Kit Siang: Najib doesn’t understand my stand on high-profile cases

DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang says his position is that the investigations should be reopened.

PORT DICKSON: Former prime minister Najib Razak does not seem to understand what is being said about several high-profile murder cases, DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang said tonight.

“I have a feeling that either he’s utterly stupid or doesn’t understand what I’m saying, or somebody else is writing for him. I don’t know.

“But I’m profoundly shocked he can utter such gibberish.

“He should answer why he didn’t reopen investigations into high-profile murders when he was prime minister.

“He’s incoherent… don’t know whether he’s going to plead insanity in his subsequent trials,” he said when met by reporters at a ceramah outside the Lukut PKR operations centre.

Lim was responding to Najib’s Facebook post today in which he said it was becoming obvious that Lim was no longer able to counter his challenge to set up a special investigation team to probe several high-profile murders that his detractors have been linking him with for the past decade.

These included the killings of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu, former deputy public prosecutor Kevin Morais and banker Hussain Najadi.

Najib said since Pakatan Harapan had formed the government, it now had the power to order an inquiry into whether he was involved in all these murders he was linked to.

Asked if he had spoken to Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad about these high-profile murders, Lim declined to reveal his exact status in pursuing these cases.

“I don’t have to tell you how I operate. My position is clear, that there should be a reopening of investigations,” he said.

Lim was in Lukut to campaign for PKR’s Port Dickson by-election candidate Anwar Ibrahim.

Asked how important it was for Anwar to win with a big majority, Lim said it was not so much about Anwar but about the future.

“It’s a battle between the future and the past. To create a new Malaysia, what’s important is to move in the direction of greater freedom, greater justice, greater public governance and integrity.

“It’s not going to be a bed of roses. It’s going to be a crown of thorns. But all Malaysians must claim ownership of this mission. And help to bring about the creation of a new Malaysia.

“And it’s not going to take 100 days or six months, it will take a decade or two.

“Because we do not want to go to the past of corruption, of repression, of abuses of power,” he added.

It was reported that Anwar had urged Port Dickson voters to help him win with a huge majority.