Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Throw this former sec-gen in jail!
It was less than a year ago when I wrote on this blog about a ministry's sec-gen who was known for his cronyism, giving out projects to his friends and family members.
Now that he has retired, his wrongdoings will be unraveled. The MACC officials are now questioning him. I hope he goes to the cage!
This is the 'common' things that take place in the government. Some secretary-generals and his high ranking officials are running their office like a stock exchange. Those with highest under-table bid will win and not the other way round when open tenders will go to among the lowest bidders.
This is not supposed to be the 1Malaysia where those with money and having the right connection with the top guns will get something via limited tender or 'direct nego'. In some cases, the projects were offered to them.
Its still going on, says friends at the top.
Lemme ask this - is it a common idea for politicians like ministers offer projects to contractors who, in return were asked to 'take care' of them in the form of 'political funds'? If the answer is no, I know a few cases and I personally believe there are many more. If the answer is yes, then up to what limit can such projects be issued out?
How do we describe this? If its not graft of high-density, then what?
Before writing this, a few friends asked me to plant this question - if a deputy minister earns about RM25,000 per month over the last six months, from where did he get the money to purchase a Merc and a BMW and a bungalow?
Even a non-Exco state assemblyman can afford all this after winning in the last general election!