DAP Offers To Work With The BN Federal Government By Uniting All Malaysians Around Fighting Corruption Instead Of Dividing Malaysians With Hate And Lies About Race And Religion.(en/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Petaling Jaya On 13.7.2013.

DAP offers to work with the BN federal government by uniting all Malaysians around fighting corruption instead of dividing Malaysians with hate and lies about race and religion. DAP is making this offer in the national interest following the latest survey by Transparency International (TI), which showed that Malaysians were losing faith in the government’s effort to fight graft.

Police and political parties were perceived to be the two most corrupted institutions, with police hit the corruption scale at 4.0 while political parties registered 3.8 with 5 being extremely corrupt. According to the latest March 2013 Transparency International-Malaysia’s (TI-M) Global Corruption Barometer (GCB), only 31 percent of respondents thought the government had been effective in fighting corruption, down from 49 percent in 2011.

It is sad that former TI Malaysia and now Minister I the Prime Minister Department Datuk Paul Low continues to be in denial by dismissing such a poor result by stating that corruption is a global menace and not peculiar to Malaysia. Unlike other countries like China, which is making slow but significant progress where Ministers are sentenced to death for corruption, the Malaysian government continues to take an ostrich in the sand approach of “seeing no evil, hearing no evil and speaking no evil”.

Even the highest judges in Malaysia’s recommendation in the Royal Commission of Inquiry for the establishment of an Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) to prevent police abuses and custodial deaths is rejected as unconstitutional by the Home Minister, a non-lawyer but with an ability to find creative and inventive excuses.

The losses from corruption in Malaysia ranged from RM27 billion yearly to nearly a one trillion ringgit over the last 10 years in the form of illicit outflow of funds as estimated by Washington-based Global Financial Integrity Report.

Corruption is so ingrained within the BN political culture that it is said that, “if corruption is not wiped out, Malaysia dies; if corruption is wiped out, BN dies”. BN must be willing to prove this wrong by making fighting corruption the central thrust of government through institutional measures and not merely playing lip service.

DAP is willing to work with BN to implement institutional changes to uphold integrity such as open competitive tenders, public declaration of assets by government leaders, full disclosure of government contracts signed with the private sector and a ban on family members of government leaders conducting business with the government.

—–Mandarin Version —

民主行动党秘书长兼峇眼区国会议员林冠英于2013年7月13日在八打灵再也发表声明:

为了团结大马国民齐对抗贪污,民主行动党献议与国阵联邦政府合作,而非以种族和宗教的仇恨及谎言来分裂国民。

为了团结大马国民齐对抗贪污,民主行动党献议与国阵联邦政府合作,而非以种族和宗教的仇恨及谎言来分裂国民。行动党是为了国家利益作出这项献议,因为国际透明组织最近的民意调查显示,国人已经对政府对付贪污失去信心。

警方和政党是两个贪污罪行最高的行政机构,在贪污最高指数5.0中,警方在贪污指数达到4.0,政党贪污指数为3.8。根据大马全球贪污机构(GCB)在今年3月的民调报告,国人对于政府有效打击贪污的信任度从2011的49%降至31%。

令人难过的是,身为前国际透明组织大马分会主席,现为首相署部长的拿督刘胜权竟然反驳这严重的贪污调查报告,指贪污并非大马特有,而是全球性威胁。不像其他国家如中国,虽然缓慢但进展明显,有部长因为涉及贪污被判决死刑,马来西亚政府却“非礼勿说、非礼勿视、非礼勿听”,继续采取埋头于沙的鸵鸟政策。

即使高庭法官建议政府设立独立警察投诉与行为不检委员会(IPCMC)来防止警方滥用权力及扣留所死亡案,但被不是律师的内政部长,以创意和革新的藉口指成立IPCMC是违宪为由而拒绝这项建议。

华盛顿全球金融诚信机构报告指我国每年有2700亿令吉黑钱流到国外,过去10年超过1兆令吉外流。

在国阵的政治文化里,贪污已经根深蒂固,甚至可以说“如果不扫除贪污,马来西亚将亡;如果贪污被扫除,国阵将亡”。国阵要证明这句话是错的,就必须通过制度打击贪污,而不是嘴巴说说而已。

行动党愿意与国阵合作以实行制度改革,秉承透明,如公开招标、政府领袖公开财务状况、完全透明化政府与私人领域签署的合约,并禁止领袖的家庭成员和政府有生意往来。

林冠英

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