Before Annuar continues with his tirades and lies about the DAP being anti-Islam, he should ask himself whether he is worthy to be a “warrior of Islam” when he is a walking example of the “curse of kleptocracy” in Malaysia?
Before the UMNO Information Chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa continues with his tirades and lies about the DAP being anti-Islam, he should ask himself whether he is worthy to be a “warrior of Islam” when he is a walking example of the “curse of kleptocracy” in Malaysia?
In recent years, Malaysia has suffered from the curse of the “kleptocratic culture” which has resulted in Malaysia becoming the object of world-wide scorn and ridicule as a “global kleptocracy”.
The most egregious example of this curse of kleptocratic culture is undoubtedly the international multi-billion dollar 1MDB money-laundering scandal.
Although not as egregious as the 1MDB scandal, the MARA and Felda/FGV scandals rank high on the list of corruption scandals constituting the “curse of kleptocratic culture” in the country which will be the subject of root-and-branch investigations by a Pakatan Harapan Federal Government if Pakatan Harapan can topple UMNO/BN in the 14th General Election.
But the 1MDB scandal and FELDA are not the only examples of the curse of the culture of kleptocracy which has permeated into all aspects of national life, which is why Malaysia’s 2016 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) of Transparency International (TI), both in ranking and score, are even worse than 22 years ago, when TI CPI first made its annual appearance in 1995.
Other countries like China, India and Indonesia have been impressive strides in the anti-corruption campaign in the past two decades, but Malaysia’s ranking and score of the annual TI CPI are even worse than two decades ago.
“Tigers” are being caught, jailed and even executed for corruption in China, “crocodiles” brought to justice in Indonesia, but “sharks” in Malaysia swimming freely and merrily in the South China Sea.
Can Annuar explain why?
Now Annuar fancies himself as a “warrior for Islam”.
Does the PAS President, Datuk Seri Hadi Awang acknowledge and recognize the UMNO Information Chief as a “warrior for Islam”, although Annuar has not been able to resolve the kleptocratic cloud under which he was suspended as MARA Chairman till the end of his tenure as head of MARA?
Let Annuar first answer my five questions to him five days ago concerning his credibility and integrity before he goes on his latest frolic pretending to be a “warrior for Islam” in Malaysia, viz:
First, how many cases of corruption and abuses of power in his capacity as MARA Chairman and other MARA portfolios had he been investigated by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the outcome of these investigations.
Second, does the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak has to give the green light before the MACC could arrest and prosecute him for corruption as MARA Chairman and other MARA responsibilities.
Third, Annuar was suspended as Chairman of MARA as well as Chairman of Pelaburan Mara Bhd (PMB) at an emergency MARA Board meeting on 31st January 2017 when he was visiting New Zealand as MARA Chairman. Why did he submit to such shabby indignity, and what did he do in the ensuing six months to establish his innocence and honesty as well as the injustice of his suspension as MARA Chairman?
Fourth, Annuar said in early August that he had no plan to continue being the MARA Chairman after holding the post for four years (omitting reference that he was suspended for more than six months at the end of his appointment as MARA Chairman) and that he had personally sent a letter to the Prime Minister about it. Why did he take the stand that he did not want to be re-appointed as MARA Chairman when he was not withdrawing from public life as he continued to be very active as UMNO Information Chief?
Fifth, was his nation-wide roadshow to attack and demonise DAP and Pakatan Harapan leaders in his capacity as UMNO Information Chief one of the terms of agreement between him and the Prime Minister, so that he could relinquish the post of MARA Chairman but continue as UMNO Information Chief?
If Annuar dare not even answer these five questions on the curse of kleptocracy, how can he put on the mantle of a “warrior for Islam” in Malaysia?