Can Najib untangle the 1MDB-Tabung Haji bailout in the next 48 hours or will there be a political explosion when Najib meets the UMNO division leaders on Monday

Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s position as Prime Minister and UMNO President has never been so fragile and precarious as now, and the question uppermost in many minds is whether Najib can untangle the 1MDB-Tabung Haji bailout in the next 48 hours or whether there will be a political explosion when Najib meets the UMNO division leaders on Monday.

Najib’s desperation over the RM42 billion 1MDB scandal as to approve a raid of Tabung Haji funds has created an unprecedented political spectacle of the current Prime Minister being sandwiched under attack by former Prime Minister, Tun Mahathir and the current Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Mahathir is demanding that the bailout in the land deal between Lembaga Tabung Haji (LTH) and 1MDB be called off immediately while Muhyiddin warned from Milan that the 1MDB scandal may explode on UMNO.

Muhyiddin admitted that the debt-ridden 1MDB was the biggest factor that led to Barisan Nasional’s (BN) loss in the Permatang Pauh by-election as he was not even able to explain the scandal when campaigning because, “I don’t even know what to say”.

He said: “The rakyat wants to know, not just Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The rakyat wants to know why no one has been charged, why the 1MDB board has not been sacked, and about the position of the CEO and the prime minister as adviser.”

In fact, if the 1MDB-Tabung Haji bailout had been revealed earlier, BN would not only lose with a bigger majority in Permatang Pauh by-election, it could have even lost in its stronghold in the Rompin by-election.

Former Attorney-General Tan Sri Abu Talib has posed legitimate questions whether the 1MDB-Tabung Haji bailout documents were classified under the Official Secrets Act (OSA), and who classified them as secret, with reference to the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar’s statement that investigations were looking into using the OSA against the perpetrators of the leak.

Will the IGP next say that all documents connected with the RM42 billion 1MDB scandal are protected by the OSA?

Police credibility and integrity will suffer another tumble under the present IGP if the police are seen as protecting the perpetrators of the RM42 billion 1MDB scandal instead of siding with the public and national interest.

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  1. #1 by bruno on Saturday, 9 May 2015 - 9:18 pm

    Kit Siang,comon my man.Surely you know what is a bailout? 188.5 millions for a humongous debt of 42 billion can surely be considered a bailout?

  2. #2 by bruno on Saturday, 9 May 2015 - 9:28 pm

    It is time the opposition get its priorities right.Get down to seriously revamping the coalition and get it’s house in order and be ready for GE 14th.If you guys kept wasting your precious time,chasing after the invincible ghosts,it will be no surprise if PR will be left licking its chops on the sidewalks,the night of GE 14th.

  3. #3 by bruno on Saturday, 9 May 2015 - 9:31 pm

    Let the Umnoputras fight all they want.And for the opposition,why not go and spend some quality time or doing something useful for once?

  4. #4 by bruno on Saturday, 9 May 2015 - 9:35 pm

    For example to all the PR leaders,how about spending your precious quality time trying to kick that incompetent IGP out,all the way to Zimbabwe?

  5. #5 by pulau_sibu on Saturday, 9 May 2015 - 9:57 pm

    I think NR’s final day is getting very close. Will MY take over. or NR will appoint his cousin to take over? He will probably want his cousin to take over so that he will not be investigated and his ass will be covered. Hopefully GST will also be scrapped. The Mong lady case will be investigated and justice to be done. More importantly, Anwar to be released because the whole case was fabricated by NR. However, I cannot rule out the fact that he may migrate to Kazakhstan?

  6. #6 by good coolie on Saturday, 9 May 2015 - 9:58 pm

    Remember all those fellows who went to jail for simply exposing irregularities in the UEM highway-project tenders? Nowadays, we are supposed to be worshipping whistleblowers; but rest assured that if you cross the line on 1MDB, 1-UMNO will re-open 1-Hotel Kamunting and skin one and all of you there! Also, don’t imagine that support from the good doctor is any strength for your noble cause: he will slither into the shadow of the trees the moment the Deputy PM post is offered to his son.

  7. #7 by pulau_sibu on Sunday, 10 May 2015 - 12:09 am

    afterall is to steal. steal big and try every possible mean to steal. no doubt that gst is one of the means to pay the 1mdb debt.

  8. #8 by anep67 on Sunday, 10 May 2015 - 2:08 am

    Hi YB, Good day to you. I doubt very much that the UMNO Division leaders will do anything or even there will be no question asked. They are as evil as their leaders. My guess is that they will meet Najib and take whatever money they receive to keep their mouth shut and hail Najib the so called leader of Malay.

  9. #9 by Noble House on Sunday, 10 May 2015 - 3:27 am

    Najib’s goose is coming home to roost. They are preparing him for a kenduri with all the spices added. The old turkey buzzard will take the first bite, something he has been waiting for. The IGP, as usual, has his priorities wronged.

  10. #10 by pulau_sibu on Sunday, 10 May 2015 - 8:25 am

    don’t worry. he can migrate to kazakhstan.

    the media said 1mdb money went to j low. but the final destination is where? the account of the step son of some one??

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