Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Muhyiddin Sinks to New Low

There's a major controversy over the candidature of UMNO's Rohaizat Othman in the Permatang Pasir by-elections. 38 year old Rohaizat has actually been disbarred by the Bar Council from practicing as a lawyer for failing to return RM161,000 of a client's money which was held in trust. How can Malaysians trust someone who has been found guilty of breaching trust?

Well, our Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin can.
"This is not a case breach of trust . . . it's just that his license had been revoked," he said, pointing out that the Election Commission had cleared him and allowed him to contest.
Umm... Honourable Deputy Prime Minister, why has his license to practice as a lawyer "revoked" again? And by the way, has Election Commission "cleared him" as an honest man and be eligible to practice as a lawyer? Maybe that's the new role of the Election Commission now, to usurp the role of the Bar Council after having usurped the role of the Speaker in the Perak Crisis.

And apparently, it's not the only offence too!
Rohaizat is learnt had also been fined twice by the Bar and his clients have filed several complaints against him to the Bar, all on unprofessional misconducts.

When told this, Muhyiddin brushed them aside suggesting that there were trivial issues.
Trivial issues?! The Honourable Deputy Prime Minister even went the extent of calling the Bar Council fines the equivalent of "parking tickets"!

Oh my, no wonder it's normal to have scandals like the RM12.5 billion Port Klang Free Zone and the RM24 million Khir Toyo palace, trivial indeed. (But of course, every RM100 receipt must be accounted for, if it's by a Pakatan Rakyat representative - that's not trivial at all)

Rohaizat is of course, is the best UMNO (and Barisan Nasional) could offer, for he's young, comes from Khairy-led UMNO Youth and he represents the bright future of UMNO.
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