One of the oldest tricks in the book especially in Malaysia – if everyone’s attention is on one particular issue, create a diversion to distract the attention and hope people will forget about the older issue. Image source: www.saent.com
Whilst we are dealing with the court decision on the use of the word “Allah’ and the recent attack on religious places and the Government trying to contain the damage done, let’s not forget one other important issues that have not come to a proper closure, namely:-
The missing F5E jet engines – the good thing is there have been arrests have been made and the location of the missing engines been vaguely identified (Iran can be ruled out for now) BUT todate only 2 small fish have been caught (one sergeant and one company director). Have they forgotten the bigger fish?
This is because it is highly unbelievable that just one lowly ranked military personal can nip off 2 large fighter jet engines from a highly secured military base and transport it all the way from Malaysia to South America. It is not that they took a box of stationery and put it in their pockets and walked away.
The PKFZ fiasco is another that is pending a proper or rather forgotten conclusion – once again, some progress after a long delay (and a change of PM) – arrests have been made. Once again, no big fish has been caught and the loss of millions remains unanswerable. Who is going to end up paying for the spiralling cost – taxpayers as usual?
Did they forget the oil royalty was demanded by the Kelantan State Government? This is one glaring failure of the Federal Government to act as a “Federal Government” and this is was not the only case. The duplicity of work and funding to Federal “agents” at the State level to undermine the work of the Pakatan Rakyat led State Government is a sheer act of sabotage and ridiculing the concept of Federal Government.
Did they forget the illegal transfer of money by money changers? We have yet to bring the people who have been transferring millions into the limelight and ask them how they managed to cumulate so much money especially the politicians. Perhaps MACC has been too busy with other things?
Of course, having said this, we still have the aged old problem – the creation of united Malaysia with issues with social contract and segregation of wealth properly resolved, the issue of religious converts and religious places (such as the management and relocation of Hindu temples), economy (we are still “better than Ghana” but we are far off against other countries in the region and at an embarrassing gap) and effectiveness of the battle against corruption (read MACC) and wastages of public fund (read the yearly Auditor General report).
Let’s not be distracted and forget…