YOURSAY | ‘Declining such help would be giving your own reputation a huge discount.’

Yoursay: CID chief, please take ‘no win, no fee’ lawyer offer


Frozen Aussie money: Not expensive to retrieve, CID chief told

Anonymous_1421806811: Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department (CID) chief Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd, please accept veteran investigative journalist and Malaysiakini columnist R Nadeswaran’s offer.

It will help you clear your name, and also “when” you win the case – not “if” since we know you are innocent – and if you don’t need the money, please give it to charity.

God will surely be pleased with you. Prove to us ordinary Malaysians that you are worth the badge you wear.

Hcleong: Malaysia is full of nice people, Wan Ahmad. They have arranged for a lawyer friend in Melbourne to help fight the case to retrieve your hard-earned money meant for your children’s education.

No win no fee, ‘apa lagi mahu’? (what else do you want)?

Also, there is a professional here willing to help you to explain the case to the Australian authorities if you call Malaysiakini to get his phone number.

Being the top brass of the Malaysian police’s Criminal Investigation Department, surely you know how to handle this case.

If you decline the help of all these caring people who want to fight for you, you are giving your own reputation a huge discount.

We wish you all the luck to fight for your money meant for your children’s education.

Turvy: It is wonderful to see how free speech is not simply about mindless speech. Free speech through an open portal like Malaysiakini can muster the best opinion and advice to help save individual and national reputations.

Crowd advice is a boon to governments and individuals that is just as, or more, valuable than crowdfunding. I hope our officials will listen to it with an open mind.

Road to Parliament: Indeed, just as it was for artist Fahmi Reza, Malaysians can crowdfund Wan Ahmad’s legal and travel expenses so that our good CID chief will get his day in an Australian court.

Anonymous #19098644: The CID chief has been stripped of his fig leaf of an excuse. Now we will see whether he will go to Australia to explain himself.

No sane or innocent person will knowingly or readily give up RM1 million when you are just a mere civil servant living on his salary with children attending overseas education.

The honour of the Malaysian police force is at stake.

Just a Malaysian: A$320,000 treated like small change. It takes a very wealthy person to feel that way.

Deputy Finance Minister Johari Abdul Ghani is right. The Malaysian economy is doing very well. Malaysians are travelling more overseas and throwing a million ringgit away in these foreign countries. Well done, Umno.

Anonymous 2440681500979251: Excellent work, Nadeswaran, to help a fellow Malaysian. With the offer of your friend’s help, our CID friend has actually nothing to lose.

I am sure any rational person will grab this opportunity, unless, of course, there is more than meets the eye.

‘Apa lagi Melayu mahu?’

Hafidz Baharom: Yes, what the Malays want is the same as what everyone wants – good governance, good policies, the ability to afford a home, a quality of life, and security. And the truth is, most don’t have enough, earn enough to get it.

Politicians, meanwhile, take advantage of this by blaming the government or the opposition, the other races, divert attention to issues such as religion – and this is happening on both sides.

David Dass: From writer P Gunasegaram’s analysis, the majority of Malaysians are low-income earners, and the income differential between races is no longer significant.

Non-Malays do not call for the abolition of Article 153 of the Federal Constitution. It is a relatively harmless clause designed to protect the Malay when Malays were rural dwellers.

The Malay situation has advanced dramatically since that time. The non-Malay asks for aid to be targeted to the poor of all communities.

There can be no dispute about that, unless Malays consider aid to the poor of other communities as somehow being made at their expense, or think that it is necessary to keep the poor non-Malay down.

That cannot be so. All have common cause here.

Developing a Malay business class is a challenge. The government must rethink its policies and programmes. Currently, they are not working.

As for Islam and the royalty, there is no evidence of non-Malays questioning either. Non-Malays will assert their constitutional guarantee of freedom of worship and equality.

Clever Voter: Many Malaysians of all ethnic backgrounds believe what their YBs (yang berhormats) say, and are too polite to even question, let alone challenge them. Many are terrified of the authorities and are law-abiding.

But when it comes to choosing their MPs, many tick the boxes based on what they know. However, the patronage system encourages many to support their seeming “godfathers”, which is BN.

Political awareness and culture must be further raised, enough for many to pluck up the courage that where they are can change with a change of government, and that this has nothing to do with one’s chosen faith or belief.


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