SRC trial: I’m not calling Tommy Thomas a donkey, I’m just saying…

Raggie Jessy Rithaudeen

There is a theory that says Tommy Thomas, the lead prosecutor in Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak’s SRC trial, is being retained as Attorney-General by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Moahamad up until a point the prosecution’s case is solid.

It is not my theory, but a going theory. According to subscribers of this theory, Mahathir wanted the case expedited and wouldn’t entertain delays as the intent was to give Thomas just the right amount of time to build the prosecution’s case before getting Thomas to walk the plank.

To sack him, that is. To give him the sack, some might say. Whatever the saying, Thomas needs to be gone before Mahathir launches a series of arrests – which I will support – to round up a number of goons, including those manipulating figures, inciting hatred, supporting terrorists and entering under-the-counter deals involving Bumiputera and Malay-Muslim assets and privileges.

And then you have the guys who launched this massive RM6.23 billion Undersea Tunnel Project that turned out to be nothing but a land scam deal involving bogus groups fronting as consultants to siphon millions upon millions of ringgits into the accounts of persons associated with yours truly, Lim Guan Eng.

Then, we have the abruptly terminated bungalow conspiracy, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) deal, the pro Communist gathering, the distribution of communism-laced comic books to schoolchildren, a hot-out-of-the-oven sex scandal involving a former minister who is supposedly in the running for the country’s top job, and last but not least, the one where Mickey Mouse betrayed tweety bird by hiding a can of worms.

The files are in, by the troves, on the desks of the MACC, PDRM and even Mahathir. Every four eyed meeting the Prime Minister has had with the Inspector General of Police (IGP) these past few weeks is bound to have touched on these investigations and plans that are probably afoot to do a round-up, so to speak.

Anyway, you get my point – there is a theory that says Thomas will get the axe just when Mahathir thinks the prosecution’s case is solid enough to prove Najib’s guilt. According to this theory, the Prime Minister will then trigger a nationwide swoop to round up a laundry list of scoundrels before calling for the dissolution of parliament…or a state of emergency…or…or….

But therein the problem.


You see, the prosecution’s case does not seem to be going anywhere but the dumps. At least, that’s how I see things judging from the questions Thomas has posed to Najib thus far and the answers the former premier has given.

At times, I’m convinced it is the lawyer who is sitting in the dock doing the answering and the accused, garbed in legal outfit, doing the questioning. If what I’ve read so far is anything to go by, Thomas was the biggest mistake Mahathir could ever have made if the intent was to cook Najib’s goose.

Now, I’m not saying Najib is innocent, and neither am I saying he’s guilty. That isn’t for me to decide but the court of law, which I have absolute confidence in insofar as the SRC trial goes. What I am saying is this – between Thomas and a donkey, Mahathir may as well have gotten a donkey.

To do the job, that is.

No need to get mad, as I am, after all, entitled to my opinion. I don’t intend to get into the nitty gritty of “what Thomas said and what Najib said” as the intent is not to subvert the trial but to paint a perspective. All I’m saying is that I already see a definite element of “hee-haw” in Thomas.

Ergo, if Mahathir had any sense, he’d head straight down to the zoo and get a real life-sized donkey, right away.

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