Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil has come under a lot of flack by transactions deemed unrelated to the business of the National Feedlot Corporation which is run by her husband and family.
No matter what rationale or justifications for the purchase of 2 condominiums, instead of the reported one unit, the explanations by husband of Shahrizat and Chairman of NFC, Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Salleh, has come not only too little but most glaringly too late.
Even though the purchase was exposed by the opposition, UMNO politicians jumping in to defend the cattle project, made it what it was intended to be - politicized.
The board of the NFC, the Shahrizat family, should have immediately come out with any clarification in the matter.
After all, for whatever intention the opposition had in exposing the purchase, isn't that the duty of elected representatives to bring to public attention issues that concern taxpayers money?
For example in the 7 month bonus for PKNS company affiliated employees, it was the spokesman for the PKNS Board that came out with the justification, not political personalities in a political role.
It should have been the same in this NFC instance.
I had severely criticised Penang CM Lim Guan Eng on his lackadaisical or no response in a matter that would have elicited an immediate response and action by any right thinking responsible parent, an allegation of molest by their child.
As in the present NFC affair, it was members of the DAP that came out to defend the alleged perpetrator, instead of the parents themselves, Lim Guan Eng and wife Betty Chew.
To be continued.