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Who bled the nation’s coffers dry? That is the real issue

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So much corruption implicating so-called guardians of race and religion. Yet, hardly a squeak by the self-appointed racial champions, points out Sharp Observer.

I was totally flabbergasted by the main focus of the irrelevant and widely ignored Perkasa meeting earlier this month.

Yes, maybe there is a disproportionately high number of Indian Malaysians in the cabinet, as Perkasa has pointed out.

Maybe Wathyamoorthy said something 11 years ago which he might regret now.

Maybe his initial reaction after the Seafield criminal riot – upon being told that a group of Indians had allegedly attacked another group – could have been toned down.

But is this what is blighting Malaysia now?

No, what is blighting Malaysia now is that funds meant for the wellbeing of the people, including the Malays, were siphoned off by those who were appointed to safeguard these funds. And guess what, how many of those guardians were ‘Indians’?

Based on the charges filed by the authorities in the courts, billions of ringgit have been lost either through incompetence or corruption. Who were the real culprits in these major scandals?

Why was there not a squeak from Perkasa considering that those billions lost could have been used to build better schools, houses and hospitals. That money could also have been used for scholarships for the rural folks.

Land in Kuala Lumpur was sold in complicated deals – land which could have been used for low-cost housing.

Even the pilgrims fund, Tabung Haji, which manages savings by Muslims for their trips to the Holy Land, did not escape the grubby hands of the corrupt and greedy. Various individuals are being investigated.

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So much corruption by the so-called guardians of race and religion. Yet, hardly a squeak by this self-appointed fellow who supposedly has “resigned” as the rakyat did not support his group’s struggle.

But these are merely attention-seeking stunts by an irrelevant politician who has passed his sell-by date; so it is best the police just ignore him.  Better concentrate police resources on hunting down criminals and corrupt individuals.

Those who are responsible for stealing billions, which could have been used for the improve the quality of life of Malaysians, including the Malays, should be the focus of public derision. It is better to organise protests on this than to waste time on non-issues such as the rally to oppose the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

Sharp Observer is the pseudonym of regular follower of Aliran.

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