Saturday, July 7, 2012

An Albatross Around The Nation's Neck?

How many financial scandals and shenanigans involving huge sums of public monies have been conveniently covered up by the Official Secrets Act (OSA) 1972 is anybody's guess.

The OSA is like the proverbial albatross around the nation's neck and will probably sink the nation unless amendments are made to the Act to specify clearly and to limit what can and cannot be classified as an official secret.

No wonder Barry Wain in his book 'Malaysian Maverick' postulated that the Mahathir regime might have been responsible for some Rm100 billion loss to the nation.

Why are the police so eager to investigate PKR's Rafizi Ramli for revealing that Pm Najib himself might have abused his power in interfering in the procurement process of the Ampang LRT extension project, instead of investigating as to whether or not there was or was not any abuse in the procurement process?

Like what Wan Azizah, the president of Parti Keadilan Rakyat, was quoted by Harakahdaily to have said

Why a public infrastructure project paid using people's money is considered national secret? Will the details threaten national security? 

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