Home TA Online 2015 TA Online A celebration of corruption?

A celebration of corruption?

Join us on Telegram and Instagram for the latest.

Didn’t any of the Umno delegates at the recent Umno general assembly think about questioning the RM2.6bn ‘donation’ or the scandal involving 1MDB, wonders Damian Denis.

The whole 2015 Umno general assembly was perceived by some as a celebration of a culture of corruption, as whistleblowers were hammered and the opposition discredited in every way possible.

The direction of the assembly seemed to be geared towards winning the next general election (on a platform of unchecked corruption?).

This is what Umno is presumably offering. But if it wins it will be even more outrageous in the way it has been operating and in making the unethical more palatable.

What was in the minds of these delegates really? Didn’t any of them think about questioning the RM2.6bn ‘donation’ or the scandal involving 1MDB? Surely, as grassroots leaders, they would be aware of the thinking and feeling on the ground. But they chose not to speak up. Have they allowed money politics to cloud their thinking?

This is something unacceptable by any standards. Just think about it: Anwar was imprisoned a second time; Pas decided to go on its own with Najib prodding them to join forces with Umno once again; opposition leaders are being hauled up; repressive bills have been drafted and rushed through Parliament – and now this!

Why these leaders keep getting themselves elected may be just mind-boggling to many thinking Malaysians. But who elects them?

How long do you think Malaysians need to put up with such blatant rhetoric and dubious actions that stink to the lowest hell? The voters must decide that.

READ MORE:  The Najib Razak 1MDB Trial Ep 55: Criminal activity

We’ve got to STAND up and oppose this nonsense.

Damian Denis is an Aliran member based in Penang.

Thanks for dropping by! The views expressed in Aliran's media statements and the NGO statements we have endorsed reflect Aliran's official stand. Views and opinions expressed in other pieces published here do not necessarily reflect Aliran's official position.

Our voluntary writers work hard to keep these articles free for all to read. But we do need funds to support our struggle for Justice, Freedom and Solidarity. To maintain our editorial independence, we do not carry any advertisements; nor do we accept funding from dubious sources. If everyone reading this was to make a donation, our fundraising target for the year would be achieved within a week. So please consider making a donation to Persatuan Aliran Kesedaran Negara, CIMB Bank account number 8004240948.
Notify of
1 Comment
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x