MACC: What happened to Khir Toyo & Ali Rustam corruption case?

First, the Istana Zakaria of former Port Klang state assemblyman Datuk Zakaria Md Deros and now another palatial palace of former Selangor Menteri Besar Dr Mohd Khir Toyo just surface a few days ago.

After Dr Mohd Khir, who else? We are certainly sure that the rest of the Umno leaders do also own such palaces. These are the results of businesses, contracts, favours and rewards that they had received during their tenure in offices respectively.

Earlier Khir Toyo had to be found "clean" by MACC over corruption, political scandal and power abuse by MACC because without him, who is left to play the role of opposition leader in Selangor?

Looks like these Umno leaders are fond of wealth and building palaces and mansions here and there to tell the people of their extensive wealth and powers they possess.

So what did the other BN component parties like MCA, MIC, Gerakan, PPP, PBB, SUPP, PBS, SPDP, Upko, LDP and PBRS have to say? Well, they said nothing and all seems to be keeping quiet about the power abuses of their leading component party, Umno. This is because Umno owns a ketuananship that other BN component parties do not enjoy.

What do MCA, MIC, Gerakan, PPP, PBB, SUPP, PBS, SPDP, Upko, LDP and PBRS have to say about their political master Umno who spend billions of Ringgit in building and constructing palaces and mansions for their top leaders and divisional chairmen? Are those leaders in MCA, MIC, Gerakan, PPP, PBB, SUPP, PBS, SPDP, Upko, LDP and PBRS too blind to see all those wrong doings committed by Umno leaders?
Ali Rustam is barred from contesting in the Umno elections for the deputy president's post, but he is not ‘suspended' - meaning he can continue to be active in Umno.

This was decided based on ‘ethical principles' of Umno. He was accused of condoning ‘money politics' whereby he allowed his agent to distribute money to Umno delegates to vote for him in the upcoming Umno general assembly.

His two agents have also been suspended from Umno politics for three years. Giving money as inducement to voters is clearly a corrupt practice - be it in party elections or general elections.

A ‘corrupt practice' is an act of corruption, period; it is a crime in Malaysia, although I am no lawyer. Yet, this Ali Rustam is allowed to remain an Umno member and chief minister of Malacca.

The chief minister's office is a public office. It should be held by a person with the highest integrity, not merely one with ethics.

If my reading is right, Umno argues that giving money to induce members to vote for you in a party election is only unethical, but it is not illegal!

Meaning that it is allowed by law; it is only considered in bad taste!

So the man can continue to hold public office since he has not broken any law. Is this the way to go about reforming Umno? My, oh my.

So, Umno subscribes to two sets of laws - one for the party and the other for the rest of society. Umno considers party elections an internal matter that Malaysian laws cannot touch.

It is a matter that only the disciplinary committee of the party can have the final say.

Even though the matter is in reality corruption, the newly minted MACC has no jurisdiction - as no cows and cars are involved. Only the chief minister's post is in question.

It is Umno's prerogative to allow Ali to hold on to the post, since it has been Umno's right for the last 50 or so years?

Is this the way PM-anointed (not elected) Najib Razak is effecting change which he adroitly advocates for the BN?

If so, then the BN better prepare for the ‘shock and awe' that the rakyat will inflict on the coalition in next general elections.

Money politics is just another name for corruption and a corrupt person has therefore been endorsed to to continue hold the CM's position!

How strange Umno politics and Umno's government.

What is the MACC doing about it? Waiting for instructions from we-all-know-who?

God save Malaysia.

28/07/09

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