First it happened.
Disbelief initially … no, surely there must be some mistake.
Then reality dawned.
Panic set in.
Attempts then made to trace the missing item … WTF … itemS?
You mean two of them?
No choice … have to report upwards.
Cover up again.
Wait … these are too f* big … no choice, report upwards.
WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You must be f* joking.
No, you’re not joking [sigh].
OK lah, sack them, but don’t break rice bowl of one-star. No no no, no criminal charges, we’d look bad too, just cover it up.
But even an egg will leak, what more with such a big organization with thousands of mouths and double that of ears.
And with that, agonising piece by piece, over a period of almost 3 years, the news leaked out, finally reaching the public ears.
Not that those top ar$eh%le$ were worried during that 3 years. Apa susah, we’ll sort it out when the peasants hear of it.
So now, cries of traitors, treachery, treason abound, just to protect the top ar$eh%le$’ ar$eh%le$ [note first ar$eh%le$ is in the possessive case].
What is treason?
Well, the good old dictionary tells us that treason is any attempt to overthrow the government or impair the well-being of a state to which one owes allegiance, or the crime of giving aid or comfort to the enemies of one's government.
Really, did any of that happen?
If you think the security of the nation depends on 2 mere engines, then we're in even deeper trouble than we realise.
An air force has spare engines, more than what would be required for the total number of aircraft of a certain type, because engines can go kaput or need to be periodically serviced, thus requiring timely replacements.
So don't give me the bullsh*t that by stealing the engines, those thieves had affected national security.There's no doubt they are thieves, but traitors who committed treason? Nonsense!
Bear in mind too that treason is a capital offence which carries the death penalty.
Even sedition, which is an act directed unlawfully against state authority, the government, or constitution, or calculated to bring it into contempt or to incite others to hostility, according to the dictionary, does not amount to treason and therefore is not a capital offense.
So how can plain old fashion theft amount to treason?
If fact, those gouging the public coffers, plundering the national wealth, allowing structures weakened by their policies and lack of due diligence to kill members of the public or lil' schoolgirls, complicit in enabling foreigners to assume roles as 1st class citizens which ought to be rightfully owned by those born here, have been far far more treasonous that some thieves of engines.
Those of us who criticise, condemn and crucify the PM (former Def Min), the current Def Min and the military No 1 chief must be careful not to let them avoid responsibilities by hiding behind the conjured-up traitors.
The consequences would be:
(a) ordinary thieves will unjustly receive the death sentences for treason, becoming sacrificial goats for the protection of the people at the top who have been also responsible, and
(b) those leaders evading their responsibility and accountability, and through (a) above, bizarrely become national heroes.
No, there are no traitors in the theft of the F5E engines, just avaricious staff who became thieves of public property, taking examples from above and exploiting a so-called foolproof system which had been abysmally lackadaisical in its structure, procedures, management and control.
Take that tongue out of the cheek, KT. Some people might not understand who you're shooting at...ReplyDelete
They(gomen) are a sick bunch of treacherous clowns and jokers.
" ...30sen satu kilo, old newspapers, old battery, old bicycles, ...old...old 'engines' aeroplane pun boleh ...!"ReplyDelete
While we are on this subject of missing engines we might as well also investigate the KD INDRAPURA which was reduecd to ashes in a fire recently. I understand that this Troop Carrier was refurbished by the US Navy for use in the Haiti crisis. After that it was sold under the US Military Surplus Sales Prograsmme. Under this programme the US sells its unwanted and military surplus to friendly countries at rock bottom prices. Again if I am not mistaken recently in Parliament it was quoted that we paid millions to get this ship out of US hands and spent another RM50Million to refit and refurbish the ship. But from my experience such sales hardly exceed USD 100,000. Any thoughts.ReplyDelete
I've been receiving emails, several of them, telling me tales of 55 missing Skyhawks, yup, not 2 mere engines but FIFTY FIVE attack fighters. Can anyone shed more light on this? Thanks.ReplyDelete
Aren't the 55 Skyhawks given back to the USA and mothballed in the Arizona desert? After a couple of years of service in the 1980s, they were found to be too difficult for Bolehland pilots to fly? Should had bought the WW1 Camel Sopwiths from the BritsReplyDelete
I think they flew in formation into the Bermuda Triangle and DISAPPEARED into another dimension or beamed up into an Alien Mothership to be examined and stripped for spare parts . Muahahaha wakakaReplyDelete
Don't discount the Iranian espionage angle. In 2003 Scomi was implicated in manufacturing centrifuges heading for Iran's nuclear programme via Pakistan and Libya agents. A Sri Lankan married to a locally well-connected Malay lady was ISA'd in M'sia for that.ReplyDelete
Also, selling off training manuals and blueprints of our nation's defence equipment is TRAITOROUS conduct!!
We are all of 1 race, the HUman Race
Not missing!^%$*(&^$# you.ReplyDelete
It's just disappeared.
No traitor nor treason!&#&%^&*# you.
It is just one of the many cases by Act of God.
DEFINITION for Act of God: When anything made by human collapses or disappeared and which no one can be found to be held responsible, it is call Act of God.