Some questions form a reader for the Sarawak chief minister as well as an observation on the recent SMSes alleging a 'baptism of Muslims'. Read on.
On Taib explodes over family wealth remark
Joey Chan: Taib Mahmud is such a hypocrite. The DAP does not have to repeat their allegations of the wealth of Taib Mahmud's family. Just ask Taib Mahmud to explain the following:
- Isn't the Cahaya Mata Sarawak (CMS) the current controlling shareholder of RHB Capital, which owns RHB Bank ?
- Wasn't the contract for the Sarawak state assembly building given to a company allegedly controlled by Taib Mahmud's wife and then subcontracted immediately to a publicly-listed construction company ?
- Isn't CMS one of the proposed sponsors of the massive aluminum smelter project which also entails the acquisition of the Bakun hydroelectric dam?
The poor people of Sarawak deserve answers, but you, Taib Mahmud will not have the guts to answer these questions.
On Cabinet pulls plug on Umno live telecast
Meng: Its not a case of whether to broadcast the Umno proceedings live or not. It's a case of who is Umno and what are they fighting for? When such racial slants are allowed to be spoken without repercussions or censure, the party condones it and feeds this belief system.
Other races are devastated, foreigners are shocked and in the end, the overall Malaysian objective to develop the nation is compromised.
On 'Baptism for Muslims': Raja Sherina, husband detained
Jude Manickam: The subsequent protests after the circulation of false SMSes regarding the supposed baptism of Muslims in Ipoh took place on November 5 - almost three weeks ago.
Yet, up till now, except for the usual utterances, there hasn't been an adequate response either from those responsible for their actions or the relevant authorities.
The impression is that the person most implicated in the scenario - the Perak Mufti, Harussani Zakaria, is merely trying to pass the buck.
On Abdul Razak freed on bail
YSM: Murder, I thought, was not a bailable offence but there again there are always special exceptions in Malaysia.
After 1998, many Malaysians are skeptical about any form of justice in Malaysia. We hope otherwise, for the sake of Ms Altantuya's family.