Najib must apologise to Umno members, says party mouthpiece

The Umno-controlled Utusan Malaysia, in an editorial, says former prime minister Najib Razak's long-running lie about the RM2.6 billion found in his personal bank account was what ultimately led to the party losing power in GE14. – EPA pic, November 4, 2018.

NAJIB Razak must apologise to Umno members for lying about the RM2.6 billion found in his personal bank account, said Utusan Malaysia in an editorial today.

The Umno mouthpiece, in a rare censure of the former prime minister, said Najib’s long-running deception of Malaysians, especially members of the party he once headed, was the reason for the people’s loss of faith in the Barisan Nasional leadership, ultimately leading to the pact’s lynchpin losing power in the 14th general election.

“Najib’s recent remarks that he does not know the source of the funds that made their way into his personal account have left Malaysians, in particular, Umno members, feeling deceived.

“They had, all along, believed his statement, that the money was a donation from the Saudi government,” said the paper’s editors, under the collective pseudonym Awang Selamat.

The editorial said it does not make sense for Najib to plead ignorance as to where the funds had come from, especially when “there has been revelation after revelation that the funds were from Tanore Finance Corporation”.

“What is even more illogical is that Najib never took the initiative to directly thank the Saudi government or King Abdullah if, indeed, the money was a donation.”

At long last, Najib’s lie was exposed during his interview with Al Jazeera, it said.

“This brings to mind an old saying that not all thieves lie, but those who lie are often thieves.”

Najib walked out of the interview, aired on October 27, after saying interviewer Mary Ann Jolley was being unfair to him by repeatedly asking questions on the 1Malaysia Development Bhd scandal.

This led to a flurry of criticism, with DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang saying the abrupt walkout inflicted more damage to Najib’s reputation than his denial that the RM2.6 billion was a donation from Riyadh.

Najib is facing a total of 38 criminal charges in relation to the 1MDB scandal and the billions deposited into his account. – November 4, 2018.

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  • Najib apologizing to umno members is not so much the issue. The bigger problem here is that there are so many carrot-minded members that they are going to be fooled yet again by the new president in his national clarification tour. What a set of losers.

    Posted 5 years ago by Chu Bhs · Reply

  • Lobakman thinks otherwise la...

    Posted 5 years ago by Rock Hensem · Reply

  • Awang Selamat baru bangun, atau Awang terlalu bodoh sangat senang ditipu oleh Lanun Bugis Otak Udang. Awang Selamat tak tahu baca dokumen Tanore sendiri ke, atau Awang Selamat buta tuli?

    Posted 5 years ago by Arshad Lazim · Reply

  • Awang Selamat dah boleh pencen, tolong kasi pena kepada Si Kambing yang lebih cerdik...

    Posted 5 years ago by Arshad Lazim · Reply