How Nazir Razak took the Sultan of Perak for a ride

In good faith the Sultan attended the function as the VVIP guest-of-honour thinking he was honouring the late father of the Prime Minister. Little did HRH realise he was being used and was being set up as a tool to attack the Prime Minister. In Palace circles what Nazir and Jahabar did tantamount to durhaka or treason. In the past, even if Nazir and Jahabar are not put to death at the very least they will be banished from the state. Fortunately HRH the Sultan of Perak is too nice a person to punish people like Nazir and Jahabar even though they have acted treasonous against HRH.

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Raja Petra Kamarudin

“Tun Razak would be ‘heartbroken’ by current state of nation,” said Jahabar Sadiq’s The Malaysian Insight yesterday. The report then went on to say:

It was an event to commemorate the 41st year of Tun Abdul Razak Hussein’s passing, but instead, it became a reflection on how far Malaysia has fallen from the ideals set by the second prime minister. Tun Razak would be disappointed to see the current state of the country if he were alive, Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah said in his speech today at the launch of a book on the late statesman and father of Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Reading that news report would give the impression that His Royal Highness the Sultan of Perak was criticising Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak in an event to honour Tun Razak Hussein — who became Malaysia’s second Prime Minister on 22nd September 1970 and died on 14th January 1976. Actually, HRH was referring to the sorry state of affairs that has befallen Malaysian since Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad took over as Prime Minister but The Malaysian Insight twisted the story to make it appear like the target was Najib instead of Mahathir.

But then if this was to commemorate the 41st Anniversary of Tun Razak’s passing the event should have been held on 14th January 2017. Why hold it on 29th August 2017 instead, as if this was just an excuse to hold it? Furthermore, why 41st Anniversary of Tun Razak’s passing? Normally you would commemorate the 40th or 50th Anniversary, not the 41st Anniversary. The reason is, this was not really an event to commemorate the 41st Anniversary of Tun Razak’s passing but merely an event for Nazir Razak to whack his brother and cause a rift between the Prime Minister and HRH the Sultan of Perak.

Nazir told HRH the Sultan that this was a family event being organised by the Tun Razak Foundation and that the Prime Minister, the head of the family, was going to be there. Nazir also told the Sultan that they would help prepare the speech for him to deliver. Nazir then gave Jahabar Sadiq a copy of this speech and they discussed the angle that The Malaysian Insight should play up.

HRH the Sultan was surprised that Najib was not present and no explanation was offered for his absence. The fact is Najib and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, were not invited to the event. But the Sultan did not know this. HRH the Sultan was then handed the speech to read out and as he was delivering the speech HRH realised that something was wrong. The speech was not so much about Tun Razak but about how ashamed Tun Razak would be of his son. But by then it was too late and HRH continued reading the speech to the end.

The Malaysian Insight then quickly published the already prepared news report that was slanted to give an impression that HRH the Sultan of Perak was attacking the Prime Minister rather than Mahathir and that HRH practically accused Najib of being corrupt.

In good faith the Sultan attended the function as the VVIP guest-of-honour thinking he was honouring the late father of the Prime Minister. Little did HRH realise he was being used and was being set up as a tool to attack the Prime Minister. In Palace circles what Nazir and Jahabar did tantamount to durhaka or treason. In the past, even if Nazir and Jahabar are not put to death at the very least they will be banished from the state. Fortunately HRH the Sultan of Perak is too nice a person to punish people like Nazir and Jahabar even though they have acted treasonous against HRH.

The impression Nazir wanted to create is that had Tun Razak still been alive today he would be most ashamed of Najib. Nazir is still very sore that Najib would not appoint him the Finance Minister and he is hoping that if he attacks Najib then Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad might make him the Finance Minister if Pakatan Harapan comes to power by any chance. What Nazir has done and is continuing to do is ten times worse than what Jho Low could ever do and could ever dream of doing.

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