I am surprised this morning to get a cheeky call from my ex colleague to check my inbox. It was a link to a Singaporean news-site regarding a FORMER lecturer who cheated Singapore Polytechnic by submitting by false claims was jailed for four weeks and fined a total of $10,000 on Thursday. Then i realised that I know this chap. He used to come over at least 3-4 times a year to teach hard disk drive related technologies.
Not an ardent fan of Singapore but they are indeed strict. A police report was made and this person was made to pay many times over his meager false claim. Wonder if any of our politicians and leaders who made billions and millions will ever be subjected to such strict punishments?
Here is one current example.
“I don’t know what he was saying. I believe it’s not true,” said Tengku Adnan, who was a Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department assisting the minister in charge of law in 2001 when the clip was filmed.
“When I saw the (clip on) YouTube, I thought he (Lingam) was mad or drunk. I don’t know what he said. I believe it’s not true,” he said.
He is the same minister that 'abatted' the misuse ( corruption) of RM850,000 to 2 of his senior officers. Instead of reporting them to the police or Anti Corruption Agency, he decided to do a hush hush internal probe as cover up. And when one of the men got promoted, am sure that the other people have enough of this and leaked it out to the press and relevant departments.
I have noted before that there is too much money going to this ministry and many suspicions on where the money going to. A billion ringgit a year means that the ministry have to spend close to RM80 million per month or RM4 million per day. And this is just for activities to promote Malaysia.