At Umno AGM, Zahid steers task force from 1MDB to 'yellow revolution'
UMNO AGM Slightly more than a year ago, the police, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Bank Negara and the Attorney-General's Chambers came together to investigate one of the country's biggest financial scandal in the form of 1MDB.
It was a period of upheaval for Umno, as senior leaders began to question Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's role in the 1MDB scandal.
Fast forward to today, the Umno rebellion had been quelled and the multi-agency task force investigating 1MDB is also no longer in existence.
Instead, it has been reconstituted to face a new enemy, according to acting Umno deputy president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is also home minister and deputy prime minister.
Speaking at the closing of the 70th Umno annual general assembly in Kuala Lumpur today, Zahid said he had been tasked by Najib to deal with foreign elements trying to spark a revolution in the country.
He claimed these elements included human rights group Suaram, electoral reform group Bersih, the Bar Council, news portal Malaysiakini and whistle blower portal Sarawak Report.
"The question is, what is the next course of action?
"I would like to announce that the government is forming a task force comprising the police, MACC, Bank Negara and AG's Chambers to seek out even the smallest of information (about these elements)," he said.
Keep Malaysiakini independent!
Malaysiakini will be 18 this year. That we’ve survived this long is because of you.
Your support matters. A lot. Especially those who pay RM150 annually, RM288 biennially or RM388 triennially to keep Malaysiakini independent from government influence and corporate interests. Advertising alone will not keep Malaysiakini afloat.
Together, we’ve gone far. We’ve covered three prime ministers, four general elections, five Bersih rallies, and countless scandals. But the journey continues.
Help us deliver news and views that matter to Malaysians. Help us make a difference for Malaysia.