There is a tragically funny and sad story in The Star today. Did you see it?
A blatant liar and crook has more or less been given a pat on the back to continue his ways. An MP who tried to pull some strings with the customs department for them to close one eye (remember it was only a request for ONE eye to be closed because this fact probably is important to the way the case is treated) to an illegal transaction. Then he publicly proclaimed that he was just doing someone a favor. Then he finally admits that this someone was himself! Yes, he owned the company for which transaction he was asking the customs people to close that one eye. Then he goes on national TV and arrogantly announces that he's apologised to the Prime Minister. "I am allowed to do business. Why can't MP's do business?" Then he adds that he told the Prime Minister, "I minta maaf kalau I buat salah." 2 counts of wrongdoing right there. Didn't the cabinet ban the use of Bahasa Rojak recently? So what's this "I" shit? And "kalau I buat salah" which means "If I have done wrong". IF!!!!!!!!!!! ????????????? This man's skin is thicker than a rhino's hide la. If???!!! You tried to use your MP status to curry favor. You lied about your intentions. And you come out to ask no less than your Prime Minister, IF you'd done wrong??? We may be Malaysians but we're really not stupid you know.
This unrepentent moron even has the cheek to announce that business (his and others I presume) had dropped by 70% because of 'strict' Customs action on the import of sawn timber logs. Strict Customs action? What the fuck does that mean? It's either legal or illegal. What is 'strict' action? So the Customs are doing their job as they should and so it is basis for a businessman to use that as a complaint that it is affecting business??? What is going on here?
And so this fler lied to his cabinet colleagues. He lied to the people who elected him. He lied to the nation. And what happens? His bosses, the rakyat who elected him, say nothing. His colleagues say that there is "no case" against him. And another performing monkey says, "Let's wait for the results of the investigations (if a report has been lodged)." Sure, I believe that anyone is innocent until proven guilty. But in this case what results of what investigations do we need? He lied in public. He admitted that he lied in public. What he lied about and admitted to doing was illegal. So whose permission are we awaiting to string him up. Small fry he may be as claimed by some observers. He is caught, he pays the price. Isn't that the deal here?
Today is a bad, black day for our country. But to many Malaysians it will just be Thursday, May 11, 2006. Hiyah! Rain again. Baarger sure jam one la. Life in Bolehland. It goes on.
So what? I'm only doing business what.