Monday, May 18, 2020

Anwar: MACC during Harapan's time sama juga

MM Online:

Anwar: MACC did not live up to reform standards even when Pakatan in power

Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim suggested the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) was far from reformed during the short stint Pakatan Harapan was in power

Picture by Miera Zulyana

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — In a critical assessment of his own coalition, Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim suggested the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) was far from reformed during the short stint Pakatan Harapan was in power.

Speaking to Sinar Harian, Anwar said the anti-graft body had failed to act on certain politicians aligned to the then government, despite complaints raised against their questionable wealth.

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The three-party bloc’s prime minister designate mentioned no names in the exclusive video interview with the tabloid apart from that of Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed, the former MACC chief commissioner, who now heads the government’s integrity unit.

Anwar claimed he had repeatedly told Abu Kassim about the need to be impartial when carrying out the PH administration’s anti-corruption reforms.

“When it comes to the MACC I have said so many times, in fact stressed this to Tan Sri Abu Kassim, reforming the MACC should not be just about pressing against leaders from the past government,” he said when asked to assess the strength of PH governance.

“If they are guilty then fine I won’t stop them but you must also give a clear message to existing PH leaders: You cannot tolerate any tendency for power abuse for personal gains.

“But the person who was appointed (as chief commissioner) had shown weakness because these politicians who flaunt their exorbitant wealth or spend suspiciously were let off just like that.”

The criticism was ostensibly directed at former MACC chief commissioner Latheefa Koya. Before her appointment as head of the anti-graft busters, she was a PKR leader said to be aligned with the faction led by Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.

above row - former PKR Dwarfs (Latheefa Koya being one of them)

most Dwarfs have joined Parti PRIBUMI

bottom row - PKR Pandan Cats (Anwar family too)

During Latheefa’s short tenure, Anwar often issued public statements urging the authorities to act against PH political leaders suspected of being corrupt.

His critics felt that this was driven more by the enmity between him and Azmin than by the pursuit of reform.

But Anwar has always maintained that he has been consistent about corruption, a point he reiterated today.

“The public may not know it but for us who talk about reform we see this (MACC’s action under the new chief commissioner) as contradictory.”

Azmin, then PKR’s number two, has since left the party with nine other senior leaders in a move that caused one of the country’s worst political crises which subsequently ended Pakatan’s reign.

Anwar said Azmin’s defection was a result of a long-planned plot to usurp his place as the next prime minister.

Azmin, now a senior minister in the Perikatan Nasional administration, has denied the allegation.

adoi sayang, I may be a Dwarf but yours is a Raksasa, adoi


  1. Nothing has changed on the Zakar Naik extradition front either. During Jibby's time, Toonsie's time and now Muhyiddin's time. All sama sama.

    48 hours have passed since India's formal extradition request, and Wee KHAT Siong still silent.

    KT needs to follow up with another blog, or does he think Wee KHAT Siong needs more time to come up with something clever to say?

    KTemoc9:06 pm, May 16, 2020

    since India has JUST made the request, shouldn't we wait and see?

    why so trigger happy and impetuous to defend your Atuk?

  2. most ph work done is cosmetic, they put in some fresh face into various govt agencies n functions but did nothing on the 3 pillars, n all the governance weakness they told us along the years, believing this would help them to sustain for a long time, n now kene conned by the same political system n conman. i think ph shd dissolve, they are actually form a major part of our problem, shd just get lost so that our hope stay.

    n we hv agong, so no worry, lets the smart pick the smart.

    1. Ya-loh, bring all of them, including u to Holland.

      Good ridden!

    2. no point to rebut so talk holland, ini memang perangai communist wakaka.

    3. No need to talk about Holland?

      Mfer, Koxinga defeated the Dutch & returned Formosa to China.

      Is that the reason in yr no point to rebut?

      Deep down u just hope that the Dutch would colonised Formosa forever. Just like HK 废青 dream against their wet dream to be called pommies citizen.

      BTW, where is yr loyalty lies?

      Taiwan or bolihland?

      Or u keep bolihland as the escape choice when Taiwan is been united into China!