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Friday, May 27, 2005

April 1st came 57 days too late...

Dr M: Corruption becoming culture

Ha ha ha!
Ha ha ha!
Ha ha ha!

Astaghfirullah hal azeem! This chap is definetely going senile! Tahniah BAPA KORUPSI Malaysia.

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Harakah said?



Dr M: Corruption becoming culture


Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad warned today that corruption was becoming a culture in Malaysia. The former Prime Minister said corruption was almost at the "above the table" level, with a significant number being involved.

"Where are we now? We are slowly breaking through the ceiling. We are slowly emerging ‘above the table’, and when that occurs, I hope I won’t be around," he said.

Dr Mahathir said there could be no turning back if corruption becomes rampant, "because everybody, from the bottom to the top, will be corrupt".

"If we have better values, this will not happen," he said after presenting the keynote address on "Social Re-engineering", for a 10-part series of discourses at the Yayasan Kepemimpinan Perdana here today.

He said this in response to a question from an Umno Youth member who sought his opinion on the level of corruption in Malaysia.



WARNING ON CORRUPTION: Dr Mahathir stressing on the matter after presenting a keynote address on ‘Social Re-engineering’ at the Perdana Leadership Foundation yesterday. — NST picture by Hadzme Mohd Jaafar

Dr Mahathir said political parties in the Government had to act without fear or favour against anyone involved in corruption, including "even the most prominent officials or persons".

He said they had to act fast to fight corruption at all levels, and within themselves, or face a loss of credibility.

Dr Mahathir said the corrupt did not even hide that they were corrupt.

"I do not like to make comparisons with the past, but before you did not have to bribe anybody to get elected. Now, you must bribe before you can get elected."

On money politics in Umno, Dr Mahathir said: "I was told that there is a lot of money politics (in Umno). I hope it is not true but I am inclined to believe it is. If this thing emerges above the table, you cannot stop it as by then, everybody will be involved."

He said if corruption became "institutionalised", the cost of doing business would go up.

"You have to pay as everybody asks that you pay. This will retard growth and eventually, the country will suffer."


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4 Comments:

Blogger Belacan said...

Mamat, i'm inclined to believe that money politics began with AI. recall how his Team won at the Umno elections? anyway, that's past liao.

Friday, May 27, 2005 12:02:00 PM

 
Blogger mamat said...

Dear Belacan.
Thanks for dropping by, and valuable comment.

Yup, to some extent, AI period in UMNO also is the time when bribery bloomed!

Yup, it's in the past. Let's forgive, forget and work for a better future, insyAllah.

Monday, May 30, 2005 1:15:00 AM

 
Blogger Lrong said...

Yeap, this man is going senile... talking nonsense in the real sense of the word...

Sunday, June 05, 2005 2:05:00 PM

 
Blogger mamat said...

Lrong.
Yup. Pity him.. and Malaysian, including me!

:(

Friday, July 01, 2005 3:56:00 AM

 

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