One of the oldest trick in the book especially in Malaysia – if everyone’s attention is on one particular issue, create a diversion to distract the attention and hope people will forget about the older issue.
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Whilst we are dealing with the court decision on the use of the word “Allah’ and the recent attack on religious places and the Government trying to contain the damage done, let’s not forget on other important issues that have not come to a proper closure, namely:-
The missing F5E jet engines – the good thing is there have been arrests have been made and the location of the missing engines been vaguely identified (Iran can be ruled out for now) BUT todate only 2 small fish have been caught (one sergeant and one company director). Where is the bigger fish? This is because it is highly unbelievable that just one lowly ranked military personal can nip off 2 large fighter jet engines from a highly secured military base and transport it all the way from Malaysia to South America. It is not that they took a box of stationeries and put it in their pockets and walked away.
The PKFZ fiasco is another that is pending a proper conclusion – once again, some progress after long delay (and a change of PM) – arrests have been made. Once again, no big fish been caught and the loss of millions remains unanswerable. Who is going to end up paying for the spiralling cost – taxpayers as usual?
The oil royalty as demanded by the Kelantan State Government. This is one glaring failure of the Federal Government to act as a “Federal Government” and this is was not the only case. Duplicity of work and funding to Federal “agents” at State level to undermine the work of Pakatan Rakyat led State Government is a sheer act of sabotage and ridiculing the concept of Federal Government.
The illegal transfer of money by money changers – we have yet to bring the people who been transferring millions into limelight and ask them how they managed to cumulate so much money especially the politicians. Perhaps MACC been too busy with other things?
Of course, having said this, we still have the aged old problem – creation of united Malaysia with issues with social contract and segregation of wealth properly resolved, the issue of religion converts and religion places (such as the management and relocation of Hindu temples), economy (we are still “better than Ghana” but we are far off against other countries in the region and at an embarrassing gap) and effectiveness of the battle against corruption (read MACC) and wastages of public fund (read the yearly Auditor General report).
Let’s not be distracted…