Thursday, August 21, 2008

PM Says ACA 'Efficient'. Who Is He Trying To Kid?

From The Star
The Anti-Corruption Agency’s latest arrest of six people, including two Perak state exco members, is proof of the agency’s increased efficiency due to improvements to its enforcement capacity, says the Prime Minister.

Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi brushed off comments by some PKR people who questioned the timing of the arrest coming during the Permatang Pauh by-election campaign, and said it was a mere coincidence.

Abdullah said the ACA investigations and arrests had nothing to do with the Government.

“That is the ACA’s intelligence. Surely they cannot just watch someone committing a crime and do nothing. Because they know a crime has been committed, they act,” he said after chairing the 4th National Water Resource Council in Parliament yesterday.

He added that the ACA did not inform him prior to the arrest.

“There is no need to inform me. This is their job and I heard it from the news,” he said.
***** The whole report is littered with misleading statements and half-truths by Pak Lah.

Example 1:
The timing of the arrest coming during the Permatang Pauh by-election campaign is a mere coincidence. (Does he really expect us to believe that crap?)

Example 2:
The ACA investigations and arrests had nothing to do with the Government. (Oh really!?!)

Example 3:
The ACA cannot just watch someone committing a crime and do nothing. (Isn't that what these buggers have been doing all these years? Sleeping on the job and leaping into action and barking loudly when the government gives the green light)

Example 4: The ACA didn't inform me.
I heard it from the news!!!. (Come on man! Even the politically naive rural bumpkin will have a tough time digesting this piece of ridiculous bullshit)

DPM Najib says: No political agenda in arrest

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course he will say that. To him ACA is most efficient because it has not taken any action against him over the report lodged by his own party man.


1:15 PM GMT+8  
Blogger hantuthree said...

Let him say what he wants to say. We know its all rubish.

1:24 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe this would be a good time to revisit Martin Luther King’s immortal speech. See below:

The I Have a Dream Speech


In 1950’s America, the equality of man envisioned by the Declaration of Independence was far from a reality. People of color — blacks, Hispanics, Asians — were discriminated against in many ways, both overt and covert. The 1950’s were a turbulent time in America, when racial barriers began to come down due to Supreme Court decisions, like Brown v. Board of Education; and due to an increase in the activism of blacks, fighting for equal rights.

Martin Luther King, Jr., a Baptist minister, was a driving force in the push for racial equality in the 1950’s and the 1960’s. In 1963, King and his staff focused on Birmingham, Alabama. They marched and protested non-violently, raising the ire of local officials who sicced water cannon and police dogs on the marchers, whose ranks included teenagers and children. The bad publicity and break-down of business forced the white leaders of Birmingham to concede to some anti-segregation demands.

Thrust into the national spotlight in Birmingham, where he was arrested and jailed, King organized a massive march on Washington, DC, on August 28, 1963. On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, he evoked the name of Lincoln in his “I Have a Dream” speech, which is credited with mobilizing supporters of desegregation and prompted the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The next year, King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

The following is the exact text of the spoken speech, transcribed from recordings.


I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.

In a sense we have come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked “insufficient funds.” But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check — a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice. We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.

It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. Those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.

But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.

We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. They have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone.

As we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back. There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, “When will you be satisfied?” We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied, as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro’s basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their selfhood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating “For Whites Only”. We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.

I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive.

Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair.

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.

This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with a new meaning, “My country, ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.”

And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!

Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!

Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California!

But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!

Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!

Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

1:52 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:56 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on!!Please be mature and accept the fact that ACA had changed. Just because PR exco members were caught by them u came out with excuses. HA HA.

Even BN goons are captured for giving bribes in Sabah previously. Now is the PR's RED-HANDED CAUGHT!! Thought that PR is free from corruptions, guess they are not then. Double Standard.


2:12 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a bunch of hypocrites!! You thought the PR's are free form corruption, yet you spit all the blames to the BN. Yet they are red-handed caught, you expect this to be a conspiracy?? So lame.


2:16 PM GMT+8  
Blogger kopitelp16 said...

To have the 2 PKR exco caught augurs well for the state. Perak MB must not show favour. This will teach all to toe the line. You are elected by the people. You serve the people. BTW, ACA not remanding PM for allegation of power abuse? That's efficient!

2:19 PM GMT+8  
Blogger mohd said...

if it's BN people that got caught,then the PR people will clap their hands.

but if PR people being caught,even red-handed,they will say it's a conspiracy,a plot and a scam to smear their name.

come on!!grow up!!!!!!!!!!

even there are BN people who got arrested recently at Sabah for bribe allegation and still in investigation.

what wrong is still arrest on PR people can only be made until the by-election finished?.no way hoze!.i'm afraid by that time those people already got loose somewhere.

just let the ACA do their investigation,shall we.

2:32 PM GMT+8  
Blogger peace said...

Owh, So with the capture of PR goons, They came out with excuses of BN conspiracy and in-directly assult to Pak Lah? Agree red handed, those excusers are not matured enough. Now they put the blame to Pak Lah. Wonder if Pak Lah won't do the ACA's reform, would all of you even know all these incidents?
Guess they are too short of giving excuses. Thank god they are still good commentators in this blog.

2:39 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is already BAD having Abdullah as PM, who sleeps on his job and even taking a group photo with all the head of governments, he can doze off. But worse still, he is a compulsive liar. I suppose lying is part of the umno culture. By the way ACA, what has happened to the investigation on Abdullah and Najib.


2:49 PM GMT+8  
Blogger punk said...

to the PR supporters that they just couldn't face the music and admit there are corruption in PR,you are just pathetic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3:16 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make no mistake, the so called ACA of Malaysia is just a slave of 2 persons, PM & DPM.
It is now put on full alert, ready to bounce on any political opposition, especially those that contemplate "jump ship" over to PR.

3:19 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous money in the bag said...

make no mistake that the PKR exco members were caught in the act and also they asked for sexual favours,too!.

make no mistakes that two PKR members
in Dewan Rakyat quarrel between each other because of the Bar Council's forum.

make no mistake that Batu PKR deput chief,Mohd Noor Kamil Abd Samad had been detained for allegedly assaulting two photographers during nomination day for the Permatang Pauh by-election on Saturday.

3:25 PM GMT+8  
Blogger kopitelp16 said...

Well, what the 2 PKR leaders allegedly did was wrong; if proven and MUST get the right punishment. If any PKR or DAP or PAS leaders have done anything wrong, there should be no cover ups. Let the law take its due course. Same to BN too. We need the police to be fair; judiciary system too. Otherwise the rakyat will all lose confidence in the system. I really do hope the ACA can carry out its duty without fear and favour. INVESTIGATE PM & DPM TOO!

4:47 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ACA has changed...ya right! This is all for show...By-Election we can never believe Pak Had Hari can we...he lies at the drop of a hat!

7:55 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous enter shikari said...

so far this year ACA had made 319 arrest.last year it was 590 arrest.that means ACA are doing their matter who you are,if you practise bribery or power-abused then these guys gonna hunt you down!

10:37 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ACA is a tool of umno government and that is proven by the many unsolved cases. They have a standard list of great excuses and the main one is insufficient evidence. Where is the outcome of Lingam case, Md Deros and even the IPs. Efficient !!! come on don't take everyone as fools. Go after the last 22 years of corruption and we may have some respect for the ACA.
Shit Police

9:33 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous 9:33, I agree with you!
Enter Shikari...typical of UMNO, you are looking at quantity not quality!
All the "big fish" like Lingam, Yusoff Chin, Mahatir, Najib, Rosmah, etc, etc, get off scott free. Either insufficient evidence or just plain "sweep under the rug" & hope everyone forgets (Malaysians have very short memories muhh).
You talk about "Power abuse & bribery"? That's the culture in the BN (especially UMNO), if the ACA were really doing thier job, > 75% of the BN people will be in jail today!).

11:40 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous acaisshit said...

Yes ACA is efficient for his pleasure only.

1:58 PM GMT+8  

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