Tuesday, September 30, 2008

malaysiakini - The PM Would Not Be Facing EVICTION if He Had Acted Thus

This article from malaysiakini is the type of action that most Malaysians would have expected from the PM after he won that great victory in the 2004 Elections.
The Perak leadership took quick action as the malaysiakini article on Perak councillor sacked, special panel to probe sex scandal will definitely send a strong message to everyone that the MB means business about the proper conduct of public officials.
Instead of just forming committees to study the many problems inherited from past excesses, he should have directed the ACA to bring to trial the two or three VVIP corruption cases that they are sitting on.
Win or lose, the message would have been very clear - corruption would not be tolerated. Besides the public would be the ultimate judge as to whether the accused, the judge or the persecution were the person guilty of conduct unbecoming.
By not doing anything in the eyes of the public to remedy the various weakness in the government, the public lost confidence and felt betrayed by the trust given to him.
We definitely need more national leaders of the calibre of Perak Menteri Besar Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin.

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