Najib's son tours flood relief centres
Along with ‘BN-branded’ aid for flood victims, VIPs representing the coalition have turned up at the main relief centres set up in the several East Coast states.
Mohd Nizar (left), the eldest son of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, visited a relief centre in Kuantan about 5pm yesterday.
Sporting a t-shirt with the words ‘Najib My PM 2013’, he was accompanied by a sizeable entourage.
Najib is the long-serving parliamentarian for Pekan, which is among the areas affected by severe flooding.
Mohd Nizar, 35, who was asked if the words on his t-shirt would be interpreted as publicity for his father and the BN, replied: "No. I'm just here to help.”
Saying he has been visiting flood-affected areas over the past few days and five relief centres to date, he then hurried away from the media.
Extensive flooding has resulted in more than 40,000 people being displaced and 149 relief centres being set up over the past week.
Aid stamped with the BN logo has been arriving in Pahang. Among the items are bottled water and umbrellas.
A Kuantan Municipal Council official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said a number of Umno members had dropped off aid, but did not help in distributing the items.
This aspect of work has been left to the Welfare Department, the municipal council and volunteers.
Now that the flood waters are receding, more people are returning home and clean-up operations have begun.
However, a police spokesperson quoted the Meteorological Department as predicting rain at night and therefore, the possibility of a second round of flooding.
He also dismissed speculation that a dam near Sungei Lembing, Kuantan, is structurally damaged.- Malaysiakini, 10/12/2013, Najib's son tours flood relief centres
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
If it is government funds, and not BN funds used to purchase 'BN' flood relief items, then is this not corruption and abuse?
We have General Elections, whereby candidates from the difficult political parties contest - BN, PR, etc ...and then the candidate with the support of the majority of the elected MPs is chosen as Prime Minister, and this PM chooses his/her cabinet and form the Executive branch - the government of Malaysia.
Now, we have an MP from Barisan Nasional that is the Prime Minister - and the government of Malaysia is NOT the BN government - but the government of Malaysia entrusted to govern all the peoples of Malaysia - they will have access to the monies of the people of Malaysia - and this is not BN (or any political party's or politician's monies) - and all that is done is done for and on behalf of the Malaysian government.
So, it is very wrong to talk about 'Barisan Nasional projects" or Barisan National supplies for flood victims...
So, I hope that these supplies which carry the 'Barisan Nasional' symbol are really material bought and donated by the Barisan Nasional political parties, using their own money - and NOT a case of where government money (i.e. Malaysian people's money) are being used but the Barisan Nasional is giving the false impression that it is BN money...
Malaysian money is NEVER the BN's money - and if this really was government money being used, then I believe that this is corruption and MACC must act.
Likewise, if people's money (or resources), i.e. government money and resources, are being used for Najib's son's visit, and maybe even gifts he hands out - then this too is corruption.
The only persons that should be using government funds and resources(planes, helicopters, cars, trucks) etc is the government, i.e. the Prime Minister and the members of his cabinet and public servants carrying out their duties...
An MP and/or ADUN and/or Senator may be the 'conduit' through which the government passes resources and aid to the people, but when it is handed out to the people, do not give a False impression that it is coming from that particular MP/ADUN/Senator/Local Councilor or some political parties but make it clear that it comes from the Malaysian government - the Malaysian people.
It is wrong to use the people's money and resources and give the false impression that it comes from the pockets/resources of these 'middlemen' - be honest and truthful.
Nothing wrong with Najib's son or wife visiting, but make sure that they are using their OWN money to do so - not the government's money.
Wonder how much of his own personal money, Najib's son donated for the flood victims?
Also wonder why Malaysiakini is reporting this story - I am sure many people are visiting, and many more people are donating money, clothes, food, etc - and it is these people who should be credited for their generosity... Is this story about Najib's son's doing even being carried by RTM and the government owned/linked media?
Talking about the flood, the question that must be asked is whether the flood has been caused in some areas because of government failings, negligence...
* Have rivers and drains been maintained? Have the river that becomes shallow by reason of erosion and other debris been cleaned and deepened?
* Have there been proper drainage, or even walls been erected to prevent flood in some of these areas - many of which often is affected by flood?
* Has all that 'building approvals' which resulted in paya(swamps) and low-lying natural water catchment areas being 'filled up' whereby these would
have previously help prevent flooding in residential areas, commercial areas, schools, roads ...be the cause why some areas are now being affected more by rising water of our rivers? Some of 'fill-up' projects also divert water flows...
A lot of questions....