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Saturday, April 24, 2004


NIP---National Integrity Plan

Today's papers frontpages were awashed with the news of the launch of the NIP by the PM. NST called it :: Five-year plan to create noble society; the Star said :: PM launches five-year integrity plan to bring back values; Bernama said :: National Integrity Plan Can Create Moral, Ethical Society.
According to the PM, the NIP had five targets for the first five years from 2004 to 2008. The targets, known as Resolution 2000, are to:
  • Effectively reduce corruption, irregularities and abuse of power
  • Enhance efficiency in the public service delivery system and overcome bureaucracy
  • Enhance corporate management and business ethics
  • Strengthen the family institution
  • Improve the quality of life and wellbeing of the society.

Just over a month ago, when the 11th general election was held, all these ideals of the NIP were thrown to the five winds. There were blatant abuses of powers, misuse of government machinery for election purposes, misuse of the people-owned broadcasting media to campaign for the BN and unethical vote buying by the offer of projects and programmes. The 'gentleman' caretaker PM had told BN candidates to refrain from personal attacks in their campaign but those advertorials and billboards attacking DAP and PAS mysteriously appeared during the campagn. The sense of fair play and a level playing field were clearly absent during the short election campaign period. Other abuses, too many to mention, were obvious to all who had followed the happenings and cared to look for them during that campaign period.

On polling day itself, the EC threw away caution and a good number of the rules in the book. And in the eyes of many it was a polling day where the EC appeared anything other that a body which was entrusted to ensure free and fair elections. Both the BN and alternative parties had much to complain about the irregular happpenings that day. Even the EC chairperson had called for an independent body, a Royal Commission, to look into things. But who came out quickly to say No to this call? It was none other than the man who launched the NIP yesterday!

With his recent performance and anti-NIP behaviour and his massive win in the 11th election, can we really expect much from what the NIP hopes to achieve?

According to the StraitTimes, the NIP main target will be to reduce graft, a subject the PM dedicated a major portion of his launch speech to.
He acknowledged how pervasive corruption is in Malaysian society, pointing out that 'everyone has a story about paying someone off'.
'Nearly everyone has his own story about paying off someone to speed up an application or to get off paying a traffic summons.
'We also hear of corruption cases, breaches of trust or abuse of power involving corporate and political personalities,' he said.

[.....]

He revealed statistics from a survey commissioned by the Anti-Corruption Agency in 2002 that showed how widespread graft is.
About 15 per cent of the 7,594 respondents admit to having been involved in a corrupt act, and 20 per cent have witnessed an act of corruption. The government feels the real figures are higher.
'We have to tackle this problem. There is no use if Malaysian society is rich in material terms but bankrupt from the aspect of morality, ethics and integrity,' he said.


All this preaching is well and good but what is more important is to practise what one preaches and recent events certainly has much to say as to what can be expected of the preacher.


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