Najib has achieved two “greats” in his life – made Malaysia a global kleptocracy and now the first and only former Prime Minister to become the “king...of trolls”
Datuk Seri Najib Razak has achieved two “greats” in his life – made Malaysia a global kleptocracy and now the first and only Prime Minister to become the “king…of trolls”.
In his campaign for the Barisan Nasional in the Cameron Highlands by-election at Felda Sungai Koyan, the Barisan Nasional stronghold in Jelai, the former Prime Minister boasted of his latest accomplishment on the social media:
“I have been crowned the 'King of Trolls'.
“What is the reason for this? It is because I fight them everyday with facts, not with lies”.
Yes, Najib does not tell ordinary lies, but only gargantuan ones.
At the 7lst UMNO General Assembly in December 2017, blatantly and brazenly resorted to gargantuan lies when he accused the DAP of being anti-Malay and anti-Islam, that “DAP yang terang terang Anti-Melayu dan Islam, sebagai tercatat dalam perlembagaan DAP, langsung tidak meyebut Islam sebagai Agama Persekutuan”.
Present at the 71st UMNO General Assembly opening were the leaders of the other 12 Barisan Nasional component parties, such as MCA, MIC, Gerakan and the Sabah and Sarawak component parties, all of whom also did not “tercatat dalam perlembagaan, langsung tidak sebut Islam sebagai Agama Persekutuan”!
Did Najib accuse the other 12 BN component parties, and therefore the Barisan Nasional coalition, as anti-Malay and anti-Islam?
At the UMNO General Assembly in Dec. 2017, Najib resorted to the politics of fear and hatred by drumming baseless fears and hate, as when he warned that if Pakatan Harapan wins, “the Malays will be vagabonds, cursed and despised, until they ‘terbangsat’ (become bastards) in their own homeland”.
This is indeed a gargantuan lie.
This was why I commented on Najib’s UMNO Presidential speech on Dec. 13, 2017 and said:
“Najib should know that if Pakatan Harapan defeats the UMNOB/BN coalition in the next general election, the Pakatan Harapan Federal Government will be doing its utmost in the next five years to prove that it is better than the UMNO/BN government in protecting and promoting the rights and interests of all Malaysians, especially the Malays and Islam, and no one will be ‘terbangsat’ in their own land or it will lose the mandate to govern and be repudiated in the subsequent general election five years later in 2023.”
I believe Malaysians will not forget the UMNO lies in the last general election that I, and not Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, who will become Prime Minister if Pakatan Harapan wins the 14th General Election.
But Najib’s most gargantuan lies is undoubtedly his denial that there is anything amiss with the 1MDB scandal, although it is the constant subject of the international media and made Malaysia the butt of international jokes for becoming a global kleptocralcy.
Najib would have continued with such fantastic denial complex if Goldman Sachs Group Inc., despite an “exorbitant fee” of some US$600 million, broke ranks and apologised to the people of Malaysia for its role in the 1MDB scandal.
This completely unexpected apology from Goldman Sachs had taken Najib by surprise, and caused him to admit for the first time that the although the 1MDB scandal was a national catastrophe, the blame for the 1MDB scandal cannot be pinned on him as it was a systemic failure involving Goldman Sachs which had been paid an “exorbitant fee”!
But Najib did not tell the Cameron Highlands voters, although he led the by-election Barisan Nasional campaign, why he should be acquitted of any responsibility for the monstrous and heinous 1MDB scandal, and how parties like Goldman Sachs must bear responsibility for the “systemic failure” resulting in Malaysia becoming a global kleptocracy.
It is still not too late for Najib to “tell all” about the 1MDB scandal as the by-election voting is only on January 26. Is Najib prepared to do so?
I do not think Najib is capable of “telling all about the 1MDB scandal after “denying all” about it.
Najib is not a victim but the very person responsible for the system resulting in the monstrous and heinous 1MDB scandal which became the largest kleptocratic scandal handled by the US Department of Justice. The victims were not Najib and his Ministers but the 32 million Malaysians!
How can Najib claim innocence and a victim of a systemic failure when in the two years after the US Department of Justice filed its largest kleptocratic litigation to forfeit US$1.7 billion out of US$4.5 billion 1MDB-linked assets in the United States, the United Kingdom and Switzerland and the criminal proceedings against several bankers in Singapore linked to the international 1MDB corruption and money-laundering, Najib and his Cabinet Ministers as well as the political leaders of the 13-party Barisan Nasional continued to close their eyes, shut their ears and run away from the truth?
I shudder to think what would be position today if UMNO/Barisan Nasional had continued to be the Federal Government with Najib as the Prime Minister.
In the Internet age, a troll has been defined as a person who starts quarrels or upsets people on the Internet to distract and sow discord by posting inflammatory and digressive, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the intent of provoking readers into displaying emotional responses, normalizing tangential discussion, whether for the troll's amusement or a specific gain.
Media attention in recent years has equated trolling with online harassment.
Experienced participants in online forums know that the most effective way to discourage a troll is usually to ignore it, because responding tends to encourage trolls to continue disruptive posts – hence the often-seen warning: "Please do not feed the trolls".
I do not know whether Malaysians should lament and rue that the former Prime Minister of Malaysia prides himself on becoming the “king of trolls”.
May be Najib has finally found his best vocation.