Wednesday, August 30, 2006


Unspun, the Jakarta-based blogger, was in KL recently when he was told by old friends about tales of corruption in this country that made him conclude that "..perhaps Indonesians should not complain so much about how bad corruption is in their country."

Have we really gotten worse in the corruption department since Abdullah Badawi became Prime Minister?

Read his posting here. And ask yourself the question.

Or you might want to read this Bernama article about a certain Malaysian warrior's battle cry against corruption in the Islamic world.


  1. Anonymous10:29 pm

    I wonder if anyone noted the difference of viewerships figures between TV3 & RTM in the MM as compared to NST & Star. Worse was MM carried the headlines as 4.3 million tuned to the wedding of the year on TV3. Was this right?
    Was I reading wrong? Can Rocky help?

  2. Anonymous11:05 pm

    I heard curruption is one of the main reasons international investors skip Malaysia nowadays...

    We are fast becoming a pariah nation.

  3. Anonymous11:37 pm

    If Anwar was sent to jail for using his influence on the Police, how come Khairi, Kali and the gang are still free?
    Nazri Aziz said Muslim nations must fight corruption together.
    But I heard he goes to Singapore often. Is Singapore a Muslim nation?
    BTW belated 52nd birthday YB. How was the vintage party?
    Give you my present at next elextion!

  4. Anonymous12:38 am

    Nazri Aziz said Muslim nations must fight corruption together.

    That's the biggest joke...coming from Nazri's filthy mouth!!

    Ha ha ha!

  5. sorry anon, my maths is bad. what i can tell you is i was neither with the 6.3 million who cried for siti nor the 4.7 million who cried for both mawi and ina.

    selamat menyambut merdeka!

  6. Anonymous1:43 am

    The whole problem arises as a result of the ruling coalition has enjoyed 2/3 majority in parliament for too long !

    Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely !

  7. Anonymous9:39 am

    I have my own statistical analysis. During Tun premiership, there were more voices crying 'corruption'. Lately, the cries are muted and less frequent. Let us assume that those who do not partake in the corrupt cycles shout the loudest without fear...can we then assume that now more people are caught in the cycles and dare not voice the concern.

  8. Anonymous10:14 am

    It is really very interesting to note that AAB had mentioned something about eradication of corruption in the forum of Muslim delegates in our country.

    Infact,he is trying to show that Malaysia is clean with regard to corruption, but first clean your backyard before trying to champion this issue.It would be a laughing stock in the eyes of the world if our corruption level is not improved and trying to teach Muslim countries-huh....he must be joking!!

  9. Anonymous12:04 pm

    Whatever the figures are, whatever the total is, all of them I am very-very confident are the MALAYS. Hidup Melayu, Hidup Melayu, Hidup Melayu. That kind of Malays we want to...Berhibur lara.

  10. Contradiction....
    From the star

    Thursday August 31, 2006

    Mat Rempits our assests, says Putera Umno head

    KUALA LUMPUR: More than 2,000 Mat Rempits (bikers) roared in approval when Putera Umno chairman Datuk Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim declared them to be one of the nation's “biggest assets.”

    The young motorcyclists were participating in the Putera Motor Merdeka Ride last night to celebrate the country's 49th Independence Day.

    “They (Mat Rempits) are sorely misunderstood. Because of a couple of bad seeds they have been discriminated against as a bane to society,” Abdul Azees said.

    “I truly believe they have the potential and excellence to become the leaders of tomorrow. All they need is a chance to prove society wrong.”

    The majority of the participants, when interviewed, couldn't agree more with Abdul Azeez 's statements.

    “We are viewed as a menace because of our love for riding. It is very unfair to us,” said Md Fikri Abdullah, 18, who aspires to be a teacher.

    The patriotic riders, most of whom were waving the Jalur Gemilang, were flagged off at Jalan Kampung Attap and made their way to the National Mosque and adjourned later to Merdeka Square with Abdul Azeez leading the convoy on his scooter.

    The event also saw a flag presentation and a reading of vows at midnight to Federal Territories Minister Datuk Zulhasnan Rafique at the square as a show of the participants' patriotism and promise to serve society.

    but alas.....also from the star

    Thursday August 31, 2006

    Bikers on smashing rampage

    KUALA LUMPUR: At least 13 cars were broken into, their windows and windshields smashed, along Jalan Medang Serai in Bangsar, leaving residents both angry and baffled.

    Residents who witnessed the incident at 5am yesterday said young men on at least four motorcycles took their time smashing the windows before taking anything of value inside.

    They also claimed the youths were the same ones who often raced illegally along the Sprint Highway that runs parallel to their road. Tedin Ng, 51, a resident for more than 20 years, found the windows of his BMW and Renault SUV smashed and the coins in the ashtray compartment missing.

    “This happened to me last month as well, when they took the radio in my BMW. Even before I had time to fix that, they struck again,” he said, adding that the culprits seemed to be sending some kind of message to the residents there.

    “Almost all the cars had both the front and passenger windows smashed. If they were merely out to get valuables in the car, there is no reason for them to smash both windows,” a puzzled Ng said.

    Another resident, who declined to be named, said he saw what happened and called the police immediately.

    “They started at one end of the road and smashed cars all the way to the other end. They would wait awhile before going on to the next one. They were not afraid and did not run away,” she said.

    “The police came a little too late as the youths had gone by then,” she said, claiming that the police also did not bother to ask any of the residents what had happened or who had called.

    Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Dzuraidi Ibrahim, who confirmed the incident, said only six people had come forward to make reports, so far, even though 13 cars were smashed.

    “According to the reports, the suspects were young men who were riding four Yamaha RX-Z motorcycles,” he said, adding that police would increase patrols in the area.

    “We believe there were around eight men in all.”

    ACP Mohd Dzuraidi said a similar incident happened in the Jalan Terasek area about a month ago.

    “In that incident, the men were also on motorcycles, but we still don’t know if this is the same group or a different one.”

    He asked witnesses to contact the police via the Rakan Cop hotline at 03-2115 9999 or call the Brickfields district headquarters at 03-2274 2222.

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  12. Anonymous6:07 pm

    rockybru, brother's maths quite OK. nst's maths ok when comes to siti or mawi or trivials like these. hut check out our maths when it comes to real things! head spin (kapla pusing lah)!

    Today the media reported MAS making even larger losses of RM498 million for the first six months of 2006. Here is a simple straight forward report from the Asia Pulse :

    Thursday, August 31, 2006 : MAS reports larger first-half loss

    Asia Pulse - Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has booked a net loss of RM498.2 million in the first six months of this year against a RM166.2 million loss for the same period a year earlier.

    However The News Straits Times twists and spins the same news to make it sound as though MAS almost made a profit. The NST says the following :

    Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has reduced its net loss 36 % to RM176 million for the second quarter ended June 2006 on a 5 % increase in revenue to RM2.95 Billion. The loss registered in the 2nd quarter was RM84 million or 32% lower than an earlier estimation of RM261 million losses targeted in its business turnaround plan. . . . . For the cumulative 6 months period net loss increased to RM496 Million...

    First of all even the Iranian atomic scientists cannot figure out what the NST means when it says "has reduced its net loss 36 % to RM176 million for the second quarter ended June 2006". 36% of what and from what level ?

    Now here is the same news from The Star :

    The Star
    MAS posts lower three-month loss of RM177mil

    PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) managed to better its own forecast for the second time this year by reporting for the three months ended June 30, a smaller net loss of RM177mil versus RM260mil projected earlier. The figure is lower than the RM276mil net loss reported in the corresponding period in 2005 and smaller than the RM321mil net loss reported in the preceding quarter. The losses narrowed as the airline cut costs and saw higher yields during the quarter. ...Cumulatively, in the first half of 2006, MAS reported a net loss of RM496mil, which is lower than the projected RM610mil. Sales were higher at RM5.9bil versus RM5.7bil but operating expenses expanded to RM6.5bil from RM6.2bil.

    To make a long story short MAS has made another RM498 million loss in the first 6 months of 2006. For the first 6 months last year (2005) MAS' losses were only RM166 million.

    This means MAS losses have increased RM498 M / RM166 M = 3 TIMES.

  13. Anonymous10:56 pm

    The unspun posting.
    I know corruption is everywhere. not just in malaysia. in indonesia, to say that corruption is widespread is an understatement. I think it is part of their culture. They have made it part of the system.
    It is hard to believe that THAT kind of corruption related to us by unspun exists in Malaysia.
    Unspun's friend should report it immediately to the ACA. He should go to the NST or the Star.
    Well, I wish i could advise him to go to the Malay Mail...but well, it is a paper that no longer cares. NOR scares.

  14. Anonymous11:04 pm

    mustang dear,

    the malaymail may be no-care and no-scare but i think they will still try no help, but tolong don'[t ask the guy to go to the sun.

    becauswe ...



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