Saturday, February 19, 2011

A date with MACC tomorrow

update Sunday, 5pm: I was at the MACC today, giving statements and producing evidence of what I had written much earlier. The 1-hour 'discussion' led to the MACC to seek full cooperation from MCMC, i.e in digging through files and documents pertaining to NA's involvement in some project awards. The MACC was satisfied with my 'persentation' and will pursue the case immediately. Nothing more to disclose.


original post:
The MACC has summoned me to its Putrajaya HQ tomorrow. Public holiday but I also gave my statement for three long hours at the MCMC in Cyberjaya on Tuesday Feb 15, also a public holiday. It doesnt matter.

I was having dinner in Kuching when an MACC officer rang me up. No excuse, whether its a public holiday or not. I was expecting the call sometimes next week but was told it was an urgent case. I will be there.

Looks like my exposure on YB Datuk Seri Utama Dr Rais Yatim's special officer last week - that he and his friends get a big chunk of the 1Malaysia netbook distribution contract, Phase 2 - is getting immediate attention from 'detectives' of both sides.

And thanks to my blogger friend Jebat Berkokok for a nice commentary in his latest posting, refuting my allegation and 'accusing' me of trying to tarnish Rais' and the ministry's good name. It is his job. It was just his personal opinion.

I also heard the Info Ministry's arm for new media which is based in PJ was trying to engage a few bloggers to produce rebuttals to my stories.

However as at today, only Jebat Berkokok did it. Why must they resorted to such an approach? A cover up? I think I understand.

As a journalist for almost 30 years, rookies like Jebat Berkokok and others would do anything to keep their job, especially when they are government servants. I believe some of them will lick their boss' shoes if asked to. I dont know what Jebat Berkokok does but i sometimes read his writings.

And being a veteran journo, I wont simply post any 'bull' on my blog without substantial or tangible evidence. I hope Jebat Berkokok understands me.

And to Datuk Rais, I didnt accuse him of anything. It was 'a very unfortunate coincidence' that this NA works for him. In fact, I was quite defensive of him when lead bloggers like Rockybru, Big Dog and others hammered him last year. I was even asked to play an 'arbitrator' role between him and Rais.

Had PM Najib's or other ministers' special officers are involved, I will also do the same thing.

To YB Rais: "Maaplah tok. Den sikit pun takdo niat nak burukkan namo atok dan kementerian. Cuma bilo den dah dapek info dan bukti yang den pecayo datang dari SKMM sendighi, den tulihlah pasal ni. Kebetulan pulak, pegawai ni kojo dongan atuk. Kalau nak maghah, maghahlah tapi den cumo mintak botokan mano yang silap, kalau ado. Tu yo. Kalau ado peluang, kito jumpo."


24 comments:

OWL said...

go on bro, i am with u. reveal everything.

we cant let such culprits prey on govt contracts at the expense of other potential contractors and suppliers.

lilin seinci said...

berani kerana benar, takut kerana salah.

aku percayakan kau jai

Anonymous said...

unveil the truth, bro.

if u are a winner, u are...

simfoni said...

kalau maklumat tu datang dari SKMM sendiri, ia bolehlah dianggap sah untuk dibawa ke SPRM.

mesti ada sebab mengapa orang SKMM bertindak membocorkan rahsia ini. mungkin kerana sakit hati dengan pegawai khas rais atau sudah tidak tahu jalan keluar terhadap isu ini.

apa pun, ia patut disiasat dan dibongkar. jangan ada lagi orang sedemikian dalam kerajaan

eddy, sibu said...

why are they meeting u on sunday?

cant u say no and ask for another day?

blog solo said...

jebat berkokok ni, kalau kau nak tau, kerja dengan rais, salah sorang pegawai penerangannya.

takkan tu pun kau tak tau. baca tulisan dia je dah tahu kiblat dia kek mana.

dia takda standard nak komen apa kau buat.

badigol punya orang!

Anonymous said...

steady jai.

i trust what u are doin man!

MASTANA said...

jai, den pikir dtk rais tak tau-menahu pasal pegawai dio ni dapek banyak job di skmm.

bagaimanopun, dio pun kono siasat dongan skmm, mintak bukti yang ado.

Anonymous said...

selamat berjaya, jai.

kawan aku di mcmc pun ada sebut pasal benda yang kau tulis ni. dia cakap memang benar pegawai khas rais ni selalu datang jumpa bos2 mcmc dan kacau daun.

dia ingat dia siapa?

sangkakala said...

hairan.

rais senyap je setakat ni, tak nafi atau komen apa2 pasal isu ni.

agaknya memang betul dia yang keluarkan surat sokongan atau arahan kepada pegawai ni!

karipuley said...

its only tip of an iceberg. i believe many similar cases are happening or had happened where special officers and other ranks were given big projects under their boss' admin.

it has been going on long enough for us to distinguish.

some special officers live in bungalows and big houses one or two years after joining the ministers.

what can we say?

Anonymous said...

boleh blah la jebat berkokok tu.

berkokok pun dia tak pandai!

rebung said...

hahaha... sib baik sejak je, tak macam 3 jam kau kena grill kat mcmc.


ok la tu bro, jalankan tugas sebagai seorang rakyat yang bertanggungjawab!

orang besar2 ni ingat bila dah pegang jawatan, dia bebas buat apa yang dia suka

Anonymous said...

why sunday?

cant wait other days ka?

apa la punya macc

broland said...

jai,

few of the companies share the same website. u know what's that suppose to mean?

Anonymous said...

why is rais so quiet this time?

cleopat said...

why is the minister so adamant about it? he should at least come up with a denial if he is not involved and it wasnt him who issue all that letters to NA.

semut api said...

jebat berkokok?

what a funny blog name! as funny as his writings and postings!

i think he is rais man!

Anonymous said...

be careful, bro.

when u already gave statements to mcmc and macc, they will follow u everywhere u go...

i know them and their style

manitoba said...

aku rasa mcmc akan cover benda ni, bro. oleh kerana ia membabitkan rais yatim jugak, mereka akan cover.

inilah keadilah sistem siasatan dan perundangan kita!

Anonymous said...

why are the rest of your blogger friends not writing about their support for u?

and u still call them friends!

Anonymous said...

Setahu gua Jebat dan Jai adalah rakan karib dan rakan sekampung. Tentu ada perkara yang Jebat dan Jai bincangkan pasal kes ni. Jai bukanlah bodoh untuk tikam sahabat Jebat dia tu. Kalau tak diberi bola tanggung macam mana Jai nak buat 'jumping smash'. Kalau dah Jai masukkan Jebat dalam Top Posts dia, faham-fahamlah apa yang sedang Jai fikirkan. Memang handal budak Jai ni!!

mat gombau said...

kau memang handa la waghih. mintak2 tok rais baco la blog kau ni, bia dio pun paham. bukan dio yang kau tenyeh tapi pegawai dio.

buek apo simpan pegawai macam kalau megusakkan namo baik dio, kan?

lainlah pegawai khas memang ado kojo2 khas...

kamakalawa said...

dont pretend u dont know jebat berkokok, bro.

he is a novice, alrite. so, dont entertain him