Stop giving excuses, Najib tells Kit Siang over high-profile cases

Former prime minister Najib Razak says he has been slandered by the DAP propaganda machine for 10 years.

PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Najib Razak has again challenged DAP to influence Dr Mahathir Mohamad to order investigations into some of the high-profile murder cases in Malaysia to be reopened.

“After I agreed with (DAP veteran) Lim Kit Siang (for investigations to be reopened), he is giving all sorts of excuses including that he is not the prime minister.

“Don’t tell me DAP with 42 federal seats cannot persuade the prime minister who only has 13 federal seats (under his party PPBM). Or is he afraid that the truth will prove that I am not involved and I have been slandered by the DAP propaganda machinery for 10 years?” Najib asked in his Facebook post.

He was responding to Lim who had said that if he (Lim) was the prime minister, he would reopen investigations into the high-profile deaths of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu, former deputy public prosecutor Kevin Morais and banker Hussain Najadi.

However, Lim said he was not the prime minister and it was up to Mahathir to make the call.

Lim also said the former premier was the “last person” who should talk about justice unless Najib was prepared to volunteer to be the first witness of the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) re-investigation into the 1MDB scandal.