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Political will lacking in battle against corruption

by | Nov 20, 2021 | Opinions | 0 comments

BY: CHRISTOPHER FERNANDEZ

When former prime minister Najib Tun Razak displayed the gall, the nerve, the audacity to request the Malaysian government to give him a RM 100 million property it showed, in a single stroke, the lack of political will to combat corruption in this country.

There are instances where graft-tainted individuals have been seen by Malaysians as getting off scot free from corruption charges although there was ample evidence to convict them and they, like Najib, are still being allowed to dictate terms in Malaysia.

What gives? Is the Malay government and judiciary of Malaysia trying to convey the message to Malaysians and a shocked international community that anything goes in this country as long as you are politically-connected?

With such largely publicised and high profile corruption cases viewed by Malaysians and the watching world, it is really shocking the antics and ploys that goes on in Malaysia’s courts of law that places a question mark on their competency?

Since the government sorely lacks the will to arrest and nip the problem of corruption it festers and becomes standard operating procedure for governance and the supposedly unaffected judiciary is also part of the mess this country is wallowing in like a quagmire.

If nothing is done to address corruption in this country, it will only be a matter of time before there comes a law and order situation and lawlessness becomes the order of the day and causes this country to end up devastated.

-THE MALAYSIA VOICE

** The views expressed on this opinion is of the writer and not the publisher

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