Monday, June 18, 2018

Mahathir Mohamad is a Softie

I suspect PM Mahathir Mohamad has turned into a softie. 

Wednesday’s news that Election Commission chairperson Mohd Hashim Abdullah (right) will have his tenure shortened is troubling. 

He should have been sacked because of all the transgressions he had wilfully committed before and during GE14. His conduct was damaging to democracy.

To add insult to injury, the EC released a statement saying “The EC thanks Hashim for all he has done during his time with EC”! WTF?! 

On the same day too, there was also news about the two shameless heels, i.e. Chief Justice Md Raus Sharif (left) and Court of Appeal president Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin. 

The barefaced couple, Raus and Zulkefli (right), whose positions were deemed "unconstitutional" had sent in their letters of resignation and will vacate their positions only on July 31. 

Why not quit immediately? Why wait until the end of next month? 

A retired Court of Appeal judge had said that the duo’s decisions – including empanelling or the selection of judges for panels to decide on court cases – are in doubt due to their alleged unlawful appointments. 

He emphasized that an immediate resignation would prevent “more of this invalidity being incurred”. 

Methinks, they should also resign as judges. They are nothing but scoundrels.

And what about the Royal Malaysia Police – one of the most corrupt institutions, if not the most corrupt, in the country? 

Two knaves come to mind. The Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun and his predecessor Khalid Abu Bakar. 

The former was appointed only 9 months ago by ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak. Interestingly, the latter is currently barred from leaving the country. 

In fact, not only are there stories about former IGP Khalid Abu Bakar (left) of his suspected ties with the underworld – but he was also the traitor who tipped off then PM Najib over charges to be slapped on him by former Attorney General Gani Patail. (Khalid was one of four members of the 1MDB task force back in 2015). 

The MACC investigation papers on SRC International (involving RM42 million) had allegedly laid out at least 37 separate charges that could be made against Najib. 

After Khalid’s mandatory retirement upon reaching the age of 60, Fuzi (right), a former director of the Special Branch, was promoted.

Of course, who can forget the loudmouth of an IGP who had declared on March 07 this year that there is no link between Low Taek Jho (also known as Jho Low) and 1MDB. Again, WTF?! 

And under his watch, he had let UMNO’s Jamal Yunos (right) slip away from police custody on May 25, 2018. The latter has successfully eluded the police and until today, he has not been located. In spite of the fact that Jamal already has two arrest warrants. 

Fuzi, how lah? The police are looking like fools.

Therefore, the Mahathir government must answer the above. Why aren't we bringing these miscreants – that includes Jamal too – to justice? 

Oh yes, Mahathir also gave UMNO a lifeline. They should've been deregistered but they weren't.

The last UMNO elections were held on October 19, 2013. Then party president Najib Razak had, in 2015, said that the elections initially due in 2016 had been postponed for 18 months as they needed to make preparations for GE14. 

Even so, he managed to pull a rabbit out of his hat. 

On March 5, the Registrar of Societies allowed another postponement of the elections as it is supposedly, in accordance with Clause 10.17 of the party constitution – which allegedly allows a further extension of 18 months, in addition to the three years allowed in Clause 9.3, making it a total of 56 months between the previous and the next polls. 

The rabbit wasn't real because Clause 10.17 does not exist in the UMNO constitution. 

And that 18-month extension was scheduled to expire last week itself, if I'm not mistaken. 

Not holding party polls is a good enough reason to have UMNO deregistered. 

After all, Najib Razak had made life extremely difficult for Bersatu just before GE14. Surely, Mahathir did not forget that.

But Mahathir uncharacteristically let them be. And I don't know why.

Mr. Prime Minister, you gotta do what you gotta do! 

Please don’t tread gently; just carry a big stick and whack the daylights out of them! 

Don’t go soft on us!

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