Did MACC arrest NMY’s PolSec?

Yesterday strong speculations arise about Minister-in-charge-of EPU Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yackop’s Political Secretary was arrested for “corruption and abuse of position” by the MACC. If this news was any true, then the mainstream media was particularly silent about it.

Two months ago speculations were about the same person was under MACC scrutiny. Rumours has it that he had a ‘substantial but unaccountable assets’ in his possession, which include luxury cars.

The question now looms; Is it just the PolSec?

How about the Minister? Shouldn’t investigation be carried out too, especially immediate family members have been seen flaunting ‘extra ordinary’ wealth? The position of the Minister, who was Second Minister of Finance during the controversial PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and “pseudo-EPU” ‘Level Four Boys’ tenure, where the former is at  the very nerve of the Federal Government’s ‘project approval’ pulse-point and has numerously been precariously over speculated with a lot of ‘hanky panky’ practices.

These speculations must not be good  for Prime Minister VI  Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak, whose ‘1 Malaysia’ Cabinet in April 2009 was about ‘cleansing the mess’ of the previous regime. Not only his Cabinet members must be clean, they must also perceived to be clean. If any how the Minister is clean, then there is an onus responsibility to  let the rakyat know too, especially when the authorities are satisfied thoroughly.

Lets watch these speculations and developments closely. The ‘year of the tiger’ seems to already growled and mauled.

*Updated Sunday 14 February 2010

Sunday February 14, 2010

Pol-sec held with bundles of cash in his apartment

By M. SIVANANTHA SHARMA
newsdesk@thestar.com.my

BUTTERWORTH: A political secretary to a senior minister was detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corrup­tion Commission (MACC) — with RM2mil in cash.

It is learnt that MACC officers from Putrajaya raided an apartment in Teluk Air Tawar at 3.30pm on Thursday and seized the cash in bundles of RM5, RM10, RM50 and RM100 notes.

A 4WD vehicle registered under the name of a Pulau Tikus-based company was also seized, along with a BMW registered in the name of a person from Sarawak.

It is unclear where he got the money from and why he had kept such a large amount of cash.

It is also learnt that the political secretary’s bank accounts have been frozen to facilitate further investigations.

The Star had reported on Dec 13 last year that MACC was investigating the political secretary, who was said to have amassed millions of ringgit in properties over a short period of time.

It was then learnt that investigators had obtained an order to seize and freeze several of his properties — including luxury cars and houses.

The report said the commission’s seizure list included at least four luxury cars and four houses. It also said the commission was investigating the purchased properties — all in the Klang Valley.

The report also quoted sources as saying that the investigators had identified several other people linked to the case and would also be calling them soon to assist in investigations.

The sources said a special team from the commission’s Putrajaya office started investigations following information that the political secretary was living well beyond his means.

It is learnt that the investigation was among a few high profile cases the commission was investigating following reports and information provided by the public.

According to sources, the political secretary was trailed by the MACC officers after allegations cropped up that he had secured properties by being the middleman in deals for approval of multi-million ringgits projects.

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Happy Lunar New Year

We at BigDogDotCom wish our readers and friends a good lunar new year, 2010. May the year of the tiger brings prosperity and producitivity to all, in harmony.

Those travelling these few days, please be extra careful on the road. We heard there was an extra ordinary massive traffic on the North-South Expressway, all day today.

Published in: on February 13, 2010 at 18:46  Comments (2)  

Lim Guan Eng: Diktator, chauvinis, komunis

Kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat (PR) di Pulau Pinang menghadapi krisis apabila Dato Seri Zahrain Hashim, MP Bayan Baru dan Tan Tee Beng, MP Nibong Tebal masing-masing dari Parti KeAdilan Rakyat (PKR) mempertikaikan cara pentadbiran Lim Guan Eng, Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang  sebagai diktator, chauvinis dan komunis.

Sikap diktator Lim Guan Eng yang jelas apabila didakwa membuat keputusan sendiri tanpa berbincang dalam menentukan sesuatu perkara. Bagi mereka yang menjadi ahli parlimen mewakili PKR tidak dilantik menganggotai sebarang jawatan dalam pentadbiran negeri berbanding ahli parlimen DAP seperti Jeff Ooi Ketua Staf di Pejabat Ketua Menteri, dan beberapa pemimpin DAP yang lain. Disamping itu juga, Lim Guan Eng bukan sahaja hanya mengawal keseluruhan pentadbiran PR di Pulau Pinang dan menentukan kedudukan DAP di negeri tersebut malah cuba campur tangan dalam pentadbiran Parti di Selangor dan Johor sehingga menimbulkan perasaan tidak puas hati serta bertentangan pendapat dengan pucuk pimpinan DAP negeri seperti Teng Chang Khim (Selangor) dan Dr. Boo Cheng Hau (Johor). Selain itu, Lim Guan Eng juga cuba mengenepikan golongan veteran di dalam DAP. Dalam hal ini (diktator) memang benarlah kenyataan MP Kulim Bandar Baru Zulkifli Nordin bahawa DAP parti “ anak bapak” saja menguasainya.

Sikap chauvinis Lim Guan Eng pula dapat ditafsirkan melalui dasar-dasar yang dilaksanakannya di Pulau Pinang lebih mementingkan kaum Cina berbanding kaum Melayu apabila gerai dan kedai milik bumiputera yang telah wujud sudah berpuluh tahun dirobohkan sedangkan gerai dan kedai kaum Cina tidak diambil tindakan. Begitu juga dengan pengamalan sistem tender terbuka yang banyak memberi ruang kepada kaum bukan bumiputera sehingga menimbulkan perasaan tidak puas hati Dewan Perniagaan Melayu Pulau Pinang.

Manakala sikap Lim Guan Eng didakwa seperti komunis apabila beliau tidak pernah menyanggah untuk membantah kepulangan Chin Peng ke Malaysia malah pendirian DAP tetap menyokong kepulangan Chin Peng ke Malaysia dengan menyediakan perkhidmatan pembelaan terhadap perbicaraan Chin Peng. Turut dikatakan Lim Guan Eng telah mengarahkan beberapa pemimpin DAP untuk mengadakan siri perbincangan dengan Chin Peng di luar negara.

Dalam pada itu, maka terbukti benarlah Lim Guan Eng adalah seorang diktator, chauvinis dan komunis. Tambahan pula kewibawaan Lim Guan Eng sebagai bukan anak tempatan untuk mentadbir Pulau Pinang adalah menafikan hak anak Pulau Pinang yang berkebolehan sebagai Ketua Menteri. Jika dibiarkan kemungkinan kedudukan Lim Guan Eng di Pulau Pinang bolehlah disamakan seperti Presiden Fujimori yang berketurunan Jepun menjadi pemimpin di Peru yang banyak terlibat dengan penyalahgunaan kuasa dan penyelewengan ketika pemerintahannya.

Published in: on February 13, 2010 at 08:07  Comments (6)