I am happy that the Government is investigating separate cases of alleged corruption and abuse of power involving a senior civil servant and a senior politician .
It shows commitment. It shows that the government means business. No pussyfooting here.
Early last week ACA head Zulkipli Mat Noor was at the centre of allegations of corrupt practices, misuse of government facilities and sexual abuse.
The person making the allegations is former Sabah ACA chief Mohamad Ramli Manan, who has since retired.
Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has ordered a full probe as he views "such news as serious".
Then, coming on the heels of this were allegations of bribery involving Deputy Internal Security Minister Mohd Johari Baharum.
He was alleged to to have accepted a RM5 million in inducements for the release of three Emergency Ordinance detainess.
The government has indeed acted swiftly to investigate the allegations against Johari made anonymously to the ACA and posted on the internet.
Hmm. Very speedy action. Very serious view of these allegations.
Johari said these allegations are unfounded. They were posted in the internet, for God's sake.
Nevertheless, he is willing to be investigated.
Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak said investigations will be carried out without "fear or favour".
"A criminal is still a criminal no matter who he is. We will not let him escape punishment," he remarked.
Well. Whew! I must say that I was taken quite by surprise by this sudden exposure of misuse and abuse. One after another.
I don't know whether I can take anymore of this.
That said, I am proud that the government practises what it preaches. That it is unhesitant in acting against its senior officers and political leaders.
And taking seriously allegations made anonymously in the internet.