I thank the DAP in Nibong Tebal for this “Solidarity with Lim Kit Siang and Mana RM2.6 billion?” ceramah and the large crowd tonight despite intermittent rain which shows the nation-wide concern transcending race, religion, region or even politics about government accountability, transparency and good governance – especially over Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s RM2.6 billion “donation” and RM50 billion 1MDB twin mega scandals.
The message central to the nation-wide “Solidarity with Lim Kit Siang & Mana RM2.6 billion?” campaign is to let the Prime Minister know that one Lim Kit Siang can be suspended from Parliament for six months, but tens and hundreds of thousands and even millions of Malaysians will rise up and declare “I am also Lim Kit Siang” to ask the same question: “Najib, Mana RM2.6 billion?”
Leaders of over 20 Asian-Pacific leaders are in South-east Asia for the Asian Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Summit in the Philippines and the ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur to exchange views about the future of the region and the world, but there is one thing that Malaysian Prime Minister Najib has outclassed all the world leaders from the Asia-Pacific region, whether President Xi Jingping of China, President Barack Obama of the United States, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, President Joko Widodo of Indonesia, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia or President Vladimir Putin of Russia.
No other leader in APEC, ASEAN or in the Asia-Pacific region would have RM2.6 billion in his personal banking account, and what is worse, refusing to explain where the RM2.6 billion came from and to whom the RM2.6 billion went to, although Najib claims full commitment to the principles of accountability, transparency and good governance.
In his visit to Malaysia, Obama met social activists who identified corruption as the main concern in Malaysia which in turn affected public institutions and human rights.
Obama’s assurance to the social activists that the anti-corruption agenda was very important to him would have to be taken with more than a pinch of salt.
This is because the elephant in the room in Malaysia about Obama’s commitment to an anti-corruption agenda is the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) in the US Department of Justice probe under the DOJ’s Kleptocracy Assets Recovery Initiative 2010 of Najib in connection with the 1MDB.
This was first reported by the New York Times on Sept. 11, but up to now, leaders from both countries have been very coy about it – neither confirming nor denying that Najib is being investigated whether he is a “kleptocrat” by the US Department of Justice.
When will Najib stand up in Parliament and inform the nation whether for the first time in the 58-year history of the nation, the country’s Prime Minsiter is being investigated as to whether he is a “kleptocrat” by the US Department of Justice or issue an outright and definitive denial?
[Speech (2) at the DAP “Solidarity with Lim Kit Siang and Mana RM2.6 billion?” ceramah at Nibong Tebal on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 10 pm]