I never realise that we may have a Cabinet Minister who is a “world beater” in having the world’s lowest IQ for Ministers

I never realise that we may have a Cabinet Minister who is a “world-beater” in having the lowest IQ for Ministers in the world.

This thought struck me when I was told about the New Straits Times report today entitled “’Can DAP deny Pua’s alleged links to Justo?’”

The NST report reads:

“Lim Kit Siang and the DAP leadership have been challenged to deny Tony Pua’s involvement with former PetroSaudi International Ltd former executive Xavier Andre Justo.

“’Can Lim Kit Siang and DAP leadership deny that Tony Pua (DAP Petaling Jaya Utara member of parliament) has nothing to do with Justo and not involved in any way?

“”Yes or no?’ Barisan Nasional strategic communication director Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan posted on Twitter yesterday.”

I am completely befuddled.

I thought Pua could not be clearer when he answered Rahman who asked the first time early this month whether the DAP MP for PJ Utara had met Justo.

I did a Google search to re-read Pua’s reply to Rahman, which was a Malaysiakini report by Adrian Wong dated by July 2, 2015, entitled : “I’ve no clue who Justo is, says Pua’.

Can we have a Minister who does not have the IQ to understand what Pua answered in the Malaysiakini report?

Even worse, Rahman has got company in the Cabinet, for the Works Minister Datuk Fadillah Yusof also today called on Pua to “make a clear statement on his dealings with Justo”.

However, I am giving Fadillah the benefit of the doubt in that he had not read Pua’s response in Malaysiakini, or we would have two Ministers competing for the crown as the Cabinet Minister with the lowest IQ in the world.

Having the world’s lowest IQ for a Cabinet Minister is bad enough, but it would appear this is not the only failing of Rahman.

If further proofs are needed that Rahman qualifies to be a “world beater” in having the lowest IQ of all Cabinet Ministers in the world, they are to be found aplenty in his tweet and Facebook yesterday, where he even admitted that his “star witness”, former Sarawakian journalist Lester Melanyi is a “scum” in the following revealing words:

“But perhaps being perceived as a scum was precisely the reason why Claire Brown and Sarawak Report chose and hired him to incessantly demonized Sarawak leaders for years and now Dato Sri Najib Razak. After all, it takes a scum to know another scum.”

In one paragraph, Rahman has dismissed not only Lester and Claire as “scums”, but even the Sarawak leaders and Datuk Seri Najib Razak himself – a “scum” Minister serving under a “scum” Prime Minister?

The Lester video “confession” was to premier Rahman’s debut as the Barisan Nasional strategic communication director (especially as nobody even in BN knew about his appointment) but it has proved to be a disastrous outing, not only for Rahman himself but also for the Prime Minister as well.

In fact, the Lester “outing” had been so disastrous that Part II of the Lester video “confession” has to be chopped off.

Many Malaysians, including BN leaders, will like to see Part II of Lester’s video confession to see what other mischiefs Rahman is capable of. Why kill it?

To compensate for the propaganda disaster of his “Lester debut”, I will not be surprised if Rahman had played a major role in an even bigger “strategic” error, getting the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to block access to Sarawak Report.

Is this partly prompted by Clare Brown’s annnouncement that she was going to dump all Lester’s emails to her on the Sarawak Report website to dispel Lester’s claim he had helped in falsifying and doctoring 1MDB documents for Sarawak Report, plunging Rahman into panic stations?

Can Rahman categorically deny that he has no role and nothing to do with the MCMC decision to block access to Sarawak Report website?

Does Rahman now agree that the MCMC blocking access to Sarawak Report website is the worst possible option for Najib, not only because it is ineffective are it will only make more Malaysians learn the art of evading such official blockade on the Internet, but send out the message that Najib has become a national liability and no more a national asset, even if he survived for the moment as Prime Minister of Malaysia?

Rahman is probably hoping to leap up the Najib ladder to replace Jarjis Jamaluddin as Najib’s right-hand man, but he is clearly too big for his shoes, doing more damage than good to Najib’s already very precarious political image and future.

Another egregrious failing of Rahman is his ignorance of his Ministerial duties and responsibilities to the nation and people, and not just to UMNO.

Can Rahman explain why he is prepared to plumb the depths to defend the Prime Minister from all the allegations of impropriety whether from Sarawak Report, Wall Street Journal or other sources, whether about the 1MDB scandal or other mega-scandals, when he has no idea about their truth or otherwise?

Does Rahman know whether there is any basis in the WSJ report and allegation on July 2, 2015 that US$700 million (RM2.6 billion) had been deposited into Najib’s personal accounts in AmBank in March, 2013 just before the 13th General Election, where the money came from and where they have gone to?

Have Rahman asked Najib in the past three Cabinet meetings since the WSJ report on July 2 why Najib could not make a simple public statement whether RM2.6 billion had been deposited into his personal bank accounts in March 2013 just before the 13th general election, where the RM2.6 billion came from and where and to whom they had gone to.

Can Rahman declare publicly that he and UMNO Sabah had not received a single sen from Najib’s personal accounts in AmBank for the 13th General Election campaign?

Lim Kit Siang DAP Parliamentary Leader & MP for Gelang Patah