Why must every Minister in Najib’s Cabinet end up making dumb and asinine statement like the one by second Finance Minister Johari on Mahathir-Nazri debate on 1MDB scandal?

One question which has been bugging today is why every Minister in Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s Cabinet must end up making dumb and asinine statements like the one by the second Finance Minister, Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani on the Mahathir-Nazri debate on the 1MDB scandal.

Firstly, how can Johari claim that the Mahathir-Nazri debate on the 1MDB scandal has “nothing to do” with the government?

It is precisely because of the 1MDB scandal which has caused Malaysia to be ridiculed world-wide as a global kleptocracy, making Malaysians ashamed when abroad to declare that they are Malaysians as other questions like, who is MO1 and why the Malaysian government is doing nothing about the international 1MDB money-laundering scandal, will follow suit.

Secondly, how can Johari say that that the 1MDB scandal had been “debated extensively in Parliament” when MPs are not even allowed to ask questions about the 1MDB scandal, when almost every other day, the 1MDB scandal is continuing to make headlines in other countries almost every other day?

For the record, Parliament has never conducted any debate on the 1MDB scandal.

Yes, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) had conducted a probe into the 1MDB, but this was before the PAC had access to the latest information about the 1MDB scandal, in particular the US Department of Justice (DOJ) largest kleptocratic lawsuits to forfeit over US$1 billion 1MDB-linked assets in the United States, United Kingdom and Switzerland from over US$3 billion ill-gotten gains from 1MDB international money-laundering.

Malaysian Parliament was never given an opportunity to debate the PAC report on 1MDB.

The Auditor-General’s Report on 1MDB had also been classified under the Official Secrets Act and denied access to all MPs, except PAC members.

Furthermore, the PAC recommendations based on preliminary investigations into the 1MDB scandal had been ignored for almost a whole year – and the PAC Chairman dared not pursue the matter. Why?

I welcome the Mahathir-Nazri debate on the 1MDB scandal. I will personally attend the debate, even if it is held in Padang Rengas.

This debate will break the enforced firewall to prevent a healthy and democratic debate and people’s demand for accountability for the mother of all government scandals in the nation’s history.

(Speech at the Bakri DAP Branch “Voters Registration Within Two Weeks” coffee-shop talk in Bakri, Muar on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 5 pm)

  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Monday, 13 March 2017 - 2:37 pm

    In the first place, why is Johari so quick to distance the govt from the debate? What does Nazri think about his colleagues having no confidence in him to beat Mahathir? If its nothing do with the govt, even if Nazri wins, will Johari then say it means nothing also?

    Looks like Mahathir and critics already won the debate.

  2. #2 by Bigjoe on Monday, 13 March 2017 - 3:55 pm

    Talking of asine talk, Salleh Keruak is another one, he boast, actually boast, he will double internet speed in two years. WHEN in neigbouring Singapore, the price we pay for 30/50Mbps gets x20 – x30 speed. Doubling SPEED in two years so WHAT?

    That is the problem with these so called Najib’s “transformation” agents, just because they do something, they think they done their job and even entitled to abuse its power.

  3. #3 by donplaypuks on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 - 2:56 am

    What to do? The congenitally stupid will only recruit the congenitally stupid!

  4. #4 by good coolie on Saturday, 18 March 2017 - 4:37 pm

    Allow me to humbly present another stupid statement: “King Salman’s visit to Malaysia proves Malaysia is not a bankrupt state”!

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