People are in disbelief over the latest stance by the opposition bloc, which is resisting the call for a parliamentary debate on the 2020 and 2021 auditor general’s reports.
In his Budget 2023 speech, the prime minister said the reports had shockingly revealed RM3bn in ‘leakages’ – loss of public money, wastage and improper payments.
The opposition MPs’ resistance to a debate in Parliament has riled up many ordinary people. Are these MPs saying that the humongous losses of public funds – which could have improved the lives of the people – should not be surgically diagnosed in Parliament?
Which political school did these opposition MPs go to? Don’t they realise that, in many nations that uphold good governance, MPs debate such losses of public funds in their parliaments?
Is this what the ‘Malay proclamation’ mantra is turning out to be? God forbid.
Year after year, many have complained about the incomprehensible losses, abuse of power, maladministration, wastage and suspected corrupt dealings captured in the auditor general’s reports.
The national commitment to reshape our future for the better would gain ground if Malaysian MPs had the courage, commitment and conscience to debate the auditor general’s reports in Parliament, so that accountability and transparency can prevail.
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Can we not see the depth of the rot that is rocking the nation? Stop thrashing the nation’s reputation in the eyes of the progressive world. Enough.
Everyone with a conscience, those who value ethics – along with their leaders – must converge and banish crooked politicians once and for all. Otherwise, we will continue to sink into misery for many more decades to come.