Tomorrow, a third “Believe It or Not” event in two years involving the Prime Minister will take place when Najib declares open the new glittering MACC headquarters in Putrajaya

Tomorrow morning, a third “Believe It or Not” event in two years involving the Prime Minister will take place when Datuk Seri Najib Razak declares open the glittering new MACC headquarters in Putrajaya – and like the two earlier “Believe It or Not” events, be the joke of Malaysians and the world!

Pakatan Harapan Members of Parliament only discovered that the MACC was having a gleaming new headquarters at Precinct 7 in Putrajaya on August 8 when some 30 Members of Parliament walked about 600 metres from Putrajaya Sentral station to the MACC headquarters to present a memorandum to MACC Chief Commissioner, Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad to re-open investigations into the international multi-billion dollar 1MDB money-laundering scandal.

A week earlier, more than 30 Pakatan Harapan Members of Parliament marched from Parliament to Bank Negara to present a memorandum to the Bank Negara Governor, Tan Sri Muhammad Ibrahim to reopen its investigation into the 1MDB scandal in light of new developments.

The MPs carried paper cutouts of “pink diamond” and a large banner stating “Sayangi Malaysia Hapuskan Kleptocrasi” during the march.

Bank Negara has since replied to the memorandum of the Pakatan Harapan MPs, revealing that Bank Negara had imposed a total of RM115.8 million in compounds and administrative penalties on 1MDB and its entities in the past two years.

Although the Bank Negara reply was unsatisfactory, at least there was a response, but there is no official reply as yet from the MACC Chief Commissioner.

Will the MACC Chief Commissioner deliver his reply to the memorandum of the Pakatan Harapan MPs on August 7 at the official opening of the new MACC Building in Putrajaya tomorrow?

But Dzulkifli must first brush up on his English, which is quite atrocious or he would not have made the elementary mistake of accusing me of calling him a “monkey” when I used the saying of the three traditional three monkeys, “with eyes that see not, ears that hear not, and mouth that speaks not” about the 1MDB scandal?

The two other “Believe It or Not” events involving the Prime Minister in the past two years were:

Firstly, Najib’s last-minute pull-out from declaring open the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) in Putrajaya in September 2015 with the theme “Ending Impunity: People, Integrity and Action” shortly after the 1MDB scandal had burst on the world, with the sudden and multiple top-level sackings of the Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and the Attorney-General Tan Sri Gani Patail and the taming of national institutions which were involved in the High-Level Task Force investigating the 1MDB amidst reports that Najib was to be charged in court for corruption; and

Secondly, Najib’s visit to the White House and meeting with US President Trump on Sept. 12, which was national shame and humiliation as it is the US Government through its Department of Justice (DOJ) which had branded Najib as “kleptocrat” and “MO1” in its largest kleptocratic litigation to forfeit US$1.7 billion of 1MDB-linked assets in US, UK and Switzerland. What is worse and most mortifying, Najib went to the White House to offer RM60 billion to “strengthen” the US economy, when the government has no money for adequate medical supplies in the government hospitals!

What will Najib announce at the opening of the new MACC headquarters in Putrajaya tomorrow?

Will Najib announce an immediate action plan involving all political parties and stakeholders in Malaysia to launch an international campaign to clear and cleanse Malaysia of the indignity, infamy and ignominy of being regarded worldwide as a “global kleptocracy”?

Will Najib announce that his Cabinet and Government have woken up from their “Rip Van Winkle” long sleep and ending the charade of pretending that the 1MDB scandal does not exist?

Will Najib announce a Royal Commission of Inquiry to conduct comprehensive investigations into the 1MDB scandal – both national and international dimensions?

Will Najib support the MACC Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad appearing at the Pakatan Harapan “Sayangi Malaysia, Hapuskan Kleptocrasi” rally in Petaling Jaya on October 14 to give a full account of what the MACC had done on the 1MDB scandal?

Will Najib permit a full debate of the 1MDB scandal in Parliament when it reconvenes on Oct. 23, allowing questions by MPs on 1MDB and the US DOJ litigation and criminal investigations to be asked and answered?

Malaysians will know the answers in less than 24 hours – whether he would do anyone of the five above?

Lim Kit Siang DAP Parliamentary Leader & MP for Gelang Patah