Have Tool Will Screw!

Rejoice, fellow Malaysians! Taxpayers are being screwed with some really expensive screwdrivers. In this country of blatant abuse of authority and power, in-your-face corruption and up-close-and-personal intimidation, here’s another dollop of icing on the graft cake.

The Star, which have been plagued by worries about its dwindling weekend circulation since upping the weekend newspaper price by 30 sen, has to give some juicy reading and so it did with The Great Malaysian Screw today.

Here are snippets that makes for riveting reading from the Auditor General’s report.

Among these were technical books consisting 10 titles that had a price tag of RM10,700 and a 3.1 megapixel digital camera that was bought for RM8,254. 

Nice. Here’s more shit where that came from.

According to the report, consultants for the Youth and Sports Ministry had reached an estimated price tag of RM399.67mil for the equipment for the IKBN project which later ballooned to RM767.98mil after two appeals by the ministry for additional allocations. 

“The ministry said more money was needed in anticipation of a bigger student population and that getting equipment from the same supplier meant prices would remain the same. 

“But there was no proof that market research was done to identify the prices of the items and equipment because minutes for the negotiation meetings were not prepared,” the report said. 

It said without the minutes, the auditing team was unable to find out if efforts were made to reduce prices. 

Interesting reading isn’t it? And then I have to see the NST frontpage today where that guy allegedly managed to make RM4billion disappear overnight in a speculative free-for-all in the ’90s (remember?) tell us that this is THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET…..

….and that WE have RM10billion in our pockets. Dei macha! Someone must have forgotten to tell Nor Muhammad Yakcop that EPF is the employee’s money to begin with.


5 thoughts on “Have Tool Will Screw!

  1. Just the tip of the iceberg, my dear. We got screwed big time with the PKFZ scandal which was officially sanctioned. They cannot say “saya tak tau” here eh?.

  2. Don’t be so anti-lesbian by bringin up these things. Books are expensive things, OK. And then are you sure that the money wasn’t paid to the bookies? They sound the same to me. I’m sure it is not Azalina’s fault. If something went wrong it was because the PM tak tahu.

  3. We have the NEP, which has exhausted its noble objectives, and has become an organised and legalised form of corruption.Hundreds of millions, if not billions, are siphoned from this so-called social contract, the rights of the Malays,the NEP. Tell me,how many Malays have benefited ?If your are not in UMNO, would you have a chance ?

    Than we have the unseen evil of greed, corruption, that will eventually destroy this country.Unless, there is major shift towards more transparency and accountability, we may soon join the ranks of screwed-up countries in Africa.

    Look at Uganda and recently Zimbabwe, see how fast they slide down the economic ladder.Zimbabwe latest inflation figure is a whopping 7600 %. It’s mind boggling, isn’t it.

    With the Islamists getting stronger and a government run by uncaring and dishonest people, we have all the ingredients to slide down hill.

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