Sim Tze Tzin berasa kesal atas keputusan pengarah SPRM Samarajoo Manikam untuk menutup siasatan terhadap laporan beli undi melalui “lucky bonus” semasa PRU13.
Pakatan MPs are calling for the abolition of the EAIC, which is a watered-down version of what the people are asking for. Instead, they want the IPCMC, says Steven Sim.
The just concluded 13th general election has shown that Malaysians are not happy with the government’s approach in fighting corruption, observes Ronald Benjamin.
Martin Jalleh looks at how loss of confidence in key government institutions is undermining competitiveness.
For the first time the ruling BN has gone on an unprecedented vote-buying spree, not that there was no vote-buying in previous elections, observes Ravinder Singh.
From the top politician to the inconsequential, their actions indicate not only that the general election is (finally!) drawing near, but also that for the first time perhaps their fate is pretty much uncertain, observes Zaharom Nain.
The ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) does not need to win two-thirds control of Parliament to improve the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) as such plans would not necessarily be opposed by Pakatan Rakyat (PR), say its lawmakers. Shazwan Mustafa Kamal and Mohd Farhan Darwis report for the Malaysian Insider.
Aliran is tickled by the Prime Minister’s so-called pledge that he would give more bite to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) if voters hand the Barisan Nasional its coveted two-thirds parliamentary majority in the coming general election.
The MACC must be given real independence so that it can prosecute offenders without getting the nod from the Attorney General, writes Ronald Benjamin.
In a recent comment piece in The Star, the paper’s Group Chief editor, Wong Choon Wai asked, “Can we stop being angry people and try to make sense of the issues affecting the nation?” Tan Seng Hai responds.