagine if Selangor was still under Umno. This opaque and shady deal would be covered up and sealed without much public scrutiny.

Those involved Umnoputras and their cronies would have make their easy tens of millions for doing nothing but shuffling the said land among themselves.

The original purpose of building army training camps would be forgotten and the land turned into commercial properties like factories and shop houses for them to make even more millions.

Boiling Mud: Checkmate Umno... Jolly good show, Mr Menteri Besar.


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