MACC, catch big fish and not small fry

Today Star…

Monday December 21, 2009
People want MACC to catch big fish, not small fry
By IZATUN SHARI

PETALING JAYA: The time has come for real action from the Government to fight corruption instead of ■■■■■-footing around, said Transparency International Malaysia president Tan Sri Dr Ramon Navaratnam.

He said if the Government continued talking without real action, people would get frustrated and disillusioned and eventually they would lash back via the ballot box.

Dont ■■■■■-foot, he said when commenting on recommendations in fighting graft at the two-day Government Transformation Programme open day last week.

Many members of the public who attended the programme had questioned why the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) was only interested in catching the small fry and did not seemed to be interested in catching the jerung (sharks).

Corruption Lab leader Datuk Hashim Nordin, who is special officer to Minister in the Prime Ministers Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, in his reply had said it was a lot harder to catch the big fish as they tended to be more sophisticated and more professional in their acts.

Ramon said the programme had generated some good recommendations, including calls for the MACC to investigate politicians and businessmen and those who were living beyond their means without waiting for public complaints and for it to report directly to Parliament.

He said the law would have to be amended quickly to reflect the Governments urgency in fighting corruption.

He said until the big fish were taken to court and punished, people would continue to doubt the commissions sincerity.

Ramon, who is MACC panel of presentation and consultation chairman, said so far no top political leaders have been charged and convicted for corruption.

Citing the Port Klang Free Zone scandal as an example, he said although former Port Klang Authority general manager Datin Paduka O.C. Phang was charged in court, she was not the real big fish as there were people in higher levels.

Social Care Foundation chairman Tan Sri Robert Phang concurred that in the PKFZ scandal, bigwigs were named by the Public Account Committee but none of them were brought to court.

Those implicated must be given a chance to explain in the court, not in Parliament. The rakyat want to know the whole truth.

He said the PKFZ scandal was an acid test for the Government and there was a need for political will to be executed without fear and favour.

Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation vice-chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye also said that despite many Government announcements to fight corruption, the people have yet to see real results.

No fear! way to go.

haha i like the word “■■■■■-foot”

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Yeah… the government think that the people are all stupid one, catch some ikan bilis to blur our eyes…
Where got hard to catch the jerung, if the jerung get sophisticated, then MACC should be even more sophisticated in their approah. It all depends on whether they want to catch jerung or only enough to continue to eat ikan bilis.

It’s either Election is coming up or someone is resigning from their post and his soon-to-be-vacant seat need replacement… so need some sort of support… LoL. All show… just like smoke screen… or magician trick… one hand do one thing the other do another thing… woohoo! 1Malaysia Boleh!!