Desperate MCA doing desperate acts
MCA Chua Soi Lek and his son Chua Tee Yong started the attack on Selangor Talam debt restructuring plan and blaming syabas water rationing on Selangor State government. Looks like both father and son have targeted Selangor to redeem MCA’s sagging political fortunes. Selangor Water privatized and Talam debts are both inherited from the previous BN government. Talam Corp’s easy excess to Selangor land shows the extent of corruption and nepotism of previous BN government. Many of Talam’s housing projects were abandoned with buyers having to serve housing loans. Many poor people were saddled with bank loan without the house. Housing and local government minister comes from MCA. Did Chua Soi Lek propose a white paper for this failure of MCA ministers? PR Selangor has to revive these projects so that the house buyers will get their houses completed. But unfortunately the MCA father and son team choose not see this side of the story.
The Scopene submarine purchase scandal of Mindef involving the highest authority in UMNO/BN which is treason, corruption and murder but MCA never uttered a word on this issue. MCA choose to ignore PKFZ 12 billion losses, MAS many bailout, Ampang LRT deal and the countless more BN scandals. Talam may have walked away with all the state lands without anyone knowing had BN continued to rule the state government.
One UMNO crony is acquiring all national strategic assets. Tan sri Syed Moktar al-bukhary has proposed a joint venture with Pengurusan Aset Air Bhd (PAAB) to manage all the water business in Malaysia. He already operates water concession in Johor. Water in Johor is the most expensive. Imagine what a mess the BN government is taking the country into. But MCA father and son team cannot notice these dubious deals.
Did MCA prepare any white paper on the KOMUDA, the deposit taking cooperative which loss an estimated RM3.6 billion belonging to ordinary Chinese members in 1980s? MCA should prepare white paper on the shortage of teachers and low budget allocation to Chinese schools. MCA past presidents Tan Koon Swan, Kee Yong Wee, Wang Choon Wing, Ling Liong Sik and Chan Kong Choy are either charged or undergoing trial for corruption cases. Chua Soi Lek himself is tainted with sex scandal.
Tan Sri Chan Ah Chye of Talam Corp sweet talked former MBs Muhammad Taib, Abu Hasan Haji Omar and Khir Toyo to alienate large pieces of land for free. MCA state executives during these periods must be aware and yet did not protest. It’s a mystery how the BN government never endeavored to collect any payment for these lands. But when the PR Selangor Menteri Besar restructured the outstanding debts, MCA finds it corruption and abuse of power.
BN government went ahead and offered the RM7.1 billion west coast expressway to the same Tan Sri Chan Ah Chye’s company Europlus. This deal is sweetened with 60 years toll collection and a government support loan of RM2.2.4 billion. I don’t think any country will bend backward like this to placate and please their cronies like Malaysia. It’s high time Malaysians of all race and religion get together and retire the 55 years old BN government.
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