Wednesday, 22 July 2015

I also have millions in the account, so?

Today, one reads about “Tony Pua’s wife accused of stashing RM3m abroad” from FreeMalaysiaToday.com. Two weeks ago, one reads about “RM2 million deposited into Rosmah’s account, claims Sarawak Report” from TheMalaysianInsider.com. In between, one reads about “Tan Sri Mokhzani Mahathir and his sport cars” from some unknown blogger. These are just some recent news about the millions in the account of wife and children of politicians from both side of the divide.

If one cares enough to Google further, one will read about so called “millions” attached to almost every notable politician or their spouse or children in Malaysia. My schoolmate and the BN candidate for PJ Utara, Chew Hoong Ling was accused of receiving millions to join MCA. I was once accused of receiving a million (of I don’t know in what currency) and a 4 wheel drive to join MCA. If one cares to tally, it seems that everyone who joins MCA from either DAP or NGOs are said to be receiving millions.

Hoong Ling and I can prove that the property and cash in our name are from making honest income through investments and we are all happy to share with the world how to make money and create value through investments. Not too long ago, I’d issued the same calling to Danny Law Heng Kiang, the DAP EXCO from Penang to share with the world how his son Nigel Law, at the young age of 24 is living an extraordinary extravagant lifestyle. It would be wonderful if Nigel Law’s success story can be lessons for others to follow towards the path of abundance. Read here.

There is nothing wrong to for politicians, the spouse and children of politicians to be having millions if all the millions are from honest living and the source can be accounted for. And, these millions should not be immediately accused to be coming from corruption practices. However, most of the people, without a check, would often jump into the conclusion that “ahh…..corrupted money!” It is not wrong either, for businessman with millions in the bank account to join any political party or government to serve the people and nation, in the case of Tan Sri Lim Ah Lek, Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon, Datuk Paul Low and in this instance, Tony Pua.

There were also allegations of the millions in the bank account of MCA’s Deputy President, Datuk Wee Ka Siong but those who made the allegation just do it without stating the fact that Wee Ka Siong was an engineer and run his own successful consultancy firm before becoming Member of Parliament. I’m actually not surprised with the millions in the name of Tony Pua and his wife due to their background as business person. It is the same if one day someone is to say of Fong Kui Lun, the MP for Bukit Bintang. Fong runs a successful car showroom. The list goes on and on....

Not all BN politicians are corrupted and not all DAP, PKR and PAS politicians are angel either. When the politician accused of having millions to their name or to their spouse and children and relatives have got nothing to hide, the natural trail of how their millions are accumulated can be easily shown and shared without having to worry for MACC investigation.

Halfway through this article, a journalist friend Whatsapp me regarding Tony Pua’s so called RM 3 million stashed in foreign country and the government’s decision to bar him from exiting the country. She wrote: "RM 3 million can’t even buy the corner lot of a terrace house in Mutiara Damansara. Disgusting gutter politics!" I have to agree with her. 

At the same time, I would call for political donations whether to the party or to the Member of Parliament and State Assemblyman in person or through ceramah or other ways be made public of their source and usage. Ahh…. since DAP always preaches for transparency in everything, why don’t the DAP start it? And what happen to Penang Government’s declaration of assets in public by the Chief Minister and his EXCO? After the first and second time, where is the third? And Selangor and Kelantan state government's ? It would definitely stop a lot of allegations and counter allegations. 

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