TTF: Dato’ A Kadir Jasin and Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz are not off the hook. Jasin needs to be investigated under the Sedition Act 1948 for insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. Zeti, on the other hand, needs to be put under the microscope for her role in subverting the 14th general election (GE14).
A fake Microsoft Exel spreadsheet that appeared in Jasin’s blog resulted in non-Malays taking to the social media with seditious rants against the Agong. That immediately turned the whole affair into a national security concern given that the Agong is someone the Malays revere with eminency. They are bound to get angry with all those rants and may even resort to the unthinkable should things go out of hand.
Zeti, on the other hand, knew the identity of the Arab donor who arranged for RM2.6 billion to be transferred into Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak’s account. While Dr Mahathir Mohamad went to town with hailers on how the former premier looted 1MDB, Zeti kept silent despite it being her who advised Najib to park the money in his account. She knew from day one that the money was a gift.
And they call her an “Eminent Person?”
PETALING JAYA: Datuk A. Kadir Jasin has resigned as Media and Communications head of the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP), according to a Bernama tweet.
Kadir came under fire for his recent views on the Yang diPertuan Agong.
The veteran newsman, who is also a Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia supreme council member, in his personal blog post said that some RM257mil was spent for the upkeep and personal expenditure of Sultan Muhammad V in the 16 months since he became the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
Datuk A Kadir Jasin letak jawatan sebagai Ketua Media dan Komunikasi Majlis Penasihat Kerajaan.
His blog post was also criticised by PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who said, “While I support democracy and freedom of expression, what was said was inappropriate.”
Anwar said that there should be some decorum when expressing views, as those singled out for criticism were unable to clarify such opinions.
“We have worked very hard to get the Malay Rulers to appreciate this new administration” and this was unhealthy,” he told reporters after a closed-door meeting with PKR assemblymen and MPs on Wednesday (June 6).
Headed by former Finance Minister Tun Daim Zainuddin, the CEP also includes former Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz, former Petronas CEO Tan Sri Hassan Marican and renowned economist Prof Jomo Kwame Sundaram.
Source: The Star Online