Sinar Harian organised a Wacana Sinar recently.
The forum involved Deputy Commissioner of MACC (Operations), Dato Shukri Abdul, MP for Kota Belud, Abdul Rahman Dahalan, PKR's Rafizi Ramli and Just World Executive Director, Chandra Muzaffar discussing the subject, "Political Bribery: Reality or Perception."
Malaysiakini had spinned Shukri's words in their report as though he is laying the blame for non prosecuted cases to the Attorney General (AG). Read in another of Din Merican's copy and pastes of articles from Malaysiakini here.
Conspiring with Malaysiakini, Sin Chew Daily relayed the spinned of Malaysiakini to Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Dato Nazri Abdul Aziz.
Without any prior consultation, Nazri responded with a drubbing of Shukri.
Shukri could be pissed with Nazri for wrongly scolding him in public.
He can't respond appropriately. As a public servant, he understand that it is improper to pick a quarrel in public. More so, his issue is with an elected official like a Minister.
Shukri could raise issues with Nazri but it could be misconstrued as getting even.
This will further strained the already strained relationship between elected official with public official from the recent episode of SPBA and SSM.
Nazri should have checked first before making such remark.
In his effort to defend the AG Office, Nazri has inadvertently provide fodders for opposition to put both MACC and AG Office in the spotlight. He had actually assisted the opposition to paint a negative perception on two important Government institutions.
Apanama posted the devious manouvring of Malaysiakini and Sin Chew Daily here.
Shukri said the following:
"Masalahnya sekarang, masyarakat nak dakwa di mahkamah. Betul tak? Betul. Ini yang masyarakat nak. Itu kalau tuan-tuan tanya saya, tuan-tuan put the question to the wrong person.Malaysiakini spinned it as follows:
"Banyak kes-kes yang kita cadangkan kepada DPP, pada pandangan kita ada kes, tapi pada dia, tak cukup bukti. So, what can we do? Itu pada dia, dia lebih arif, the final say tetap pada timbalan pendakwaraya, macam mana? Kita tak ada kuasa."
“The problem is, many people want the cases to be charged in court, but if you ask me on this issue, you are asking the wrong person. To us, there are valid cases (to be charged in court), but to the Deputy Public Prosecutor, there is no case to answer, so what can we do?” Shukri told the participants, who responded with loud cries of lawan (fight).They had Sin Chew Daily get a response from Nazri using Malaysiakini's spinned phrases.
Giving the audience a dry smile, Shukri replied: “How to fight? MACC has no (prosecution) power.”
Nazri blew his top and Malaysiakini conveniently spinned the issue further using Sin Chew Daily's quotes:
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nazri Abdul Aziz has chided Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy commissioner (operations) Mohd Shukri Abdull for complaining about corruption cases being rejected by the Attorney-General’s Chambers.Relationship between Nazri and Shukri and MACC could be effected by negligent on Nazri's side to not check with them to find out whether Shukri actually said those words.
“I think Shukri (left) has a weak character. He should not make complaints openly,” Nazri is quoted by Sin Chew Daily as saying in Kuala Kangsar last Saturday.
“In fact, he does not need to make any explanation to the public because it is the job of AG’s Chambers to prosecute an individual. His job is only to investigate. I hope this will not confuse the people.”
Nazri also demanded that Shukri stops making such statements in the future.
With election drawing near, Government will not reprimand the press, more so if it is a Chinese press.
Big Cat's comment here of the incident:
About Malaysiakini intentionally misrepresenting a statement by MACC about the AG Chamber. I don't really understand why people want to subscribe to Malaysiakini. The reporting is blatantly one sided and with clear cut agenda to undermine what ever is good about this country. If you are so gian to read pro-Pakatan bullshit, read Malaysian Insider. At least you don't pay to get conned. That makes you only half stupid.Nazri was conned by the insidious pro-oppositiopn media. Nazri ... Nazri ... Check la dulu.
He is a senior Minister. How could he be so sloppy as to fall for that obvious opposition media trick?