Let no stones be left unturned and I will get you one day. The following words were uttered by a young investigative officer when he first joined the ICAC Hong Kong. He was taught the very basics of being paid for a hard days work as a civil servant and today there is even a movie in honour of his legacy. At that time the corruption index of Hong Kong was amongst the highest in the world. Today it can proudly stand and be counted that they have managed to bring it downvery low.
In Malaysia BN/Pakatan legislators or whoever crosses the line in white collar crime must be hauled up and there must be no distinction. Before even posting this breaking news I came across this article and it got my mind working overtime in Susan Loones blog Journos, investigate this please
So this news is timely says some analysts as there must be a start somewhere to clean up this corrupt practise which is hampering the progress of the country. Is it..? You will certainly have your own opinions and we posts this for all.
The Malaysiakini article:-
Some 100 people, including Umno parliamentarians, have gathered outside the Shah Alam Sessions Court this morning as graft charges were about to be slapped on Sabak Bernam MP Abd Rahman Bakri and four others.
Apart from Abd Rahman (left), the others are a former aide to Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim, a company director, the Rahman’s special aide and the special assistant to a Selangor executive councillor.
About 10 of Abd Rahman’s Umno colleagues from Parliament are in court to show support.
Among them are Halimah Mohd Sadique (Tenggara), Noraini Ahmad (Parit Sulong), Mohd Nor Othman (Hulu Terengganu), Mohamad Shahrum Osman (Lipis), Ahmad Hamzah (Jasin), and Hamim Samuri (Ledang) and Salleh Kalbi (Silam).
Halimah said that the MPs were representives of the Barisan Nasional Backbenchers Club.
According to her, about 70 Umno supporters from Sabak Bernam are outside the court.
It is believed that the former aide to MB Khalid to be charged is Mohd Yahya Mat Sahri, whose lawyer is Yusmadi Yusoff, who is also PKR Balik Pulau MP.
Court proceedings have been held up due to the need to make multiple copies of the charge sheets, which is a requirement in Shah Alam courts.
Two charges against Wong
At 12 noon, Wong Chuan How, 50, the special assistant to Selangor executive councillor Ronnie Liu, was brought into court and charged with making a false claim to the Sepang Municipal Council amounting RM2,500 in the purchase of flags to be use for cars.
Wong is also charged with criminal breach of trust of RM5,000 for a cheque entrusted to him.
The MACC prosecutor has asked for bail to be set at RM16,000, but Sessions judge Syafeera Mohd Said fixed it at RM10,000.
Liu, who is in court, said MACC had launched investigations into 20 Selangor state representatives, where their files were seized.
“Wong is the first one, but he may not be the last,” he said.
Wong represented by four lawyers, to be led by Cha Kee Chin, who is also Bukit Kepayang state rep from Negri Sembilan.