The Prime Minister is no longer respected and his position has become untenable since last July. We even had an instance a couple of weeks ago where an accomplished young man had called the Prime Minister a national disgrace.
Truly, even among the youth, his reputation is widely seen as tarnished.
A recent survey had produced an unsurprising result – that 4 out of 5 Malaysians are unhappy with the Prime Minister. Approval rating has sunk to an all time low of 31%.
How could this happened?
Here are the reasons why this Prime Minister and his regime is the worst collection of leaders this country has ever had.
- They slander people and shamelessly lie to the public when caught with a blunder. For example, when Wall Street Journal broke the story that billions went into the Prime Minister’s private accounts, the first thing he did was to slander Tun Dr Mahathir and claimed the story is a lie. In his own words, he said “the latest allegation is that I have taken state-linked funds for personal gain. I believe Tun, working hand in glove with foreign nationals, including the now discredited political attack blog Sarawak Report, is behind this latest lie.” Although WSJ never said he used it for personal gain, he shifted the goalpost by saying they accused him of that. He even made a remark that if he really wanted to steal the money, he won’t do it in a local bank, just to reassure the public that no money went in into his personal account. But events afterwards proved the money did go into his accounts and all the slander and lies he concocted were exposed.
His next move in trying to prove that he did not receive any money is to publicly declare that he will sue WSJ. But this also ended in a whimper when after so many months have passed, Najib still cowardly refrained from suing WSJ. For all the stupid excuses made to justify why he hadn’t done so, people around the world already knew that there is no need to sue WSJ because all their allegations were proven right after all. Indeed, his second pathetic attempt to sue a veteran politician over an allegation that public money was funneled into his private accounts also ended rather flaccidly.
- The above two reasons should already disqualify him from being the Prime Minister, but it did not deter his sycophants in urging him to stay on. Shameless and unrepentant can aptly describe the Prime Minister and his regime. Another reason to show why this is the worst administration ever is when Najib, with a straight face said that 1MDB won’t be using public money to bail out 1MDB. This is an outright lie because it is a well known fact that 1MDB received RM950 million standby credit from the Ministry of Finance to service its debts. That money is of course, public money. And at one event in Johor, he even said that 1MDB has not incurred any losses! How desperate can one be? If that’s the case, then the RM665 million loss in 1MDB accounts for the year 2014 must have been a success according to his standards. Another shocking statement made was the “we must not borrow money to develop projects” which he uttered three days ago. Perhaps he should look in the cesspool known as 1MDB and drown himself in there. What kind of a leader is this to make such statement? And some people still support him?
One stupidity this regime is showing the whole world is their way of defending Najib Razak. When RM2.6 billion was proven to be inside his personal accounts, they made a diversion by saying that it is acceptable for a PM to get ‘political donation’ into his bank accounts! Probably the law that makes this permissible exists only in a twisted world called “Najibland”. Anti-corruption organisations across the world looked at this issue with horror and called it ‘grand corruption’. On top of that, Najib Razak actually challenged the opposition to reveal their source of political donation before he can reveal his! Continuing the tradition of being an overeager cockerel which bolted at the first sign of trouble, he became quiet like a mouse, probably suffering amnesia and forgot all about his challenge when Bersih 2.0, one of the opposition groups had declared and presented their accounts and political donation to the public. Is this a trait of a good leader? Certainly not.
- And didn’t we all feel ashamed but laughed real hard when the Prime Minister went missing during the Nothing2Hide event? They were citing ‘security reasons’ for his cowardly non-attendance; the same excuse given for him not to attend and officiate the International Anti-Corruption Conference last month. What a disgrace. How can Malaysians accept a leader who is not brave enough to face an audience? Even now he doesn’t accommodate any Q&A session with reporters for fear of facing tough questions. In fact, in the current Parliamentary session, any questions regarding 1MDB and the RM2.6 billion ‘donation’ are either rejected or delayed. This is how a scared regime would typically act when asked to stand up and face the music. Is this Government capable and has the credibility to face any economic and national challenges? Trying to portray itself like a thug but in actual fact, a scaredy-cat? Some of these people even thought that the act of sacking the AG for probing the wrongdoing, and sacking a Deputy Prime Minister for asking too many questions is a courageous behaviour! Laughable indeed. The Government is acting like a spoiled brat with too much power in his hands.
Speaking about spoiled brats, what about the recent press release of SRC International which tried to whitewash their activities by telling the public that all the RM4 billion they received from KWAP are accounted for? Again, just like 1MDB, its little brother did not furnish any proof. Indeed, a multi billion company like SRC do not even have a website. Last checked, their website is still under construction! What kind of secret business deals are they doing inside there? Their accounts are not even available to public. SRC International had the audacity to say “we call on those quarters who are engaged in efforts to overthrow the government to desist from involving SRC in their political campaign and to avoid making false and unsubstantiated allegations against us.” Just like 1MDB, SRC International seems to be issuing political statements when they did not provide evidence to prove their innocence. The proof in the pudding is in the eating. And the pudding in the form of Nik Faisal Nik Amir and Datuk Suboh Mohd Yassin are missing and hiding from being investigated. SRC’s press release is moot and lack credibility when their directors are hiding like escaped fugitives. The Prime Minister could have called these friends of his to return home and face the law, but he did not. The MACC is left on the lurch and the investigation into the RM42 million of SRC money that went directly into the Prime Minister’s personal bank accounts is seriously delayed.
Yes, investigations were forcefully delayed by the actions by Najib Razak but his newly appointed PAC chief, Datuk Hasan Arifin stated that it is only ‘perception’ by the public that the 1MDB investigations are hindered. The public is appalled by the statement made by this idiot. Here is the proof that the delays in 1MDB investigations are not just about perception – the previous PAC Chief, Datuk Nurjazlan had promised in the month of June that PAC will interview Arul Kanda and Shahrol Halmi in August, this is because, both of those cowards had asked for deferment in their interview sessions. But that did not happen because the PAC was dismantled at the end of July. Now is already the month of October. Has PAC interviewed those wanted men? So for Hasan Arifin to stupidly say there are no delays is just mindboggling. Is this the kind of leadership you can trust?
- The other reason is the economy. This regime seriously do not know what to do with it. Their first action after months of sitting on their thumbs is to establish a special committee to tackle the current global market crisis. After the ringgit had plunged to an all time low for more than a decade, their solution is to use RM20 billion of public money in the form of funds from PNB, Khazanah Nasional and KWAP (again) to boost up the stock market. This had artificially led the stock market to rise up momentarily because retail investors are buying the shares anticipating the Government will go in and buy more shares in the market. Basically what the Government hope for is to “artificially boost the stock market in order to give the impression that the real economy is doing well”, so says an astute observer. Nazri Aziz, the clueless tourism minister even brayed like a village simpleton by saying that a weak ringgit will cause a tourist influx when a recent data had shown that the number of tourists are declining. There are so many things to say about this dithering economy perpetuated by Najib hanging on by his fingertips as the prime minister, but that requires a whole separate article.
And the apparent lack of money is also a reason why this Government is the worst in financial management. At one point during the last general election, Najib Razak made a promise that tolls between cities will be reduced gradually. But the opposite happened. Instead of reducing the toll rates, his administration had hiked up the rates! Citing no more money to pay compensation to the toll concessionaires, Najib Razak and his regime shamelessly announced that the money saved can be used to build schools and hospitals. The kick in the teeth came from the announcement from the Works Minister where he said that the Government had to pay RM558.7 million in compensation if toll rates are not increased. Well, if 1MDB hadn’t have to be bailed out by the amount of RM950 million back in February, then right now there shouldn’t have been an increase in traveling costs for the public! In fact, back in 2011, this government had prolonged the concession on some of the highways which supposedly to end in 2018 and had revised it to 2038! Note that Najib Razak gave the same reason when they tried to impose GST – to build schools and hospitals. What happened to the GST’s billions? Also, the government should have saved billions when they canceled subsidy for petrol and sugar. Yet the prime minister is often heard crying like a baby how it is so hard to find money. People are starting to get panic. Why don’t you just keep quiet and do your job? Do you even understand the word ‘financial management’?
- And lastly among others, the fact that Najib Razak is unrepentant and oblivious to the mistakes he has made, is spectacularly recorded. This blog had written many articles on how he lacks common sense and the necessary intelligence to act like a proper Prime Minister. We have published articles lambasting him on many areas in the past. Some as early as 2008. Out of 114 articles written about him, 99% of it are critical. A few of it can be read as below:
- Enter new player (Muhyiddin Yassin)
- Where do we go from here Dato’ Sri Najib?
- The Stupidity Continues…
- The most important question of all…
- Basic confusion on 1Malaysia leads to divided nation
But he continues to remain ignorant on the calls of his resignation. Surely the amount of hatred he received in his own social media platforms is a sign which he needs to heed. But apparently he only recognise his detractor in a form of just one man – Tun Dr Mahathir. And his modus operandi to defend himself? To tell the public that Tun Dr Mahathir is worse than him. In his mind, this makes Tun Dr Mahathir have no moral standing to ask for his resignation. But Najib is not accountable to only one person. He is answerable to the millions of people in Malaysia. Tun Dr Mahathir is just a messenger; he is not a prime minister anymore. To sully and badmouth a messenger means to insult Malaysians which had called for his resignation too. He even arrogantly advised his detractors to look at the mistakes they made in the past and “not only find fault in others”. So what kind of mistakes do the common people have that made them unworthy to call for his resignation? This kind of arrogance is clearly a product of hubris and miscalculated sense of popularity. After factoring in all the 10 reasons above, it is amazing to think that some are still supporting him to lead this country. Common sense is indeed a luxury these days. None of the cabinet ministers, the leaders in Barisan Nasional and all the fat divisional leaders in Umno have it.
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