A scandal is still a scandal however trivial and must be investigated with the full vigour of the law, says Patriot.
The DBKL Ramadan bazaar issue over the last few days involving a Bersatu division leader, Bukit Bintang MP and a DBKL official is the first red mark for the Pakatan Harapan government.
It is now reported that several vendors admitted they paid RM3,000-RM5,000 per lot through middlemen for which DBKL charged only RM6,238 for 80 lots.
A scandal is still a scandal however trivial and must be investigated with the full vigour of the law. Action must be taken against any guilty party, and only then will PH continue to enjoy the full confidence and respect of the people.
Patriot would like to remind PH MPs and state assembly members to be extra careful in making recommendation for licences, permits, contract work, and projects.
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Similarly, civil servants in local governments, government agencies and departments need not fear politicians and oblige their letters of recommendation. As long as standard operating procedures are followed and decisions made for the good of the wider populace, there should be no fear.
Patriot hopes this first red mark incident is also the last. We have much to do in rebuilding our nation.
BG Dato Mohamed Arshad Raji (rtd) is president of Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan