YOURSAY ‘Umno has amended the constitution countless times over the past five decades. Surely they can amend a couple of archaic laws without much difficulty.'
'Archaic law' stops MACC action against 'rich leader'
I do not, and will not, buy these kind of stories or excuses by
Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and other government
agencies that some outdated or "archaic" laws prevents them from
prosecuting corrupt politicians and government officials.
laws exist and such laws are an obstacle to good governance, then I
must be right in my suspicion that BN government is deliberate in
keeping these "archaic" laws to protect its cronies at any cost.
should I vote for a government (or any government for that matter) that
keeps bragging about reforms and yet could do nothing to remove some
outdated laws that is a 'nuisance' and a hindrance to saving this nation
KSD: This is utter nonsense. The MACC man is talking through his rear end.
that chief minister has wealth beyond his income - and that's certainly
the case when you are named as the richest man in Malaysia - then all
MACC has to do is to follow the paper trail.
Malaysian Police (PDRM), Malaysian Communications And Multimedia
Commission (MCMC) or whatever institution in Malaysia; they all have two
sets of procedures - one for the rakyat and opposition and the other for the ruling party.
Jk7462000: Actually, it's not an excuse. It's very real. These guys are very smart. They use the law to circumvent prosecution.
though based on Hong Kong's famed Independent Commission Against
Corruption (ICAC), became a toothless tiger the moment modifications aka
"localisation to fit local conditions" were made to the original
For MACC to be effective, it needs to be exactly like ICAC - truly independent and with full prosecution powers.
Kit P: The person owning assets in excess of his declared income as the state leader should be sufficient prima facie case for a corruption charge. Where there is no will, there is no way.
Umno has amended the constitution countless times over the past five
decades. Surely they can amend a couple of archaic laws without much
Dr Jag#04496187: What are those
"shoddy laws" that cannot be trumped and stumped? Are you telling the
rakyat our criminal laws are impotent, ineffective and toothless against
corrupt practices and the practitioners, even if they roamed the realms
of rarefied airs of the elite?
Anonymous #67264380: To the MACC, how does it feel to know that these leaders have amassed so much of wealth at the expense of the rakyat and yet you do not do anything about it? Can you sleep easy at night?
P Dev Anand Pillai:
Basically this are just excuses. The laws in the country put the MACC
under the thumb of the prime minister, and as such it comes under the
So with able drafters of laws in the
Attorney-General's Chambers, whom are qualified from all over the
Commonwealth, the chief executive of the nation and the respective state
leaders who are aligned to his coalition will fall outside the ambit of
the laws they draft.
Only chief executives of states belonging
to the opposition coalition come under the purview of the laws drafted
by the highly intelligent in the AG's Chambers.
So the moral of
the story is if you are one with the bandits, you are covered but if you
are not, then the MACC will start the hunt for you whether your corrupt
act is corroborated or not. If you are not corrupt, they will create an
act of corruption to nab you.
This is the MACC, plain and simple.
Yap CS: What utter rubbish! When the first investigation falters because of bad laws, it should have been brought up then.
is only now, when the evidence is spilling out onto the streets and the
MACC realises it cannot be ignored anymore, that excuses like these are
given. Anyone else but the present MACC people would have died of
Henry: I believe the time is ripe to
give Pakatan Rakyat the seat of government at Putrajaya and to give them
the two-third majority so they can do the rightful thing. Nothing less
Kim Quek: "...investigations against a state leader could not proceed due to shoddy laws...", so says MACC.
a damned lie! Article 8 (1) of our constitution states: "All persons
are equal before the law...", so as far as MACC is concerned, there
should be no difference whether the suspect is a state leader or a
If MACC has investigated and convicted thousands
without being hindered by these so-called shoddy laws, why can't it do
the same against this particular state leader?
I am surprised
that the parliamentary special committee had not cruxified the MACC
officer for telling such a bare-faced lie during the briefing.
it is not too late; the committee can still make a report and propose a
parliamentary censure against the chief commissioner of MACC for having
committed such treasonous dereliction of duty.
It must be very comforting to those state leaders engaging in acts of
corruption to hear that from MACC. Tell us, which are exactly these
Armageddon: Is the impunity from the law extended to the children of the state leaders, too?
BullsEye: Why is the MACC set up in the first place?
Indeed, MACC is a hoax to dupe the rakyat into thinking the government
is sincere in fighting corruption. It looks like another puppet agency,
to do whatever it likes whenever it likes, to protect the wrong and harm
What a shame and such a scam. MACC, you do not deserve the rakyat's respect.
Hplooi: ‘Incredulous' is the word.
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