First, it was Selangor MB Khalid Ibrahim's cows and car story. The MACC chairman said his agency had received solid evidence to charge Khalid. What happened?
Now it is Fairus' turn. The story goes like this: Fairus had accompanied Ramasamy for the trip last June to attend an international conference organised by Club de Madrid - an international organisation for all ex-ministers of governments across the globe. Ramasamy had attended the international conference as part of a state official trip.
However, it is learnt that Fairus had told top leaders of PKR a slightly different story - that the money, which was deposited via a bank account, was a loan from the quarry operator. (I am not going to ask why he had taken a loan from the quarry operator. He could have used his credit card for such a small amount and noted the importance of not to obtain loan from a quarry operator who is being investigated for fraud)
Fairus has consistently claimed he was a victim of an internal political conspiracy hatched by jealous rivals within PKR. (This is the part we want confirmation from Anwar Ibrahim.)
“The clearance by MACC exposed all the lies spread by unscrupulous and irresponsible people. God almighty will punish these people one day,” said Fairus.
Penang MACC director Latifah Md Yatim did not answer calls made to her despite numerous attempts by Malaysiakini to reach her.
Again, the MACC is keeping mum on a very important issue. Many Malaysians like myself are getting very suspicious of the anti-corruption agency. If Fairus is cleared, why just inform him and not the public?
Second, why still no official charge on Khalid?
I would like to remind the MACC to pull up their socks. On the Selangor MB's case, the MACC still owe the public an explanation. Talking about integrity, MACC must eat, talk, sleep and dream integrity and transparency. It does not even smell like it.