Draw the line in the sand clearly and unequivocally that the Pakatan Harapan Government is committed to the objective to wipe out the kleptocracy of the Najib government which was ousted by Malaysians in the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018
Let us not be squeamish but draw the line in the sand, clearly and unequivocally, that the Pakatan Harapan government is committed to the objective to wipe out the kleptocracy of the Najib government which was ousted by Malaysians in the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018.
MCA has stood out as the only political party so far to openly object to the internal memo by the Solicitor General III Mohamad Hanafiah Zakaria using the term “kleptocracy” to refer to the former administration of Najib Razak, ahead of his corruption trial tomorrow.
I am not aware that any MCA Minister or leader had expressed any objection or outrage when the US Attorney-General Loretta Lynch described the US Department of Justice’s kleptocratic litigation to forfeit 1MDB-linked assets, where the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak was singled out although only referred to as “Malaysian Official 1” (MO1), in July 2016 as the “largest single action ever brought by the department’s Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative” or when in December 2017, after a change of United States administration, the then Attorney-General Jeff Sessions described the 1MDB case as “kleptocracy at its worst” at the global forum on asset recovery in Washington and pledged that the US Department of Justice was “working to provide justice to the victims” of the 1MDB scandal.
Why is MCA expressing outrage only now?
Is it to hide the untold story of the national betrayal by MCA Ministers and leaders in their aiding and abetting of Najib in the cover-up of the monstrous 1MDB corruption and money-laundering scandal as well as other corruption scandals in Felda, Felcra, MARA and Tabung Haji?
Malaysians are very disappointed that after nine months of the historic decision of May 9, 2018, the trial of Najib and his top lieutenants who had brought Malaysia the infamy and ignominy of a global kleptocracy had not even started, allowing Najib to strut all over the country in his new “Boss Aku Malu Apa” persona, which is as good as impertinently asking what is shameful about making Malaysia a global kleptocracy!
Whether Najib’s trial will begin tomorrow will depend on the outcome of Najib’s defence lawyers to postpone the start of the trial tomorrow.
But those who continue to defend and champion Najib’s kleptocratic government that was ousted on May 9, 2018 like the MCA need to justify their stand before and after the 14th General Election.