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Najib's 'lopsided' prosecution driven by vengeance, says son

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The "lopsided" prosecution of former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak is history repeating itself all over again with only a different “victim" for Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Najib's son Mohd Nazifuddin Najib (above) said.

Taking to Facebook, he said the current government, despite its advocacy of democracy, was still not politically matured and still practised “vengeance-driven feudalistic" politics.

Nazifuddin said if his father had wanted to rob the country clean, he would not have survived 42 years in politics and gotten elected as prime minister for more than one term.

"The 'New Malaysia' of today is not that different from the Malaysia of about 30 years ago. The lopsided prosecution that happened is reminiscent of what had happened in the past, it's just that the subject is different but the prime minister is the same," he said.

Although he did not mention names, it is believed that he was referring to the prosecution and subsequent imprisonment of then deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim in 1998 after his fallout with his Mahathir.

Mahathir is currently serving his second stint as premier.

'Acts drove by vengeance'

"The planned police raids, the 'black Marias' in the wee hours of the morning and the never-ending press conferences seem to be directed at enraging the people more.

"Isn't it general procedure not to share details when investigations are ongoing or were they revealed to deliberately shame my father?" asked Nazifuddin.

According to him, the amount of RM42 million, over which Najib was charged with criminal breach of trust and abuse of power yesterday was “not befitting Najib's integrity”.

The fact that Najib was prosecuted and let off on bail by an attorney-general whose "appointment was riddled with controversy", also shows that the current political scenario is driven by revenge, he added.

"This clearly shows that the basis of their GE14 manifesto is to bring the prime minister they had accused of corruption to book, and they will make it happen in any way possible, the soonest possible.

"In this life, I only have a father and a mother and without them, I will not be here. No matter what happens after this, I will stay loyal to them," he pledged.

Meanwhile, another of Najib's son, Nizar, also posted on Facebook that his bank account was among those frozen by the authorities.

"I can't even pay my bills. May Allah ease our suffering," he lamented.

This follows a post by his sister Nooryana Najwa earlier today that her account, as well as that of her 10-month-old son, had been frozen by the authorities investigating Najib's purported role in the 1MDB scandal.

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