Tuesday, January 23, 2007

ACA To Probe Pandan Safari Lagoon-MPAJ Corruption Link. Will Anything Positive Emerge?

The Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) has stepped into the controversy surrounding the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council and Pandan Safari Lagoon.

A Selangor ACA source confirmed yesterday that its officers have started investigations into the case. No further details could be obtained.

Selangor State Secretary Datuk Ramli Mahmud, who is supervising the board of inquiry which will haul up the 15 MPAJ enforcement officers allegedly involved in the case, told The Malay Mail that he met ACA officers last week. The ACA’s involvement hinted at suspected corrupt practices within the council.

However, Ramli was quick to steer away from the issue to corruption. “Just because the ACA is involved doesn’t mean that there are corrupt practices,” he said.

Yesterday, The Malay Mail reported that Pandan Safari Lagoon water theme park was ordered to close in 2005 but continued operating without MPAJ taking any action against the operator. The management of the theme park was slapped with an order to close by MPAJ but enforcement officers did not follow through with the operator.

This was revealed by Ramli yesterday. The ACA will be looking at the council’s work processes or procedures and compare them with other councils in the State such as the Kajang and Subang Jaya municipal councils, he said. This is to see how a standardised and effective operating system can be put into place where the issuance of business licences and other duties are concerned.

“The problem in Malaysia is that sometimes, people set up the business first and then apply for a licence later,” Ramli said. “Most councils would have their own methods of doing things but what we are looking at is a standardised and watertight system with the proper checks and balances to enhance the delivery of services,” said Ramli. (The Malay Mail)

***** Firstly what kind of fool does State Secretary Ramli take us for? He proudly says that the ACA is investigating, then he quickly adds that "just because the ACA is involved doesn’t mean that there are corrupt practices!” Then why are they there for? To play tiddlywinks? This I suppose is how he managed to rise to the level of state secretary, by trying to please all sides and kissing as many butts in the process.

He further tries to pull the wool over our eyes by innocently stating that the ACA is there to 'look at and compare
work processes or procedures with other councils.' RUBBISH! That is not the job of the ACA. They are specifically there because corruption has clearly taken place and is ongoing with impunity. Their task is to see how high up the bribery has gone and take down the entire lot of corrupted bastards infesting our local councils especially that greed merchant, MPAJ.

At least on paper that is the statutory task of the ACA. But alas this is the land of the possible where the boleh phenomena holds strong sway. I personally feel that the whole thing will be buried deep into some files in the state secretary's office. After all he is
the one supervising the board of inquiry!
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Blogger backStreetGluttons said...

certainly smells like those crooks in MPK.

3:53 PM GMT+8  
Blogger warrior2 said...

ACA comes in when there is a possibility/suspicion of corrupt practises. They investigate and later on make a declaration whether there is or isnt corrupt acts. It is not true to say that once they come in, there are CONFIRMED corruption acts.

This is logical because only thru investigation (by coming in)would they be able to determine whether there was any element of corruption! IT IS NOT BECAUSE AS WHAT YOU STATED.


4:00 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

warrior u are a ayam and telur brain. u think the hamsap ACA come when they suspek corruption. Nonsense. Dont simply merepek if you dont know what to say. now I know why your blog close down.

6:10 PM GMT+8  
Blogger warrior2 said...

sandokan, are you agreeing with The Malaysian or are you saying that ACA masuk suka suka? Do try to say something meaningful!

Hmm the last time I checked, my blog is still operating! hmmm...please say something correct!

6:14 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad, ACA has no real teeth.

As soon as it is clear anybody other than small tikus are involved, they need to refer to their masters "upstairs". That's why most cases get buried and never lead to any prosecutions.

What we need is a truly independent commision against corruption, which can pursue cases without fear or favour, no matter who is involved.
But no hope of this happening in Bolehland.....

6:38 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Billy said...

You are right, The Malaysian. The role of the ACA is to check on corruption not procedures. Whether one follows procedures, policies or systems, they are left to the auditors, internal as well as external. Aiyoh, another sandiwara.

12:08 PM GMT+8  

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