Sunday, June 3, 2018

Najib Razak Chickens Out

Todate, disgraced Najib Razak has chickened out from three 1MDB-related defamation lawsuits. 

On May 22, 2018, he dropped his legal case against former MCA strongman Ling Liong Sik over the latter’s claims that Najib had “taken the people’s money” in the RM2.6 billion donation issue. 

Six days later, he withdrew from pursuing another case against Tony Pua in 2015 over the Damansara MP’s statement in a YouTube video that “Najib created the biggest scandal ever in the history of Malaysia”. Najib had claimed this implied that he had stolen the people’s money with regard to 1MDB transactions, and that he could not be trusted to hold public office. 

And on Friday, he abandoned litigation against PAS-owned newspaper, Harakah Daily – he had sued them over an allegedly slanderous article published on February 19, 2015 in relation to the 1MDB fund and Riza Aziz, who is his stepson. 

Shutting the books on the above three suits certainly gives a stark impression that Najib doesn’t actually have a strong case. He never did!

After all, they are related to 1MDB and we all know who’s the guilty one, don’t we?

I cannot help but feel that he had used the lawsuits to overawe and scare and even try to pulverize his dissenters because he was in a powerful position of authority then. 

If I am not mistaken, Najib has at least two more libel suits where he had sued parties – while another five people have dragged him to court – all in relation to the 1MDB and the RM2.6 billion. These matters are either at trial stage or pending appeal in the Court of Appeal and/or Federal Court.

Actually, I wouldn’t be surprised if the other cases are discontinued as well. 

Najib Razak is a joke!

Pakatan Harapan’s GE14 victory has brought about a great responsibility. 

One of which is to fulfil the 10 promises within 100 days, as laid out in their election manifesto. 

On Friday, PM Mahathir Mohamad conceded that he and his team needed more time. Definitely more than one hundred days. 

He said the PH campaign pledge was based on scanty knowledge of the state of the country, as PH did not know the extent of the ruin wrought by Najib Razak and UMNO. 

I agree. Fiscal health and spending discipline should get priority because the country is drowning in a cesspool of corruption and kleptocracy. 

Thank you, Najis for leaving us this shit-ass mess. 

At this point in time, we have no choice but to be pragmatic.

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