Saturday, December 30, 2023

Daim: Malaysia has no choice but to fight corruption

Daim: Malaysia has no choice but to fight corruption

MACC seized Daim's building. Image source: NST

“We need to cleanse the system.” Believe it or not! In June 2018, Daim Zainuddin gave an interview published in The Star calling on the Government to fight corruption at all levels. He gave the interview at the Ilham building, which the MACC has now seized.

Going by Daim’s efforts to fight corruption, he must welcome PMX Anwar Ibrahim’s efforts to wipe out corruption.

View Daim's explanation in the edited video (8.5 minutes) of the hour-long interview by The Star reporters at the Ilham building.

In the interview, he says: “Malaysia has no choice. Corruption has permeated all levels of the government. We are now at a crossroads. Our only way forward is to cleanse the system and eliminate this malady afflicting this nation. To do that, political willpower will be the main criterion for success. And I am confident that this new Pakatan Harapan Government has the nerve to do just that. People are watching.” Daim said this in his capacity as chairman of the Eminent Persons Council.

Now, the bells toll for Daim. “For whom the bells will toll” is a famous quote. It means: "We should feel a sense of belonging to the whole of the human race, and should feel a sense of loss at every death because it has taken something away from mankind.” The church bells toll during a funeral ceremony.

Another apt quote applicable here is a sheep in wolf’s clothing. The moral of “A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing” is that “The evil doer often comes to harm through his deceit.” The moral means that a person who does evil gets harm in return through their method.

A popular blogger from Melbourne, Hussein Abdul Hamid, carried a professor’s version of Daim’s sex, business, and how he became so rich!

Academician Mohamed Zain, Professor of Technology & Strategic Management at the College of Business & Economics, University of Qatar, wrote as published in the blog: “Books have been written about Tun Daim Zainuddin, but not many people know who the real Daim is. He is famous for being taciturn. Everyone knows that Daim is the silent type, so silent that the victims of his scheming and conniving have fallen like ten pins without knowing what hit them. He has, on the quiet, made a career of shooting poison darts, laying booby traps. and knifing a friend or foe in the back. His hand is never seen, but his mark is everywhere. He has been at the root of many national crises, but his name has never been smudged, thanks to the wealth he wields and his bond of friendship with Dr. Mahathir.”

Professor Mohamed Zain uncovered more details. Explaining Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s choice states: “Daim's elevation as Senator and, subsequently, Minister of Finance, was part of Mahathir's strategic plan. Mahathir's choice should surprise no one; the two were intimate friends from the same village in Seberang Perak, Alor Setar. Upon becoming Prime Minister on 16 July 1981, the first thing on Mahathir's mind was how to sideline his archenemy, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.”

Freelance Writer M. Krishnamoorthy ( is a media coach, adjunct professor and undercover journalist. He has freelanced with Bernama, NST, The Star, and Malaysiakini. He also freelances as a fixer/coordinator for CNN, BBC, German and Australian Television networks and the New York Times. As an undercover journalist, he has highlighted society's concerns about going

1 comment:

  1. Daim and the Malay elite are all for cleansing corruption - as long as they can continue without any risk