Wednesday, March 7, 2007

"Johari need not quit"

Prime Minister Pak Lah said Deputy Internal Security Minister Datuk Mohd Johari Baharum, who is facing allegations of corruption, need not resign while investigations are carried out.

Why?

"[because] This has been the normal practice," Pak Lah said.

How normal is normal? Isn't corruption normal? Mahathir said the Kubang Pasu divisional delegates were paid RM200 each to vote him (Mahathir) out. Is that normal too?

Asked whether Johari’s position as a deputy minister of Internal Security would complicate investigations by the police as the ministry oversees the police force, the prime minister said: "I was told by the Inspector-General of Police that the investigations have been handed over to the Anti-Corruption Agency. So there is no complication."