Remember back in April when it was revealed that there was some political corruption in the “Decent Housing” project at a ministerial level (of course it was never talked about again), well this time there seems to be a bit of corruption at the parliamentarian level.
Is it just me or does this multi-billion dollar project looking more like a carcass ripe with maggots and circling vultures overhead?
You would think that after the first case people would know better. Don’t they know that this is a royal initiative and that even a whiff of impropriety is image-tarnishing? (hint. hint.)
But here’s a more important question: is it possible to have a political system where in the very least, any one seeking public office has to avail themselves from their business dealings? The same business dealings they can influence by being in a position of political power? Can we at least have them, I don’t know, put their money in a blind trust or something? Can we ban members of parliament (especially) from being able to still have a second job while receiving pay for “serving the public”?
Can we have that?
Is this too much to ask?