Saturday, August 25, 2012


A few evenings ago I received this SMS: 60 accounts executive from Price Waterhouse Coopers are currently stationed at the PM’s Department to troubleshoot issues affecting government projects and also proposing to turn around their projects.

My response: PWC can station their whole troop for all I care. They have become a joke after their involvement in the crime index fiasco. Massaging and manipulating are now synonymous?

Following are some comments by some Malaysiakini readers”

Jiminy Qrikert: Just imagine what this does to the morale, self-image and honour of the police force.

These are the men and women who are faced with the increasing barrage of reports of crime but are forced to be a part of this huge lie and succumb to the political pressures to doctor data to prop up their political masters.

They know it's a lie but are helpless to prevent it. At the same time, they see the extent of corruption committed by these political masters who are powerful enough to literally get away with murder.

It does not take much pushing or temptation for these police to also succumb to crime and corruption since you might as well join them if you can't beat them.

No wonder, Umno-BN is so deeply buried in corruption as the police are now guilty accomplices in spinning a crime into a non-crime.

Amused Malaysian: Why crime statistics only. What about Hari Raya road fatalities? There's none of the fuss of previous years. Don't tell me there are no road fatalities this Raya.

(Just wondering if PWC has morphed into a government SPA…..massaging the dead to live again…..kudos to JPJ for a deathless balik kampong record!)

Kgen: It is not uncommon to massage figures to portray a better picture but this has been carried too far so much so that reality and statistics move in opposite directions.

This is when the strategy backfires as the public totally rejects the said statistics. Yet the government still insists that crime is a perception problem because its statistics say so. This is an insult to our intelligence.

What government think-tank Pemandu is doing is like trying to sell ice to Eskimos by saying that the natural ice around them is a false perception.

Well, Mr IGP (inspector-general of police), your brilliant little scheme has been found out. You had Pemandu fooled completely but not us, the suffering public who has first-hand experience of crime.

Please don't insult us by saying ‘perception' again and that goes for that loudmouth home minister who grudgingly said police will focus on fighting crime as if that is something extraneous for them.


If the recent revelations of an experienced police officer is telling enough you have not heard enough.

As part of the BBC's Who Runs Your World? series, Jonathan Kent in Kuala Lumpur looks at how Malaysia's notorious triad gangs are run.

(By now Ah Hing would already be a tai koh, if still surviving)

Ah Hing makes no bones about his world and his life. "I admit that I am a bad guy, and that I'm a gangster," he said.

"So who runs your world?" I asked - to which he gave a simple reply : "The government".

There you have it HERE a link provided by one of my readers.


bruno said...

Zorro,honestly speaking I do not know who bosses the triads.But one thing I do know,which is an open secret is who bosses over the AG and an ex IGP.The Triads.

Anonymous said...

Dear Uncle Zorro

During the Marcos kleptocratic regime's rule in the Philippines, their foreign exchange reserves were
falsified by being overstated.

Phua Kai Lit

Anonymous said...

the judiciary, attorney general's office, police, MACC and so on (even cash box Petronas) all report to the PM.

The PM is the most powerful man in office (2nd only to the AG)

Koyak Malaysia lah !


Anonymous said...

Cannot trust these CONsultants.

They are paid to touch up bottom lines for Jibby to meet the KPI.

CL Tang said...

Using fear to win votes won’t work any more.

Day in day out, Umno and MCA has been frightening the people with their doomsday scenario should Pakatan Rakyat wrestle power from their clutches.

From MCA, its leaders kept harping to the Chinese electorate that a vote for DAP is a vote for PAS. Should Pakatan comes to power, MCA suggests, rather ludicrously, that DAP will bow down to PAS’ demands for the implementation of hudud law.

Never mind that PAS would not have the numbers to push this through parliament since its Pakatan partners, DAP and PKR would never accede to it.

In fact, PAS would have to rely on the other sole dominant Muslim political party, UMNO to have any chance of making hudud law a reality.

Can MCA President Chua Soi Lek secure a promise from its big brother Umno that it will never consider such a political alliance?

If it is not able to do so, then it should refrain from lambasting DAP for its alleged subservience to PAS, when MCA dare not even stand up to Umno when it is being bullied.

More importantly, MCA must stop using the threat of hudud law as its main political weapon against DAP, as it raises unnecessary fear and unease among the main races in Malaysia.

From Umno, its leaders has been constantly painting a picture of apocalypse should Pakatan wins power. “Don’t take Malaysia’s peace and harmony for granted”, they exclaimed over and over again, suggesting that Malaysia’s stability and race relations is so fragile that a change of power in a fair election could throw the entire country into chaos and mayhem.

The May 13th incident is being cited again and again.

That the two most powerful component parties in the ruling coalition would rather frighten the people into believing that such events could take place in a change of government, when the probability is so remote and unlikely, is telling.

Rather than acknowledging the real problems that are truly threatening the future of this country – corruption and abuse of power – and mustering the political will to curb these twin evils before it is too late – Umno and MCA are creating imaginary daunting scenarios in their bid to retain power.

Even on the occasion of Malaysia’s National Day, BN is suggesting that the past 55 years of peace and prosperity has been a result of its sole efforts and sweat, belittling the blood and tears of ordinary Malaysians who has also brought Malaysia to where it stands today.

How else could its arrogance be explained when it wanted to use “Janji Ditepati” as the official slogan for Merdeka Day – and demanding it be voted back into power for having performed the duties on which they were elected to do anyway?

A government that instills fear in its people as its political strategy to remain in power, instead of appealing to the hopes and aspirations of a better tomorrow, does not deserve the people’s support.

A government that does not trust the wisdom and rationality of its people to choose its next leaders, should not ask for the people’s trust in return.

I think every like-minded Malaysian would send the same message to BN – please don’t insult our intelligence.

Instead of creating an illusionary fear among the people, it should focus on the real issues that are actually limiting our growth and potential – corruption, declining standards in our schools, crime on our streets and rising costs of living especially in housing and health. No need for handouts, no need for slogans.

That is the way to earn our votes.

zorro said...

CL, spot on from all angles...BTW, never thought of starting a blog....a least for this campaign period? Think about it.

Anonymous said...

Good analysis by CL Tang.

We need more such report to counter those propaganda on TV i.e. those 'Pilih BN' scare tactics.