Stop selective prosecution and discriminatory law enforcement – haul the persons responsible for the Zahid poison pen letter calling for Najib’s ouster to court but also prosecute all who disseminated lies or lodged false police reports against Opposition leaders
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said that the police have received over 20 police reports over the poison pen letter purportedly written by him urging BN parliamentarians and senators to pressure for the ouster of the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
He said he did not want to be involved (in the investigation) but he had been informed that the police were conducting a thorough investigation together with the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to find the source (of the letter).
He told reporters: “I am sure whoever this is will face the legal consequences from the government.”
I agree that Malaysia has recently descended to the abyss of the politics of lies and falsehoods to create scare, fear, disharmony and hatred among the people and this deplorable political culture should not be allowed space and room to fester, which will poison not only politics in Malaysia but also the process of nation building to build a show-case of a successful harmonious multi-racial, multi-religious, multi-lingual and multi-cultural plural nation in this troubled world.
Those responsible for the poison pen letter dated Dec. 9 which had circulated through social media and WhatsApp purported to be from Zahid and urged BN parliamentarians and senators to pressure Najib Abdul Razak to step down was delivering a very low and despicable blow.
But who was really responsible for the Zahid poison-pen letter?
Zahid said it was the work of those who were “jealous” of his close relationship with Najib and sought to split the two leaders.
Najib accused the opposition of being envious of the solidarity displayed in the recent Umno annual general assembly, and that it was trying to strain his relationship with the Deputy Prime Minister.
But the poison pen letter to strain the relationship between Najib and Zahid may not be the work from outside, as it could very well come from within UMNO!
But whether the perpetrators of the poison pen letter are from outside or inside UMNO, I agree that the full weight of the law should be thrown at them to discourage such low political culture.
In fact, what is urgently needed is for Malaysia to have an independent, professional and non-partisan police and law enforcement agencies, to stop selective prosecution and discriminatory law enforcement.
Haul the creator of Zahid poison pen letter calling for Najib’s ouster to court but also prosecute all who disseminate lies or lodge false police reports against Opposition leaders.
In this connection, can Zahid or the Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar explain whether police investigations have started on the police report made by the DAP MP for Segambut Lim Lip Eng against the son of former Inspector-General of Police, Abdul Rahman Mohd Hanif Omar for lodging false police reports in making baseless allegations that foreign funds were distributed to the fictitious “Red Bean Army” (RBA), purportedly controlled by DAP?