High-profile murders: Najib to lodge report against himself

Former prime minister Najib Razak denies Lim Kit Siang’s claims that he does not want another investigation into the high-profile cases.

PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Najib Razak said he would ask his assistant to lodge a police report tomorrow regarding accusations linking him with several high-profile murder cases.

He said this would facilitate the Pakatan Harapan government to investigate again whether he was actually involved in these cases.

Najib had earlier said he was accused by Pakatan Harapan and their “propaganda experts” over the past decade of being involved in the murders of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu, former deputy public prosecutor Kevin Morais and banker Hussain Najadi.

Najib was also accused of involvement in the death of DAP political aide Teoh Beng Hock, who was found dead after being questioned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.

DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang had said that if he had been the prime minister, he would have reopened investigations into these cases.

To this, Najib retorted that he welcomed Lim’s assertion for these cases to be reopened and for a special investigation team to be set up.

Najib today denied Lim’s claims that he (Najib) did not want another investigation into these cases.

“When did I say that?” Najib asked in a Facebook post, continuing the public spat between him and Lim on the murder cases.

“He is twisting things, trying to confuse his supporters. For the fifth time, I am saying I want these cases to be reinvestigated but it is a waste of time entertaining him (Lim).”

Najib said all his past statements on the matter were on his Facebook page and it was easy to see Lim was lying.

In a separate Facebook post, Najib shared his concerns over jobs for the people with the present government “only thinking of profits” and not worrying about the welfare of the people.

“I am uneasy hearing of tens of thousands of people about to lose their jobs.”

He said he did not think the government, that had shown its vengeance against him, would bring suffering to the rest of the country. All he could do was pray for the welfare of everyone, he added.

“In the past, we created jobs for our graduates to develop Malaysia. With a steady job, they can build homes and families.”

Although he did not refer to anything particular in this post, Najib had earlier this week voiced concern over the reported loss of some 20,000 jobs after the MMC-Gamuda contract for the underground portion of the MRT2 line was terminated by the finance ministry in a bid to cut costs.

The government has since decided to review the cancellation and has set up a committee to study the matter.