Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Sleepless in Johor (updated)


Received a message from a friend who knows Johor more than me saying that I got this one wrong.

He said the investigations have been shelved.

I don't really want to believe him.

After all, the MACC had been ordered by the Sultan of Johor to eradicate corruption in the state.

Hopefully I'm right and my friend is wrong.


It's about 3.15am as I start writing this.

I'm suffering from sleeping disorder because something is wrong with my heart....never mind...it's too stupid for me to tell you all what's wrong with my heart.

Rather then being awake thinking of negative thoughts, I thought I may as well write this short post.

Well, it has been a few days since I wrote my last one anyway.

Talking about me being sleepless, I heard there are quite a number of people in Johor who are now having sleepless nights too.

However, they are not really suffering from sleeping disorder like me.

They can't sleep peacefully because apparently the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission is closing in on them.

This is about the continuing story of

Cleaning up Kota Iskandar

Cleaning up Kota Iskandar - Part 2 

My sources said the operation is indeed ongoing and MACC is currently cornering at least three "big fishes" and quite a number of smaller ones.

The three big ones are two state assemblymen, one of whom is a high ranking office holder in Kota Iskandar, and the third, who is also a politician, holds a very powerful post in the state administration.

They were said to be very rich.

For example, the assemblyman who holds no position in Kota Iskandar was believed to have at least two palatial homes, eight luxury cars and children who own several plots of land each and maximum Amanah Saham Bumiputera accounts.

The other two "big fishes" were believed to have even more than that.

I was told they are all running for cover now but I guess it's going to be hard for them to hide after the recent edict by Sultan of Johor supporting MACC's effort to crack down on corruption in the state.

I think the three guys are all likely awake as I'm writing this despite the early morning hour.

How to sleep when the MACC people may knock on the door at any time and drag them away, isn't it?

Well, the smaller two bit players are probably suffering from the same problem too.

I was told that some of them have started to hide their loot.

One or two were even said to have given their Rolex watches to friends for safekeeping.

A gold Rolex watch for men

Surely scary, I guess.

How to sleep easy like that?

Those who are corrupt are not likely able to sleep peacefully, okay.

Anyway, I hope the MACC people will keep on pushing themselves so that my home state could be cleaned up.


  1. Ironically, the biggest thief of all, M01, sleeps soundly night after night.

    1. Well, that's the "rule" of the game,isn't it?

    2. Ha muuuaaahahaha, he's still remain intact MO1 or better still Perdana Menteri Malaysia. Keep calm. Don't be jealous.

    3. I tot Hollande came to arrest MO1 Altantuya Scorpene



    4. what did he still ?
      please tell with proof :)

    5. Najib is a kleptocrat with nothing but political stunt and enriching himself by swindling masses

  2. Ha ha ha. Am too have sleeping disorder. Mau kincing all the time at night. But hearing what you say i am happy. It make happy thought that justice is served and done.

  3. As it would be commonly known, corruption is not unique to Johore - large scale, and bigger fishes, exist in this tanah of ours.

    The crackdown has political motives - not altogether altruistic.

    Cynicism among the rakyat is at epic heights.

    Perhaps the next generation could be more disciplined stewards for this country.

  4. Sorry, off topic:

    The lady has been charged in court.

  5. It is always satisfying reading of all these raids, arrest and millions of cash, handbags and jewelry in pictures.
    Can Annie kindly provide or write about conviction rate?

    1. Ah, that's the "beauty" of the game here. Read in China, once caught, conviction is "almost" assured - and they are taking down those super huge jerungs, not just tenggiris/parangs, let alone ikan bilis......... Let's hope SPRM will do the same.

  6. To all those juvenile delinquents:
    Sins are a good man's brother...
    Grow up! Forsake your sins if you be good.


    1. For those poorly brought-up adults...


  7. Hallo kawan...itu towkey musat aa itu miniaga punya olang aa saya ada ingat lia olang lagi manyak kuat lasuah ooo.Lia olang aa apa mikin mesti mau kasi untong manyak ooo...halal ka...halam ka talak hat.Pinting sekali wang mesti kasi manyak.Nanti mati ala sinang aaa.Wang manyak titut pun ada manyak lelap lorrr.Apa?...lia olang mau mali kutuk saya punya pintu lumah aaa.Haiyaaaa...talak hat lor.Sana bulakang pintu sulah ale lua bag maaa.Sudah isi punoh.Apaaa?...lia olang sulah tak mau ambik aaa!!!. Haiyaaa...susah lor saya ini maciam.Talak bolih mikin wang manyiak lorrr....nang butinang..kui butukuii...

  8. When the head rots,the rest follows..If you know what I mean.

    1. Very true!!! The rotten and stinky smell from an island...precisely from a bungalow without a swimming pool!

  9. Johor 'kubur' umno should close down & umno from other states to take over...

    1. Hello hello!! what do you mean? Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia will take over la! Jangan terkejut pulak.

  10. Sorry Annie, I am out of topic in this posting of yours.
    Tak tahu, kat mana nak tepek. Elok U bukak tajuk ni, for
    your next posting. Nampaknya, you fight for their right
    to be on the road at any time of the day, is fruitful.
    Tengok latest news about the MAT LAJAK and now tambah
    dua orang MINAH LAJAK exersising their right!!!

    Polis terpaksa pujuk parents untuk ambil anak mereka...

    Monday, 3 April 2017
    The ‘Mat Lajak’ are back on the road

    JOHOR BARU: Even after eight teenagers lost their lives, the “Mat Lajak” in Johor are refusing to learn from the past. The cyclists are making a comeback on major roads around.

    Police detained 22 people – 14 Mat Lajak and eight spectators – aged between 14 and 17 at Jalan Lingkaran Dalam near the Mahmoodiah Muslim cemetery at around 3am on Saturday. One of the cyclists was a teenage girl.

    It was at the same spot where eight teenagers lost their lives after a car ploughed into a group of cyclists on Feb 18.

    Nurse Nisa Arina Ruslan, 24, said she often saw the group of 10 to 15 cyclists near a mamak shop along Jalan Mahmoodiah at around 1am when she was on night shifts.

    “These young cyclists don’t seem to be aware of how dangerous it is for them to use the road when it is already past midnight,” she said, adding that the teenage cyclists would travel in a group and loiter around the city area until dawn.

    Contractor Ahmad Ayob, 56, said that before the accident, these cyclists would be seen travelling in a group of more than 20, and their favourite spots were usually in town.

    “For a while after the accident, I did not see these cyclists, but a few days ago I bumped into eight of them at the Skudai area late at night,” he said.

    Another road user Nur Anis Maressa Esa, 26, said it was a nuisance to deal with the Mat Lajak at the highway near the Danga Bay area.

    “These teenagers are putting their lives in danger as the highway is the place where most drivers travel at high speeds,” she said.

    Johor Baru (South) OCPD Asst Comm Sulaiman Salleh said the recent arrests of 22 cyclists showed that these teenagers were not bothered by what had happened earlier.

    He said money could be one of the main motivations for these cyclists to risk their lives on the streets by racing among themselves.

    “There was a large group of cyclists and spectators along the road. Once police arrived at the scene, the group immediately dispersed and escaped on foot leaving their bicycles behind.

    “We managed to detain 22 of them including two girls. One of them is a cyclist,” he said adding that some of those detained were believed to have been part of the same group involved in the fatal incident.

    ACP Sulaiman added that police also issued summonses against them and hauled them back to the station for further action.

    “When we called their parents, some even told the police to let their children stay in jail and they did not want to come for their child.

    “We managed to talk the parents into fetching the children but it took them a long time to come to the station,” he said, adding that a total of 14 bicycles were seized and would be disposed off under Section 112(3) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

    He also stressed that police would soon take action against parents or guardians under Section 33 of the Child Act 2001 and advised them to always keep an eye on their children.

    ACP Sulaiman said this was the final warning from police and urged non-governmental organisations, child experts and even professional cycling groups to work closely with the force to take these teenage cyclists off the street.

    1. Please point out to me at which point did I "fight for their right
      to be on the road at any time of the day". Try to read carefully without being emotional. Thank you.