YOURSAY | ‘On his salary, there is no way he can earn a fraction of what has been discovered.’
Najib: I did not steal from people
Trueglitter: It is said “desperate situation requires desperate measures” which is why the much-embattled former prime minister, Najib Abdul Razak, is pretending to be utterly incoherent and intelligently-challenged with his meaningless rhetoric in face of mounting evidence uncovered by PDRM (Royal Malaysian Police) at various residences linked to his family.
The silent majority are understandably perplexed and in great disbelief that the unperturbed Najib should be stoically denying any personal wrongdoings connected to accusations of his involvement in corruption and abuse of power.
Amidst the overwhelming euphoria that the nation and its citizens are now basking in at the change of government, it would, however, be prudent and a necessity for all Malaysians to exercise the required restraint.
That means not to be vindictive towards the fallen politicians, particularly Najib, and to allow the law to take its natural course.
Anonymous_1fcb07f5: Najib, presumably the US Department of Justice (DOJ) is slandering you, the Swiss authorities and Singapore Monetary authority are also slandering you; plus, practically the whole of Malaysia (except your lackeys and supporters) are slandering you.
That's quite a lot of people slandering you. Unfortunately for you, the truth is out. Please have the decency not to lie to your constituents in Pekan.
New Hope: Who will admit they are wrong? That is why there are courts to examine the evidence and determine the truth.
When the courts declare that Najib did not steal, then he will be vindicated though I very much doubt it in the light at the amount of gold, jewels, money and handbags worth millions found in his properties.
On his salary, there is no way he can earn a fraction of what has been discovered. So, the courts will determine whether he is a thief.
Cogito Ergo Sum: You can fool some of the people all the time. Obviously, you have been fooling the people of Pekan for 41 years with ‘dedak’ (animal feed) and blocking important information from reaching them.
But all this will end when evidence of your alleged greed will be exposed and dissected by the prosecution.
And I am sure your lawyers will try to keep postponing the matter for as long as possible. But the matter is urgent and a certificate of urgency must be filed by the prosecution.
It is of great public interest to see how their monies have been frittered away by an alleged kleptomaniac. It will be interesting to see how you answer and rebut the questions put to you by the prosecutors.
Susahkes: Dear ex-PM, you once said that you treasure loyalty above brains, but I got to admit, I didn't realise you also apply that yardstick to your own self.
You should tape yourself and listen to your own conversation if only to know how ridiculous you sound.
For the life of me, I cannot fathom how you managed to stay on as PM since 2009, for there is no explanation for the levels of ridiculousness that you have lowered yourself to.
Prudent: PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad is very likely giving MO1 (Malaysian Official 1) enough rope to hang himself.
Every time he opens his mouth, he incriminates himself a lot more and loses even more sympathy among Malaysians.
Malaysians' attitude towards MO1 is being hardened by his total lack of remorse and claims of innocence - all make against the growing weight of evidence.
Apa Nama: Yes, Najib, you did not steal money from the people but you steal trust from the people.
You are still in denial. I am not saying you are wrong. That is for the court to prove. You are innocent until proven guilty as far as the law is concerned.
By saying, "I did not steal from people" did not free you from any wrongdoings during your tenure as PM. The abuse of the office of PM during your tenure is well documented.
It will be revealed in due course.
Drngsc: Indeed, you are in severe denial. Soon, we will all know the details of how you allegedly stole, and stole so much.
1MDB was never an investment company. We now know the details. 1MDB was a company set up to allegedly steal from Malaysians.
There was no real attempt to invest. From the very beginning, it was to borrow and transfer money to yourself and your cronies. In large scale.
Just move the money all over the world through fraudulent companies, in offshore accounts usually used by money launderers, and then used it for all kinds of private schemes to buy properties, jewellery, make films, buy yacht, have champagne parties, and when money ran out, sell Malaysian assets to cover your debts.
That is not investment. That is robbery.
Gerard Lourdesamy: Even in defeat, he still wants to lie. So the DOJ is lying? The Swiss, Luxembourg and Singapore governments are lying? The auditor-general is lying?
Your unexplained wealth and accumulation of assets is also a lie? Your prime ministerial salary of RM250,000 per year, too, a lie?
Anonymous_1371825132: A lie told once remains a lie, but a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth - Joseph Goebbels.
Multi Racial: Yes, Najib did not steal. He just took it, and like Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin said, nobody belled the cat.
Nobody told him privately that those were not his money. And so, he didn't know...
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