A country going rotten — Othman Wahab
MAY 31 — Today is the day. If there was any doubt that Malaysia is ruled by the corrupt and assisted by the corrupt and that only regime change can save this country, today was the day where all the doubts were put to rest.
Today we saw the MACC give Shahrizat Jalil the all-clear, saying that she did not influence the RM250 million loan award to National Feedlot Corporation. But were her "expenses" paid by the NFC; did she benefit from the umrah packages bought by her family members aka directors of NFC.?
This probe was always going to be a whitewash because no Umno/BN bigshot is ever going to be convicted of anything, be it corruption or living beyond their means.
We knew that MACC was going to clear Shahrizat Jalil, and paint her as some aggrieved party. Poor thing. That they did it speedily while still investigating Taib Mahmud and Musa Aman should not surprise anyone.
The NFC case is a symbol of everything gone wrong with Umno and this country and the party elders believe that going to the polls with too many question marks over Shahrizat was untenable.
Still for the MACC to say that it cleared Shahrizat of any involvement in loan award is rich. It is like the police saying that they cleared the Nayati kidnappers of illegal parking along Mont Kiara.
But this was not all from the agency, in whose premises died Teoh Beng Hock and Sarbaini. They then said that they were re-opening a corruption investigation into Azmin Ali based on information given by the paragon of virtue, Ummi Hafilda!.
The same Ummi Hafilda who was discredited in Sodomy 1 and was part of the mayhem at the fracas at the PKR rally in Lembah Pantai.
I am pleased that the MACC Advisory Panel is re-opening an investigation into Azmin Ali's alleged corrupt practices.
Good for them but what about all the other reported corruption allegations?
No, the MACC like the police has only two functions: protecting those in power and going after those identified as a thorn in the side of the establishment.
And yes, like Umno, they loves the likes of Ummi Hafilda, Ibrahim Ali, Zahrain, Zulkifli Nordin, Nallakaruppan, Gobalakrishnan. This is no laughing matter because our country is being run by these people.
Are we prepared for them to dictate our future?
* Othman Wahab reads The Malaysian Insider.
* This is the personal opinion of the writer or publication and does not necessarily represent the views of The Malaysian Insider.