Yes, Shafie, use your soiled hands to clean Semporna

TTF: Yes, Shafie, use your soiled hands to clean Semporna.

On the 18th of July 2018, TTF wrote:

Last year, the MACC followed a money trail that led to a RM48 million stash distributed through 14 companies with links to Dato’ Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.

The finding triggered discoveries into 60 companies that were said to be involved with various activities related to that stash.

The activities had to do with 170 water supply projects, 163 roadworks projects and 17 power supply projects. 

The MACC confirmed that among companies investigated, 23 came under the purview of Shafie’s own brothers, Dato’ Yusof Apdal and Haji Hamid Apdal.

The MACC even released a report titled MACC SIFTING THROUGH FLOW OF RM48MIL CASH 14 via the Star, leading to a lawsuit filed by Shafie against the daily.

But what happened?

According to online portal Malaysia Choice, MACC chief Dato’ Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull directed the case to be closed and undertook to release a key witness. 

But never mind that.

What concerns me most is the idea of having a Chief Minister who himself is horribly tainted talking about cleanliness as if it bothers him.

To hear Shafie speak such words is akin to listening to Satan singing “The Amazing Graze” or Ambiga Sreneevasan reciting the Holy Quran.

Shafie should focus on proving to that man that he’s innocent by demanding that the MACC gets to the bottom of the RM48 million controversy.

Only when he does so will the rakyat be convinced that he truly is a man of virtue who is is out to fight corruption in the spirit of truth and justice.


SEMPORNA: Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is dissatisfied with the level of cleanliness here, which he fears will negatively affect tourist arrivals.

Semporna is one of Sabah’s top tourism destinations, but the lack of cleanliness and rubbish on the island may keep visitors away and badly impact businesses at the tourist hotspot, he said.

“Semporna is one of the districts in Sabah which (is a magnet for) tourists, especially from China and Europe. But overall, the cleanliness in this district is not up to par.

“The tourism sector is a (major contributor) to state income, therefore the community must be more responsible in ensuring rubbish is (properly dumped),” he said after launching the Free-litter Sabah programme here.

Present were Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman; Agriculture and Food Industry assistant minister Dr Daud Yusof; Bugaya assemblyman Datin Manis Muka Mohd Darah; and district officer Bianus Kontong.

Among Semporna’s attractions is Sipadan island, which is a world-class diving destination.

Mohd Shafie, who is also Senallang state assemblyman and the Semporna Member of Parliament, said the state government will take necessary action if cleaning workers fail to carry out their duties well.

“In cases in which workers are being lackadaisical in their jobs, I will ask district officers to take action against them.

“Besides that, I also urge everyone to play their role in tackling the cleanliness issue.

“It is (also) important to inculcate (a culture of) cleanliness among schoolchildren,” he added.

About 3,000 people – including employees from government departments and agencies, and non-governmental organisations – are taking part in cleaning activities in Semporna town here today.

Source: NST Online

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