Najib's admirable character shines through in DAP MP's case

Modified 18 May 2016, 8:59 am

The case involving a DAP lawmaker has revealed that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak is a forgiving person, according to a pro-Umno portal.

"Look at our prime minister's character, despite being rained with slander, he remains cool.

"So it comes as no surprise, if possible, he would want to avoid being enemies with anyone," said

The portal was commenting on the legal wrangle involving the prime minister, his wife Rosmah Mansor and Taping MP Nga Kor Ming.

The libel suit against Nga was settled after the lawmaker voiced his "deepest regret" over his Facebook post of a photograph that implied that the couple had abused their power.

MyKMU said the decision to settle the suit drew criticism from netizens, who wanted the DAP MP to be taught a lesson since this was not the first time he had done something like this.

Apart from the prime minister's admirable character, the portal pointed out that other factors might have been considered in settling the suit.

It said such court cases normally took a long time, and time is precious to the prime minister to fulfill his responsibilities towards the nation.

"This is very different from the opposition, which has not much work to do, apart from complaining," it added.

Secondly, the portal said the case would involve money, hence it is wiser to ensure that truth could prevail without incurring a high cost.

Elaborating on Najib's forgiving side, said such values are part of the dakwah or propagation of Islam.

It noted how Prophet Muhammad, after conquering Mecca and the Arab peninsula, had initiated a peace agreement, forgiving all the wrongdoings of the Quraish tribe who were against him and Muslims.

The prophet's action, it added, touched and captivated his foes, to the point that Quraish embraced Islam as well in droves.

"What is the meaning of being an Islamic leader, when the person possess vengeance and anger? Vengeance and anger will not allow our souls to be at peace.

"So it comes as no surprise to see some, who though advanced in age, are still consumed by unbridled desires and anger," it added in what seemed to be a reference to Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who is campaigning for Najib's ouster.

The portal also urged Umno members to spread the word about Nga's regret to counter the negative perception.

It also asked if the DAP MP had apologised to the prime minister.

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