16th June 2018
DBKL RAMADAN BAZAAR – FIRST RED MARK FOR PAKATAN HARAPAN
The embroiled DBKL Ramadan bazaar issue over the last few days involving a Bersatu division leader, Bukit Bintang MP, and DBKL official is a first red mark for the Pakatan Harapan government.
It is now reported that several vendors admitted they paid between Rm3,000 to RM5,000 per lot through middlemen for which DBKL charged only RM6,238.40 for 80 lots. A scandal is still a scandal however trivial, and must be investigated with full vigour of the law. Action must be taken against any guilty party and only then will Pakatan Harapan continues to enjoy full confidence and respect of the people.
Patriot would like to remind Pakatan Harapan MPs and ADUNs to be extra careful in making recommendation for licenses, permits, contract works, and projects. Similarly, civil servants in local governments, government agencies and departments need not fear politicians and oblige their letters of recommendation. As long as Standing Operating Procedures are followed, and decisions made for the good of the wider populace, there should be no fear.
Patriot hopes this first red mark incident is also the last. We have much to do in rebuilding our nation.
BG Dato Mohamed Arshad Raji (Rtd)
President, Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan