I have often lambasted BN ministers,, and used the term "goons" to describe especially UMNO Cabinet ministers, like I di in the previous post/s.
TODAY I must give credit where credit is due -- finally a deputy minister SAIFUDDIN ABDULLAH, showed that some UMNO leaders are indeed capable of having a critical mind, and more importantly, to speak up whe it matters.
Early this morning, I saw the frontpage of Malay Mail and invested RM1 for a print copy -- I was delighted to read the following on page 1. SECOND LEAD:
Public perception at stake
over Rafizi's charge
By ASRUL HADI ABDULLAH SANI
I arrived home about an hour ago, went to Mmail.com.my to routine pick the item via Cut&Paste for comment for this post. But after half an hour --even going back to Google search -- I could NOT find the online copy! WHICH IS VERY UNUSUAL AND SUSPICIOUS!
I wrote an email to the editor asking the WHY? query BUT THERE WAS NO "send" operation key...Maybe Desi is a litttle blur...I will try to contact ASRUL the reporter LATER on the issue. At the back of my mind, I wonder if the newspaper DIT NOT WISH TO ENCOURAGE readers to visit this report!?
DESIDERATA: I went to mole.com after spying a link at rockyberu's and there was this item headed:
Whistleblower Act cannot save Rafizi.
Of course I "beg to differ" with the gist of that report -- I won't C&P for you lazy bummers hear, so go visit dare! I would go back there to pick up a comment countering the UMNO-related I.nternet semi-news-cum-blog aggregator.. Before that, I will now COPY OUT in longhand the Malay Mail's report (italicised and in RED) which lifted my heart this morn!:)
WHILE the law may side with theauthorities, public perception will be destroyed following the charging of
PKR strategic director Rafizi Raml and former Public Bank cleark Jhari Mohamad yesterday for violations to the Banking and Financiakl Institutions Act (BAFIA).
It will probably be the first casualty of the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) 2010.
Although it protects those who give information to the authorities, the perception would be that if you "snitch", the government will come after you, said UMNO supreme council member Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah
"The charge will have a negative impact on national perception towards the government's anti-corruption efforts, Saifuddin, the deputy higher education minister told the Malay Mai.
"More importantly, I think this case is going to put the Whistleblower Act to closer scrutiny because the Act is supposed to protect whstlebowers in many areas, including from civil and criminal action especially against detrimental actions.
"I am not a lawyer but a politician and I am concerned with perception.
"I have been reading through social media and the preception is very simple -- the Act is not effective."
~~ To be cuntinued...
Okay, guys, thanks for being Ms, Mr or... Patience, also a Ms Virtuous surely! @10.24PM, Here's dat Comment I left at mole.com:~~~