Friday, July 17, 2009

1Malaysia plunges to new low

MACC deputy commissioner Datuk Abu Kassim Mohammad said with the five scrutinising bodies (the Special Committee on Corruption, Operations Review Panel, Corruption Prevention and Consultative Panel, and a Complaints Committee), the MACC hopes that it would not be accused of being the lapdog of the government. “They are experts with high integrity and respected by the community at large, comprising corporate figures, members of non-governmental organisations, legal professionals and academicians.”

Enough barking: Show us you are no mere lapdogs. Please.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mohd Nazri: "Don't just accuse MACC of being responsible for this. If they (Pakatan) keep accusing them and their statements are made public, the people would form their opinions even before the investigation (on the death) is completed."

We're not accusing anyone of guilt; we're asking that the parties involved take responsibility. Tragically, few people in Malaysia are certain if our honourable ministers know the meaning of the word RESPONSIBILITY. In case you want to know, here's the dictionary definition:

1. The obligation to carry forward an assigned task to a successful conclusion. With responsibility goes authority to direct and take the necessary action to ensure success.
2. The obligation for the proper custody, care, and safekeeping of property or funds entrusted to the possession or supervision of an individual.

See also accountability.

Accountability is concerned primarily with records, while responsibility is concerned primarily with custody, care, and safekeeping. See responsibility.

"I know the police force will conduct a thorough and transparent investigation as we would not want anybody to cover up the truth," says DPM Muhyiddin Yassin

We all know what the police farce are capable of. Unfortunately, a thorough and transparent investigation is not one of them. We have all seen the very transparent outcomes of their investigations: there are too many corpses to miss.

“What’s going on?”
“How can this be happening?”

People ask what is going on; they want to know why it is happening. Have people no idea what is happening to the country? Are they being serious, or is that a rhetorical question?

God have mercy on us all.

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