The anti-graft body has a new chief and it is on a blitz, which is all well and good.
But could Bolehland and Bolehlanders hope that it will be a sustained effort and not the case of a new broom sweeps well for a while?
Bolehland has seen many efforts started with a bang and ended in a whimper. It is all kind of traditional thing to do - show that you are doing your job and mean business when newly appointed, then settle down to the status quo. Why rock the boat too much?
But while MACC is still on a blitz, to show that it means business, it would do well to reopen their investigations into the international scandal that 1MDB has become, especially in the light of the DOj's revelations that billions of ringgit had been stolen from the sovereign fund by a bunch of big time thieves.
It would do well for the anti-corruption body to haul up those who have been said to have been responsible for the heist for some serious questioning and not kid-glove treatment.
Unfortunately, the anti-graft body is more of a paper tiger without prosecutorial powers of its own.
So, it was not the anti-graft body but Apa Ini who had the final say when they had recommended prosecution in the 1MDB case.
MACC will only be an effective body if they had their own powers of prosecution. And not be answerable to the Pm alone. Otherwise, it can easily become a political tool.
The anti-graft body should only be made answerable to Parliament and to the people.
Then and only then, can Bolehlanders keep their collective fingers crossed that the anti-graft body will live up to its heavy responsibilities and be the pride of the nation.
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