Kit Siang: I do not believe Najib is a crook

kit-siang-najibKUALA LUMPUR: Several people have reminded him, disclosed DAP Parliamentary Leader Lim Kit Siang in a statement, that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s “I am no crook” speech in Kuantan was eerily reminiscent of the speech of Richard Nixon, the first US President to be forced from office. “He said in a television appearance in November 1973, at the height of the Watergate controversy, that he was no crook.”

“That was nine months before he resigned as US President to avoid impeachment proceedings in the Congress.”

Nobody thinks that Najib wants to be a Nixon, Lim hastened to add. “I hope that he will finally break his silence the past year on the mega scandals.”

“He should tell the truth to the people and the world so that Malaysia will cease to hog the top world spots, whether for worst corruption scandals, or examples of global corruption.”

Lim, who has been suspended from Parliament as Gelang Patah, does not believe that Najib is a crook. “That’s why he should come clean and full in Parliament on the mega scandals, RM55 billion 1MDB and RM2.6 billion political donation.”

“Najib should make full use of the Ministerial winding up on the debate on the Motion of Thanks, for the Agong’s Address, to give full and satisfactory explanation on the mega scandals.”

The parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) must also shake off the cloud of doubt over its credibility and professionalism, warned the DAP Advisor.

The PAC, stressed Lim, should summon Najib as a key witness. “It should give him an opportunity to answer all questions and doubts about the mega scandals.”

In fact, he said, the PAC should take one step further and probe all the information about the mega scandals which had appeared on the Sarawak Report website. “It should focus on those allegations which are correct and factual.”

The Najib Government should also unblock access to Sarawak Report, continued Lim. “Truth and honesty is the best defence to lies and falsehood.”

PAC should also invite the Sarawak Report owner Claire Brown-Rewcastle to testify before the PAC, said Lim. “The PAC should pay for her expenses from UK to Malaysia.”

“She should also be given an assurance by the authorities concerned that no action would be taken against her during her visit to Malaysia as guest and witness of the PAC.”