Apr 3, 2009

Dear Datuk Seri Najib, the only way to clear your name is . . .

I guess the headlines tomorrow will be of the newly sworn in, sixth Prime Minister of Malaysia. Like Obama, he took charge of office at the most difficult of times. When economic is everything but positive, and of cause the political crisis in Malaysia, and my beloved state of Perak.

The differences between Obama and Datuk Seri Najib? Well, Obama took office with the people giving their fullest support and faith, while Datuk Seri Najib got himself surrounded by series of controversial corruption cases, and not forgetting a murder case. I will not mention bout who was the victim, as the name was banned for some obvious reason. I believe the endorsement of Datuk Najib got, was purely from the rulling party, in other words, Barisan Nasional. The rather strong Pakatan Rakyat and its member of parliaments, did their very best to have the sworn in ceremony to be delayed, at least. They even submitted an official letter to the King, signed by all 81 MPs, to show that they do not support Datuk Seri Najib as the next Prime Minister. Being the lawmakers themselves, the letter obviously has the reasons stated. Like I said earlier, the corruption and commision controversies, and also, the murder case. Read more here.

I believe it's not fair to accuse Datuk Seri Najib that he's in the wrong, but at the same time, I don't think the rakyat is wrong too. Not to mention about Pakatan Rakyat, are they in the wrong too for asking and raising questions in the parliament? I mean, that's their job right?

In this case, billions of ringgits of taxpayers money flushed down, and till today, where are the reports and who is it to be blamed? If the submarine purchased was under the Defence Ministry, it is pretty logical to have the Defence Minister to answer this himself.

What if it involves the life of a M... ? No one can really say or proves that Datuk Seri Najib was the mastermind or somehow related to this murder case. Once again, it is not fair to point our fingers at Datuk Seri Najib and accuse him for something we have yet to prove. But at the same time, it is not the fault of the people or the Pakatan Rakyat to raise this issue in the parliament, or even in the by-election campaigns in Bukit Selambau, Bukit Gantang, and Batang Ai. Everyone is in daze on why Datuk Seri Najib have failed to convince people that he is innocent. When I say everyone, I don't only mean the Malaysians, but also on the international eyes. There are printed materials in a few country (google them) that described how the murder case is related to Datuk Seri Najib. To date, no reports are filed against those who published them. What about the P.I P.Balasubramaniam, just within 24 hours of giving his first Statutory Declaration, he retracted it, made another, and gone missing? I wonder if David Copperfield was in Malaysia to perform this act, or maybe not?

There are simply too many questions left unanswered. If it goes on like this, I believe the people will get fed up (most of us are already at that level), and Pakatan Rakyat will no doubt keep pressing and putting the pressure on the rulling government. The voting patterns in the previous two by-elections in Permatang Pauh and Kuala Terengganu clearly shows that the people are opting for the alternative government. Something must be done by Barisan Nasional if they are to keep hold of the federal government, in the next 5 years. If this upcoming by-elections goes in favor of Pakatan Rakyat, Barisan Nasional must be shaking in fear, as it is a even bigger defeat than the 12th GE last year. 5-0, no doubt is gonna be a big win for Pakatan Rakyat, or rather a heavy defeat for Barisan Nasional.

I really do hope that Datuk Seri Najib can prove to Malaysia, and the world that he is innocent. As the Prime Minister, it is important for him to have a clean and trusted record. It is only beneficial for the country and its people, when the leader is accepted domestically and internationally.

The only way to clear his name up? The only way for a politician to clear his name is through the courts and according to the law. If he fail to do so, I'm afraid his position as the Prime Minister will be very shaky and it might even make him the shortest serving Prime Minister in the country.

Till then, may God bless Malaysia.