Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Khir Toyo Charged

Photo image: http://thexluck.blogspot.com/2010/12/protest-and-betrayal.html

The Star today front-paged the fraud case against former Selangor Mentri Besar Khir Toyo. Khir was charged with obtaining, for himself and his wife Zahrah Kechik (photo), the two plots of land and a house at No 8 & 10, Jalan Suasa 7/1 L, Shah Alam, from Ditamas Sdn Bhd through Ditamas director Shamsuddin Hayroni in May 29, 2007 at the price of RM3.5 million when in fact the lots were bought by Ditamas on Dec 23, 2004 at the price of RM6.5 million. Shamsuddin is charged with abetting Dr Khir in the deal

Both pleaded not guilty before Sessions judge Azhaniz Teh Azman Teh.

Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail said the prosecution would be calling sixteen witnesses. And then he made a very strange statement. "The full force of law would be used to protect witnesses and ensure no interference in the case," Gani told a press conference later. Hmmm, a simple fraud case, I should think, yet, witnesses may be intimidated and threatened if one is to read between the lines.

As blogger “guansin” wrote: “Look at how he [Khir] came to the session court in his black luxurious SUV guarded by another car load of security detail (Blogpage
https://airkosong.com/_/2010/12/07/we-dont-need-another-kasitah-gaddam/#more-1555, posted today). No wonder lah!

Malaysian bloggers now believe that with Khir Toyo charged in court, it’s a sure sign that the next general election is approaching. BN has begun to spruce up their battered image ahead of 2013, the deadline for holding the next general election.

Can you recall the corruption cases involving Kasitah Gaddam and Eric Chia – the medium-sized fish who were hauled up in court in 2004 at a time when Abdullah Badawi wanted to show he was serious about corruption? What happened to them? Eric Chia was acquitted in 2007 and Kasitah Gaddam in 2009. Many already expect Khir Toyo to be acquitted once the general election is dispensed with.

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