Friday, May 27, 2016

Hands off

Since the March 2016 posting [read here], we felt a sense of regret for the outburst. As recent as last night over dinner out of town, a close confidante was berating about how wrong we were for getting too personal.

"Orang lain lantaklah but you cannot be that because you ...." Blah blah blah as he continues. 

We begin to make amends for that posting in April as we plead that we not burn the mosquito net. In Tuesday's posting on the Lims, we wrote:
"What a pity that UMNO did not take up on this issue. Maybe they are not ready to defend MACC yet. By right, they should support MACC because they have come through to investigate Lim Guan Eng."
We still want to believe in the system and see corruption erdicated.

And the last thing should happen is to see the system screwed up because of politics (in the general sense of the word), slanderous perception game, and personal issues. 

Monday's newspapers frontpaged MACC's visit of Guan Eng's home on Sunday.

MACC has come through to the public request or some shall we be more precise to say, pro-UMNO supporters' demand that Guan Eng be investigated.

Subsequently,  MACC announced in a press statement that it has completed investigation on alleged impropriety in Guan Eng's purchase of his Jalan Pinhorn home. [One can find it here.] The reason for the statement is probably hinted in MACC's latest statement on openness and transparency here.

However, the last three sentence-paragraph ignited an uproar by certain segment of the public. An old blog from the days of toppling Pak Lah, Master Dedah took offense and accused MACC of undermining AG. [Read it here].

This anonymous blog begin posting on the Jalan Pinhorn-Taman Manggis issue in April. But turned into an MACC-watcher when they wrongly accused a Penang MACC officer trying to do a cover-up for Guan Eng. MACC have explained where it is wrong.

Master Dedah's latest posting in their defense of AG and attack on MACC was so elaborate that it could be misconstrued as them trying to pressure MACC Commissioner, Tan Sri Abu Kassim to resign.

It is quite typical of Malaysians in Malaysia of politicised issue simplified by a certain party as Dato Najib or his boys are behind. Consequently, Najib will be conveniently blamed.

As Ramadhan draws near, we want to be healthy and in a peaceful state of mind. Making mountains out of mole hills is not a step in the right direction. We are taking a hands off on this. Do not want to get carried away and offend people unnecessarily.

The three sentences have it's implications and opens up to a lot of possibilities. Cracking our head over it is something we are not going to do. Prefer to see issues within the scope of the issues.

One will be limited or constrained by publicly available information. As that confidante advised, "There is a lot that you might not know."

That is also true.

It is improper to drive to any form of conclusion before the process of eliminating possibilities have been done. Malaysians have tendencies to wrongly conclude or accuse just from one or two incidences. There are usually many missing links in their views.

So peace ...


Anonymous said...

Yes u are definitely right brother. May we have all the sensible minds and be more responsible to public. May Allah bless you and our friends out there and together helping this country to progress

Anonymous said...

to fight corruption, you must start from the top. you need political will from the powers that be to stop at nothing to fight corruption.

problem is, the top person in this country is saddled with the biggest corruption scandal ever. like what Singapore authority just announced, the money laundering money assisted by BSI executives is the biggest in the world.

have you read what BNM wrote to Hassan.


Anonymous said...

“Humans can increase their degree of freedom through knowledge. Abu Hamid al-Ghazali says: "Man has choice in what he knows and is choice-less and externally controlled in what he doesn't know", which means that whenever his knowledge expands, his freedom increases.
Dr. Mustafa Mahmud

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