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Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?
Corruption is so prevalent it affects English language?

When there's too much dirt...

When there's too much dirt...
We need better tools... to cover up mega corruptions.

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

ROS is going to be the kingmaker ... or troublemaker? Updated


2:10PM Apr 14, 2013

ROS postpones DAP inquiry to after GE13

The Registrar of Societies (ROS) has postponed its inquiry into last year's DAP national elections until after the general election, DAP national organising secretary Anthony Loke said today.


Thank goodness for that, which made the following outbursts irrelevant for now.
I have just read some comments since and some readers of Mkini even think of the possibility of ROS disqualifying DAP candidates who have won, after the GE! There is no end to speculation when a government institution has lost its credibility. ***

Calling up DAP to an inquiry on their CEC election matter on April 18 - just two days before nomination day, has started rumours of what malice he has in mind presumably at the behest of BN leaders (who else have the vested interests?).

A selection of letters to Malaysiakini:

YOURSAY 'DAP reps should be ready with their PKR or PAS membership forms in the event BN plays dirty by forfeiting them from being nominated.'

Platform_sinking: The evil game plan this is: DAP would be de-registered after nomination day and all DAP nominees would be disqualified.

There would be no time for DAP to contest under PAS nor stand as independents. BN wins with a walkover in all DAP constituencies.

......Should DAP use the ‘rocket' on nomination day? What happens if the biased ROS says DAP is to be de-registered after nomination day but before election day?

Speechless: Whatever its reasons are for the Registrar of Societies (ROS) to conducting an inquiry into DAP two days before nomination day over complaints pertaining to a technical glitch during its party's elections, it has nevertheless created the perception that they have been instructed to do so...

Bender: DAP national chairperson Karpal Singh, you may call this blatantly weird all you want, but you must remember that the enemy is known for being blatant about so many things.

Their "blatantly slanderous" behaviour lately is an indication of how they don't give a damn about public opinion.

But with this blatantly weird move by the ROS, the threat to DAP and the Pakatan Rakyat's agenda is real. Please consider devising back-up plans, just in case they want to play dirty.

Quigonbond: If the ROS holds its inquiry two days before nomination, and think that it can throw Pakatan into topsy turvy, they will only be confirming once and for all that BN has no qualms committing gross abuse of power.

Natural justice would require that reasonable time be given to DAP to answer or show cause. PKR and PAS should also come out and say that it will support DAP in any manner possible, including making arrangements for DAP to contest under their banner.

It may augur rather well for Pakatan to show that they are truly multi-racial and multi-religious, and this will put BN's machinations to shame.

Ipohcrite: I hope good sense, governance and political neutrality prevails with ROS, otherwise they might be the proverbial straw that breaks the camel's back and unwittingly unleash a much-dreaded Malaysian spring.

Anticonmen: Now ROS talked about notices sent out to delegates. Earlier they could not find anything wrong on the correction to the technical glitch in DAP's elections. Where will this nitpicking witch-hunt go next?

Bemused Malaysian: DAP would probably be de-registered after nominations and by fiat, all nominations under DAP banner declared illegal.

By the time you take it to court, BN would have gotten its two-thirds majority and probably laughing all the way to the bank. Think about it, BN is capable of anything.


Notwithstanding the above speculations (hope they don't give ROS more ideas than he has in collusion with BN), I think there is a possibility that in the event of BN losing to PR (with DAP intact but its coalition unregistered), Umno as a party with the largest number of MPs would claim its right to form the next government.

It is already bad enough contesting against an opponent with all the unfair advantages, it is even worse having to deal with their deviousness which they are known and capable of.


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