“Bukan sahaja tidak bekerjasama dan menjawab dakwaan itu, Taib sebaliknya pilih menyerang SPRM,”
“Jika Taib tidak berundur, Najib patut mansuhkan sahaja SPRM, ekoran SPRM bukan ditubuhkan untuk menentang rasuah tetapi melindungi rasuah,” kata Lim dalam kenyataannya.
Taib pada Khamis lalu berkata, beliau “tidak akan bekerjasama” dengan SPRM berhubung satu video yang didedah NGO antarabangsa, Global Witness.
Rakaman video itu Mac lalu membongkar skandal pembalakan melibatkan keluarganya yang merampas tanah pedalaman didiami rakyat miskin Sarawak.
Berkongsi pendapat sama, Naib Presiden Pas, Datuk Mahfuz Omar turut meminta Najib membubarkan SPRM jika tidak berani mengambil tindakan.
“Adakah Najib lebih mementingkan 27 kerusi Parlimen di Sarawak sehingga Taib Mahmud tidak boleh disentuh? Bukankah seorang PM itu bersumpah untuk menegakkan kedaulatan undang-undang,” tegasnya.
Di bawah Seksyen 47 dan 48 Akta SPRM 2009, keengganan untuk bekerjasama dengan SPRM boleh dihukum denda maksima RM10,000 atau penjara dua tahun atau kedua-duanya sekali.
Naib Presiden KEADILAN, Tian Chua pula berkata, Taib cuba mengatasi undang-undang hingga Najib tidak mampu berbuat apa-apa terhadapnya.
“Tindakan transformasi Najib untuk membanteras rasuah juga adalah satu lakonan semata-mata,” katanya seperti dilapor The Malaysian Insider.
SPRM pada 20 Mac lalu mengesahkan siasatan dijalankan ke atas video tersebut yang antara lain merakam percakapan ahli keluarga Taib dan rakan perniagaannya yang menyalahgunakan lesen pembalakan untuk memperkayakan diri.
SPRM dilapor turut menjalankan serbuan ke atas pejabat seorang peguam yang dikaitkan dalam video terbitan NGO antarabangsa itu.-keadilandaily
MACC worthless if Najib keeps Taib, says Guan Eng...
Najib Abdul Razak should demand Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud's resignation for snubbing the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over its probe into the Global Witness video expose.
Otherwise, said DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, the caretaker prime minister may as well abolish the commission altogether for its failure to perform its duties.
"Instead of cooperating and answering these allegations (raised by the video), Taib has chosen to attack MACC.
"If Taib does not resign or can escape unpunished with such disgraceful remarks, then Najib might as well abolish the MACC, as the MACC is not designed to act against corruption but to cover-up corruption," said Lim (left) in a statement today.
On Thursday Taib responded to the MACC's probe into allegations raised in an explosive intrepid video by international NGO Global Witness released last month, saying he was being "victimised".
"They (MACC) don't deserve my cooperation because they have been naughty... and they have not been honest," the CM told reporters when met after attending the BN supreme council meeting in Kuala Lumpur.
Lim, who is incumbent Penang chief minister, said Taib should show proof of the MACC's alleged "victimisation".
"Public opinion is that the Sarawak chief minister has been ‘shielded' by MACC rather than victimised, by being given especially lenient treatment," he quipped.
He added that a chief minister refusing to cooperate with the MACC was a "serious breach of duty and statutory obligation".
"Under section 47 and 48 of the MACC Act 2009, such refusal to co-operate with MACC when you are subject to investigation, may be an offence which can be punished by a maximum fine of RM10,000 or imprisonment of 2 years or both," he said.
Lim said the ball was in Najib's (right in photo wearing helmet) court on how to act upon Taib's conduct lest he be accused of double standards.
"Malaysians are now waiting to see whether Najib dares to punish and act against Taib for such disgraceful remarks."-malaysiakini
Pak Samad tells voters to oust BN...Bersih 2.0 co-chairman Datuk A. Samad Said openly called on voters today to support the opposition and use this “once chance” to end Barisan Nasional’s (BN) rule in Election 2013.
This is the first time the national literary icon popularly known as Pak Samad, has openly urged Malaysians to back the federal opposition coalition to “overhaul” the government and “amend the broken machinery” like healthcare and education, which Pakatan Rakyat (PR) has promised to deliver.
“This is our chance... the time has come for us to overhaul the government to that power would fall in the right hands.
“This is our opportunity to amend the broken machinery like healthcare, education and democracy of which have been promised by the opposition,” he said at an event organised by polls reform group Bersih 2.0 here.
Bersih 2.0, a coalition of over 80 non-governmental organisations, has in the past been forced to defend itself against criticisms calling it a partisan group, largely due to the immense support it had received from PR leaders for its street protests.
The former national laureate Samad (picture) said now is a critical time for voters to ask themselves why the same coalition has ruled Malaysia for more than five decades and why is it those in power are only Malays.-malaysian insider