Malaysia is immersed in painful soul-searching. She feels a dire need to be a nation that has pride of place in the international community. She is drained by an erroneous, misplaced and deceptive government. Everything is going wrong. She needs to start a fresh. She needs a reboot.
Such a rectification can be accomplished only by the most capable of planners and programmers.
Malaysia needs a judicious leadership that has the vision and expertise to devise a master plan of development that has all its parts working in harmony. Any change or tweak to any of the parts must not disturb the master policy. Once this master policy is agreed upon, all members of the brand new government must learn to be thoroughly familiar with it so that, as they work in their separate duties, all their efforts will harmonise to achieve the overall good.
There must not be any departures from the new national policy; everything must be done to avoid a return to current culture of malpractices. It is only then can we see a real and legitimate government that works.
Right now, only those who are apathetic or uninformed of the issues afflicting the country can live without anxiety. The rest, who form the majority, are nervous all the time.
The country is diseased by corruption in all imaginable forms and at magnitudes that are almost unimaginable. Problems crop up almost every other week, and the nation is in a state of hopelessness and despair.
The recent arrest of the Felda Investment Committee officers by the MACC represents just one more addition to the long list of colossal financial scandals committed by government agencies. Nevertheless, the news of the arrest is excruciating as this agency has been in question ever since Felda was moved by Najib to be stationed under his command in 2004.
Felda has been too extravagant in its purchase of properties around the world. Prices are bumped up to facilitate massive kickbacks for certain individuals and their families. It is an open secret that Felda has been used by unconscionable individuals to systematically siphon off taxpayer money through these property purchases.
The hotel apartment in Bayswater London was in the market for less than sixty million British pounds for a long while with no takers until Felda went in to offer 98 million pounds for it. Felda is very much like 1MDB in the way it goes on a buying orgy. This is exceedingly frightening. In this issue, Isa Samad and the board members should take responsibility. But it is Najib who must ultimately be accountable for all these goings on.
Ordinary Malaysians want MACC to unearth all the scandals surrounding Felda as speedily as possible as this issue involves massive public funds. If the Cabinet members are covering up for the Prime Minister, then they should relieve themselves of the agony and resign en masse without any hesitation.
Don’t wait too long. Time is running short.