A widening scandal over the theft of two jet engines by senior military personnel has exposed serious lapses in Malaysia’s security establishment.
It has also raised concerns that the country is emerging as a hub for the trade of illicit military-related equipment to countries declared as rogue nations by the United States and its allies.
Over the past week, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his Cabinet colleagues have scrambled to defend embarrassing revelations that two F5-E jet engines from the Royal Malaysian Air Force and other sensitive military equipment were smuggled out of a high-security airbase and moved by a cargo plane out of the country.
The Umno-led BN federal government had lead Malaysia into a most embarassing episode in our nation's history. It is believed that if the Pakatan Rakyat were to wrest control over Putrajaya in the next general elections, more scandals and government mismanagement will be uncovered and exposed to the public.
And this is what Umno is fearing off, therefore giving only limited coverage on this scandal to the press by promising no "cover up" but in fact it has already been cover up earlier. That is why it was only reported today, when those people committed the treason in 2007.
Congratulations Najib, Umno and BN. You won yourself another disgrace.