Is Najib a pathological or habitual liar? Is he prepared to debate “How Malaysia became a global kleptocracy and how we can become a leading nation of integrity”?

Is former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak a pathological or a habitual liar?

Even his Free Malaysia Today interview today is not spared of lies. He said he answered me every time I made a statement, which is a downright lie.

Had he for instance, answered my statement in Sandakan on 8th May that his “Malu Apa Bossku” visit to help PBS in the Sandakan by-election campaign is an appropriate occasion to explain why he had continued to deny the existence of the 1MDB scandal when for the past four years, the world press had produced reams of reports and days of air time about the 1MDB scandal; books had been written and films made about it while at least 10 countries had launched investigations on the 1MDB scandal?

Or did Najib reply to my statement in Sandakan the next day that during his shameless “Malu Apa Bossku” visit to Sandakan to help the PBS campaign in the Sandakan by-election, he should clarify about the monstrous and heinous 1MDB scandal and other mega corruption scandals under his watch as Prime Minister, in particular three things which had just cropped up in the previous two days:

  • Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s 509 first anniversary speech that it was “strange” that Najib could still act innocent during the ongoing investigation of the 1MDB scandal and despite the return of some RM1.5 billion misappropriated from 1MDB by the US and Singapore authorities and the criminal and money-laundering investigations by some 10 countries;
  • Revelation by former MACC review panel member, Datuk Lim Chee Wee that Najib was not investigated for corruption when he was Prime Minister because he had sacked Tan Sri Gani Patail as Attorney-General, replacing Gani with Tan Sri Mohamad Apandi Ali, whose single agenda as AG was to protect Najib from any corruption investigation;
  • Revelation by Deepak Jaikishan in an interview with Al Jazeera that Najib’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor was the “de facto prime minister” when the Barisan Nasional was still in power.

Najib accuses me of being obsessed with him. He cannot be more wrong. I would not be interested in him one bit if he had not had the dubious distinction of being the single one Malaysian who had wrought the greatest damage to Malaysia both to the present and future generations with his kleptocratic legacy. In fact, he had even brought disgrace to his father Tun Razak’s name and legacy.

In the circumstances, should one debate with a kleptocrat, a pathological or habitual liar?

Probably, the best subject for debate is: “How Malaysia became a global kleptocracy and how we can become a leading nation of integrity”.

The ball is in Najib’s court.

Lim Kit Siang MP for Iskandar Puteri