Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Clean-up: Unfinished Business

The clean-up is far from finished. Not by a long shot. 

I won't be reporting these 'exits' anymore because it is ongoing. No matter how long you sweep or how much you scrub or how diligent you mop – there is still a lot of muck around.  Corruption runs deep in the government.

A special thank you to Najib Razak (right) for bringing in all that filth! Malaysia is corrupt because of you! 

It's not just 1MDB and not just him only! The virulent virus of corruption has infected many others too. 

Malaysian society has become cancerous. 

A wee sample of the surreptitious shenanigans that have only now been exposed and laid bare for all to see: 

On June 26, a 59-year-old company managing director and a 30-year-old lawyer were detained by the MACC – in connection with a RM1 billion project to install solar panels in 369 schools in rural Sarawak. According to Sarawak Report, Najib had allegedly instructed the Education Ministry in January last year to appoint Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd to undertake the venture even though the politically-connected company does not have any track record. 

On June 27, MACC detained the CEO of Putrajaya Holdings in connection to an ongoing housing project worth RM300 million. 

On the same day too, MACC raided the office of a contractor who undertook landscaping work at Seri Perdana and the premises of government agencies in Putrajaya. He is being investigated for making false claims amounting to RM80 million. Sources said the company that was awarded the contract between 2016 and last year did not carry out the job or did slipshod work at the sites. It was also found that the company was unqualified to undertake the said project as they did not even have a nursery for plants meant for the landscaping work. And investigators learnt that the company had an insufficient workforce to do the job but made claims for an undisclosed number of workers beyond what they had in their employment. 

On July 05, a former state Public Works Department director was sentenced to a total of 22-and-a-half years’ jail and fined RM36 million by the Sessions Court on 18 counts of corruption and money laundering, involving more than RM5.4 million.

The above is only the tip of the iceberg of avaricious corruption. There are very many more such cases! 

Didn’t Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad say he inherited a government riddled with corruption?

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