Is the gov’t conspiring against the truth?

COMMENT It appears not only the country's foreign reserves is diminishing but its overall reputation as the 1MDB scandal - a simple matter of answering some basic accounting questions - paints an ugly picture of opaque governance and over-the-top responses and public suspicions of a government conspiring against the truth.


For a government that made remarkable promises of transparency and reform, when the tyre met a big pothole like the 1MDB scandal, it skidded and went off the road and crashed into a tree of controversy that has left its credibility in an ugly mess.


The latest travel bans on Tony Pua, an outstanding member of parliament in the opposition, who is playing a pivotal role in questioning the alleged anomalies and acts of wrongdoing in the 1MDB saga, will not sit well with a public sick of the gluttony and greed of allegedly corrupt leaders. Equally the travel ban on Tong Kooi Ong, The Edge's owner, is unwarranted, unjust and unconstitutional.


People ought to read the volcanoes of comments in social media. At home or abroad, many see serious flaws in the government's management of the 1MDB inquiry...

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