Save Najib, Save UMNO or Save Malaysia?

It has been a roller-coaster month which Malaysians had not have the misfortune to experience before.

It began with the explosive Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report alleging that government investigators had discovered US$700 million (RM2.6 billion) deposited into Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s personal bank accounts in AmBank in March 2013 just before the 13th General Election, which Najib had not denied but repeatedly declared he had never taken funds for personal gain, to a major and ongoing purge and crackdown of key institutions started with the sacking of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Attorney-General and followed by the overawing and intimidation of the Cabinet, Parliament, the Press and the multi-agency Special Task Force investigating 1MDB comprising Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Royal Malaysian Police and the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC).

In one month, the country went from the “high” of the Prime Minister assuring the nation that no stone would be left unturned to get to the bottom not only of the RM42 billion 1MDB scandal but the WSJ report of RM2.6 billion deposited into the Prime Minister’s personal bank accounts, (and Najib was so confident that he publicly declared that all investigations will clear him), to the “low” of the “hunters being hunted”, allegations that the sacked Attorney-General Tan Sri Gani Patail was in the final stage of drafting corruption charges against Najib himself, and the Special Task Force investigating 1MDB virtually accused of being involved in an international conspiracy to topple the elected Prime Minister of Malaysia.

How does one separate fact from fiction, truth from lies.

Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) hit the nail on the head when on Thursday (30th July) its president Akhbar Satar pronounced the 1MDB probes “dead” – whether the multi-agency Special Task Force, the Public Accounts Committee or even by the Auditor-General.

This sombre prediction was driven home by the trio of arrests, namely a MACC deputy public prosecutor Ahmad Sazilee Abdul Khairi who had been handling the 1MDB probe, MACC’s former advisory board member Tan Sri Rashpal Singh and the Attorney-General’s Chambers finance and anti-money laundering secretariat member Jessica Gurmeet Kaur.

Where else in the world apart from a failed state in a third-world country does investigators into major corruption scandal commissioned by the Prime Minister himself end up being arrested and being accused of trying to topple the elected Prime Minister by committing the new-fangled offence of “activities detrimental to parliamentary democracy”?

Where else in the world apart from a failed state in a third-world country does the Police closes its eyes to the existence of a website spinning the theory of an international conspiracy to topple the elected Prime Minister over the 1MDB scandal and demanding the most dire actions to be taken agains the alleged “conspirators”, even listing the names of 13 such conspirators, two of whom had been nabbed by the police?

The five so-called independent oversight panels of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has issued a statement warning that there should be no interference or pressure on the MACC or the special task force investigating 1MDB.

This interference and pressure have happened. What heroic action is forthcoming from the five oversight MACC panels to protect the integrity and professionalism of the MACC?

Former Prime Minister, Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has urged the newly-appointed Cabinet to “act fast” in solving the 1MDB issue as the eyes of the public are on them following the Cabinet reshuffle.

The pronouncements of the reshuffled Cabinet, in particular the 1MDB “trio” of Ministers who are clearly assigned the task to launch an offensive on the 1MBD issue, does not inspire confidence that the reshuffled Najib government would “act fast” to resolve the 1MDB issue, but would only “act fast” to launch a purge and crackdown of 1MDB critics, whether in UMNO, Parliament or country.

The dilemma and challenge facing all Malaysians, whether in UMNO or outside, is the stark and brutal one: Save Najib, Save UMNO or Save Malaysia?

  1. #1 by worldpress on Sunday, 2 August 2015 - 8:51 am

    Outside (white) and inside all not welcome.
    Better they fly to the moon, no one bother them

  2. #2 by winstony on Sunday, 2 August 2015 - 10:32 am

    Well, well, well.
    After everything is said and done, the most vital question is: Who is going to bell the cat?
    Any answers?

  3. #3 by Jeffrey on Sunday, 2 August 2015 - 12:58 pm

    In a Democracy, save one’s nation; in Democrazy, one ownself!

  4. #4 by worldpress on Sunday, 2 August 2015 - 1:16 pm

    Wake up! It is not about him or his party!
    It is about your life each individual life from them leading each (majority) individual life going fall in miserably many years to come, your life now and your next generations.

  5. #5 by Bigjoe on Sunday, 2 August 2015 - 7:02 pm

    Truth is Najib has no business anymore being PM. The reason he still is because UMNO can’t decide whether his continue rule will cost them to lose Federal power. If they decide he will cost them, then he is gone but UMNO/BN has too much stacked in their favour for that to be a simple decision. Their abuse of power, corruption causing them general support is also the same things UMNO still think will keep them in Putrajaya.

    That is why the next GE is actually ALREADY MEANINGLESS.. Najib will cheat, massively in the next GE, its his only path to stay in power. ITS COMPLETE DYSFUNCTIONALITY OF PROCESS OF DECIDING GOVERNANCE. This is no way to conduct anything in a group. The group, our country, our society is meaningless this way. If its allow, there is no future of country, nation, society.. Democracy is not simple a technical matter, its a spirit, ideas, Technicals can be flawed, fail but if it the spirit and ideas are gone because the technicals are corrupted, its pointless to go on..

  6. #6 by good coolie on Sunday, 2 August 2015 - 11:43 pm


    Hey, (testing for the moderator’s comments)

  7. #7 by boh-liao on Monday, 3 August 2015 - 1:08 am

    NOW, all our WAR against d opposition n opposing voices hv begun
    Hard n abusive times now n ahead
    Even harmless defenceless old ladies, exercising their constitutional rights, also kena TANGKAP/locked up
    Prayerfully they will b released vertically, NOT horizontally

    Oredi openly declared, d future is UmnoB + PAS, so nice, race + religion + absolute power

    UmnoB’s useless n shameless b@LL suckers like MCA, Gelakan, MIC, etc – oredi openly KICKed in d groin n teeth & SQUASHed by UmnoB masters as represented by NS MB

    Actually, d b@LL suckers NO NEED 2 worry 1 lah, even ZERO erected during GE is OK 1 what, can still b given crumbs by becoming ministers through back door 1 as exemplified by MCA kaki, so proud 2 b on d bugis pirate ship

  8. #8 by boh-liao on Monday, 3 August 2015 - 1:08 am

    NOW, all out WAR against d opposition n opposing voices hv begun

  9. #9 by boh-liao on Monday, 3 August 2015 - 1:12 am

    Instead of Saving Private Ryan, how abt Saving Stumpy Fat Char Bor n Her Tar Por

  10. #10 by boh-liao on Monday, 3 August 2015 - 1:37 am

    Of cos, SAVE ACK lor
    Kluang Umno division’s kaki wanted their party chief 2 explain Altanthuya’s murder, the ongoing 1MDB scandal and the purchase of the new VIP government jet exposed by PKR Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli

    Fr members of OWN party, U know
    Murder n $$$, alamak

  11. #11 by drngsc on Monday, 3 August 2015 - 12:58 pm

    Najib’s first priority is to save Najib and Losimah. Having done that they must save UMNO and prepare UMNO to be a good opposition after GE 14. Saving Malaysia was never on his agenda. He has cost Malaysia dearly and he has virtually destroyed Malaysia double – handedly ( Najib and Losimah, I mean ). Our Ringgit is at record low. Our reserves is sinking, and sinking fast. Inflation and cost of living is rising. Even a smartphone theft can spark a mini-racial riot. When there is a crime, you catch the people who report the crime. All whom do not like, you sack or ban or jail them. Has he not destroyed Malaysia? He only wish to save himself and his beloved Losimah.

  12. #12 by ds2 on Monday, 3 August 2015 - 1:07 pm

    We would like to save Najib, ultimately he is the first PM of Malaysia who is able to unite all Malaysians to demand for transparency and accountability. Saving Najib is like telling everybody it is ok, everything is ok, no problem, we will fix it. Are you having sleepless night worrying about your future?

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