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How to co-operate with Najib when he is not prepared to admit the 1MDB scandal?

Media Comment by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Gelang Patah on Thursday, 15th October 2020: 

How to co-operate with Najib when he is not prepared to admit the 1MDB scandal?

Early this morning, I received a message asking whether a Coverage report with the heading “DAP Lim Kit Siang : ‘To Save Malaysia, I Am Prepared To Work With Najib To Restore Democracy & Implement Key Reforms’ ” dated October 15, 2020 came from me.

This was my reply:

“It’s a very qualified statement where principles and national objectives take priority. Yes I am prepared to work with Najib to save Malaysia – but how can this be done when he is not prepared to admit the 1mdb scandal?”

The Coverage report has gone viral on the social media, with the objective to give the impression that I agree with DAP working with Najib Razak and UMNO to form a new national government to replace the Muhyiddin government.

The Coverage headline maliciously took the statement out of context

This is the work of social media “influencers” with their pack of cybertroopers to disseminate fake news and false impressions.

The report is actually a self-explanatory Malay Mail report of 12th March 2016 when Najib was still the Prime Minister just after I had signed the Citizens’ Declaration in March 2016 to Save Malaysia.

There have been much water under the bridge in the past four years – the seemingly Najib government had fallen, Najib had been found guilty of corruption offences by the Kuala Lumpur High Court and he and his Ministers are facing other multiple corruption charges in the  courts, the Pakatan Harapan government had been toppled by the backdoor “Sheraton Move” conspiracy  after 22 months and the country is faced with an illegitimate and kakistocratic administration which had brought on Malaysians the second and third waves of the  Covid-19 pandemic.

The overarching national objective to “Save Malaysia” from a trajectory of a kleptocratic, kakistocratic and a failed state is as urgent as ever.

The challenge is whether we can inspire Malaysians, regardless of race, religion, politics, class, age or gender  to mount another herculean effort to “Save Malaysia” – after the failure of the earlier  “Save Malaysia” campaign.

Lim Kit Siang,
Member of Parliament for Iskandar Puteri.

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