The whole world already know about Taib’s unaccountable wealth. The investigation will only have 1 outcome if it is done properly. But if it is not done but merely announced then there won’t be any outcome except that the case would be closed in due course, citing flimsy excuses like `not enough evidence’! But since MACC’s rule is not to tell you on their progress lest Taib will run away with the evidence the people cannot hope to get the truth from this `anti-corruption’ commission-or is it merely a `commission’ agency?
Update: Notice the point of the asset freeze still stick around in the original Bernama news-something serious is brewing to make this into a CONFIRMED news according to the national newsagency! Are we witnessing something serious commencing to get Taib?
The people should not prejudge the on-going investigation because reports about the chief minister are still mere allegations, according to the state BN.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) investigation on Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud over allegations of timber corruption will not affect the image of Sarawak, especially internationally.
State Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Stephen Rundi said the people should not prejudge the on-going probe as any report or information on the matter remained allegations until proven otherwise by the authority concerned.
“Yes, I believe he (Taib) is innocent,” Rundi, who is also Public Health and Public Utilities Assistant Minister, told reporters after opening the Sarawak Health, Wellness, Beauty and Halal Expo 2011, here, today.
He was asked to comment on MACC commissioner Abu Kassim Mohamed’s statement yesterday that the commission was gathering more information on the matter following a similar action by the Swiss Anti-Corruption Agency, which recently froze Taib’s assets over allegations of timber corruption.
Asked if the state government was aware of the investigation, Rundi said: “It is not a matter of whether we are aware or not. The authority has the right to investigate and prove it.”
According to a foreign news report, Swiss Federation president Micheline Calmy-Rey was reported to be aware of the allegations and had forwarded the information on Taib’s assets in Switzerland to its regulatory body, Finma (the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority) for investigation.