MCA, UMNO, BN and even PAS can kiss their future goodbye if their leadership are not prepared to apologise and repent for aiding and abetting Najib in the international 1MDB corruption and money-laundering scandal which transformed Malaysia into a global kleptocracy
MCA Deputy President Datuk Wee Ka Siong said yesterday that the Barisan Nasional can kiss government and political power goodbye if there is a UMNO-PAS hook-up as 141 parliamentary seats (85 in Peninsular Malaysia and 56 in Sabah/Sarawak) out of a total of 222 parliamentary seats in Malaysia have more than 35% voters who are non-Malays and in such a UMNO/PAS hook-up, the non-Malay voters would be driven towards Pakatan Harapan.
Wee is not strictly correct as there are over 20 parliamentary constituencies in Peninsular Malaysia where the predominantly Malay voters exceed 65% and they had elected Pakatan Harapan parliamentarians in the 14th General Election on 9th May 2018.
In any event, Wee have the least political credibility to forecast the future or he would not have entered into an MCA/UMNO/PAS unholy alliance in the recent Balakang and Seri Setia by-elections in Selangor.
I would say that MCA, UMNO, BN and even PAS can kiss their future goodbye if their leadership are not prepared to apologise and repent for aiding and abetting former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak in the international 1MDB corruption and money-laundering scandal which transformed Malaysia into a global kleptocracy!
Their apology and repentance is now all the more imperative with the law enforcement agencies closing in and the 1MDB chickens coming home the roost.
Even Najib is making the unprecedented step of conducting a pre-trial defence through the media (although he objected to a trial by media) with the most novel and unbelievable claim that the US$681 million (RM2.6 billion) in his personal accounts were "contingency funds" from the king of Saudi Arabia, allegedly channelled through what he claimed was one of the latter's companies, Tanore Finance Corporation.
This is a most peculiar time for Najb to come out with such a novel defence – when the Malaysian public can easily find answers to the 1MDB conundrum through two books on the 1MDB available in the bookshops – Clare Rewcastle Brown’s “The Sarawak Report – the Inside Story of the 1MDB Expose” and “Billion Dollar Whale” by two journalists from Wall Street Journal, Tom Wright and Bradley Hope.
I met Wee at the Subang Airport lounge yesterday and I showed him a copy of “Billion Dollar Whale” which I was reading.
I was surprised that he showed the least interest in the book on how a Penangite “fooled Wall Street, Hollywood and the World”” – as well as 30 million Malaysians – as if he knew all along about the enormity of the 1MDB scandal, as well as the financial scams and scandalous escapades of 1MDB mastermind Jho Low.
All MCA and UMNO leaders – PAS as well – at all levels of their leadership should get a copy each of Clare’s “The Sarawak Report” and Tom Wright and Bradley Hope’s “Billion Dollar Whale”” so that they can forcefully demand that all political leaders during Najib’s premiership who aided and abetted in the “kleptocracy at its worst”” scandal should now apologise and repent for their dereliction of duty to defend and uphold the best interests of the nation.