Friday, September 08, 2006

I don't think Jiminy Cricket tapped his shoulder

That the Transparency International president Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam subtly and sarcastically praised the Selangor MB for finally opening up his eyes to see the merit of rejecting the pest control consortium system by Sepang & Subang Jaya Municipal Councils is noteworthy (theSUN at page 6 today) :-

The move by Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo is "most welcome" ... He has seen the merit of the good, solid investigative reports of theSUN newspaper and its editors, which have revealed lack of integrity and transparency at the lower levels of government ...

Ramon said the developments and revelations by theSUN might lead to opening a can of worms, and it may only be the tip of the iceberg. ...

Specifically on pest control, it is not only important to solve problems but to examine what went wrong, how it went wrong, and what systems need to be put in place to prevent mismanagement, lack of integrity and transparency in the future ...

Well, we all KNOW don't we, that it has got nothing to do with Jiminy Cricket finally knocking some conscientious sense into the head of you-kn0w-who.

Kudos to the team who did a great job at theSUN. You guys have indeed set the wheel of change in motion, all for the better. If you can't beat them, pressure them!

That is what makes theSUN such a great read and what makes the people behind it so deserving of respect. They have brought truth and integrity back into the English mainstream news media. CONGRATULATIONS.

If the people at the STAR and the NST have enough guts about them to stand up and do the right thing for MALAYSIA our beloved country, they do not have to look far to see the kind of reporting that is sorely missing in their papers. But then again, what is THEIR definition of PATRIOTISM?

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Blogger Maverick SM said...

I often remember Pak Lah said before the General Election that he had scrutinise his team and that they were all given a clean bill of health before being selected to contest the election.

However, the contrary was true.

9/9/06 01:31  
Blogger Anak Merdeka said...

Perhaps we have different definitions of "cleanliness" than what's on BN's ISO checklist, no?

I
Sama
Oso ...

10/9/06 10:11  

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