This country's institutions are getting more and more ridiculous.
Corruption is a criminal matter and in the aftermath of Teoh Beng Hock's incident, it is easy for commentators to point out that MACC appear to be a political tool.
Now I am absolutely flabbergasted by this,
MACC aims for support, speaks to the Chinese
MACC needs to public's support to combat corruption, not "Chinese support".
UMNO might need Chinese support, MCA might need Malay support, MIC might need ...I don''t know what they need, but MACC needs public support and independence.
I look at this development from different perspective to try and understand how this situation arises.
1) is MACC admitting that previously it has been pissing off the Chinese community by focusing on Chinese politicians?
2) if there is a solid case of corruption, MACC need not worry about pissing off the Chinese hence need to pacify them. You don't see PDRM launching an "Indian hears and minds road show" after Kugan's case garner spotlight.
3) in Malaysia, race base political gamemanship is the reality of life. MACC has openly declare it's participation into this arena hence is this an indication that MACC is very much a part of the political game and a tool when it's noble purpose is suppose to be combating corruption where this ailment cut across racial lines?
4) MACC appears to be suffering from want of leadership and sense of direction. Has this got anything to do with Badawi's last act of his premiership where the act was rushed through Parliament or has more to do with the instruction given by the MACC's new boss?
5) At the onset of Teoh Beng Hock's case, some bright brains commented that MACC is "a Malay institution,
Race card played over Teoh’s death shows Umno’s desperation
By Syed Jaymal Zahiid
KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 — Umno is not above playing the racial card when it comes to getting what it wants. Take the case of Teoh Beng Hock and the article written by New Straits Times Group managing editor Zainul Ariffin in the Berita Harian.Zainul likened the criticism levelled at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) as an attempt by certain quarters to weaken a Malay institution.
It's no mystery or secret who these "certain quarters" he was referring to are and the question many opposition leaders and the public have been asking is this: since when did the MACC become a Malay institution
now MACC is running to Chinese community for support? What does Perkasa has to say about this? Is this the ground work for the next GE?
I just hope MACC focus on what it should be doing, banish corruption regardless of political affiliation, race, religion and what not. An act of corruption is an act of corruption. Period