12 June 2018
The CEO of FELCRA who was actively campaigning for UMNO-BN during GE 14.
The CEO of FELCRA who was actively campaigning for UMNO-BN should be removed .
When is the CEO of Felcra who actively campaigned for BN going to resign?
8 June 2018
GE14, Riot and the HREF’s car
At the town hall meeting of the Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF), I raised the question of the agency’s chief executive officer and its directors campaigning for former Human Resources Minister Richard Riot (photo above) in Serian in Sarawak.
“We did not use HRDF money for the campaigning,” thundered CM Vigneswaran, HRDF’s CEO.
What about the car?
“The (former) minister wanted to buy it and we sent it over. When the BN government lost, we brought it back,” he said.
Do you buy this explanation? After having used the car during the campaign period for two weeks, is it acceptable that the potential buyer offered to return the car?
Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran…and the ministry’s secretary-general Dr Mohd Gazali Abas could only look at each other in disgust and anger, and perhaps astonished by the reply given.
Did the 500-odd stakeholders who attended the meeting buy Vigneswaran’s answer? The rejection was overwhelming and the voices from the crowd reflected their outrage.
The provision of the car may have been a small gesture by HRDF and its top brass to curry favour with the (former) minister on expectations that he would return to his former post.
Herein lays the Malaysian malaise where civil servants, being implementers of government policies, end up as “bag carriers” and being subservient to their political masters.
However, this endeavour to be in the good books of the minister backfired and HRDF footed the bill for transporting the car to and from Serian. Some answers were expected to be forthcoming but there were none.
This episode reflects how deeply government resources were used in the last election. It is also a reflection of how blatantly it was done without a care in the world. Rules were being broken – audaciously.
It is also a replication of the “do and be damned” attitude which has been prevalent in the civil service. Such brazen acts were hallmarks of the “little Napoleons” among some civil servants and heads of government agencies. They were “kingmakers” – feared no one and were untouchable.
4 June 2018
PM has video evidence of senior civil servants campaigning for BN
IN the run-up to the 14th general election, shariah judges, vice-chancellors of public universities and super-scale government officials had campaigned for Barisan Nasional.
They wore BN attire, made speeches, recited poems and used their position of influence to get Malaysians to vote for Najib Razak and the coalition – turning on its head the cherished principle of neutrality of the civil service.
The axe is now expected to fall on several senior civil servants, said government sources.
This was discussed in the Pakatan Harapan presidential council meeting recently, which prompted Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s call to civil servants to be loyal to the government of the day.
“Although no names were mentioned, the prime minister told the meeting that he has video and photograph evidence of these senior civil servants,” said a source.
“The prime minister is worried that these senior civil servants will later prove to be obstacles to PH in carrying out its policies.
“Some of these civil servants were appointed not because they could do the job, but because of their relationship with Najib.” – June 4, 2018.
3 June 2018
Negri Sembilan govt looking for civil servants who campaigned for BN
THE Negri Sembilan government is tracing state civil servants who campaigned for Barisan Nasional (BN) in the 14th general election so that the appropriate action can be taken, said Menteri Besar Aminuddin Harun.
“Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has spoken on this and on our side we are also looking into it.
“We are tracing them. We will see what action the prime minister takes against the culprits and we will follow suit,” he told reporters at his residence today.
28 May 2018
Senior officers misused assets to campaign for BN, veterans claim
Pahlawan lodges report with MACC on nine senior officers who acted as the main agents to help BN in GE13 and GE14.
Asri Buang (third from left) with other Pahlawan leaders after lodging their report at the MACC headquarters.
PUTRAJAYA: An organisation representing former security forces personnel has claimed that senior officers of the Malaysian Armed Forces misused military assets to campaign for Barisan Nasional (BN) in the last two general elections.
Leaders of the 14,000-strong Pertubuhan Prihatin Bekas Anggota Keselamatan Malaysia (Pahlawan), led by its president Asri Buang, lodged a report on their allegation at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here today.
Asri said nine senior officers were the main agents who had made available military assets for BN to use in its election campaigns in 2013 and this year.
“The officers are still in active service. Among their wrongdoings was to allow BN to set up its election operations rooms in military complexes,” he told reporters.
He added that all the evidence Pahlawan gathered had been handed over to MACC.
Asri said armed forces personnel were also pressured to ensure a victory for BN.
Yg Bhg Datuk Shazalli Ramly (Shazalli), who is the incumbent CEO of Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) campaigned for BN…
According to reliable sources, Yg Bhg Datuk Shazalli Ramly (Shazalli), who is the incumbent CEO of Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM). had been extremely busy for the past few months. Instead of running TM, which pays him a monthly salary of about RM300,000.00 exclusive of perks, allowances and other director fees, he was busy aspiring to be a “political campaign manager” at the same time.