Thursday, November 5, 2009

SO WHAT'S NEW, AUDITOR-GENERAL?


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It's shocking the level of corruption that exists in this country. According to the Corruption Perception Index issued by Transparency International, Malaysia has been dropping in the rankings since 2001.



It's the same sad story year in year out. And I'm shedding tears of anger.

Scene 1:
The Auditor-General's report reveals shocking mismanagement and misappropriation of funds.

Scene 2:
The public demands action to be taken against the perpetrators.

Scene 3
The Anti-Corruption Agency or ACA (now the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission or MACC) swings into action and nabs a few small fish. The big fish are swept under the carpet.

Scene 4:
The PM promises more stringent checks and balances, and prudent spending.

Scene 5:
The whole episode is soon forgotten and life goes on, obladi oblada, till the next year when the same script is played out again.



Consider some of the revelations in the AG's 2008 report:

~ RM42,320 for an old model laptop
~ RM1,050 for a swivel chair
~ RM224 for a set of 4 screwdrivers
~ RM5,700 for a car jack
~ RM8,254 for a digital camera
~ RM418,145 of welfare aid paid to non-existing people
~ RM2.08m for unnecessary computer software
~ RM28billion at least in total losses a year due to overcharging for various contracts and procurements.

What I find appalling is that someone somewhere must have signed and approved each of these inflated amounts knowing full well that it is a crime to do so. How are these scumbags able to get away scot free?

When I read in the papers today that the MACC had charged six people for false claims and fraud against the government, I was thinking "Here we go again...". Obviously, these are the fall guys. (Click on the image to enlarge.)

And it's not only these vultures who are sucking the treasury dry, student loan defaulters are doing the same. Many of them are now holding high positions and drawing fat salaries. But they have no qualms about not repaying their debt even though their names have been published in the print media.
To date, 780,000 borrowers have not repaid their study loans amounting to RM3.26 billion. If this snowballs, by 2020 the National Higher Education Corporation is expected to have a deficit of RM48 billion!!!

Omigosh! Someone get me a defibrillator!

How can these people sleep at night? How can they look at themselves in the mirror? We certainly have a lot of ugly Malaysians who tarnish the good name of our country. SHAME ON THEM!



2 comments:

AT said...

You are right, it is so disturbing to see the corruptions going on. The very sad thing is that despite the AG reports a few years ago we never heard anyone being caught so far. I thought it is so easy because the AG got all the records! The waste of public money is staggering!

Antares said...

You write so punchily when pissed off! What a brilliant post, my dear, even if the subject matter is utterly lacklustre and reveals why Malaysia Tak Boleh.