Saturday, November 14, 2009

I break the law. So what?

By right, whether you are just an ordinary citizen of this country, or a political leader or even the royalty, nobody is above the law. If you are caught in any criminal act, even if one is of a misdemeanor, you will be punished accordingly. However here are two classic cases which show otherwise as far as UMNO leaders are concerned.


Flood tour: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin hitching a ride as he tours flood-hit areas in Alor Setar in Kedah. One of his stops was SK Gunung where flood evacuees were being temporarily housed. Muhyiddin later announced a DID study to overcome flood woes in Kedah.

And how about this biggie as reported in Malaysiakini ...

Negri Sembilan Menteri Besar Mohd Hasan could have broken the country's banking laws by allegedly transferring funds amounting to RM10 million through a money changer in 2008, claimed PKR's strategy director Tian Chua today.

He said this was discovered by Bank Negara recently in its investigations into errant money changers.

mohammad hassan negeri sembilan mbHe added the central bank found that Mohd Hasan (right) had used the services of Salamath Ali Money Changer Sdn Bhd to transfer the amount to London. He did not reveal how he knew about Bank Negara's findings.

Last month, Bank Negara Malaysia had revoked the money-changing licences of Salamath Ali Money Changer and 19 others under the Money-Changing Act 1998. No reasons were given for the decision.

Commenting on the matter today, Chua, who is also the Batu MP, said it was imperative that Mohd Hasan clarified the cash transaction made in 2008.

"He must explain if the transaction was done in accordance with the laws of the country.

"Can he also explain how he got the money and what was the purpose of the transfer?" he asked.

MACC must probe too

suhakam suara keadilan 250309 tian chuaChua also urged Bank Negara to investigate Salamath Ali Money Changer on the transaction as it could have breached Section 30 (1)(b) of the Money-Changing Act 1998 which disallowed remittance or transfer of funds outside Malaysia.

He also wants the central bank to find out who was the recipient of the cash.

At the same time, he wants the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate Mohd Hasan on the RM10 million.

He said that he was informed that many politicians and businessmen were transferring money out of the country using the services of money changers although such activities were illegal.

Mohd Hasan was a successful corporate figure before he was made the Negri Sembilan menteri besar in March 2004.

Geronimos' Take : And many of us know that what is happening today is nothing more than the tip of the ice berg. Everything this fellas do is like thumbing their noses at us rakyat, "So what!"

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