Friday, January 19, 2018

Tying Up Loose Ends

Prime Minister Najib Razak (right) appears intent on resolving a number of recent key scandals as his administration battles allegations of corruption and mismanagement ahead of the 14th general election. 

The two major controversies – the abrupt return of Felda plots of land which were dubiously transferred more than two years ago and the settlement of 1MDB’s final debt to Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund – have all been resolved with sudden swiftness. 

By comparison, during GE13, Najib’s administration was saddled with the glaring unresolved “cow scandal” of UMNO women’s wing chief, Shahrizat Jalil, and allegations that the prime minister’s wife, Rosmah Mansor, had purchased a RM24 million ring. 

Barisan Nasional retained control of Putrajaya, but lost the popular vote to the opposition coalition. 

Najib cannot afford to be complacent again.

And to avoid a repeat of GE13, he is now tying up loose ends with the scandals ahead of GE14 – which must be held by August 2018. 

And even as GE14 nears, we will hear many stories of EC shenanigans to manipulate the election. 

One case in point. Mahathir Mohamad had revealed on Sunday that there exists 900 voters with the identical name of 'Fatimah Ismail' and with the same birth date registered in polling stations nationwide. 

The names were among many other questionable information that were detected in the electoral roll he claimed to have obtained. 

Right-thinking Malaysians must vote in GE14 in order that we can save this country before it is too late! Please, please, do your duty as a citizen! 

Know that the country needs you now  EVERY VOTE REALLY COUNTS.

This evening, I attended a Berpidato Bersama Toastmasters meeting @ THE POD. Only a small group today but still, there was learning. And fellowship.

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