The chapatti and kurma kambing from Najib’s house

Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak isn’t just your everyday Joe.

He holds the title Orang Kaya Indera Shahbandar and is the son of Malaysia’s second Prime Minister.

He began his political career at the age of 23 and rose the ranks quickly both in UMNO and government.

With such brilliant credentials, his wealth probably runs into the tens of millions and could possibly even have exceeded the 100 million mark.

THE THIRD FORCE

Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak isn’t just your everyday Joe.

Apart from his royal ancestry that traces all the way to Pahang, he is one of the state’s Four Noblemen by virtue of his inherited title, Orang Kaya Indera Shahbandar. His father was the nation’s second Prime Minister and man responsible for the birth of Barisan Nasional, a permutation of disparate political parties that came together following Parti Perikatan’s dismal performance during the 1969 general election.

His death was untimely.

The national outpouring of grief that followed led to Najib’s election as Member of Parliament (MP) at the ripe age of 23. Then, a year after Dr Mahathir Mohamad took over the reins of government, he got the son of Razak appointed the eleventh Menteri Besar of Pahang. It is said that the ruler of Pahang, Sultan Ahmad Shah, was so pleased with the appointment that he didn’t object to the controversial bill of reforms Mahathir tabled in parliament the year after.

So you see, Najib’s appointment as Menteri Besar may have paved the way for major reforms to the Federal Constitution. The next few years saw him climb the political ladder in ways only Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim could parallel. After having served several important ministries, he was appointed Deputy Prime Minister under Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s watch before being sworn in as Prime Minister in 2009. With such credentials, his wealth probably runs into the tens of millions and could possibly even have exceeded the 100 million mark.

So tell me, what did you folks expect the police to find when they raided his Taman Duta home?

Chapati and Kurma Kambing?

Not only is the whole business of raiding homes in the wee hours of the morning ridiculous, it serves only to cast stigmas that may be disproportionate to the gravity of any given situation. Taking into account Najib’s standing in the public eye, it is only proper for authorities to treat his case with extreme care until such a time that they have legitimate reason to believe a crime was committed. Until then, it is best for the police to come clean on the error in their judgement, an error that led to all the early morning and late night raids.

And while they’re at it, perhaps the people can be told what was discovered in the 20-year old safe that they spent hours upon hours drilling on Thursday. According to a reliable source, that safe had nothing in it but antique collectibles that included ‘ancient’ RM50 and 500 notes. The notes were probably of sentimental value to Najib the same way the ancient RM1 note I have in my possession is of value to me. Question is, was my source feeding me legitimate info, or was I being fed delicious Chapatti and Kurma Kambing from Najib’s house?

Perhaps it was fish curry?

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