Can Najib explain why he had never expressed any compunction or remorse for transforming Malaysia into a global kleptocracy in his nine years as 6th Prime Minister of Malaysia?

I read the latest fulminations by Datuk Seri Najib Razak with shock and sadness, that the former occupant of the highest political office in the land could be so devoid of both sense and sensibility that he could indulge in a daily nonsensical verbal diarrhoea agaisnt me, confirming that he has no respect whatsover for for the noble values in life, i.e. truth, justice and honour.

Before the 14th General Election, he indulged in lies, falsehoods and fake news as alleging that when Pakatan Harapan captures power, I will edge out Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad to be the Prime Minister of Malaysia, that the DAP has a Christian agenda to replace Islam with Christianity as the official religion of the country (when I am not even a Christian) and that the Malay monarchical system will be abolished and Malaysia become a republic.

This is the sixth month of the Pakatan Harapan government in Putrajaya, and none of these great lies have come to pass – and they will not come to pass under any Pakatan Harapan government in the future.

Now, after UMNO/BN’s surprising defeat in the 14th General Election, where he was toppled as Malaysia’s sixth Prime Minister – although he had expected to win big and even recapture parliamentary two-thirds majority with gerrymandering of parliamentary constituencies, undemocratic practices and repressive rule - Najib is resorting to comparatively smaller lies against Pakatan Harapan and DAP leaders.

Najib is guilty of telling lies almost every day.

His latest lie was his allegation yesterday that when he agreed to the re-opening of mysterious deaths, namely Altantunya Shaarribuu, Kevin Morais, Hussain Najadi, Teoh Beng Hock among others, “it was Kit Siang who had then said there was no need for the cases to be probed again”.

When did I say that?

Two days ago, Najib asked why I chose now to say “Najib did not kill Teoh Beng Hock, but the Najib administration must be held responsible for Beng Hock’s death”.

He even wanted the present Pakatan Harapan government to be held responsible for Beng Hock’s death, falling from the 14th Floor of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission premises in Selangor in Shah Alam in July 2009.

Three days ago, Najib alleged that I had claimed that Kevin Morai’s murder was connected to 1MDB, when I had never made such an allegation.

He had referred to my media statement on Thursday, November 26, 2015 which is available on the blog, asking: “Perhaps Kit Siang is affected by amnesia?

No Najib, I am not suffering from amnesia, as it is you who is suffering from hallucination.

I am giving Najib’s Ministers from UMNO, MCA, Gerakan, MIC and the Sabah and Sarawak BN parties 48 hours to declare which of them support Najib’s claim that in my statement of November 26, 2015, I had said that Kevin Morai’s murder was connected to 1MDB!

If after 48 hours, no Najib Minister from UMNO, MCA, Gerakan, MIC and the Sabah and Sarawak BN parties is prepared to side with Najib, then it is clear evidence that Najib’s former Ministers have completely abandoned him!

The ding-dong polemical battle between Najib and myself in the past few days had only highlighted our great political difference, that Najib dedicated his 42 years of his political life to make Malaysia a global kleptocracy, while I dedicated 53 years of my political life to create a New Malaysia.

I do not believe Malaysians want to go back to a global kleptocracy. All right-thinking Malasians to re-set nation-building policies to save Malaysia from the trajectory hurtling towards a rogue democracy, kakistocracy where Ministers cannot differentiate between turtle eggs and ordinary eggs, global kleptocracy and a rogue state to build a New Malaysia where Malaysia will become a world top-class nation in every field of human endeavour, proud to be Malaysians and respected and admired by the world!

It is most shocking that in Najib’s nine-year tenure as the sixth Prime Minister of Malaysia, he had never shown any compunction or remorse whatsoever in transforming Malaysia into a global kleptocracy with his international 1MDB corruption and money-laundering scandal and other 1MDB-like scandals.

Can Najib explain why?

Lim Kit Siang MP for Iskandar Puteri