TTF: The government is not exacting “revenge” against former prime minister Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak, says Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Well, let’s see:
Mahathir got the police to conduct raids in the wee hours of the morning on homes linked to Najib.
When asked, he told newsmen that the raids were part of the Police S.O.P. and that nothing out of the ordinary had taken place.
That was a lie.
The MACC conducted a raid on a house allegedly belonging to Penang born billionaire Jho Low.
Low was not in at the time of raid, which involved a forced entry through the main door and the confiscation of some cash found in a safe.
The raid was complete with a search warrant issued by the MACC in black and white.
The MACC went against protocol by searching the home and confiscating items despite the homeowner not being present.
But the MACC’s Dato’ Azam Baki told newsmen that the the raid “was not a raid but a check.”
That was a lie.
The MACC preferred four corruption charges against Najib that were read out to the former premier by the Kuala Lumpur Sessions court last Wednesday.
Lead prosecutor Tommy Thomas told the court that the whole world knew Najib was guilty as the 1MDB scandal was widely reported in media.
Tommy cited a United States (US) Department of Justice (DoJ) report and online editorials published via Sarawak Report (SR) as basis to his contention and added that the scandal had brought great shame to the country.
The problem is, the Wednesday session was not meant to be a trial but a case mention and for Najib to enter his pleas.
The fact that Tommy adjudged Najib guilty during a case mention reeks of prejudice and brings to question his true motives.
The fact that he latched his arguments squarely on a DoJ report and online editorials published via SR goes a long way to show that the prosecution has no legitimate case against Najib.
Suffice to say, Tommy inadvertently let slip to the judge that the MACC does not possess the evidence required to charge the former premier in court.
The ‘admission’ implies that the MACC’s so-called investigation into 1MDB is nothing but a farce.
Thus, when the MACC told Malaysians that it had completed half of its investigation into 1MDB, it lied.
Likewise, when Mahathir told Malaysians prior to the 14th general election (GE14) that the MACC and the AG’s chambers had ample evidence to charge Najib but were suppressing that evidence to keep the former premier from going to jail, he lied.
Yet, he claims that the government is not exacting “revenge” against Najib.
PUTRAJAYA: The government is not exacting “revenge” against former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
Prime Minster Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Najib’s family had the right to extend their concerns to the court.
“What are we getting revenge for? What he did before was worse, and we did not even complain,” Dr Mahathir claimed.
Dr Mahathir alleged that many of his friends were prevented from being associated with him.
“Their (bank) accounts were frozen and (they) never complained.
“These allegations (about government exacting revenge against Najib), what is it about?
“If they (Najib and his family) think it (the legal action) is wrong, they can take the matter to court.”
It was reported that bank accounts belonging to Najib’s daughter, Nooryana Najwa, and her son, had been frozen.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission denied that her son’s bank account was frozen.
Source: NST Online