PRESS STATEMENT : - 30th Dec 2010
Chairman - Social Care Foundation
Panel Advisor Of Malaysia Anti - Corruption Commission (MACC)
On Friday Dec 31, 2010, we will say goodbye to 2010 and usher in 2011. Fortune tellers, astrologers and Feng Shui practitioners will review the events of past years in self glorification of the accuracy of their predictions. They will attempt to provide new prophecies and guidance to forecast events and good fortunes for the coming year. But, they do it for commercial gains.
As a social activist, I would like to address the fundamentals that are of importance to us as a progressive nation. Malaysia is a country of faiths. It is stated that Islam is the official Religion of the Federation but at the same time, freedom to practice other faiths and religions is guaranteed. How we prosper as a nation cannot be based on fortune telling and guessing games but on hard facts, sound policies and universal principles to be gathered from our faiths and religions.
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 24 – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will not look into a former Sime Darby official’s complaint that he was tortured by an anti-graft official until police finish their investigations.The MACC’s decision has occurred despite a call for investigations by Tan Sri Dr Ramon Navaratnam, its panel chairman on prevention and consultation.