TTF: Pakatan Harapan is led by the DAP through the party’s de facto chief, Lim Kit Siang. In Penang, the DAP-led administration headed by the senior Lim’s own son refused to sign the MACC’s anti-Corruption Pledge (IRB). When asked, Lim Guan Eng claimed the MACC never ‘invited’ his government to sign the pledge. But the truth is, the Chief Minister knew he would have had to resign pending the outcome of court proceedings related to a bungalow-for-land scam deal he stands accused of soliciting.
And today, the Kit Siang led Pakatan wants you to believe that it is committed to fighting corruption (see news report below). If indeed Kit Siang is serious about fighting corruption, will he ask Mahathir what happened to the RM31.5 billion that Bank Negara spirited through the forex market in the nineties?
More importantly, will the senior Lim ask his son to step down as Chief Minister pending the outcome of investigations into the so-called bungalow-for-land scam deal in the spirit of Competency, Accountability and Transparency (CAT)?
KUALA LUMPUR: The Pakatan Harapan (PH) Opposition pact introduced a multi-point manifesto against corruption today that is aimed at the next general election.
The manifesto was read out by PH chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in the Parliament building.
Among the pledges are giving the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) independent prosecutorial powers, detaining “MO1” within 100 days of winning power, and convening royal inquiries into Felda and 1Malaysia Development Bhd.
Others include enforcing open tenders for all government acquisitions and contracts, reforming political funding and introducing laws for greater transparency in the government.
Dr Mahathir said the MACC should be removed from under the government in order to ensure its neutrality.
“The MACC should be an independent body and should be responsible to answer to the Parliament and not the PM. The responsibility should be given to the Parliament,” he told reporters during a press conference at Parliament today.
On political funding, PH suggested that donations be made to parties rather than individuals and capped to RM200,000 per donor a year, and for parties to be subject to an annual audit.
The 14th general election must be held no later than August 2018.
Source: The Malay Mail Online