Akhbar Satar, Transparency International Malaysia’s President made this admission: “We have indeed suffered great setbacks in our battle against corruption; our institutions have been compromised – political will is lacking in the powers that be due to self-interest; self-survival or whatever reason. The people must take a stand now or the legacy we leave to our next generations will be that of a nation wrecked by the evil of grand corruption”.
I am expecting the TI Corruption Perceptions Index for 2015 to show that insofar as Malaysia is concerned, the country's ranking will plunge this year!
[Note: Transparency International is the global civil society organization leading the fight against corruption. First launched in 1995, the Corruption Perceptions Index has been widely credited with putting the issue of corruption on the international policy agenda].
Pursuant to MCMC’s action to block websites, Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Jailani Johari (left) has warned that it is not just websites but also news portals that will be blocked if they promote as well as encourage the public to participate in the Bersih 4.0 rally.
I suppose if the government shuts down the media, they could pretend there was no Bersih 4.0. No Bersih 4.0 means no RM2.6 billion donation. No donation to Najib Razak means no 1MDB. No 1MDB means no issue. And we can all quietly return to our normal lives. In the meantime, the thief in the house continues to steal, loot and plunder.