PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Najib Razak says it has become obvious that DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang is no longer able to counter his challenge on the setting up of a special investigation team to probe several high-profile murders despite linking him to these deaths for the past decade.
“After I thanked Kit Siang for clearing my name and stating that I had nothing to do with the death of Teoh Beng Hock, Kit Siang was furious. He said he would not respond any more to me because I am supposedly ‘irrational’.
“He was the one who suddenly brought up the issue last week on reopening investigations on these deaths.
“After I agreed with him, Kit Siang now doesn’t want to push for the special investigations anymore.
“Who is being irrational now, really?” Najib wrote on his Facebook.
Teoh, 30, a political aide to a DAP assemblyman, was found dead on July 16, 2009, on the fifth-floor corridor of Plaza Masalam in Shah Alam after giving a statement at the Selangor MACC’s office, which was on the 14th floor of the building then.
Najib said the reluctance of the PH government to carry out the special investigation, despite being prodded for more than a week, clearly proved that he was not involved in the deaths of political aide Teoh Beng Hock, Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu, former deputy public prosecutor Kevin Morais and banker Hussain Najadi.
“So, if you do not want to carry out a special investigation, do not link my name with these cases anymore.
“They know that if they open the investigations, it will show that I am not involved and have been slandered by them all these years.”
Lim had tweeted several days ago that Najib’s administration must be held responsible for Teoh’s death, even if Najib was not involved.
Several days ago, the DAP supremo had also said that if he had been the prime minister, he would have reopened investigations into the high-profile deaths of Altantuya, Morais and Hussain.
Najib had challenged DAP to influence Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad to order fresh investigations into these high-profile murder cases.