Siasat barangan makanan yang dibuang di kawasan pembuangan sampah (Malay/English)

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[ENGLISH VERSION BELOW] Persatuan Pengguna Pulau Pinang (CAP) menggesa pihak berkuasa yang berkenaan menyiasat tindakan bekas timbalan menteri dalam negeri, Ismail Mohamed Said, yang membuang beras dan barangan makanan lain di kawasan pembuangan sampah Rumpun Makmur-Kampung Gunung Senyum, Pahang baru-baru ini.

Siasatan kes itu bukan sahaja mengenai bagi membetulkan kesilapan masa lalu tetapi juga untuk mencegah penyalahgunaan pada masa depan dan memulihkan kepercayaan orang ramai terhadap institusi.

Adalah penting bagi rakyat untuk menyuarakan kebimbangan mereka dan menuntut tindakan untuk menegakkan integriti kewangan awam.

Seperti yang kita sedia maklum, kempen global menentang pembaziran makanan sedang giat dijalankan. Adalah amat mendukacitakan apabila mendengar mengenai pembaziran, terutamanya apabila ia melibatkan sumber yang boleh digunakan untuk membantu orang lain.

Pengurusan dana awam yang betul, termasuk makanan yang dibeli bagi tujuan rasmi, adalah penting bagi akauntabiliti dan tadbir urus yang bertanggungjawab.

Pembaziran bukan sahaja memberi kesan buruk kepada individu yang terlibat tetapi juga menimbulkan persoalan mengenai kecekapan dan pertimbangan etika.

Usaha perlu dibuat untuk memastikan sumber digunakan secara berkesan dan bertanggungjawab, dengan tumpuan untuk meminimumkan pembaziran dan memaksimumkan kesannya bagi kebaikan awam.

Walaupun dakwaannya bahawa makanan itu dibeli dengan dana peribadi sebelum pilihan raya umum 2022 dan kekal tidak diagihkan kerana peraturan pilihan raya, justifikasi ini gagal dalam menghadapi isu kritikal pembaziran makanan.

Walau bagaimanapun, adalah penting untuk diambil perhatian bahawa dana ini masih dana awam; ini menimbulkan kebimbangan mengenai penggunaan dan akauntabiliti yang sewajarnya.

Mohideen Abdul Kader ialah presiden Persatuan Pengguna Pulau Pinang (CAP)

English version

Investigate food that has been discarded at a dumping area

The Consumers Association of Penang urges the relevant authorities to investigate the recent action of the former deputy home minister, Ismail Mohamed Said, who discarded rice and other food items near Rumpun Makmur-Kampung Gunung Senyum, Pahang.

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Investigating such instances is not only about rectifying past wrongs but also about preventing future abuses and restoring public trust in institutions. It is important for citizens to voice their concerns and demand action to uphold the integrity of public finances.

As we are all aware, the global campaign against food waste is in full swing. It is indeed disheartening to hear about wastage, especially when it involves resources that could have been used to help others.

Proper management of public funds, including food purchased for official purposes, is crucial for accountability and responsible governance. Wastage not only reflects poorly on the individuals involved but also raises questions about efficiency and ethical considerations.

Efforts should be made to ensure that resources are used effectively and responsibly, with a focus on minimising waste and maximising their impact for the public good.

Despite his claim that the food was purchased with personal funds prior to the 2022 general election and remained undistributed due to election regulations, this justification falls short in the face of the critical issue of food waste.

However, it is important to note that these funds are still public, raising concerns about their appropriate use and accountability.

Mohideen Abdul Kader is president of the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP)

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