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Sever all links to corporations if holding office
Published on: Saturday, December 17, 2016

By Joshua Y C Kong
IT HAS been reported that police received over 20 police reports over the poison pen letter purportedly written by Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi urging for the Prime Minister’s resignation.

This was revealed by Zahid, who is also Home Minister. He said his signature on the letter was forged and that the author had abused a government letterhead, in addition to inviting slander against him.

An item “Know your DPM” has also gone viral in whatsapp and others that Zahid is linked to many companies as per list starting with Kulim Enterprise, Poliperkasa Realty amongst the 91 companies listed ending with White Horse Ceramic Industries.

If the list is fake, Zahid should also denounce it.

Supposing the list is true, would not such corporate links affect his official position? Even President-elect Donald Trump is setting a blind trust for all his business undertaking once he is installed as President of USA on 20 January, 2017 although there is no official requirement to do so as it is deemed to be in conflict with the top office.

This also goes to other government leaders who are linked to companies. They should give up their interests in such firms during the period they are a public servant.

Joshua Y C Kong

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