Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Give the PH Government More Time

Like many Malaysians, I have been critical of the Pakatan Harapan government. 

Our grouses are fodder for postings on social media and conversations in coffeeshops and pubs and just about anywhere we congregate. Besides, we are Malaysians and so, we are really good at griping. 

Still, we must remind ourselves not to go overboard – granted that to chide, censure and chastise is fine – as a much-needed outlet to vent our frustrations. 

And it is easy to stumble onto a rich vein of complaints that allow us to point the finger at PH. Whether it is to do with the non-fulfillment of election pledges, the slow pace of reforms, the fact that Najib Razak is still not behind bars, the cost of living that persists in spiraling, the vicious escalation of the vexatious menace manifested by racial and religious bigotry, the upsetting U-turns and I can go on and on. 

But Bersatu's Muhyiddin Yassin (right) was spot-on when he said Sunday, PH couldn’t fulfill their promises because they inherited an ‘almost bankrupt’ government. 

That was specifically to address the matter of the election promises – but really, what he meant was that we should give the government more time. 

It shouldn’t be that difficult – after all, we could tolerate BN for sixty-one years. What’s a couple more years, right? 

Najib Razak (left) used every trick in the book to delay and/or postpone his day in court. And when that didn’t work, he filed objections. He is desperate. 

The reason is simple. If he is found guilty, it will have a major impact on other upcoming trials – and it won’t just involve him. 

His latest attempt was to challenge the charges against him in the trial over SRC International Sdn Bhd’s RM42 million as being “defective in form and substance” and that it is an abuse of court process. 

Najib is pathetic and pitiful and yes, fiendish. 

Yesterday, High Court Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali dismissed the said application – and his trial continues.

The testimony provided by the twenty-first prosecution witness, AmBank Jalan Raja Chulan branch manager R Uma Devi (right) and related news reports have prompted Malay Mail Online to flesh out the labyrinthine maze of bank transactions and money transfers that linked SRC International to Najib Razak:

There’s no escape, Najib!

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