PKR disciplinary committee chairman Dr Tan Kee Kwong denounced the "two conspiracies of silence" presently besetting the government which he said were "unsustainable even in a debased democracy such as ours."
NONETan (right), a former BN deputy minister who joined PKR three years ago, said Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's "deafening silence in the face of grave allegations of criminal conduct and the mute response of Bank Negara's governor to the massive flight of capital from the country are fantastic and shocking, even if you allow that our democracy is deeply flawed and permissive."

Businessman Deepak Jaikishan has leveled grave allegations of possible criminal conduct against Najib in connection with the Altantuya Shaarribuu murder, while Malaysiakini has reported thatRM200 billion left the country in 2010 in illegal capital flows, a fact that ought to have the central bank chief either quaking or quitting, said Tan.

"Either separately, more so in combination, a mute response is not a sustainable option in these circumstances," said Tan who is expected to fielded in the Wangsa Maju constituency in Kuala Lumpur in the coming general election.

Tan is the son of Dr Tan Chee Khoon, a legendary figure in the annals of the Malaysian opposition whose name was a byword for integrity.