What political spending? For whom? Well, it is a Malaysian government owned company - and, it should not be spending money for any particular political party/ies (BN, UMNO, MCA,PKR..??) or for any politician even if he is the Prime Minister?
The money(profits) that is made by any government-owned company must flow back to the government and to the Malaysian people. Why? Because we are the owners...Maybe, not even just owners but possibly also guarantors for debts of the said company.
Likewise, it should not be spend for even Bumiputra matters/concerns - the money/profits must all flow back to the government. It will form part of the government funds to be spend accordingly for the people of Malaysia.
Now, if it was an UMNO-owned company, then all the profits will flow to UMNO members....
And, if it was a BN-owned company, then profits flow to the BN member parties and their members...
But being a Malaysian peoples' company - it should never support any political party or personalities.
As Malaysians, we are all very concerned about 1MDB for possibly 2 reasons
1- Because we are the owners of this company; and
2- Because Malaysian government may have stood as guarantor for the said companies debts...[Gov’t has guaranteed RM177.8b worth of GLCs' debts? WHY? GLC not government-owned?]
THEREFORE, we, Malaysians, are very interested in any information, disclosures and/or 'expose' concerning this 1MDB and its practices...
Many things have been highlighted by Sarawak Report and the Wall Street Journal(WSJ) - now WSJ is a well known newspaper. I am of the opinion that it is wrong for the government to 'block' our access to information...we have a right to know as the 1MDB is our direct concern as Malaysians.
What is sad is that when these allegations are made, the 'knee-jerk reaction' sometimes seem to be a denial on the part of our Ministers and government? I wonder whether these politicians even have had time to investigate properly and see whether it is true or false - which really should be the immediate response of government. 'We will look into it and give our response soon'.
Malaysians are not fools to believe everything they read - they will wait for the Malaysian government response, listen to all views and opinions and form a personal stand. But the problem, is that our Prime Minister, Minister and government do not give us an answer or a proper rebuttal...And, it is this 'silence' or 'inadequate response' that makes us here in Malaysia believe that what was disclosed may more likely be the truth...
The policy of being 'secretive', 'non-responsive'...by Najib and the government must change. They forget that they are fully responsible to all of us Malaysians... I hope that Malaysia will emulate Thailand, where every week the Prime Minister reports back to the people. See earlier post:-.Prime Minister weekly live TV reports to the people - like the MH370 briefing sessions?
This time Zahid Hamidi warns us and calls this 'unverified sources' - whether it is verified or not is irrelevant, when an 'alleged wrongdoing', all that Malaysia need do is investigate and give us a response...He should not jump to quick conclusions about WSJ reports too...
“We should not be influenced by the information that is being spread by this particular media.
“And we should not punish based on the information that comes from unverified sources,” Ahmad Zahid told reporters in a press conference at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC).