LATEST, Nov 6 – The police today question Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at his Yayasan Albukhary Foundation’s office over statements against the country's leadership and other related issues including remarks he made at the Bersih 4 rally in August.
Speaking to reporters, he said he would leave it to the police to decide if he should be arrested.
Bravo the PDRM and the IGP!
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This is not because the issues they raised were uninteresting or irrelevant but rather the way they put forth their arguments baffles me. I am mortally fearful that their level of intellect far outstrips mine, being the country yokel that I am.
Furthermore, these men are extraordinary and plenipotentiary spokesmen of the Prime Minister, (Datuk Seri Mappadulung Daeng Mattimung Karaeng Sanrobone) Mohd Najib Abdul Razak.
But when the Sabahan Salleh wrote in his blog on Nov 2, saying that former Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had made serious allegations that Mohd Najib Razak had sabotaged the country’s banking and finance systems but failed to offer solid explanation, temptation took the better of me.
|The Sabah Factor: Mohd Najib, Musa Aman (Sabah CM) and Salleh|
Either Salleh has not been reading what Dr Mahathir had written in his blog and said in public or if he did, he didn’t understand. If the latter is the case, I won’t blame Salleh.
He could have difficulty comprehending what Dr Mahathir (the Prime Minister for 22 years) had written and said because the latter wrote and spoke simply and precisely whereas Salleh, being Canadian-educated and all, may be more familiar with the Shakespearean English.
For the record, Salleh was for a short period the Chief Minister of Sabah under Dr Mahathir. Could he have an axe to grind with his former boss?
My peasant response to Salleh is this. If indeed Dr Mahathir is big on allegations but small on details, he should tell us who is big on details.Ask PM to Go to Court
My layman’s hunch is that man is none other than Mohd Najib himself. SRC International and 1Malaysia Development Berhad are his creation and his corporate play.
If indeed Dr Mahathir allegations, which are shared by the majority of Malaysians, are indeed farcical, Salleh should prevail on the Prime Minister to clear his name in the court of law instead of groaning and moaning about being unfairly tried in the court of public opinion.
Presumably Salleh is influential with the Prime Minister. He should use that special relationship to advise Mohd Najib to either sue Dr Mahathir or instruct the Attorney General, (Tan Sri) Mohamed Apandi Ali to take the SRC International’s case to court.
|Direct Apandi to charge Mohd Najib|
Mohd Najib should have no problem submitting to the country’s judicial system in order to clear his name once and for all.
Surely he has enough faith in the country’s judiciary to give him a fair hearing. All that he and his brilliant lawyers have to do is raise reasonable doubt against the charge and he goes scot-free.
After all, only a few days ago that the Prime Minister’s Department (PMO) issued a statement defending the judiciary against the attack by the United Nations’ Working Group on Arbitrary Detention over its condemnation of the jailing of former Opposition Leader, (Datuk Seri) Anwar Ibrahim.
Even his lawyers want him to file a defamation suit against the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) in Malaysia instead of in the US, where the newspaper is based.
Leadership by Example
He should start the ball rolling by submitting himself to a Malaysian court to clear his name over the corruption allegations involving the RCI International’s money once and for all.
All that Mohd Najib’s believers like Salleh, Abdul Rahman, Mohd Nazri, (Datuk Seri) Ismail Sabri Yaakob, (Datuk) Azalina Othman Said, (Datuk) Ahmad Maslan and (Datuk) Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi have to do is to ask him to instruct the AG to charge him with the SRC International case.
In that way he could clear his name and prove once and for all what a big liar Dr Mahathir is.
Isn’t that brilliant?
He would be killing three birds with one stone – clearing his name, discrediting Dr Mahathir forever and bringing back confidence in his administration, which his own brother said is lacking (read here).
I rest my case.