Five questions for Annuar Musa before I respond to his latest fulminations against me and Tun Mahathir

UMNO Information Chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa claimed that I had “brought to heel a formidable politician” like Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, alleging that the former Prime Minister and UMNO President, “who appeared invincible in the world of politics”, had succumbed to my “sweet words”.

But before I respond to Annuar’s latest fulminations, let me ask him five questions and I hope he will respond promptly without any hesitation or doubt.

The five questions for Annuar are:

First, how many cases of corruption and abuses of power in his capacity as MARA Chairman and other MARA portfolios had he been investigated by MACC and the outcome of these investigations.

Second, does the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak has to give the green light before the MACC could arrest and prosecute him for corruption as MARA Chairman and other MARA responsibilities.

Third, Annuar was suspended as Chairman of MARA as well as Chairman of Pelaburan Mara Bhd (PMB) at an emergency MARA Board meeting on 31st January 2017 when he was in visiting New Zealand as MARA Chairman. Why did he submit to such shabby indignity, and what did he do in the ensuing six months to establish his innocence and honesty as well as the injustice of his suspension as MARA Chairman?

Fourth, Annuar said in early August that he had no plan to continue being the MARA Chairman after holding the post for four years (omitting reference that he was suspended for more than six months at the end of his appointment as MARA Chairman) and that he had personally sent a letter to the Prime Minister about it. Why did he take the stand that he did not want to be re-appointed as MARA Chairman when he was not withdrawing from public life as he continued to be very active as UMNO Information Chief?

Fifth, was his nation-wide roadshow to attack and demonise DAP and Pakatan Harapan leaders in his capacity as UMNO Information Chief one of the terms of agreement between him and the Prime Minister, so that he could relinquish the post of MARA Chairman but continue as UMNO Information Chief?

Lim Kit Siang DAP Parliamentary Leader & MP for Gelang Patah