Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Lulu Wonders Why They Bother

During the Batu Talam by-election, the independant candidate, Ng Chee Pang, lodged a report against BN’s Abdul Aziz Kiram for allegedly abusing government machinery in his campaign. Amongst others, BN was using a government school’ facilities, as well as police and local council trucks for campaigning.

This was clearly going against the election code of ethics which prohibits candidates and their party or election workers from using government buildings for campaigning unless written permission has been obtained. They are also barred from using vehicles or communication devices belonging to the state or government.

HOwever, the Election Commission said it cannot disqualify the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the Batu Talam by-election because it has no power to act on complaints based on its election code of ethics. “The code of ethics is just a guideline for candidates contesting in the election, we can’t disqualify anyone based on that,” returning officer Abdul Kadir Awang Bakar told malaysiakini.

Last week, BM was very upset that 85% of bumi projects flowed to other groups. Two days later, Finance Ministry came up with a solution to curb these practices - an official declaration (akuan rasmi).

PUTRAJAYA: The Finance Ministry has made it compulsory for Bumiputeras awarded government contracts to sign an official declaration (akuan rasmi) not to sell the contracts to others.The contractors must sign the declaration before the letter of offer is issued.

Lulu wonders if this declaration will end up like the election code of ethics - no power to act, just a guideline, can’t disqualify anyone.

9 comments:

freelunch2020 said...

right, so what happens after the akuan rasmi?
i guess if it's a sworn affidavit/court document then they can be prosecuted. makes it easier to prosecute and maybe instill some fear in the alis n babas?

warrior2 said...

Personally, I dont see the usefulness of the AR because you can dictates terms in the contract itself.

To answer lulu`s query, unlike the Code of Ethics, which happens to be a GUIDELINE and is not tied to any other proviso, the AR isnt and could be read with certain clauses of the contract where a penalty clause can be invoked if a non compliance occurs! ANyway, I still do not see this requirement of the AR for you to terminate or take other punitive actions

mob1900 said...

Akuan Rasmi Mob1900:
"Aku Bersumpah Tidak Memilih Barisan Najis"

signed:
Mob1900

Anonymous said...

"Last week, BM was very upset that 85% of bumi projects flowed to other groups."

"Affirmation" in hobbling others. You can't get a clearer admission. There has always been a very bad hidden spirit behind this so called "Affirmation" policy.

What sort of people would throw away burnt rice rather than leave it for the birds? Only the mean sort!

One can be a totally aloofed from such biz and yet not fail to perceive the patent meanness.

~wits0~

Son out Law said...

The Akuan Resmi will go the kacang puteh man who has security clearance for all "Top Secret" documents for use under the Freedom of Kacang Puteh Act. No action will be taken against the contractor for the reason 'borang sudah hilang'. Hidup Malaysia.

Anon. Fm Miri said...

Well the AR is just for show only... :)

Maverick SM said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Slowly and steadily, they will discover that over 99% of Bumi contractors sell their projects. Is the govt going to terminate all the contracts? Almost 90% of them are UMNO members and more than 50% are political leaders

zewt said...

seriouesly... if ali baba doesnt happen... what are the chinese going to eat?....

west north wind? (sai pak foong)

moo_t said...

zewt, I don't think Chinese worried about it.