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DBKL Ramadan bazaar: First red mark for Pakatan Harapan


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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.

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

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Putit John Seman
18 Jun 2018 5.42am

Clean up !! Should not allow the parasit to grow, whoever have the infor on the wrongdoings plz report to MACC for an investigation to take place & clean up PH !!


Stephen Loh
17 Jun 2018 5.31am

First blackball for PH. Bad start ! Spew of BN UMNO DNA. Investigations necessary and the Rakyat informed. Don’t sweep it under the carpet ! Don’t think Malaysians forget easily. Come next GE, you’ll taste the wrath of the people.

Jeda Lam
16 Jun 2018 11.27pm

Ex umngok tradition

Mohd Zin
Mohd Zin
18 Jun 2018 3.18pm
Reply to  Jeda Lam

BAD HABIT DIES HARD. Graduated from Old School. Wherever they go they carry along the old dirty culture with them Whoever they are who graduated from the same house. No halal haram. Ular menjalar akar takkan hilang bisanya.

Chin Tu Lan
16 Jun 2018 9.09pm

Second. First red mark was last year when Pribumi menghasut the PKR govt and shut down the beer festival in Selangor. Expect a repeat this October and every year after.

S Seeveratnam Jothiratnam
16 Jun 2018 7.44pm

Depends on how they handle it surely?

Julian NG
16 Jun 2018 6.28pm

Refund and take action to those involved.

Kin Boon Chong
16 Jun 2018 4.25pm

Yes. Only after action taken, they will learn. No action, doom to happen again.

Wong Yew Hon
16 Jun 2018 4.02pm

Those involved should be severely dealt with and must be done without fear or favour.Also relook back the previous cases for any malpractice as I believe this is only the tip of the iceberg

Keith Chin
16 Jun 2018 3.31pm

Come down hard! Make an example of them! Don’t give any chance send a message to the rest that this kind of nonsense will not be tolerated.

Crosby Chang
16 Jun 2018 3.43pm

In Malaysia Baru, it’s time for systematic mentality change. Government is not all-powerful. Police and the justice system should be impartial and exercise their powers without fear or influence from government. Otherwise PH will become BN 2.0. Please take action.

Tan Janapiya
16 Jun 2018 3.05pm


Lim Chin Chye
16 Jun 2018 2.33pm

Yes. Be vigilant and expose wrong doing. Say NO to corruption in Malaysia.

Steven Ong
16 Jun 2018 2.30pm

Bersatu members were ex UMNO members. Those still having UMNO characteristics must be weeded out.

Chan S Leong
16 Jun 2018 2.16pm

Very dissapointed with DAP and PPBM on this. Investigate this to the full and prosecute those guilty

Tengku JW
16 Jun 2018 2.18pm

PH must initiate to investigate. Full picture must be told. If found wrong doings, responsible person must be sack and action taken!

Cheah Chachacheah
16 Jun 2018 1.58pm


Sea Tea Oon
16 Jun 2018 2.07pm

Send a strong signal to future culprits. Crucify wrongdoers, got to be tough if not corruption will creep in & breed from thereof.

16 Jun 2018 1.40pm

Yes. Start with the right footing

Chew Kb
16 Jun 2018 1.41pm

Catch that idiot …

Ganesan Suppiah
16 Jun 2018 1.37pm

Yes agreed 1st Red Mark. Punish those involved including the MP who isdued such a supporting letter. DBKL please change your attitude You are not oblighed to any POLITICIANS. INFUTURE THROW SUCH SUPPORTING LETTERS INTO THE WASTE PAPER BASKET AND REPORT TO MACC.

Fizz Arshad
16 Jun 2018 4.07pm

The culture of writing ‘Surat sokongan’ must stop and be regarded as a corrupt practice. If a person is qualified with his/her own merit- why on earth you need a supporting letter from a third (deemed influential) party?

Jeda Lam
16 Jun 2018 11.29pm

No such supporting letter if we are talking about rule & order.. law.. or governance & regulation

Hong Sian Lim
16 Jun 2018 1.52pm

Should look into this…rm3k – 5k hisap darah…the MP cannot get away just because he stated in his letter it is DBKL’s final decision – why write the letter then?

Ravinder Singh
16 Jun 2018 12.57pm

Get the culprits. Make full refund of the excess money taken from each of the traders. Send the masterminds to Sungai Buluh.

Lim Heng Hin
16 Jun 2018 1.30pm
Reply to  Ravinder Singh

Great idea! As an alternative, the money collected can be donated to the PH Fund.

21 Jun 2018 9.17pm
Reply to  Lim Heng Hin

Its the money of the hard earn rakyat must give back to them. IF PH want to be clean and to free of corruption, this case must be investigated and action taken. We don’t need corrupted minister, mp and and a corrupted public servant, trow then in the waste bin.

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