MP SPEAKS | In September I was in Perth and I met Greg Lopez, a research fellow at Murdoch University, who wrote the most recent article in Forbes in August 2015, titled "Malaysian Prime Minister: Walking Dead Man?"
Greg said that then Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak broke the "fundamental rule in politics" by inadvertently admitting "guilt" when MACC dismissed him of any mistakes in accepting infamous "political donation" of 2.6 billion crowns.
He said Najib's position was no longer sustainable, as the Malaysians questioned his sincerity and credibility.
This was because Najib, in response to a Wall Street Journal that on July 2, 2015, announced that $ 700 million had been transferred to Najib's personal bank account, offering "denial of denial", see:
"Let me be clear: I have never earned money for personal gain, as my political opponents say, either from 1MDB, SRC International or other entities as they have confirmed."
Najib described the message as political sabotage and threatened to sue Wall Street Journal the following week, which has not been done for more than three years.
Instead, he used Lopez's words: "When his neck was pulled around his neck, Najib was in a fracture."
The Sarawak News website was blocked by the government and an arrest warrant was issued for its founder and editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown, while Edge Financial Daily and Edge Weekly were suspended for three months, then Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and Attorney General Gani Patail were dismissed collectively and the Public Accounts Committee "neutralized".
Lopez wrote: "After the breaking of such an idle act with a high level of skill, the prime minister blinked.
"On August 3, 2015, MACC announced that $ 700 million in the Najib personal bank account came from donors, and Najib inadvertently confirmed it Wall Street JournalAnd he opened Pandora's box.
"This admission of" guilt "has assumed the Prime Minister's toxicity in the most extreme time, but even more damaging than the legal consequences of this matter (ie, it was for Najiba corrupt to ask for gifts for Umno, it is certain that the donations were intended for Umno who donated , what the donations were, donations used for general elections in 2013, donations violated Malay laws, etc.) is a question of trust and legitimacy.
"Malay people will again question Najib's sincerity and sincerity by rejecting all other allegations against him, his family and his administration. Wall Street Journalis the absurd allegation correct, could all other absurd allegations be true? "
Where's the pink diamond?
But Greg warned, "One should have nothing to exclude Najib, and of course the dead man who walks can be very unpredictable and dangerous."
As the events turned out, the "dead man" could walk for almost three years and almost went on for several years because no one, including Najiba himself, expected Umno and BN to be defeated in the 14th general election that held the most unequal electoral playing field in the history of the nation in favor of Umno / BN.
Najib was actually expecting a big victory and even regained the parliamentary two-thirds majority that Umno / BN lost ten years ago at GE12 in 2008.
I did not expect Pakatan Harapan to win the 14GE and create a federal government on May 9, 2018, and Dr. Mahathir Mohamad told me he did not expect it either.
"The Dead Man" is still going. He said he does not intend to return as Prime Minister or President Umno and BN, saying he is vocal to fulfill his duties as an elected representative.
On his Facebook, he said, "My wish is just to give my views and ideas to reinforce Umma, to improve the well-being of people and the economy, and I can contribute to these goals, particularly in the face of lies and disinformation.
"I hope all parties give me room because it is my contribution to people, my country and the country."
First, let Najib in the parliament in a 2019 budget talk show next week explain why he betrayed Umno, BN and Malaysia when he did nothing more than three years to cleanse Malaysia from the shame of global kleptocracy as a result of the 1MDB scandal despite the US Attorney General's condemnation of " kleptocracy in the worst "?
Secondly, tell the Malaysians what happened to a $ 23.7 million 22 karat pink diamond necklace that Jho Low paid as a gift to his wife, Rosmah Mansor, as well as two items lying in a broken conversation with Al Jazeera – donating RM2.6 billion to his personal bank account and his half-sister Riza Aziz, the film production of Red Granite Pictures, and films such as the "Wall Street Wolf".
LIM KIT SIANG is MP for Iskandar Puteri.
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