Kit Siang: Najib should clear his name first

Athi Veeranggan | Apr 2, 09 12:58pm

Never before has a premier designate’s credibility to assume the country’s top job has come under such intense public scrutiny as in the case of Najib Abdul Razak.

Veteran opposition parliamentarian Lim Kit Siang said Najib therefore should first address the unprecedented phenomenon of Malaysians doubting his integrity in taking over the premiership.

“Najib must first come out clean from all the public accusations and allegations against him before assuming the country’s top job.

“He cannot assume the premiership with a tainted character and frail credibility. He must first clear his name,” said Lim in his Bukit Selambau by-election campaign speech at a rally in Sungai Petani last night.

The DAP supremo opined that it would be “morally and politically incorrect” for Najib to become the country’s sixth prime minister tomorrow when the jury was still out on whether the newly-elected Umno president was the ‘right man’ to helm Putrajaya.

“Never before so many questions were raised on the suitability, legitimacy and integrity of a politician prior to his appointment as prime minister,” said Lim, who had been a parliamentarian since the days of the country’s first premier Tunku Abdul Rahman.

The Ipoh Timur MP suggested that Najib should clean all the ‘skeletons in the cabinet’ by clearing his name on a number of scandals.

Lim pointed out Najib has been under siege with several damaging accusations such as his alleged link with slain Mongolian woman Altantuya Shaariibuu, the subsequent mysterious disappearance of a private investigator P Balasubramaniam and the RM500 million commission payout to a company belonging to his close confidant in the purchase French submarines.

He called for a royal commission to probe into all these allegations to clear the way for Najib to take over the premiership.

Mahathirism making a comeback

Lim also warned Malaysians that Najib’s imminent premiership tenure would mark the return of ‘Mahathirism’, a reflection of the hardline administration of former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

According to the DAP leader, the coup d’etat in Perak, sedition charge against party colleague Karpal Singh and the police ban on Pakatan Rakyat leaders from bringing up the Altantuya case in the by-elections were among the signs that ‘Mahathirism’ is making a comeback.

“This is dangerous and must stopped. Voters in Bukit Selambau, Bukit Gantang and Batang Ai have a national duty to send a message that they reject Mahathirism,” said Lim.

He also questioned the suitability and credibility of former Umno vice-president Mohd Ali Rustam as the Malacca chief minister given that he had been barred from contesting in the recent party elections due to allegations of vote-buying.

“How could he continue to helm the state government when he had been banned from his own party for alleged corrupt practices?” he asked.

The veteran politician also predicted that Najib’s era would mark the beginning of the end to Barisan Nasional’s political dominance.

“Pakatan will form the federal government in the next general election,” he thumped home to cheers of some 2,000 people.

  1. #1 by sheriff singh on Thursday, 2 April 2009 - 6:07 pm

    Find THAT incriminating photograph, that missing link, and everything will fall.

    Who took that photograph? Find the negative, the chip file, the photograph, and Najib is history.

    Otherwise what does he, Najib, care? Why should he? He’s the next PM, that’s what he want. To heck with public opinion. The public very quickly forget anyway and is really powerless against the BN and government machinery.

    Find that photo!!!!!!!

  2. #2 by jules on Thursday, 2 April 2009 - 6:36 pm

    If that pic exists, the Mossad would be able to squeeze every drops off our own Orang Kaya Baru.

  3. #3 by taiking on Thursday, 2 April 2009 - 6:38 pm

    Unless he clears himself, as of this moment I reject Najib Razak as my prime minister and as the prime minister of my country.

    Both my country and I deserve a better man.

  4. #4 by newday on Thursday, 2 April 2009 - 6:52 pm

    If Najib does become PM of Malaysia then Malaysia has no moral right to criticise other countries about any improprieties of any sort. I am truly sad and dismayed that my beloved beautiful Malaysia has the kind of leaders that we see today….nothing short of racists !!!

  5. #5 by Godfather on Thursday, 2 April 2009 - 7:04 pm

    How is this guy going to clear his name ? One lie is supported by other lies, and there is just no way that he can satisfactorily answer basic questions like:

    1. Who approved the release of the C4 and why.

    2. Who approved the deletion of immigration records and why.

    3. What was the role of Musa Safri ?

    4. Can Najis agree to the release of his phone records to a royal commission, especially those between him and Musa Safri and between him and Razak Baginda ?

    His best course of action is to remain mute and hope that, with time, all these issues will go away.

  6. #6 by ablastine on Thursday, 2 April 2009 - 7:08 pm

    Even if the mysterious photos and his association with Altantuya appears. Even if there are hard incriminating evidence that he is directly involve in every of the crime that is rumoured, you think it will make difference? Come on wake up this is Malaysia. The Prime Minister call all the shorts. He will continue to be the Prime Minister and do what he wants. Only his cronies in UMNO can dethrone him and that can only happen if they do not get enough benefits through him. The rest is secondary. What the country and people thinks, feel and do is secondary. Unlike countries like Philippines or Indonesia, the people of Malaysia simply do not have the balls to go to the streets to fight all the weapons that is at his disposal. Tell me how can you fight the ISA, the army, the Sultans, the entire civil service, the judiciary, the police force which are all headed by his men. They will anytime support a corrupt and murderous Prime Minister who will help them rob the country for themselves. To hell with what the poor people think. To hell with justice, progress and future of the nation. Suck the money from all suckers in the country with his help and then go to another place to enjoy the wealth. If he thinks he cannot win the next election he simply need to put all the opposition under ISA and institute emergency rule for ever and life goes on for him. At most we become another Myanmar. It is nothing to him. He still has absolute power. He cannot not be in power because the moment he looses it the ghost of Altantuya will come for him.

  7. #7 by pulau_sibu on Thursday, 2 April 2009 - 7:19 pm

    It is sad if our monarchy could not have a hand to make the best decision for the people and for the country. I afraid they would like to, but probably is like a lame duck and cannot do much. The dirtiest of politics is seen in boleh, where people can influence the monarchy at their convenience. At one time, they tried to suffocate the monarchy, and in case of emergency, they would pretend to support the monarchy.

    I felt sad for Abdullah. He was not capable of running the country under the influence of Mahathir. He has his own idea, but likely he did not gain enough support and even rejected by other crooks in UMNO such that he could not do any reform as initially promised. We would never expect that the corrupted crooks would want to see themselves punished or restricted from getting more corrupted. They are only interested in the agenda that can make them wealthier and more powerful.

    I felt sad for Abdullah also because of the coup by Najip to remove him. This was no difference compared to the coup organised by Najip and BN in Perak. Abdullah has been held hostage and he had to tender his own resignation. He was the most humiliated prime minister in our history. With time, hopefully we may still be able to say that Addullah was still the best among the corrupted UMNO prime ministers.

  8. #8 by cyfm on Thursday, 2 April 2009 - 8:28 pm

    To clear his name first? ofcause he won’t la… Tomorrow he will be the PM, he won’t care how people look at him….. We poor rakyat is forced to accept a crime minister. Nothing we can do, poor rakyat, poor Malaysia….I can foresee operasi lalang is coming back. I just wish the rakyat will kick out BN in the next general election. I pray from now on….

  9. #9 by Jeffrey on Thursday, 2 April 2009 - 8:37 pm

    Understand that 81 Pakatan Rakyat (PR) MPs petitioned our King for the postponement of NAR’s appointment as PM until an independent commission cleared him of any wrongdoings….” – Malaysiakini, Apr 2, 09 5:17pm.

    But if PR could secure only 81 to sign petitition, it means Parliamentary majority of 141 BN MPs are in favour of transfer of power continuing. So why would the King heed the petititon when majority 141 MPs are apparently not in favour of stopping the power transfer?

    The other question is whether the King could prevent AAB from resigning as PM (even if he could postpone the appointment of next PM). If the King could not so prevent, who would be PM in meantime if NAR’s appointment were postponed and AAB’s resignation takes effect???

    Besides postpone to when? Petition suggests until “an independent commission cleared Najib of any wrongdoings” but can this happen if the formation of an independent commission presupposes a PM being already appointed to advise and recommend the independent commission’s formation.

    [Forming independent commission though made in King’s name is essentially the PM’s call and the King acts under advice from PM to form such].

    Now it is the same problem of who will that PM be who would make such a call for independent commission, if Najib’s appointment were otherwise postponed? There is nobody . Certainly it is not going to be Pak Lah who is recommending the opposite of immediate transfer of power, and otherwise resigning, about which no one appears to be able to stop him. If the independent commission has to be formed first to look into Najib’s appointment otherwise deferred, it becomes a chicken and egg problem of which comes first – appointment of independent commission or appointment of NAR as PM first, with one dependent on the other?

    Looks like the Petition is just a symbolic objection. This shown by the fact that Pakatan Rakyat leaders would not even seek an audience with the king over this matter (per Pakatan Rakyat secretariat secretary Shabrimi Sidek’s statement).

    It is also not clear (as discussed above) how the proposals in Petition can actually be given practical effect.

    If Petition were mere symbolic, why Pakatan Rakyat did not consider the alternative of moving a motion of confidence/non confidence in Parliament instead?

    The latter may not stand a chance of being allowed by Parliamentary Speaker but (comparing) the Petition, the prospects of anything achievable in presenting it to the King are not better either.

  10. #10 by vsp on Thursday, 2 April 2009 - 8:38 pm

    Find THAT incriminating photograph, that missing link, and everything will fall.


    If someone has the photo, he will be owning a bank that will franking out billions by now and why should he reveals it prematurely? There are still billions to be milked out from a person who is so afraid of the Altantunya name.

    The RM60 billion stimulus package is part of this El Dorado venture and it is rumoured that the stimulus programme would eventually reach up to RM500 billion. Think about it if you have the photo. Would you forgo a golden opportunity to milk a rich country like Bolehland dry through blackmail?

  11. #11 by gyp on Thursday, 2 April 2009 - 9:18 pm

    Malaysian are so stupid.

    Corrupted using the name development and stimulus package, they allow to dig out the people money from the country, if do not have go to rub the bank by the name loan.

    At the end most of the money go to the corrupted cronies with little work, only a small margin for the Malaysian to struggle to get it with hardwork.

    IT IS SO EASY TO CHEAT MALAYSIAN CAUSED THEY ARE STUPID AND like to get cheated by sweet talks.


    Can you please wake up.

  12. #12 by chengho on Thursday, 2 April 2009 - 9:50 pm

    Again these are merely allegations & hearsays without any evidences to prove it. Rakyat is already fed up with PR and they know these are fabrications manafactured by PR to continuously attract peoples attention but unfortunately rakyat is much more clever than what the PR think.

    With the departure of PakLah , the weak leader era is gone. PR will be facing a formidable uphill battle to attract rakyat attention. Mahathirism not that bad after all, rakyat acknowledged during his era economy was good and the bussiness was bullish. Every body happy & every body get a piece of the action.

    When Najib was appointed as the MB of Pahang, his father already passed away, but LGE the CM of Penang, his father still the MP , and not to mention the wife too

    Voters in Malacca complaining they cannot find their REP, as Betty always spend her time as the 1st lady of Penang which more enjoyable .

    Najib does not practise nepotism, he doesn’t have son or daughter in the parliment .

  13. #13 by Godfather on Thursday, 2 April 2009 - 10:06 pm

    Imagine that the IGP and the Director of Immigration both appear at a commission of inquiry:

    Commission: Who authorised the release of the C4 ?
    IGP: It was released for a training session.
    Commission: Released by whom ?
    IGP: Can’t say because the records are missing.

    Commission: Who authorised the deletion of all immigration records of the Mongolians ?
    Director of Immigration: We don’t know. One day it was all there, the next day it was all gone.
    Commission: When did you realise the records were all gone ?
    Director of Immigration: When we read about it in the press.

    What can any commission do ? The only verdict would be an open verdict, and the tale of Najis with the Mongolians will become folklore.

  14. #14 by Godfather on Thursday, 2 April 2009 - 10:10 pm

    UMNO does not practise nepotism ? Mukhriz fighting for the UMNO Youth post with his crazed old father screaming in the background is not nepotism ? KJ fighting for the UMNO Youth post while his father-in-law throws his support behind him at the General Assembly is not nepotism ?

  15. #15 by Godfather on Thursday, 2 April 2009 - 10:12 pm

    “Every body happy & every body get a piece of the action.” Eunuch chengho

    Yeah, every UMNO body happy, and every UMNO body get a piece of the action. Over dead bodies everywhere.

  16. #16 by raven77 on Thursday, 2 April 2009 - 10:18 pm

    Tomorrow is a day many Malaysians would like to forget…..

    Switch off the lights..As a nation we are dead…. As a people we are not…..No criminal should be allowed to be ketua kampong. Remember how Najib came to prominence…..because of Malay sympathy following father’s death…..This nation must never allow such a scenario to come round again…..No Mukhriz, KJ, etc….creating dynasties is a sure fire way to kill this nation….

  17. #17 by imranj78 on Thursday, 2 April 2009 - 10:19 pm

    PR is now obviously getting desparate and are trying to play with all these made up and fabricated lies. Why does Najib have to clear himself first when there is no single iota or drop of evidence out there to even hint that Najib is guilty?!?

    You are `trying’ to preach that the right of law and human rights must be protected. I am sure you well know that an important cornerstone of our justice system is that a person is innocent till proven guilty. In this case, Najib is innocent until proven otherwise. Why is PR deciding not to follow such principles of justice in this case but when it comes to their own people, they say otherwise.

    I have said it before and I will say it again. BN is no angel but I am also starting to loose hope with PR. You seem to be a good alternative at first but I have very strong doubts now. Stop harping on the wrong matters and work where it matters most – improving the condition of the rakyat and country!!

  18. #18 by ahluck on Thursday, 2 April 2009 - 11:31 pm


  19. #19 by pgsilai on Thursday, 2 April 2009 - 11:39 pm

    This man will deny knowing the Mongolian woman all the way to his death bed. Admit it, clear his name is a waste of time. Power and Position is more important! He thinks he is above the Law. I hope his judgment day will come soon.

  20. #20 by ahluck on Thursday, 2 April 2009 - 11:55 pm


  21. #21 by ekans on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 12:48 am

    True, that innocent until proven guilty is a basis of the justice system.
    So, when a prominent high-profile person gets attacked by allegations for any wrongdoing, this person usually has to take some form of legal action against any party which had made such allegations to protect his or her reputation and good name.
    If this person has actually done nothing wrong, he or she has nothing to fear, for those who had made false allegations, would eventually be found guilty.
    However, if a prominent high-profile person does not do anything in his or her defence against such allegations, the public perception would, of course, be a negative one.

  22. #22 by frankyapp on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 12:49 am

    Well guys,now that AAB has resigned as PM,NR now has an appointment with the Agong,what do you guys think the king will do when NR sees him ? Do you think the agong will say ok NR your the boss,I do anything as you demand or ok NR clear your name first,then come see me.Hey guys,am I correct our agong is a young and quite an educated guy .We pray and hope the king will choose the later ie telling NR to clear his name first.

  23. #23 by wanderer on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 1:06 am

    How can Mongolian clears his name when he has no marbles.
    Silence means, the truth of what he did…only the tainted Institutions are saving his skin!

  24. #24 by storm62 on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 1:45 am


  25. #25 by alwaysfair on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 2:37 am

    Why should Najis clear his name first before becoming PM?
    Like his wife said, \If it is his turn, it is his turn.\

    They think it a birthright nothing at all to do with eligibility.
    So far no one in his party objected? Why? Because moral values are eclipsed by greed for power and wealth.

    It goes to show how utterly decadent the party has evolved into .
    Any sane malaysian will surely reject them at the next GE.
    So What you say will definitely come true.

  26. #26 by Onlooker Politics on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 2:38 am

    Najib is going to assume the post of the Prime Minister and the cabinet will be reshuffled. Dr. Mahathir is going to see that his eyesore KJ will be appointed a cabinet post by Najib. Obviously, there was a collaborated compromise between AAB and Najib during the UMNO party election. AAB agreed to give in to Najib’s demand for the post of PM while Najib agreed to elevate KJ in the party post in order to mutually exchange for votes in the party.

    Dr. Mahathir is getting too old and too complacent to read the mind of Najib accurately and it really serves Dr. Mahathir right with the election outcome of having his beloved son Mukhriz being defeated by KJ in the contest for the post of UMNO Youth Chief.

    And ironically, Dr. Mahathir is happily anouncing the news of rejoining UMNO in the next one or two days! Noone shall be able to avoid making mistake too often when the senility really hits!

  27. #27 by monsterball on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 5:07 am

    imranj78 is such a parrot….talking like any low class UMNO member with a brain…full of shit.
    hi…bodoh….If there is not one iota evidence…..why then Najib not pull all those accusers to court for defamation of character or false allegations charges?
    Instead….bully and use ISA to protect is approve by imranj78?
    I suppose the lost of all Immigration records and the disappearance of a witness against him… suddenly are not evidences.
    I guess his sms message to Baginda is not evidence too.
    aiyah……explain to an idiot is like talking to the wall.

  28. #28 by monsterball on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 6:13 am


  29. #29 by HJ Angus on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 7:19 am

    This will not take place before Hell freezes.
    So it is simply a waste of time.
    If I were in his position, I will use the economic crisis to say the Opposition is simply playing politics and trying to distract the government from its duties etc.
    Looking at the follow-up of the Lingam tapes etc and KUGAN’s murder, we have some really serious problems in vital government organs and the patient(Malaysia) is almost dead.
    Looks like we have to change the federal government as the government will not change its wanton ways.

  30. #30 by sotong on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 7:28 am

    When the economy is good, the poor gets very little….when it is bad, like now, they will suffer the most with no safety net.

    Political stability is important to confront the enormous global challeges facing our country.

  31. #31 by Bigjoe on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 9:13 am

    A useful way to think about Najib’s incoming administration is to compare Bill Clinton’s presidency after the Lewisnsky affair broke. There are some difference for example Bill Clinton was in the mid of his second term and the Senate hearing was public and transparent and ultimately did not impeach him and he ended up leaving his presidency with 66% approval rating. But its nevertheless useful to understand the dynamics of forces facing Najib and what could be the possibly outcome and challenges to the opposition.

    The main thing to note is that ultimately Bill Clinton faced his biggest test with Senate and political circles, not the American public. While the American public is not Malaysian and Najib is no campaign genius that Bill Clinton is, Najib’s main constituent is the Malay voters which he is likely to face similar dynamics – unless more proof of Altantuya is forthcoming, he will be forgiven by Malay voters and the rest of Malaysian public will follow suit eventually unless there is something else to hang his head on.

    The reason why Bill Clinton left the White House so successfully because he had a very successful administration domestically and he was a campaigning genius. However, what worked for him did not cross over to his appointed successor Al Gore’s campaign which was sank by a combination of negativies of his own and Clinton’s own presidency.

    Policy wise, if Najib copies Bill Clinton and he is likely and would be wise to do so, he can gain grounds. Bill Clinton popularity was based on winning votes of African Americans as well as fiscal and pro-business conservatives. Najib can do the same by almalgating a combination of moderates within his own party and those outside his party, he can hold on to power for a very significant time.

    What Najib cannot do is copy Bill Clinton’s campaign genius, he is just no good at it. He may bring someone in who is good at it and its not Muhiyiddin or Zahid Hamidi. Its really a very weak hole in his attempt to gain grounds and it won’t be long, after a few more by-elections when he will look for an outside campaingn/public relation strategist. Who knows, it could be Dr. M himself which have been speculated on.

    So, in the end, PR faces some formidable challenge in attacking Najib. Going into the next GE, they need another big scandal to take Najib’s arsenal apart – to break apart his building a coalition of moderates within his own party and outside his own party. That weapon has got to be fiscal and corruption or law and order. Find a major scandal and Najib’s coalition will fall apart and he will resort to appealing to the conservative right again as a way to get out of trouble and fall into PR’s hand.

    There is no need to overly worry about BN’s public campaigns in actuality. BN machinery is formidable but Najib is no campaign genius, neither is Muhiyiddin and Zahid Hamidi – the traditional machinery will do what it can do within his limited campaigning abilities. So attacking BN public messages is not a sure fire way strategy for PR. His messages don’t sell – the money and tricks does but the messages don’t sell. One Malaysia, Glocal, Blue Ocean strategy – its all crap..What PR got to focus on is fundamental promises – on corruption (e.g. Khir Toyo’s Disney Trip), on law and order (e.g. A. Kugan) and all the slogans and development promises of BN won’t mean a thing…

    So the battle lines are pretty clear and its not clear Najib can be easily rid off in next GE given the dynamics. If he stays clean and just focus on his job, he can hang on for a while. But its possible to do him in with a little bit of luck. The key is push Najib and team to do more of his ‘cloak and dagger’ stuff which he loves. He is lousy at it and it always boomerang back at him. All PR need is one mistake by him and PR have him by the throat that they easily choke him and the rest of the BN govt down with him…

  32. #32 by ktak on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 9:15 am

    Letters to the Editor
    Najib should come clean
    25 Mar 09 : 9.40PM
    By Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah
    [email protected]

    We should all come clean

  33. #33 by taiking on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 9:17 am

    Today is an absolutely lousy day for malaysia and malaysians. I shall hence observe a one sentence silence.

    … … … … … … … … … … …

    Yes. Chengho’s hero + zak’s hero = kaput umno + kaput malaysia. Najib is not trusted by all malaysians and Mahathir is not liked by all Malaysian. Najib will bring umno to a quicker end. Calling upon mahathir for help will only worsen things for them. This man fires from the hip and in all directions. He is no political asset. He may “yo najib” today and “yuck najib” the next day. During badawi’s time we can see some (not a lot but they are there) neutral news coverage on pakatan. In the last 6-9 months everything reverts to mahathir’s style – only negative coverage on pakatan and nothing else. By giving negative coverage to pakatan, the msm is actually doing pakatan a great favour. Such negative news will spur the people to work harder towards their objective. In the coming by-election more pakatan supporters will show up to vote.

  34. #34 by AhPek on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 9:33 am

    Imranj 78 is trying to make his presence felt again.There is not one single iota
    or drop of evidence to even hint that Najib is guilty.Coming from a man who is prepared to take lock stock and barrel the report from the Malaysian Police report that the Malaysian Police force is in fact equal to Japan Singapore or Hong Kong.Tell us then why there are today no less than 6 foreign publications spreading this lies about him,and also why if they are lies he is not prepared to sue the pants out of these publications in their very own jurisdictions.Imagine if he wins Anwar or RPK or LKS would be so red in their faces that they might not want to be politicians or critic any more.No use suing these people in the Malaysian court for winning the case locally is not that convincing!!

  35. #35 by AhPek on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 9:53 am

    Plus of course his popularity and credibility will reach unprecedented heights whilst that of PR will sink to rock bottom!

  36. #36 by k1980 on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 10:02 am

    One Malaysia means one ideology, one thought, one action. No disagreement. No criticism. No place for opposition. Otherwise express one-way ticket to Hell by c4….

  37. #37 by pulau_sibu on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 10:09 am

    It is also quite funny to see that the Mongolian lady suddenly became a goddess in boleh, with so many people worshipping her during the Ching Beng. of course, there must be a person who is afraid that she might come back to haunt him.

  38. #38 by Thor on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 10:25 am

    Nothing much to be done for now!
    Everything backfire from day one till now.
    The Hindraf case, Altantunya’s case and many more.
    Nothing sided the opposition even if there are ample evidence.
    Everything twisted and witness goes missing just like that.
    Now that Najib is going to be PM, worse is the worse already.
    I doubted that the opposition could even win in the next GE!
    Just like in Perak case, the opposition were “robbed” just like that.
    Most of us already knew what the outcome is.
    What can opposition do???
    Protest and make police reports only?
    Nothing works and even the king and sultan not listening.
    Where are we know???
    No more justice and no more democracy whatsoever!!!

  39. #39 by yokielaw on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 10:25 am

    YB, we rakyat are really disgusted and dissapointed that all those accusations and allegations are not solved. As long as the Altantuya case and the Lingam case are not solved, proven and prosecuted, we do not believe in both the Opposition & Ruling Parties.Now, we have come to a point that we do not know who is right & who is wrong unless these 2 cases are proven. Now it is only talk & talk & talk & condemn, condemn & condemn until we felt disgusted now with Opposition.We rakyat have waited too long for the verdict of the 2 cases.Opposition kept harping and hurling Najib about Altantuya case (what about the other Razak who got scott free?) and Lingam case (what about Mahathir & his boys who were involved in the Lingam case) and what about Anwar’s sodomy case? Now with Tun M rejoining Umno, Najib is going to be another puppet to Tun M (whoever goes aganist Tun will be chopped by him & his powerful cronies & his corrupted Umnoputras/pris, so Najib will be a “Yes” PM).Now combined with Najib, their cronies will rule this country. Abdullah tried to reform and undo Tun M’s policies and bring justice & transparency back to the country but was point blank rejected by all those Umnoputeras groomed by Tun M. Now with Najib cronies + Tun M cronies conquering this country, its going to be very tough for the opposition until the next election. Stop making talkx3 but no proof.Instead, do the job well in the 5 states and proof to the rakyat your sincerity, competency and capability.Well done your son Lim Guan Eng, he got straight to do the job and Penang will be prospering under his able hands.He do his job despite all the upheavels.That should be the way of Anwar, just do the job & don’t bother about winning to be PM or ruling party.Just get on with the job proper and forget about campaigning until the next election.You would be judged by your performances and not your campaigning now.Once we see results from your performance, we rakyat would know who to vote.So pls stop campaigning to win to be ruling party overnite (it wont happen now) but instead do everything right and object to whatever policy that is not right.Opposition had to wait for the next election to know who the rakyat would elect but it is going to be tough as within these 3 years, Najin + Tun M cronies would multiply and would become dictators of this country.ISA will be worsen.Anyway, do not give up, berjuang untuk rakyat sampai menang!!Can’t help it only our opinions and views.

  40. #40 by sukumaran on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 10:31 am

    First official announcement After swearing IN by Altantuya’s BF:

    C4 will be sold at all sundry shop & 7 Eleven in malaysia.

  41. #41 by Godfather on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 10:46 am

    imranj78 is obviously as blind as a bat.

    Nobody said that Najib was guilty. The presumption of innocence applies. However, we all think that there are so many unanswered questions regarding Najib’s role in the murder, and also in the award of the RM500 million in commissions to a company controlled by his buddy. If these burning questions (outlined by many commentators here) are not answered by a head of state, then what does that make Najib ? If there is nothing to be scared of, then why not form a RCI ? It could well be that Musa Safri was acting on his own by giving instructions to his subordinates, but then let him be brought to book. It could well be that the Director of Immigration acted on his own too in deleting the immigration records. It could well be that the DG of the Defence Ministry awarded the RM500 million in commissions on his own accord to Razak Baginda’s company. It could well be that the sun rises in the west, too.

  42. #42 by Godfather on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 11:06 am

    More than anything else, can’t you see that the two UTK personnel are being set up as scapegoats ? Is there justice for these two men ?

  43. #43 by voice on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 11:06 am

    Today is the darkest day in Malaysia in modern day, with Najib sworn in as the prime minister despite objection from majority of the people, the R-A-H-M-A-N prophecy seems to be true and it also mean that he is the last PM of BN, the next one will be from PR, will he be the shortest term to be PM? we will pray for that.
    Also, from thestar, “G-20 leaders blacklist Malaysia as one of 4 tax havens”, today indeed is not a good day.

  44. #44 by voice on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 11:09 am

    Even without the altantuya allegations, Najib said he will bathe the keris with chinese blood, we don’t want this kind of PM anyway

  45. #45 by boh-liao on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 11:18 am

    At 10.10am today, two days after All Fools’ Day, NR sworn in as PM of Malaysia. RM’s prediction materialised and God smiled on both of them. Finally, the First Lady throne. Finally, money, power and fame, semua ada. MM Kutty blessed them. AS or Aminah blessed them too.
    A new chapter begins!

  46. #46 by Bobster on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 11:21 am

    3409 marks one of the darkest day in the national history where scandal-tainted fello becomes the PM of the nation.

    His ‘colourful’ performance in the Ministry of Defense speaks all.

    Malaysia Boleh! Anything boleh! Hoorey!

  47. #47 by monsterball on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 12:17 pm

    Not only Najib became the 6th PM…Tun title bestowed onto Dollah.
    We elect them to work….and all we get is UMNO this UMNO that.
    Titles are on going.
    Corruptions.. is compulsory.
    Race issues…works every time for UMNO…everyone must ignore the word “Malaysians”…..and say …”all races”.
    666 is the sign.
    Mahathir….the devil reincarnated attended his adopted son’s installing ceremony.
    I am sure vast majority Malaysians are not celebrating nor feeling happy…except idiots like…cintanegera…chengho and imranj78….who love race and religion politics…..or maybe get themselves noticed….to get something..sometime in the near future?
    This is trully a sad day….and Altantuya can never rst in peace….until the truths revealed.
    No matter how bad she maybe… one deserve such type of brutality ……yet Najib keep ignoring to clear his name.
    This is the first PM installed with so much unanswered suspicions…actually ignoring the people who vote him in.
    Dollah is a liar…and Najib is 10 times worst.
    This will make People’s power more powerful. Just wait and see.

  48. #48 by citizenwatch on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 12:59 pm

    We Malaysians are a docile lot. If in other countries (not Zimbabwe, etc), a tainted leader would have been prevented from being appointed and had been asked to step down through people power. By the way NST showed pic of Pekan not excited about his appoinment.

  49. #49 by Godfather on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 1:05 pm

    Najib was quoted in Sinchew as saying that his new cabinet will be “racially-balanced”. Now what does that mean ? More of the same, where meritocracy goes out of the window just for race-based politics ?

    He had an opportunity to say that the new cabinet will be based on ability ahead of race, but alas all that he knows is to play the usual racial politics. Sad case indeed for one who is saying that he wants a One Malaysia.

  50. #50 by monsterball on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 1:15 pm

    66 points in his UMNO General Assembly important UMNP president officially.
    Installed as 6th PM.
    Installed in the month ..where hungry ghosts are released.
    666 devil reincarnated attended…after absence for 5 years.
    How happy he is.
    Long live the Devil!!
    May a big Tsunami comes and sweep all of them to an island…converted to be crook’s paradise…soon.

  51. #51 by voice on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 1:29 pm

    Yes, we rather have all Malay cabinet or all chinese or all indian cabinet, we don’t want a corrupt and dirty cabinet, the “racially-balanced” spoken by Najib clearly shown he is not into reformation.

  52. #52 by chengho on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 1:35 pm

    uncle monsterball,
    are u sure u are alright ? u need to do a medical check up , may be angio or bypass in that order?….
    By the way big congratulation to Najib…LKY and Tun M in one package….Malaysia will fly to a greater height that what CNBC said this morning….

  53. #53 by TheWrathOfGrapes on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 1:46 pm

    /// imranj78 Says:
    Yesterday at 22: 19.25
    PR is now obviously getting desparate and are trying to play with all these made up and fabricated lies. Why does Najib have to clear himself first when there is no single iota or drop of evidence out there to even hint that Najib is guilty?!? ///

    Ah, yes, imranj, no evidence indeed.

    One piece of evidence was blown to bits by c4, but luckily there are still some pieces of bones left as evidence.

    Another piece of evidence disappeared after submitting two contradicting Statutory Declarations.

    A third piece of evidence, the immigration records, also disappeared.

    So, technically you are almost correct – the evidences have a habit of disappearing.

  54. #54 by HJ Angus on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 2:04 pm

    Since he has been sworn in as the PM, I hope he will act like the PM for all Malaysians.
    This means working well with even the opposition states as they have been properly elected.

  55. #55 by Godfather on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 2:14 pm

    A combination of Najis and Mamakthir ? Glory, glory Bolehland indeed….

  56. #56 by OrangRojak on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 2:22 pm

    That G20 blacklisting is another mark of Malaysia’s importance in the global scheme of things:

    China supported the blacklisting, but would not agree to have two territories, Hong Kong and Macau, classified as uncooperative tax havens.

    It’s a pity Malaysia couldn’t ‘support the blacklist’ but not agree to its inclusion on it!

    “It’s just good business”

  57. #57 by taiking on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 2:23 pm

    Judge him by his performance? Najib said. Wot? Like clinton? Never mind the “inappropriate intimate relationship” he had with monica and just judge him according to his ability and performance?

    Ah ha. Isnt there a hint of admission somewhere. The request for him to be judged by his performance is pregnant with unexpressed meanings. And yes there certainly are unlimited meanings that one could think of. And yes a lot of them would be outrageous or ridiculous. However, if the circumstances in which the request was made were taken into consideration, the possible meanings can be narrowed down meaningfully.

    First, there are no better reasons for him to make the statement other than to seek or gain people’s confidence and trust. Hence, the request was made openly to all malaysians by him. It was not directed at any specific group of people in the country nor at any particular segment of the malaysian society. It was an open statement for everyone. This is an important fact.

    Secondly and equally importantly, the request would not be made and in fact need not be made by someone who has a good report card to show or by someone who is popular or is well accepted by the people. In all these cases he already has the support, confidence and trust of the people. I cant see badawi saying “judge me by my performance” during his high point 5/6 years ago. It is so unnecessary and so irrelevant and so out of place that I am pretty certain it would not even occur to him to make such a request when his popularity was at 90%.

    Thirdly, it could well be that najib made the request because he realised that he is exactly very popular or well accepted. I shall not go into the precise support he has in % terms. It is sufficient for me to say that he knew his unpopularity well enough to make that statement.

    So why is najib not popular then? Rightly or wrongly, he has been linked with several scandals, namely. shady deals involving submarines purchase and military helicopter purchase. He has also been linked to the murder and disintegration of a woman and her unborned child using military grade explosives. The dead woman apparently was demanding for payment of her dues under the submarine deal. All these took place when he was defence minister.

    Against this background it does seem probable does it not that he made the request because … er because … the rumoured scandal links are true? He has denied them – all of them – strongly and has even done so by swearing on the koran. I for one have no means or evidence to counter his denials. But in the circumstances, shouldnt he take the proactive step which LKS has suggested to clear his name? We can’t be a first world country if we have a leader who is engulfed by controversies, scandals and murder accusation. Apart from some countries that are trapped in what seemed like perpetual civil war / unrest, no other countries in the world has a leader who is a similar situation like najib.

  58. #58 by taiking on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 2:28 pm

    Sorry typo error. Missing word (NOT) inserted in block.

    Thirdly, it could well be that najib made the request because he realised that he is NOT exactly very popular or well accepted. I shall not go into the precise support he has in % terms. It is sufficient for me to say that he knew his unpopularity well enough to make that statement.

  59. #59 by boh-liao on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 2:43 pm

    On the same day that NR was sworn in as Malaysia’s sixth PM, Umno treasurer Datuk Seri Abdul Azim Mohd has won RM1mil in damages over two libellous articles published by Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Raja Kamaruddin.

    RPRK’s credibility is now in ruin, a sweet news to the new PM and his wannabe-first-lady wife. A fabulous throne-ascending gift to the couple from Senior Assistant registrar Nor Hatini Abdul Hamid.

  60. #60 by TheWrathOfGrapes on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 3:55 pm

    “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red.” – Macbeth

  61. #61 by frankyapp on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 4:06 pm

    Wow,what a joke,AAB’s doing a flip/flog job,and still received a Tunship for himself and wife just about 48 hours after his resignation as PM.

  62. #62 by ctc537 on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 5:13 pm

    Tun Dr M didn’t have to face what PM Najib is now facing. When Tun Dr M became PM in July, 1981 the international situation was very favourable for economic growth. It was the post-Vietnam War era, Reagan became US President and thus saw the beginning of the collapse of the Soviet bloc countries. In East Asia, the economies of Japan and the 4 little dragons, namely Taiwan, Korea, HK and Singapore, were booming. China under Deng Xiao Ping began its drives for 4 modernizations. On hindsight, we can see that Tun Dr M failed in his attempt to turn Malaysia into a newly indutrialised country although the country did experience rapid growth from 80s to the late 90s. The country’s exports were mainly from commodities, petroleum and electronics sector (mainly from Penang). The Look-East Policy has not resulted in Malaysia having established big enterprises in the likes of Hyundai, Samsung. The “Malaysia Boleh’ war cry has yet to produce an Olympic Gold Medal or Nobel Prize winner. Mahathirism has done Malaysia more harm than good. It is not unfair to say that Mahathirism has divided Malaysian society, and a section of the population developing a false sense of pride. I’m sorry to say that you have praised Tun Dr M sky high for his achievements. I hope PM Najib would reject certain negative aspects of Mahathirism.
    You should be well aware that the only way for our Malaysia to go is multi-racialism, not the suicidal one that glorifies one race only.

  63. #63 by computation on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 5:47 pm

    “… flip/flog job,and still received a Tunship for himself and wife just about 48 hours after his resignation as PM.”


    its a face saving gesture lah.
    abdullah has been brow beaten
    and bullied. got to be nice to him
    once in a while lah.

  64. #64 by monsterball on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 6:41 pm

    Chengho is hoping I get a heart attack.
    Lets see he can live to 70 and be as strong as an ox….like me…smoking 10 cigars per day…blessed with 5 children and 8 grandchildren and I can eat and enjoy food like before..same…never ..change diet at all.
    Chengho is such a simpleton….writing nonsense…never knew he has such a black heart too.
    Like Anwar never forgive Mahathir anymore….I shall remember what chengho wish for me.
    To me..every day is a bloody idiot!!
    How old are you?

  65. #65 by anna brella on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 9:16 pm

    What are these TUNships? What do they mean and stand for?

    And if they are the nation’s highest accolade conferred as a mark of recognition for good services rendered to Malaysia and the Malaysian People, then why are they being treated lik cheap, worthless trinkets and being handed out to those who have brought the nation and the Malaysian People to shame on the international stage?

    IMO, the TUNship awarded to TUN Salleh Abas was meaningful. The ones awarded to Mahathir and AAB and some others clearly were NOT!

    “Imagine Power To the People” John Lennon.

  66. #66 by badak on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 11:53 pm

    The voters in the 3 BY Election, and they a lone can show how they feel about Najib. If BN wins any of the by election. Then may god help us all.

  67. #67 by badak on Friday, 3 April 2009 - 11:58 pm

    Side track a bit.Todays Malay Mail front page report about a money changer doing work for the imigration department. The best part is that this company has the backing of the Home minister.
    Uncle Lim please do something about it.

  68. #68 by monsterball on Saturday, 4 April 2009 - 3:45 am

    They award Tun to their crooks like ..Mat bin Mat….Mahathir….Abdullah….supposedly to protect them from being sued or in jail.

  69. #69 by taiking on Saturday, 4 April 2009 - 11:42 am

    Yes ctc537 you are right.

    Mahathir s/o Kutty’s greatest success: creating a bunch of racist, mentally misplaced, power crazy and super greedy umnoputras.

    We were suppose to head towards heavy industries with Hicom. Hicom now long gone.

    We were suppose to be a car manufacturing hub for SEA. Now we are still stuck with car assembly. Instead Thailand claimed the trophy.

    We were suppose to have the equivalent of silicon valley here in the multi-media supercorridor. What happened to it? Your guess is as good as mine. Another real estate development project?

    We were suppose to have high tech industries. Still we are purely assembler. That is part of the reason why we need foreign workers. To keep the costs of down.

    We were suppose to be an education hub in the region. This turned out to be a big great joke.

    We were suppose to be a centre for medical tourism where tourists come to visit and for medical services at the same time. What happened? Fungus infested hospitals and burst pipes and poorly maintained air-con ducts are what we have to offer.

    We were suppose to be so many things that we were not suppose to be or cannot be or not capable of becoming under the hands of umnoputras.

    And all those suppose to be projects cost money. And whose money did they use?

    I venture to guess. Perhaps zak, cintanegara, chengho and gang benefitted financially from those we-were-suppose-to-be projects.

  70. #70 by yokielaw on Saturday, 4 April 2009 - 6:37 pm

    With Tun comeback Malaysia will become more racist & islamic.He will lash out his last poison b4 he “goes”.Just watch.

  71. #71 by anakpanglima on Saturday, 4 April 2009 - 7:56 pm

    Whatever is it, Najib is already very “nasib” and the spell of his name will be cast upon all Malaysian.

    He is now our Prime Minister.

    If a french philosopher can say, “A bad king is better than no King”, I would add on to say that even a bad PM is still better than no PM. He is just like all of us, human and he needs all our support.

    I won’t teach my children to condemn or bad mouth the elders and that include the PM.

    Let us give him a chance to do his job.

    The only place to expect a perfect PM is in a world yet to come for those in the Living state.

    But having sad that, I still don’t think my vote will go to the BN.

    BN, to me, has gone way too PROUD.

  72. #72 by anna brella on Sunday, 5 April 2009 - 11:42 pm

    How interesting.

    Isn’t that the same “business first, hang human rights” China that supported the blacklisting of Malaysia on that G20 blacklist while not agreeing to blacklist her own territories on that blacklist that is now also actively supporting the SLORC/SPDC military dictatorship in ASEAN-member state Burma that has kept the rightfully elected democratic leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi imprisoned under house arrest for over thirteen (!) years and the Burmese people shackled in the chains of dictatorial servitude and poverty while they plunder and rape Burma to their heart’s content?

    OrangRojak’s cynical view that “it’s just good business” is sadly, true and how the powerful in this world really tend to operate and use “diplomacy” i.e. semantic word games to fool people and justify what is clearly indefensible to logic and reason and compassion.

    In my view, the human race is the only species on this planet, and perhaps of its kind in the Universe too, that f***s over its own kind for a “freaking percentage” in such a cold-blooded, clinical way.

    “Imagine Power To The People” John Lennon.

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