PKR's move to initiate a lawsuit against Najib Abdul Razak for electoral reform in relation to the RM2.6 billion deposited into his personal bank accounts may backfire and benefit the prime minister instead, said veteran newsman A Kadir Jasin.
This, Kadir said, was because it may be used as an excuse to silence the debate surrounding the massive funds received by Najib.
"The PKR could have fallen into the prime minister's trap when it filed a civil suit against him for allegedly committing electoral offences.
"The suit could render debate on Najib's multi-billion ringgit political 'donations' sub judice," he said in a blog posting today.
PKR in its suit is seeking declarations that corrupt practices was involved with regards to the RM2.6 billion deposits, that the 13th general election had been compromised and BN be de-registered.
The RM2.6 billion in deposits received by Najib ( photo ) was first reported by the Wall Street Journal and Sarawak Report .
Subsequently, Najib insisted that he had never taken government funds for personal gain but did not specifically address whether money entered his accounts.
Following this, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) confirmed the deposits but said they were " donations " and not from state-owned 1MDB.
MACC said its investigation is still ongoing and is planning to call up Najib to explain the massive deposits.
Najib had insisted the amount deposited into his private bank accounts was a political donation and was not corruption.