Congratulations to Apandi Ali and Ranjit Singh for receiving their desired medals by Najib Razak. Below is the news from The Star:
PETALING JAYA: Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali will head the list of award recipients in conjunction with the official birthday of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah today.
He is the sole recipient of the Panglima Mangku Negara (PMN), which carries the title “Tan Sri”.
Fifty-two people will be receiving the Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM) award, which also carries the title of “Tan Sri”.
Among them are former MCA president Tan Koon Swan, former MCA central committee member Datuk Wong Mook Leong, former MIC vice-president Datuk S. Veerasingam and outgoing Minister in Prime Minister’s Department Senator Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar.
Also getting the award is Axiata Group Bhd president and group executive director Datuk Seri Jamaludin Ibrahim, Securities Commission executive chairman Datuk Seri Ranjit Singh and Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers president Datuk Seri Saw Choo Boon.
In Malaysia, it is very unlikely to see idiots within a profession to receive honours for bringing disrepute to their position. Usually people will do stupid things AFTER they receive their awards. But under the shambolic leadership of Najib Razak, people can also receive medals of dishonour for doing exactly that – being dishonourable.
For Apandi Ali, it’s probably the reward for whitewashing Najib over the twin scandals – 1MDB and RM2.6 billion american pies. When all over the world, people are being charged for offences relating 1MDB’s money laundering scheme, Apandi surprised us all for clearing Najib of any wrongdoing. The prime minister was even caught red handed for using millions of ringgit on a shopping spree all around the world with money obtained from 1MDB’s subsidiary!
Apandi also had dismissed Bank Negara Malaysia’s charges over 1MDB, saying 1MDB had done nothing wrong when they misappropriated over USD1.83 billion elsewhere.
Ranjit Singh on the other hand, turned a blind eye over the mismanaged bonds held by 1MDB. These bonds were in serious danger of being defaulted, precipitating the government to take over the billions of debt as the result of Securities Commission lack of gumption to sound the alarm and do what is right.
But alas, vanity and stupidity can go a long way under Najib, nevermind the fact that people are laughing and sneering behind their backs.
So what we can do now is to give both of them a standing ovation for doing what they were told to do. A job well done indeed.
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