Malaysiakini Letter

CID chief must restore M'sia's good name

JD Lovrenciear  |  Published:  |  Modified:

LETTER | The ongoing case of confiscation of huge sums of suspected money in the Australian personal bank account of CID chief Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd by the Australian authorities deserves serious debate.

We talk of patriotism and, hey presto! Here we have a classic case of defending our national honour instead of dismissing it as "it's too costly to redeem back my money".

Worse, how can we even sweep it under the carpet by reiterating that "he was perhaps naïve"?

Patriotic Malaysians and all vanguards of the country's integrity and instituted laws must make a stand.

It is not about personal money. It is about the damage to our national image. It is about a country's good name and honour.

If a commoner citizen were to be involved, we will quickly jump in and say, "let the law take its course and we will not condone this act".

But when a top law officer is involved, we get responses from leaders and heads of institutions defending the investigated top civil servant who is on the public's payroll and under His Majesty's Service.

As patriotic citizens, we need answers. We need actions. We need the rule of law to be respected and followed to the letter. We need to redeem and protect our national reputation.

We need believable, honest to God, justified answers. Accountancy is paramount if we are to redeem this situation.

Otherwise, not only is our national badge of honour in the eyes of the global community damaged, but we would have also dragged our country deeper into the mud and muck of corrupt governance given the already globally reported disgrace in over fifty media worldwide on the 1MDB debacle.

We need to hear our prime minister's voice. Will he speak?

The views expressed here are those of the author/contributor and do not necessarily represent the views of Malaysiakini.

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