Sunday, January 3, 2010

My motherland of stolen engines and missing truths...

If you noticed, I've not blogged much about Malaysia and its idiosyncratic government for quite a while now...If anything, I have successfully resisted from reading the daily newspaper, opting to do some research from good ol' www.google.com...and instead of indulging in nonsense of that sort and writing mournful posts that sometimes does sent me down in the dumps, I have chosen to occupy my time with things more worthwhile...it did work for a coupla months...

But I could not turn deaf ears on a recent article...well, not so recent, actually...it came out mid-December last year ('09)...I just got myself thinking about it these couple of days...Sherlock Holmes and Watson would have loved sniffing about this mystery...The case of the Missing Jet Engines...

Do allow me to outline the events that lead to this news...
  • four F-5E Tiger II fighters and two RF-5E Tigereye reconnaissance jets were part of the air force's 12th Squadron's (Scorpion) fighter planes back at the Butterworth (Penang) air base...
  • The still operational engines of these six 5Es were transported in military containers to Sungai Besi (Kuala Lumpur) for routine maintenance...Jet engines were stored in Sungai Besi warehouse, while service and maintenance records were kept in a safe in an office in the base...
  • Year 2007 : TWO jet engines was discovered missing after an auditing was done...service and maintenance records can't be found...it is also reported that other equipments have gone astray the same year...
  • Early 2008 : Police report was made...or so they say...
  • Dec 2009 : Matter came to the attention of the media and public...
* Ah well, this is after all the average speed things run here in my motherland...2 YEARS...before an investigation is instigated...*

Sources are from Asiaone...

I'm sure every Malaysian citizen has several questions on their mind...
  • Why no security checks, details and paperwork?
  • How was the safe broken into?
  • What are the 'other equipments' that are missing? Why aren't they brought to light?
  • How were those two engines (collectively worth RM100 million/ USD30 million) stolen in broad day light and how did they get transported without getting noticed?
  • If it was stolen, how come legal and official documents pertaining sales and shipping of engines are found?
  • Does anyone else besides me that suspects a large cover-up/work of corruption?
....and the list never stops...

"It is not easy to just cart away [jet] engines without authorization and proper documents," so says Malaysia's Police Chief Musa Hassan...

Unfortunately, I think he is being contradicted by facts...

One being...our Police Chief announcing that three low-ranking airmen and a company agent were the ONLY ones involved...

Yeah, and you expect me to buy that...pitiful low-ranking men looking to make a penny or two more...puts its life on the line...wrap their ever-so-muscular arms around the engine...and waltzes away with it...AND...they succeed...not once...but TWICE...all these happening...under the watchful hawk-eyed high ranking officers...

Breathtaking, isn't it??...In fact, I would say that it is almost laughable...if it weren't such a serious matter...

Just in case you may not have an idea how the engines look like...here are some pictures of it...












And it doesn't help that our current PM Najib Razak claims that "there is no cover-up"...and that "the Defence Ministry and Royal Malaysia Air Force reported the theft to the police immediately after it was discovered"...

So..."no cover-up" + legal sales and purchase documents and shipping + 3 little green men and their green cards + 2 missing engines = ????????

You do the maths...

But wait...I think I am getting too caught up with these two engines...

I have another question for the RMAF (Royal Malaysian Air Force) and for our dearest PM as well...here goes...

~ There were originally six jet engines altogether...two were "accounted for" and labeled as missing...but what about the other FOUR jet engines??...Are they still safe in the warehouse??...or they have sold, but not brought to light?....

Knowing our current government and its reliability, I choose to believe in the later...I mean, four jet engines sold makes RM200 million/USD60 million more...and our nation's attention isn't on it!!

Is anyone else curious to know??...Hey, after all, they are taxpayer's money...

Erm, *grin*...I don't pay tax yet...so I am not feeling so much of the pinch...but I do feel for the people who does...

Note : Should you find me not putting up another post within this week, you might want to alert my mum and dad...I might be one of those unfortunate bloggers that are arrested for sedition over my opinion above...

4 comments:

너의 친구 리나 =) said...

UGH. I'm as disgusted as you are. As much as I don't want to sit down during prime-time, listening to irrelevant and downright ridiculous news that the government is trying to feed us, it's family time. -_-"

anywayz, i'm telling you, this specific government for this term would have more than a gazillion dirty linens to be hung out for public display. It's only a matter of time. Unless they put everyone who is interested in jail and claim sodomy and money laundering cases on the scapegoats.

so much crap...SO.MUCH.CRAP.

너의 친구 리나 =) said...

oh. and good to have you back. i've got so much sh!tty rant on local politics on my mind, i don't even know where to begin. you're like my other voice who puts it in f-awesomely written words. Keep it up! =D

O!K@M said...

i don't read newspaper but i enjoy reading your blog.. its so interesting.. =) Keep it up!

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