In Malaysia UMNO has total power to break or make a businessman Either to enrich them or destroy them. UMNO is free to do almost anything it likes in the economic realm. And in an UMNO where principles of any kind are widely regarded with contempt and dishonest politicians are many, the businessman are compel to pay money and bribes to politicians to do business.
They will also pay bribes to government officials. Bribes paid as extortion money to avoid being harm by these government officials and bribes that are paid to use government apparatus for their own gains. An economy such as what we have now allows the Government Carte Blanc to intervene in almost any situation - which by its very nature allows for much corruption and immorality.
Now add to this mix Bumiputra Status and the “entitlement syndrome” of the cronies of those in power – then what is created is a façade of big business doing well with preferred Malays. But in reality what happens is that a massive amount of capital is put into efforts to sustain the appearance of prosperity – of success – in the mistaken belief that if such efforts were continued long enough – then the façade of prosperity will become a reality and conceal the initial con! And in all these situations the money to sustain these fraudulent facades comes legally from Public Funds – from EPF, from Petronas, from Proton, Tabung Haji – all government controlled institutions.
These Businessmen continue to produce goods and services which contributes to the creation of wealth that sustains and promotes the nations economic well-being. So the existence of these corrupt politicians and government officials has no actual bearing on business activity.
But the activity of corrupt government officials and politicians is destructive. Why do I say so?
The only legitimate use of power in government is to punish such acts as murder, assault, robbery, rape, kidnapping and fraud. When these acts are ban on pain of punishment by the government then it will make it possible for its people to pursue such positive activity as doing business and earning a living unhindered and thus achieve all the beneficial effects they are capable of achieving – living their lives in harmony and comfort.
However when a government steps out of this zone of legitimacy and becomes corrupt then it becomes a destroyer in the same manner as criminals. UMNO is guilty of this transgression. So while there are many businessmen engaged in questionable business practices, fraud, bribery and corruption - the Politicians and Government Officials who determine the administration of these business and choose to overlook these illegal activities by the businessmen are committing massive theft by abusing the trust placed upon them by the people – and taking money from these businessmen without producing goods and services that could contribute to the wealth of out nation.
Hoever these Politicians and Government officials do not see what they do as genuine crimes but as victimless and economic crimes.
And worse still in our country the politicians have now got around to committing murder through PDRM and MACC and Judicial mayhem through the office of the AG.
While economic crimes might be seen to be victimless crimes- not so murder. The recent suicide of Seetha can directly be linked to the Najib. How so? Simply this. Death in PDRM custody and the gunning down of suspects gunman in shoot out situation have become the norm. Not in the last few months, not in the last one-year - but in a progression of more and more such acts committed by the Police.
Without rebuke from the Government.
Without any questions being publicly asked of the correctness of such actions.
Without due considerations of the criminal rights to a fair trial.
Now Najib understand this. It is one thing for the police to machine gunned Indian gangsters in a so call shoot out situation - somehow it can be white washed and hushed down as “the police only doing their job” – but when a mother and her four children take paraquat as a result of one of their own being murdered by PDRM in a shoot out: then having the mother dying as a result of that act: then Najib you are responsible for the death of that mother and the condition her children are in!
Why? Because Najib you are the Prime Minister of this country! You should make it clear to PDRM that the government will not tolerate this kind of criminal behavior by the Police. It must stop. Should stop a long time ago!
Instead what do you do? You keep an IGP that should really be kicked out - because he is responsible for the actions of his people – when you keep him on that means you condone the action of the Police under this IGP.
The same with Kugan. The same with Teoh Beng Hock. All this happened under your watch Najib. The same with the recent death of the three innocent schoolgirls falling into the river because they went for a 1Malaysia course. And do not forget the eighteen that have died under the National Service program. All this Najib directly to you.
So please from today – before you decide on anything at national level do try to understand what implications it will have on the ordinary citizens of this country. What you decide in Putrajaya will have ramifications on the people of this country. Think. The 1Malaysia F1Team will require much money. Billions of ringgits. All for the benefits of a handful of your cronies. Don’t do it. Do it and you will earn the contempt and disgust of many Malaysian. Common sense should prevail.
You see Najib the excesses of UMNO are now impacting in a very immediate and personal way on the people of this country. Almost each and every citizens of this country have individually felt the effect of something that you have done or not have done in this short time that you have become Prime Minister. Now Rosmah talks about Batik Fashion shows in Monaco! What more foolishness are we to expect from her? A satay evening in Paris? Nasi Lemak in New York?
Turun padang again Najib. Go talk to the people. Do not just listen to them. You must hear what they say before they tire beyond tolerance of your administration. Some empathy of the people’s pain and suffering would help. Some public utterances about the excesses of PDRM would be appropriate. Getting your wife to dress down from an empress to being your wife would be good. And no F1…no 1Malaysia Team F1.