Will the rumblings in the deep bowels of UMNO and Malay society against the global shame of 1MDB scandal lead to a revolt against Najib and UMNO in the 14th General Election?
Will the rumblings in the deep bowels of UMNO and Malay society against the global shame of the international 1MDB money-laundeirng scandal lead to a revolt against the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak and the UMNO in the forthcoming 14th General Election?
The question becomes imperative with signs of such rumblings in the deep bowels in UMNO and Malay society against the 1MDB scandal, as illustrated by the following:
- Former information minister Tan Sri Rais Yatim sticking to his guns in his criticism of UMNO Ministers and leaders becoming apologists and defenders of 1MDB scandal and the 1MDB mastermind Jho Low, in particular his tweet why the Minister for Communications and Multimedia, Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak was so hasty in defending Jho Low instead of defending justice with regard to the recent seizure of the billion-ringgit luxury superyacht Equanimity by the Indonesian authorities and FBI.
- Former International Trade and Industry Minister Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz lamenting about the Malaysian government becoming the modern-day Malaysian “Emperor with New Clothes”, asking why the Malaysian authorities had not been able to find 1MDB mastermind Jho Low’s billion-ringgit luxury superyacht when she herself could spot it while on a diving trip in Thailand.
- UMNO Veterans Club secretary Mustaha Yaakub’s denunciation of the supporters of Jho Low as those who betrayed the coutnry and UMNO, as he was responsible for the 1MDB scandal and action should be taken against him.
UMNO Ministers can either be apologists of Jho Low or 1MDB, or keep an inelegant silence; while an MCA Minister can do his utmost tto be UMNO’s “ninja assassin” to character-assassiate Penang DAP State Government’s integrity and good governance, even concocting a RM20 billion Penang undersea tunnel corruption scandal to distract national and interntional attention from the RM50 billion 1MDB scandal; but there is simply no way in this age of information where information travels at the speed of light to suppress news and facts about the 1MDB scandal occurring non-stop for over the past three years.
I fully agree with Malaysiakini contributor, P. Gunasegaram who recently opened his article “1MDB very much a major election issue” with the following statement: “They say rural Malays and other deprived Malaysians don’t care about 1MDB and that their major concern is only with the higher cost of living. I say, utter rubbish.”