| Time for some Malays to leave their tempurung by Mariam Mokhtar
| Monday, May 21, 2018
Malaysiakini : COMMENT | The disgraced former
prime minister, Najib Abdul Razak, is a better actor than a politician.
He lives in a bubble and would dismiss us if we told him that his tenure
was a reign of terror.
Nevertheless, Najib is aware that time is against him, and he has not been idle. While evidence is being collected, and charges against him finalised,
Najib, as is his wont, has not stopped using other people and taking
the credit for their work. From his house in Langgak Duta, Kuala Lumpur, he has worked hard to
shore up support, rouse the rabble, create confusion, garner sympathy
and attempt to mitigate his crimes.
He used the steady stream of visitors to his house to make out that
he is a victim. He then travelled to his hometown, Pekan, to whip up
more support. Notice the troops of white-robed, white kopiah boys,
from the tahfiz school, breaking fast with him. Remember that during
the spate of tahfiz school fires, Najib did not order the closure of all
boarding houses, nor have them inspected for various violations,
including fire safety.
Instead, he just pumped more millions of ringgit into the tahfiz
schools. He banked on Muslim sentiments saying that the fires were God's
will. This meant any failure, on the school's part to ensure a safe
environment for the children, was completely ignored. The donations
ensured that the schools and parents were beholden to him. They dared
not blame the authorities for failing, in their duty of care, to protect
Najib's modus operandi is "You keep your mouth shut, and there will be more money for you. You help me, I help you." Aware that the eye-watering haul of designer handbags, foreign
currency, watches and gold bars, but especially the bags, would
implicate his wife, he issued a statement, on his arrival at the Pekan
Umno-Baru building, to reiterate that he not stolen the rakyat's money.
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|posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 9:31 AM