VOXPOP ‘There should not be only eight persons removed, but the entire top brass should go as well.'
Najib dared to drop 'tainted' octet
Justice Kini: It all started after Dr Mahathir Mohamad became leader for 22 years. His cabinet and other top leaders had no qualms about abusing their power, knowing that there is no check and balance. They could even get away with murder.
So there should not be only eight persons removed from the candidates list, but the entire lot should go. A group of fresh faces this time will truly bring about some check and balance. And remove some of the prime minister's and attorney-general's powers as well.
Screen everything from top to bottom. If Pakatan Rakyat is in power, every Auditor-General's Report should be acted upon, with action taken against the culprits or the departments involved.
Anonymous #99108469: Mahathir practiced ‘leadership by example' to perfection where corruption and cronyism is concerned.
Najib simply inherited this practice and ensured that his team fulfilled this requirement to make a perfect winnable team.
Pink Floyd: Pakatan Rakyat's Rafizi Ramli said it right. But what about Najib then? We must include him in the list. He's a much, much bigger crook than all of them. By the way, Mahathir is perhaps the worst of the much-despised Umno-BN.
Yes, and we must also weed out Information, Communication and Culture Minister Rais Yatim, Defence Minister Zahid Hamidi, Selangor BN deputy chief Noh Omar, and many, many others who should have been disqualified on various grounds - monetary or otherwise.
Tholu: But I thought BN secretary-general Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor had said not very long ago that all BN candidates were cleared of all wrongdoings by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
Senior: This just raises the question: Why are the Malays still unable to see that the Umno Baru is not for them?
NewMalaysia: Sincere? Since when have Najib and BN ever been sincere to the people? Just look at our ‘First Lady of Malaysia' Rosmah Mansor, and you will see who is the most corrupted among us all.
Indian: These eight leaders will only help Pakatan to win more seats. Let them stay.
Onyourtoes: Rafizi, are you sure there are only eight of them? Have you done your homework? If you count them properly, I think no one is qualified, everyone should be dropped.
By the way, MACC's investigation is no criterion to confirm corruption; it is often an exoneration, if you get what I mean.
James Bond 007: Is it eight or 80? Eight candidates are not enough, in my opinion. If the list goes on, no one from Umno will be allowed to contest in the 13th general election.
Rafizi: Police practising double standards
Gods Messenger: The police personnel are also human and they rightfully deserve the pay rise. Their hands are tied as they have to take instructions from Umno, and this also refers to all the state police chiefs.
You can't blame them because they have to show loyalty, although they should be acting neutral and fair when carrying out their duties.
It's a known fact that the powers that rule calls the shot. So just wait, Pakatan will soon have its day.
Pinkpanther: Don't you know that the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) are not professionals?
They claimed to be professional, but what they really meant is that they are highly professional in practising their double standards.
The majority of their members joined the force because they were unable to survive on their own. So please don't expect them to be professionals, because the word does not seem to exist in their vocabulary.
Onyourtoes: Hello PDRM, now Rafizi Ramli has done all the policing work for you. He has given you specific names, what else are you waiting for?
Ajeeth Rosman: The Police Act is always there to remind them to do their jobs without fear or favour. If they fail to do so, then they deserve to be called whatever other names that the citizens wish to call them.
It is simply unfortunate that the police's behaviour (of not taking action) appears to be similar to that of well-trained dogs.
Heavywater.: We can't really blame our police as they, too, have to make a living. And one can only safely do so by listening to the instructions given by Umno. Najib is to one to be blamed.
Where is his clean and transparent government? Not so clean - and definitely not transparent - after all.
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