He was then cheeky and humorous. Nowadays I observe he’s strident, impatient and angry in his writing, basically pretty pissed off with the nefarious conduct of the BN-led authorities … their pilfering, plundering and subversion of the judiciary and law enforcement agencies, including that so-called anti-corruption bullsh*t.
Thus today, I was immensely delighted to detect a glimpse of his old self amidst his outrage against the usual suspects in Attack of the killer kleptoids, where he wrote about the BN bandits, as follows:
It's just the tip of the iceberg. Or should I make that 'heistberg'?
And now, having skinned the Malaysians alive in every conceivable fashion from financial to spiritual, they've had the hide to introduce a goods and services tax ...
Dean had been delightfully famous for his cheeky play on words, and I am glad to see a wee bit of his old self.
... but not so with his revelation (of economist Daniel Lian of Morgan Stanley Singpore estimates in Time magazine) that over a period of two and a half decades the government had squandered (from the public purse) a staggering US$100 billion – yes, not in local currency but $100 billion in American dollars.
My mind has been gobsmack f*-ed by the virtually unbelievable idea of such squandering, or to use the Penangite word, sng kare huoi.
I believe a karn neen nare is called for.The breakdown of that squandered sum is as follows:
• Bumiputra Malaysia Finance (BMF) swindle: US$1 billion.
• Bank Negara foreign-exchange fiasco: RM20 billion.
• Extra BMF bailouts: US$600 million.
• Perwaja Steel bankruptcy: US$800 million.
• Maminco tin market manipulation: US$500 million.
• Bank Islam non-performing loans scam: RM2.2 billion.
• Highway concessionaire bailouts: RM38.5 billion.
• Mirzan Mahathir's MISC rescue: RM600 million.
• Port Klang Free Zone scandal: RM12 billion.
The above red-highlighted three have really shaken me up badly. That’s a Godzilla-ish RM70+ billion.
I believe another karn neen nare is called for.
Was Anwar as the UMNO Finance Minister involved in the Bank Negara foreign exchange fiasco? Can someone enlighten me?
And the causes for the last two?
Crass crony corruption!
karn neen nare.