Looking back at Malaysiakini VOXPOP, G-MAN had indicated about ARIFF SHAH (BN CANDIDATE FOR P44 PERMATANG PAUH BY-ELECTION) and his infamous brother. I found out Malaysia-Today had posted up a brief article who is ARIFF SHAH and his infamous brother. Check out the article i took from MALAYSIA-TODAY.
The Permatang Pauh by-election is going to be very interesting not only because the outcome will have a bearing on the future of this country but also because the voters will be asked to choose between a ‘sodomite’ and the brother of two people who executed the biggest fraud in Malaysian history.
THE CORRIDORS OF POWER
Datuk Ariff Shah Omar Shah, the ‘opposition’ Umno Seberang Jaya State Assemblyman, has been named as the Barisan Nasional candidate for the 26 August 2008 Permatang Pauh parliamentary by-election.
There are two things one must note from this. First is that never before (or probably if they have some time in the past it would be very rare indeed) has Barisan Nasional fielded the same candidate in two seats. This is of course quite common for the opposition where one man or woman may be both Parliamentarian and State Assemblyman/woman. But not in the ruling coalition where they would have six or more choices for each seat that they do not need to field the same candidate in two seats.
This seems to point to only one thing: Barisan Nasional is not able to attract any candidate to contest against Anwar Ibrahim. That is why they need to field a candidate who is already a Wakil Rakyat to contest the Permatang Pauh Parliamentary seat. The problem they are facing is the possibility of internal sabotage. If they choose any other candidate, then they face the risk of internal sabotage, the result of internal squabbles and the fight over the Umno Permatang Pauh division leadership. Ariff Shah is the ‘least-hated’ of the five warlords of Umno Permatang Pauh so they hope that with him as the candidate this would reduce the possibility of internal sabotage.
The second point to note is that Ariff Shah is the brother of Tan Sri Amin Shah Omar Shah who is in now in self-imposed exile in the UK. He shuttles between London and Dubai but would never dare come close to Malaysia because there are criminal breaches of trust (CBT) allegations he may have to answer to.
In case you have forgotten, Amin Shah’s company, PSC Industries Berhad, was awarded more than RM24 billion in naval contracts around 1998 at the time Deputy Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak was already the Defence Minister. The government paid him billions in upfront money but Amin Shah’s company never fulfilled its side of the bargain.
Billions of Ringgit of Malaysian taxpayers’ money went down the drain in the biggest fraud in Malaysian history. Amin Shah’s brother, Azlan Shah Omar Shah, was the Managing Director of the company. And now yet another brother, Ariff Shah, wishes to represent the voters of Permatang Pauh as its next Member of Parliament.