RM600m scandal: RPK has the minutes to prove that AAB was lying through his teeth

Lies, lies and yet more liesCategory: General

Posted by: Raja Petra, Malaysia-Today

26 Dec 2006 THE CORRIDORS OF POWERRaja
Petra Kamarudin

They lied to Parliament. They lied to Malaysians. And they lied to you and me. Lies, lies and yet more lies. This is the bottom line. Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Malaysia’s Fifth Prime Minister, descendant of a string of ulama (or so we are told), the first Malaysian Prime Minister to lead a congregation in prayer (and splashed all over the newspapers so that Malaysians can feast their eyes on this Eighth Wonder of the World), lied to us.Below are the Minutes of the pre-council meeting of the eve of the recent Umno Annual General Assembly. It runs into more than a dozen pages and is in Bahasa
Malaysia for those who care to read it. For those who hate reading long pieces, especially in Bahasa
Malaysia, then just read the extract immediately below and take note of the salient points. And if even this is still too much work, then let me extract the extract even further for your convenience so that you can see not only how you have been lied to but also how they robbed you of RM600 million of your money.

Incidentally, Ronnie Liu of the Democratic Action Party has made a police report on the matter and he has given the police all the relevant documents to assist them in their investigations. Hopefully, with this overwhelming evidence, they will recommend to the Attorney-General that Abdullah Badawi be charged and tried for abuse of power and misuse of public funds. (Ha….got you….If you believe this will happen, then you certainly believe in Santa Clause and the Tooth Fairy).

Anyway, this is what Abdullah Badawi told the pre-council meeting on the eve of the Umno General Assembly in November 2006:

“Bahagian? Oh satu Bahagian…bukan kawasan (parlimen)…silap tadi”. Note what Abdullah Badawi said here. The money is for the Umno Divisions (Bahagian) and not for the Parliamentary Constituencies as they have led us to believe.

“Yang perlu dipercepatkan, tak payah tunggu tahun depan, bawak cepat, sekarang boleh bawak cepat dan dengan itu yang kita nak bawak dengan cepat ini maka dengan itu kita perlu mengeluarkan perbelanjaan tambahan.” Here Abdullah Badawi asks them to accelerate the process. The letter issued by the Deputy Minister of Works of 13 November 2006 says that the money must be spent within two months. In fact, the money is being dished out even as you read this. And it is ‘belanja tambahan’, an increase in budget under the Ninth Malaysia Plan (RMK9). The RMK9 has been approved by Parliament while this belanja tambahan has not. It has only been approved by the Prime Minister, not even by the Cabinet.

I was told that in Johor the money was already distributed since early December. Hmm….isn’t Johor that same state that is suffering the worst flood in 100 years? I hope someone isn’t going to start making statements that this is God’s revenge for stealing our money. This would be most unkind because those who are suffering are innocent victims who are probably not even aware of the RM600 million.

“Kita dah ada projek, lepas tu recommend lah ke Ketua Bahagian dan lepas itu Class F pi jumpa Ketua Bahagian, tak payah jumpa Pak Lah dah.” It is clear that the money will be managed by the Umno Division Chiefs. The projects have already been identified. All the Class F contractors (who are not only Malays but Umno members as well) have to do is go see their Division Chiefs to get the money. The buck stops at the Umno Division Chiefs. And the preojects have already been earmarked — which means this is all a fait acompli.

“Saya telahpun bincang perkara ini dengan pihak JKR, Datuk Zin, Kementerian Kewangan, Tan Sri Nor dan Dato Awang Adek, tengok macam mana. Kita hendak tengok macam mana kita nak merancakkan pembangunan projek-rojek kecil yang ada di kawasan-kawasan kita.” Abdullah Badawi had already discussed this matter with the relevant people even before the pre-council meeting. They had also already issued the letter earlier that day, before the meeting, and at that time this RM600 million expenditure was not approved by either Parliament or the Cabinet. It was the decision of one man, the Prime Minister — another fait acompli.

“Sekarang juga tiga juta bagi setiap kawasan pilihanraya…RM600 juta untuk kesemuanya. Dan kita sebagai parti saya hendak supaya saudara memainkan peranan untuk memperkasakan, untuk mempercepatkan…Bahagian? oh satu Bahagian…bukan kawasan (parlimen)…” The amount is RM3 million for each Umno Division, totalling RM600 million in all. And it is for the Umno Divisions, not the Parliamentary Constituencies. So
Sarawak plus the other component parties within Barisan Nasional are excluded from the scheme….or is it scam?

Anyway, read the extract or read the complete minutes of the meeting below to get the bigger picture. See how they are robbing us blind in broad daylight. And they bypassed Parliament and the Cabinet in doing so. This is the kind of people we have voted into office. This is the kind of people who walk through the corridors of power. Those who did not vote for Barisan Nasional can only fume. Those who did not come out to vote at all and just stayed home had better just shut their mouths. They have no right to even make a sound. Those who voted for Barisan Nasional, well, serve you bloody right. And those who are Umno members, is it not time you did something about this? Do you still want this kind of leader running this country? Or are you just too dumb to grasp the seriousness of the situation?

Oh, by the way, Abdullah Badawi also said, “I always say…saya selalu kata ‘it’s hard to be nice. It’s becoming increasingly hard to be nice. I’ll try to be nice but if I become nasty I hope you will understand’.”

Well, Pak Lah, it’s also very hard for us to be nice to a wolf in sheep’s clothing. You are perceived as the ‘face’ of Islam. You invented a new religion called Islam Hadhari, ‘improving’ the Islam of Prophet Muhammad. But you have demonstrated everything that Islam is against. So I hope you too will understand if I become nasty. You are a disgrace to Islam and you are giving Islam a bad name.

EXTRACT OF THE MINUTES OF THE CLOSED-DOOR PRE-COUNCIL MEETING WITH THE UMNO DELEGATES ON THE EVE OF THE RECENT UMNO GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Ada projek besar yang akan mengambil masa yang lama, projek-projek kecil masih menunggu, masih menunggu untuk dilaksanakan. Saya telahpun membuat keputusan untuk kita percepatkan yang projek kecil ini. Ini untuk immediate need, yang long term, yang berujalan sekarang ni yang melibatkan projek-projek besar, ia akan mengambil masa..orang pun tak sabar menunggu. Betul bila ada projek besar akan ada sub-contractor. Bila UEM mula pembinaan jambatan pulau pinang ke-2 itu akan ada 200 sub-contractor…sub-contractor…200 peluang untuk sub-contractor kerana kita nak pastikan supaya bahan barang-barang yang digunakan untuk jambatan ini mestilah sekurang-kurangnya 60 peratus adalah barang temapatan. Ini kita hendak dan disinilah akan ada peluang untuk mereka nanti. Tapi projek-projek kecil ada. Saya telahpun bincang perkara ini dengan pihak JKR, Datuk Zin, Kementerian Kewangan, Tan Sri Nor dan Dato Awang Adek, tengok macam mana. Kita hendak tengok macam mana kita nak merancakkan pembangunan projek-rojek kecil yang ada di kawasan-kawasan kita. Yang perlu dipercepatkan, tak payah tunggu tahun depan, bawak cepat, sekarang boleh bawak cepat dan dengan itu yang kita nak bawak dengan cepat ini maka dengan itu kita perlu mengeluarkan perbelanjaan tambahan. Sekarang juga tiga juta bagi setiap kawasan pilihanraya…RM600 juta untuk kesemuanya. Dan kita sebagai parti saya hendak supaya saudara memainkan peranan untuk memperkasakan, untuk mempercepatkan…Bahagian? oh satu Bahagian…bukan kawasan (parlimen)…silap tadi…di sinilah saya harap Ketua-ketua Bahagian akan mainkan peranan untuk…projek dah ada dah ni…bukan cerita bagi duit tak ada projek…dah ada dah pun…dah ada dah pun…kalau dulu tak ada projek nanti rumah buruk pagar bukan main mahal…pasal nak buat projek…rumah cikgu, rumah pegawai kerajaan punya buruk naik pagar bukan main mahal lagi pasal apa? Pasal nak belanja duit. This is not the way, not with me. Kita dah ada projek, lepas tu recommend lah ke Ketua Bahagian dan lepas itu Class F pi jumpa Ketua Bahagian, tak payah jumpa P

2 Responses to “RM600m scandal: RPK has the minutes to prove that AAB was lying through his teeth”

  1. WTF-Msia Says:

    post it to some foreign news paper!

  2. sampalee Says:

    In the popular children story that even gain the common ‘cry wolves’ expression,the farmers decided not to heed the sherphard boy after he was CAUGHT lying Twice.It does not matter even if he speaks the truth after that.Yet our citizen are more ignorent than the simple farmers and will continue to swallow lies after lies.In fact we are so dependent on lies that when people like Ronnie comes up with exposures after exposures,the people seem umconcern and immune to the evil umno.Ignore the wake up call at your own peril.

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