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Najib Overplays His Hand – Mahathir Is Forced To Expedite The Process Of Sending Him To Prison



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Mar 28 2019
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Mahathir Mohamad ruled with an iron fist from 1981 to 2003. Depending on who you speak to, he can be labelled as a “dictator” or a “firm leader”. If he is compared to Adolf Hitler, Mahathir is certainly a firm leader. But if he is compared to Mahatma Gandhi, Mahathir is absolutely a dictator. Anyway, he is a changed man, or at least that was the early perception on the ground.

 

At 93 years old, the world’s oldest prime minister became the country’s greatest hero after the stunning victory on May 9, 2018. For the first time in 61 years, the old regime of Barisan Nasional was defeated, largely due to former Prime Minister Najib Razak’s 1MDB scandal and the unpopular GST (goods and services tax). Najib’s wife – Rosmah Mansor – was the most hated woman in the country.

 

Until today, it’s debatable whether Mahathir was the only one capable of single-handedly brought down the same regime that he once led. The fact is the then-opposition Pakatan Harapan was never put to test whether they could defeat the mighty Barisan Nasional – without the help of Mr. Mahathir – at the peak of 1MDB scandal and people’s spiralling anger over the GST tax regime.

Ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak - World Biggest Crook

Perhaps Pakatan Harapan could bring down Barisan Nasional without Mahathir. Perhaps Mahathir was there at the right time at the right place. Still, the fact remains that with Anwar Ibrahim nicely put in prison for sodomy – for the second time – the opposition was leaderless. Their previous ally PAS Islamist party was bought at a price tag of RM90 million and had switched sides.

 

And Mahathir was the only one in the opposition who could walk into any rural village to campaign against Najib, without being chased and bashed by the village folks. They still remembered Mahathir and had the greatest respect for him. Prior to the 2018 general election, even Anwar Ibrahim faced hostility from rural Malay folks, let alone a Chinese like Lim Kit Siang.

 

So, it’s fair to say Mahathir was instrumental in swinging rural Malay votes for the Pakatan Harapan. However, it’s also true that without Anwar’s PKR, not to mention DAP and Amanah, the old man will not be able to dethrone his protégé-turned-nemesis Najib. For this reason alone, nobody within the present ruling government should rock the boat.

Mahathir Mohamad - World’s Oldest PM - 1981 to 2003 and 2018 to Current

It’s quite funny that after Mahathir’s 22 years of iron-fist rule from 1981 to 2003, the same “dictator” is nowhere to be found when the people need him the most now. Exactly where is the Dictator Mahathir when the people desperately need him to send former Thief-in-Chief Najib Razak and the truckloads of corrupt former ministers to jail – by hook or by crook?

 

If today is 1987, hundreds of racists and extremists of UMNO and PAS leaders would have been sent to detention without trial, in an operation codenamed “Operation Lalang” (weeding operation). Mahathir government would argue that racial tension had reached dangerous proportion in the country, forcing the government to arrest those responsible for stoking the tension.

 

Of course, the old Mahathir today has very little appetite for such draconian measures. His authoritarian rule ended the moment he gave up his premiership in 2003. The old man now talks about the rule of law, something which he probably would laugh at during his first stint as prime minister. More importantly, he had tasted his own medicine when Najib abused the law to curb his freedom of expression.

Lokman Noor Adam and Najib Razak - ex-Prime Minister

However, Mahathir is caught in a Catch-22 situation as he allows freedom of expression and speech. The disgraced Najib Razak has been leveraging on such freedoms to spread hatred against the new government. Heck, together with UMNO gangsters such as Lokman Noor Adam, they have been stirring up racial and religion sentiments among the Malays, even beating up university students.

 

It didn’t help the situation that the government is made up of incompetent and inexperienced ministers, who are still learning the ropes of administration. From accepting corrupt UMNO defectors into his own Bersatu (PPBM) party to appointing more AP holders to hallucinating about creating flying cars to pussyfooting about throwing Najib into jail, PM Mahathir is increasingly courting dissatisfaction.

 

With dozens of policy U-turns and failure to implement promises in its election manifesto, not to mention inability to excite the economy, evil Najib and the opposition parties were convinced they could wrestle back the federal government in the next general election. As a result, Najib successfully runs his “Malu Apa Bossku (Why The Shame, Boss)” campaign.

Najib Razak - Malu Apa Bossku - Why The Shame Boss

With zero major reforms in sight after more than 10 months since taking over the government, Mahathir administration has started feeling the onslaught from the public. Even the frustrated “Princess of Reformasi,” Nurul Izzah, the daughter of PM-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim, has recently called the man who had saved the country the “former dictator”.

 

Like it or not, Mahathir has to deliver something – anything – to pacify the people. Even Kadir Jasin, the communications adviser to the prime minister, has admitted that the Pakatan Harapan’s performance thus far has fallen short of even realistic expectations of its supporters. The veteran journalist said the people had expected to see Najib in jail – months ago.

 

The people refuse to believe that the once powerful dictator Mahathir has become so incompetent that he faces difficulty in sending the crook to prison. Adding salt to the injury, Najib’s arrogance and disgusting behaviour, as if he is still the boss running the country, has further provoked the people into believing that Mahathir probably has no intention of jailing the scumbag after all.

Abdul Razak Hussein – Malaysia Second Prime Minister

Heck, some even believe that Mahathir was so grateful to Abdul Razak Hussein, the country’s second prime minister, that upon appeals from Najib’s mother, the premier had agreed to spare the crooked son of Razak. Kadir Jasin was absolutely right to suggest that the people will be happier if the most-hated and biggest thief is sent to prison as soon as possible.

 

As the heat builds up against his government, it appears that Mahathir has no choice but to put the necessary pressure on the Judiciary and the Attorney General Chambers to expedite the trial of Najib Razak’s corruption cases involving 1MDB subsidiary SRC International Sdn Bhd funds. Yesterday, Najib’s attempts to stall his trial was thrown out of the windows.

 

Chief Justice Richard Malanjum led the Federal Court seven-man panel to lift the stay of the proceedings order granted by the Court of Appeal to Najib. Malanjum said – “In the granting of the stay of proceedings order, we are of the view that the Court of Appeal did not have the jurisdiction to do so.” In essence, Najib cannot delay his trial anymore after Court of Appeal had twice put it on hold.

Terminator - I Will Be Back

Yes, Najib has overplayed his hand, so much so that his popularity is seen as a threat to Mahathir government. Last weekend, at an event in Kuala Terengganu, Mr. Najib copied a catchphrase associated with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator and proudly declared to a crowd of supporters that gave him an extraordinary welcome – “I will be back!!”

 

As a master strategist, Mahathir knows more than anyone the consequences of allowing the perception that the man whom he had spent so much time and sweat defeated is making a grand comeback as the next Prime Minister of Malaysia. If Mahathir himself could make a comeback at such advanced age, why not Najib, despite his 42 charges of criminal breach of trust (CBT), money laundering and abuse of power?

 

Mahathir knew that at least 70% of the Malays aren’t too concerned about corruption committed by Najib. After all, it was Mahathir who said corruption has become part of Malay culture – that they aren’t ashamed of taking bribes. So, as long as Najib freely engages the people who are disappointed with the present government who no longer dish out free cash, Mahathir could be in trouble.

Najib Razak - Mock and Insult Judge and Police

Najib’s rising popularity and arrogance even after being charged is the primary reason why Mahathir is losing his patience. The trial against Najib will begin on April 3, after being delayed by ridiculous excuses, including his hotshot lawyer Shafee Abdullah being ambushed by his pet dog. Another cheap trick to boost Mahathir’s popularity is to make Najib wears the iconic orange suit.

 

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Once Najib don on the orange outfit that is the end of the antics in “malu apa bossku” and Mahatir will have his extension until GE15. All Najib supporters will vanish over night and his lieutenant will be too busy fighting for his own survival. PAS will be the biggest hypocrites Malaysia selling off their religious outlooks and trying hard to be first in line of the queue to smell Mahatir arse. Anybody for that matter from Najib camp will be singing like canaries about Mahatir quality leadership. That is what Mahatir ability to pinpoint eactly the traits of “Melau Muda Lupa” . It will be interesting time as we see new charade and play act in PH itself.A new dawn in the second coming of Mahatir making his firm and final statement like it or not.

What is “expedite” when so many years now, and with so much “evidence”, no one, least of all Dr Mati, can yet send Najib to prison?

Is there absolutely nothing certain in the absolutely certain case of Najib and 1MDB corruption, or is it all the typical Malaysian politicians’ bluff and bullsh*t, and even blatant lies?

Or is it that typical Malaysian “speed” and all blazing big talk about getting nothing done?

Wouldn’t Malaysians prefer Najib jailed in our charming prison and rot than enjoy the relative comfort of US one?

For over thirty years, Lim Kit Siang has been shagging himself silly with everything about Mahathir corruption, and what has all that lead to, other than Mahathir sainthood?!

With the seeming corruption of the US DoJ as has been uncovered, what is the point of our servile colonial monkeys not doing the work they need to do themselves that would get Najib imprisoned except to be so dependent on the old massahs?

What’s so wrong with our forever bleating monkeys that they cannot do to get Najib jailed that they have to look to their foreign massahs to do that for them?

Would Malaysians not prefer to see Najib jailed and rot in our charming prisons than enjoy the relative comfort of US ones?

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