Monday, March 12, 2012

Mohamed Salleh Charged

Mohamed Salleh Ismail was charged today in the Sessions Court here with two counts of criminal breach of trust and two counts of violating the Companies Act in relation to RM49.7 million in federal funds given to the NFCorp.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges in the shameful infamy that has opened Najib Razak and the BN government to damaging attacks ahead of elections expected soon.

Wife Shahrizat Abdul Jalil – who was forced to announce yesterday that she would relinquish her Cabinet post on April 08, 2012 and which was not a big deal anyway – and son Izmir were present in court as the charges were read out to the NFCorp executive chairman. It is unclear if the children will also face criminal charges.

I pray that it is not a case of charging him before GE13 to impress Malaysians and then acquitting him afterward. And it shouldn’t be just him. Also, we must recover in full the RM250 million. The Shahrizat family must pay for their crimes – it's the wish of all fair-minded Malaysians!

This evening, I attended the MidValley Toastmasters meeting and unlike previous occasions, it was relatively restrained. I took on two roles – as the General Evaluator as well as the Evaluator for Christine Ong who delivered an Advanced speech from the Humorously Speaking manual. I have always enjoyed her speeches and evaluations and this evening was no exception. .Ah yes, I was voted the Best Evaluator at this meeting. I wished there was more enthusiasm in the proceedings though. I am giving this meeting a score of a 5 out of a 10.

On Sunday, holders Celtic showed no mercy to 10-man Dundee United to move convincingly into the Scottish Cup semi-finals with a crushing 4-0 win.

Joe Ledley swept home a 53rd-minute opener and this was followed by Georgios Samaras who rose to power home Charlie Mulgrew's curling free-kick high into the net (71). And then Anthony Stokes pounced on a fine Ledley through ball to shoot low into the far corner (81) before Celtic was gifted with a spot kick when United’s Sean Dillon hauled down Samaras and Scott Brown took to shoot low into the corner (90).

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