YOURSAY | ‘Zahid wouldn’t lie, would he? He accumulated his wealth when he was in corporate sector.’
I am free of corruption, declares Zahid
Anonymous 2436471476414726: The standard pleading for all those charged in court for corruption is that they are not guilty. Only after a trial, some would be convicted and sentenced accordingly.
Thus, it is no big deal if someone says he is free of corruption. It is for others, or the appropriate authority, to judge and not oneself. Even a murderer will say he is innocent until proved otherwise.
In DPM Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s case, allegedly having RM230 million in his bank account seems a lot of money, even if he was a corporate figure.
The Income Tax Department (LHDN) must investigate this to ensure Zahid had declared the correct income and paid the taxes due. Over to you, LHDN.
Mahsuri: The Home Ministry is responsible for licensing money lenders, yet it’s an open secret that even authorised money lenders are lending beyond legally imposed maximum lending rates. Till today, no action has been taken against such blatant breach of the Moneylenders Act.
Who can forget which minister it was who went all the way to Bangladesh to secure the import of hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshis to Malaysia as foreign labourers?
Conveniently, all processing of these migrant workers will be handled by some newly-formed private company, which is probably linked in some way to the same minister (who has no role in the planning of labour issues in Malaysia, by the way).
And Zahid thinks he can just publicly declare himself and his ministry free of corruption and that settles it?
But of course, this is the same minister who has publicly encouraged all Muslims and the National Registration Department (NRD) to ignore a Court of Appeal’s decision in favour of a fatwa that has absolutely no legal standing.
Anonymous 2465861491622056: Just ask any legal or illegal foreign worker in Malaysia and he will tell you the amount of money he has to pay enforcement agencies under the Home Ministry on many occasions. Zahid, we know you are talking rubbish.
Slumdog: So, it must be true then, because Zahid said so – that he is free of corruption. Zahid wouldn’t lie, would he? Continue reading