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October 5, 2008

Gone fishing….

Filed under: Announcement, Citizenry, Life, Media, Politics — Tags: , , , — bananachinese @ 7:36 pm

Off from politics…

Busy trying to land a big one instead.

More fun and more useful after the energy wasting 916. Gotta revv up ready for post 700b bailout splashover.

whooosh…

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July 28, 2008

Unprecedented reform by Barisan Nasional?

Filed under: Citizenry, Government, Media, news, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , — bananachinese @ 11:56 am

All the component parties’ head honchos were gathered for the press conference. The party presidents from UMNO, MCA, MIC, Gerakan, SNAP, SAPP, and all the great parties from Sabah and Sarawak made the joint announcement:

We have published in full the expenses claimed by all our Front Bench MPs for the last three months.

This comes as part of our political party’s continued efforts to bring greater openness to the issue of MPs’ expenses and allowances.

The information published includes a comprehensive list of staff and their positions, an indication of any family members employed, and a breakdown of office running costs and expenditure incurred by staying away from their main home.

The Party President said:

“Politicians need to do everything they can to regain the trust of the Malaysian people, and transparency has a key part to play in that process. We must show that we’re spending taxpayers money sensibly and correctly.”

And he stressed:

“We are the first party to demand this information from our members, and our MPs are voluntarily revealing a much more detailed breakdown of their expenses than official rules require them to. I’m glad that we’re leading the way.”

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Response from ga-ga rakyat:

Wow! How the new political landscape has shifted. Such new standards of accountability! Worthy of a standing ovation!

We are floored… its unprecendented! Who’s this guy leading such change we’ve been waiting for?

April 21, 2008

ACA will become Malaysian Commission of Anti-Corruption

Badawi announces ACA will become Malaysian Commission of Anti-Corruption, independent of PM’s Department.

The ACA reforms will see the agency become commission reporting to Parliament anti-corruption committee. A whistleblower protection mechanism to be set up. Workforce to be tripled and reforms to be implemented by year end.

Wow… Badawi really working hard to make sure nobody else gets the chance to use trump cards before he steps aside in UMNO, eh? Tun M will be hopping mad. DS Anwar will be mad also because somebody else’s actions pre-empt his future great promises.

January 28, 2008

Lingam video’s 3rd explosive segment

Filed under: Government, Life, news, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , — bananachinese @ 1:56 pm

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It’s out!!!!

So titillating and exciting, it even got them dogs talking.

See also Malaysiakini

hehehe… can’t wait for 4th segment…

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January 14, 2008

Mahathir, Lingam and the royal commission

Filed under: Citizenry, Life, Media, news, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , — bananachinese @ 1:54 pm

Myself won’t put high hopes for the Lingam royal commission to be put into action after the fact finding or after you have brought the nice published report. Myself brought the report by the royal commission on police last time and now regretting it lots. NATO only.

But… let not this deter you from enjoying the tantalising and titillating bits and pieces that the Lingam royal commission might bring you. Its better than Wah Lai Toi stuff anyway.

Malaysiakini reported an exclusive with a Mr Loh Mui Fah who came forward to say he was there when Lingam was captured having the nice high powered lobbying conversation in the videotape. He has found out that his naughty son has recorded the session with a high powered camera. He didn’t know who leaked the video to Mr PKR Anwar. He was also not happy with Anwar for sharing the recording with you and me. Horrors…! Anwar may have committed a terrible faux pas there (if he knew the owner of the recording and didn’t ask for permission, that is).

Why Mr Loh came out to confess? Because he was fed up with the tailing, threatening phone calls. Yes, a nice example of invasion on privacy at work here. I’m sure Mr Loh would support Chua Soi Lek if the former Health Minister were able to push for a Privacy Act. Speaking of which, we all also have to get ready for invasion on OUR personal privacy… as soon as those on-lease CCTVs are installed everywhere. Imagine, being caught on CCTV meeting a ‘personal’ friend on the streets.

Here’s a banana question for you: How did the nice Lingam recording get into the hands of Anwar?

NB: Why give Mahathir the limelight in my post title? Da man’s gotta be da link, man…

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