Thursday, July 16, 2009


Zorro Unmasked, Tuesday, July 14, 2009

An illegal act by an officeholder constitutes political corruption only if the act is directly related to their official duties.

All forms of government are susceptible to political corruption. Forms of corruption vary, but include bribery, extortion, cronyism, nepotism, patronage, graft, and embezzlement. While corruption may facilitate criminal enterprise such as drug trafficking, money laundering, and trafficking, it is not restricted to these organized crime activities. In some nations, corruption is so common that it has gained normative status. The end point of political corruption is a kleptocracy, literally "rule by thieves".

You guys following so far? No, I am not fibbing. Read on..
Kleptocracy: (from Greek klepto=theft and kratos=rule)

Sometimes to clepcracy, occasionally kleptarchy, is a term applied to a government that extends the personal wealth and political power of government officials and the ruling class (collectively, kleptocrat) at the expense of the population, sometimes without even the pretense of honest service.

A kleptocratic ruler typically treats his country's treasury (rings a bell?, read as bailout or soft-loans) though it were his own personal bank account, read Balkis.

The effects of a kleptocratic regime or government on a nation are typically adverse in regards to the faring of the state's economy, political affairs and civil rights. Kleptocracy in government often vitiates prospects of foreign investment and drastically weakens the domestic market and cross-border trade. (We are in familiar territory, are we not?).
As the kleptocracy normally embezzles money from its citizens by misusing funds derived from tax payments, or money laundering schemes, a kleptocratically structured political system tends to degrade nearly everyone's quality of life, and isn’t this a fact?

In addition, the money that kleptocrats steal is often taken from funds that were earmarked as oil royalties and for public amenities, such as the building of hospitals, schools, roads, parks and the like - which has further adverse effects on the quality of life of the citizens living under a kleptocracy.

The quasi-oligarchy that results from a kleptocratic elite also subverts democracy (or any other political format the state is ostensibly under).

(Should any of us get tempted that I am pulling a fast one with this klypto stuff, I can get docu proof that it came from some authoritative source, which I have archived somewhere, but can be retrieved if there is still doubt.)

Muhyiddin: IF BN wins we will immediately build a bridge to link ManeK Urai Lama to Manek Urai Baru.

Humble Me: Forget about immediately building a bridge which you will contract to your F contractors and which will eventually collapse like the stadium in Terrenganu. Just give the people of Kelantan their 1 billion ringgit and IMMEDIATELY,....

Comment: Read in between the lines the kind of government he is depicting and take a look around... where can we get this kind of regime...??? It's not far a look around, I'm afraid..

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