When Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi took over the helm of the Malaysian Government, one of his mission is to fight graft. However to the perception of the people, he failed even though the agency responsible has been re branded and given a new name. The new MACC seems not speeding ahead at the expected pace and the late Teo Beng Hock case has been plagueing the Commission's name. Free Malaysia Today Online newspaper reported on the home page Corruption index Score down the chute by Stephanie Sta Maria who reported;
- the perception of little progress in combating corruption
- the lack of political will in implementing anti-corruption measures and the perennial example here is no 'big fish' being brought to book.
- poor progress in the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) fiasco, no further action by the attorney-general in judicial appointment tampering, the practice of awarding mega projects and contracts without open tenders and no integrity pacts implemented to date.
Under Najib “Integrity is one of the National Key Results Areas (NKRA) with the target of improvement of the CPI score as a KPI.
“But overall the government must show stronger political will in fighting corruption and walk the talk,” Ngooi added.
Go HERE and HERE for the 2010 Corruption Perceptions index 2010 results of the world.
Now that the Galas election has been flagged off, among the voters in the constituencies are the Orang asli has 1,889 voters. Is it a coincidence that the Orang Asli voice out their frustrations and reported on the day of Galas by election nomination day this has to be published Orang Asli seething at uncaring government and definitely NOT in the mainstream media. Will the Orang asli in Galas be able to read this?Najib must kill graft to keep his goal alive.