Autopsy of a failed government

7 December, 2011

A civil servant’s worst nightmare takes form in the annual Auditor General’s report, a revealing autopsy of the year’s financial misdeeds. It is the ghost of Christmases past coming back to haunt them. It is the night of the living dead where deeply buried scandals are dug up and put on public display.

The defining disasters of recent Malaysian history –submarines, missing jet plane engines, APs, IPPs, bailout- are to an amazing extent Barisan Nasional disasters.

It is no coincidence that scandals of Zakaria Mat Deros proportions have continued to flourish while Malaysia’s sluggish economy continues to flounder. BN conveniently blames the global economy, Soros, Jews, or any other scapegoat. When will they accept responsibility for the atrocious misdeeds committed on their watch?

For years, alternative voices have cried foul over the outrageous mismanagement of taxpayers’ funds. For generations, unrepentant government appointees have continued to enrich themselves and cronies – at taxpayer’s expense.

As these warnings went unheeded, Malaysia continues to suffer the consequences of a “penny wise and pound foolish” government.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This article was written by on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 1:24 pm. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed. Tags:

Comments are closed.

Other News

Lawyers: Travel ban is ‘appalling’

22 July, 2015 0 Comments

Travel ban is unconstitutional and a blatant abuse of power Lawyers for Liberty is shocked and appalled that members of Parliament Tony Pua, Rafizi Ramli and The Edge Media Group owner Tong Kooi Ong have been barred from leaving the country. The immigration authorities stopped Tony Pua today at KLIA 2 airport ... Full Article →

Nurul Nuha: The face behind #KitaLawan

8 April, 2015 0 Comments

There is something about Nurul Nuha Anwar that seems familiar, the first time you meet her. You cannot really put your finger on it, but it is as if you have met her before, or have known her for absolutely ages. Which is unlikely to be so, since Nuha, who ... Full Article →

Penang launches campaign to combat violence against women

19 November, 2014 3 Comments

The Penang State Government has launched a historic three-week state-wide campaign against Violence Against Women (VAW) to raise awareness about preventing violence against women and girls. This is the first state-sponsored event of its kind organised by the Penang State Executive Council for Women, Family and Community Development, and the Penang ... Full Article →

Who’s afraid of the big, bad Sedition Act?

5 May, 2015 0 Comments

By Pauline Wong The recently passed amendments to the Sedition Act and the newly-minted Prevention of Terrorism Act have been divisive, to say the least. Opinions on these two Acts have been completely on opposite ends, with on side saying it is necessary to protect public peace and order, and ... Full Article →