Raggie Jessy Rithaudeen
Lim Kit Siang wants everyone to focus on events that took place in July 2015. Back then, Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak successfully foiled a coup attempt architected by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and carried out by the latter’s minions, namely, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohammed and Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail. The fact that it was a conspiracy by Mahathir is well established owing to testimonies delivered by the Prime Minister’s own son and Muhyiddin as well as the blunders made by Gani and Muhyiddin himself (read article below for the full disclosure).
Truth is, Kit Siang wants to shift your focus away from the debate cock-up (see article below) and the string of overly-despotic decisions made by Mahathir in recent days that clearly contravenes Pakatan Harapan’s manifesto. Previously, all the rakyat had to contend with was the coalition’s failure to do away with PTPTN loan repayments and toll charges. Whenever people asked, they were told that the national debt – which Kit Siang’s own son admitted during the tabling of Budget 2019 wasn’t RM1 trillion – was so high, it needed to be brought down before the PTPTN and toll promises could be fulfilled.
Now, things have gotten worse.
Today, Mahathir is outright telling his coalition partners that he’ll do things his way. And the Prime Minister’s way seems to be ten times worse than what Kit Siang previously claimed was Najib’s way. According to the senior Lim, Najib’s way is the reason PH is now facing so many problems. So here’s the thing – on the one hand, we’re told that Najib was a ‘thief’ and a ‘dictator’ who did things his way and ‘butchered’ Muhyiddin, Gani and Abu Kassim because they ‘dared’ question him. We’re also told that because of Najib, PH was left with this debt pile that was so huge, it was forced to do away with many of its manifesto pledges.
But on the other hand, we now have ‘another’ dictator who’s also planning to butcher the people who dare question him. And this ‘new’ dictator is also doing things his way and is telling everyone who brings up manifesto pledges to “go fly kites, I don’t care.” He previously appointed himself as chairman of Khazanah and recently appointed someone from PKR as head of the MACC. In the interim, he handed out multimillion ringgit telecommunications projects to one of his sons and rewarded another with fuel related rights. And to PKR, AMANAH and the DAP, he’s saying. “I’m the boss, so I’ll do as I please. Go live with that.”
Think about it.
Why did Latheefa Koya not discuss her appointment with Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim first if indeed she is this virtuous, principled and “no-nonsense” person? Why did Mahathir appoint her as head of the MACC if not for the dirt she has on Anwar, Rafizi Ramli, Saifuddin Nasution and Tommy Thomas – including the inside-info on the role Thomas played in the downfall of former Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim? And who in PH currently has the biggest file of unresolved scandals that is marked NFA and is collecting dust in the MACC?
Get the drift?