Where’s the ‘rule of law’ when it comes to PH-linked cases, asks Najib

Najib Razak.

PETALING JAYA: Najib Razak today questioned the “rule of law” motto espoused by the government after noting that several individuals linked to the ruling coalition had not been hauled to court.

One incident, the former prime minister said, involved a former aide to a deputy minister who was probed for taking an upskirt video in September.

“After 10 months, he has not been charged by the Pakatan Harapan government,” the Pekan MP said in a Facebook post.

A former aide to Deputy Home Minister Azis Jamman was last year arrested for taking an upskirt video of an optician at a mall in Kuala Lumpur. The 47-year-old suspect, whose actions were caught on CCTV, was later released on police bail.

He was also sacked by Azis.

Najib also said no further action was taken against a DAP leader in Pahang after he was alleged to have threatened Jerantut police chief Mazlan Hassan.

Jerantut division chief Loo Why Leong was nabbed for criminal intimidation after sending a text message that read: “Sesiapa nak lawan PH, akan datang dia pun tak boleh aman” (“Whoever wants to go against PH won’t be at peace in future”).

Loo was released on bail.

“And no charges were filed even two months after investigating the incident,” Najib said.

The former Umno president said this was in stark contrast with the action taken against Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris, an Umno Youth exco member, for insulting and causing hurt to Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.

Najib said that Wan Azri, better known as Papagomo, was nabbed, remanded for three days and charged 12 days after that.

He also said that nothing has come out of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission probe into documents on an undersea tunnel project that were released online and which implicated a federal minister.