Are the UMNO-BN Five on the waiting list to be charged or not? And if they are on the waiting list, what will they be charged for?

UMNO President, Zahid Hamidi, has accused his “opponents” of “spinning” his MIC speech.

He said he was talking about political persecution and selective prosecution and the risk to BN leaders.

Further clarification by Zahid is called for. Are the UMNO-Barisan Nasional Five which he named at the MIC Assembly on Monday on the “waiting list” to be charged in court or not, or is it just an apparition in his fevered imagination?

Furthermore, if the UMNO-Barisan Nasional Five are on the “waiting list” to be charged in court, what will be they be charged for.

Furthermore, whose “waiting list” was Zahid talking about?

The UMNO-Barisan Nasional Five named by Zahid in his speech at the MIC Assembly were the UMNO Deputy President, Mohamad Hassan, UMNO Minister Hishammuddin Hussein, MCA President Wee Ka Siong, MIC President, S.A. Vigneswaran and MIC Deputy President M. Saravanan.

MIC president SA Vigneswaran’s defence on Zahid’s speech did not help matters, claiming that Zahid was referring to Pakatan Harapan’s “revenge politics” after the last general election.

Vigneswaran should clarify what he meant by Pakatan Harapan’s “revenge politics”, whether he was referring specifically to the charging of former Prime Minister, Najib Razak, for corruption and money-laundering offences in the RM50 billion 1MDB scandal.

It is noted that none of the BN parties, whether UMNO, MCA or MIC, had ever taken a stand on the 1MDB scandal – are they for or against the 1MDB scandal, which caused Malaysia infamy, ignominy and iniquity as practising “kleptocracy at its worst” on the global stage.

Is he suggesting that the nine judges in Malaysia at the High Court, Appeal Court and the Federal Court were wrong in unanimously finding Najib guilty of corruption and despatching him to jail?

Is Vigneswaran and the other UMNO-BN leaders aware that in three weeks’ time, Malaysia will suffer further infamy, ignominy and iniquity when the trial of famed Hollywood music artist Pras Michael and Jho Low for seeking to corruptly influence US policy on the 1MDB scandal begins in New York – how Jho Low and Najib employed Pras to help them attempt to corrupt and influence political figures from both the Democrat and Republican parties on the 1M

There is a tally of no less than 72 witnesses which include political lobbyists for Obama and Trump; headline catchers such as the Hollywood star Leo di Caprio; top political figures from the Trump administration who are slated to testify in the New York trial directly related to the 1MDB scandal.

Is the 1MDB trial in New York among the reasons why Zahid wants a “dominant victory” for UMNO and BN in the 15th General Election?

Lim Kit Siang DAP Veteran