- to High Court judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali for the guilty verdict
- and congrats to the MACC and Commissioner Dato Azam Baki
- to Datuk V. Sithambaram’s expert handling of the prosecution
- to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed for fighting against Najib
- to the PM YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin under whose watch the trial has concluded.
Here is a poem that appeared in today’s New York Times by one Tim Torkildson of Utah (in the USA) about Najib Razak :
Najib Razak had a scheme
that would net him lots of cream
Using banks as willing foils
he made movies with his spoils
Though they bombed, he still got rich
as Hollywood he did bewitch
His antics should have caused some doubt
and revealed him as a lout
But when politicians cheat
they are awful hard to beat
They have toadies by the score
and have keys to ev’ry door
They will do you favors, chum
then expect a tidy sum
If no payment you can make
they still will not you forsake
but instead just wait the chance
to force you to do their dance
So it is that old Najib
is out on bail and very glib
on how innocent he stands
to the law’s too harsh demands
I expect we’ll see him soon
on the next flight to Musk’s moon . .
Its one way. No return.
Anyway, months ago I received a telephone call from a staffer in the office of a very long time Member of Parliament (who I know quite well) saying that Najib Razak wanted to meet me.
I believe the call was prompted by one of my blog posts at that time where I had said that Najib “did not listen to me before” – referring to the days when I had met Najib at his house and on other occassions. Obviously Najib had changed his mind and was prepared to listen to me now. Well, I said I would have to call back – which I did not.
And lo and behold ALL of those things have now happened already.
And I am not even a lawyer (but I did study some Law).
I am not crowing ok – a thousand other people were saying the same thing about Najib’s legal team’s “I dont know” strategy. It was actually a “no strategy”.
(Updated) The New York Times report (on which this is based) says :
- The judge also rejected the argument that Mr. Najib ..was unaware of the balance in his own account.
- “It would be extraordinary that the accused .. did not know it” said Judge
- In rejecting Mr. Najib’s defense and questioning his credibility, the judge cast doubt on whether the former prime minister’s legal strategy can be effective in his upcoming trials
And because Najib had insisted (or been advised) on this line of defence it meant that he could not refute or argue the facts presented in the case.
“You signed the cheques”.
“Yes. But I did not know”.
“You spent large sums using your credit card”
“Yes. But I did not know.”
It is a possibility.
Remember : “the judge cast doubt on whether the former prime minister’s legal strategy can be effective in his upcoming trials”
(Oops – slight correction. My mistake. This is what the New York Times said. (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/
The defence strategy has just got you 12 years jail.
Tak cukup ke?
It is not too late. It is still relevant.
You still face like 12 dozen charges or something.
Just plead guilty.
I believe your legal team are good at writing ‘Representations’ to the AG’s Chambers.
Sampai lembu mati pun boleh hidup balik.
So tell them to write to the AG and negotiate a guilty plea.
First of all it will save the country the unbearable pain of finding out more and more how stupid a former prime minister had been. Please do not torture us some more. Enough already.
And you will only embarrass UMNO and the BN / PN more and more as more details of your stupidity become public. It will jeopardise UMNO more and more. Do you really want to do that? Dont you care for your party?
So if you plead guilty it will save your party UMNO plenty of face.
If you plead guilty it might earn the party ‘brownie points’ too.
You can ask Siri what are ‘brownie points’.
You can Google who is Siri.
Just return all the money that you ‘didnt know about’.
Its really very simple.
You may have to accept another jail term but this is Malaysia maa.
All the jail terms will be concurrent.
Say you negotiate for 6 years. It will be concurrent with the 12 years.
Ok what. It can be a good deal.
Lets say you appeal, appeal, appeal and appeal, appeal, appeal again.
Lets say the 12 years is also reduced to 9 years.
You will only serve 2/3 (minus Sundays and public holidays).
So you will be out in 6 years.
67 + 6 = you will be 73 years old.
Ok what. But offer to return ALL the “I dont know” moneys.
That is important.
I believe the Warisan led Sabah State government has fallen.
The PN is now in power in Sabah.
With the guilty conviction against Najib and the fall of the Sabah Sate government this makes Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin much more in control. It appears that as more time passes Muhyiddin is consolidating his position.
After Najib a few more UMNO MPs may be walking the plank in the Court. They are already facing charges. Zahid, Ku Nan, Azeeez, Isa and maybe some more. Ku Nan’s defence has already been called.
Say these folks are all found guilty, their future as MPs will also be over.
Can they threaten the PN (meaning can they threaten Muhyiddin?)
Because of the super razor thin TWO SEAT majority in Parliament the PN government may fall if these Court Potatoes pull their support for the PN (as a bargaining chip).
But if the PN falls which party will replace the government?
Who will be the new PM?
Its a big mystery.
So for these jokers it will be safer for them to go with the devil they know than the angel they do not know. So I dont think they will be a threat to Muhyiddin in any way.
Plus I also think that there will be a few more desertions from the PH to the PN.
Have you heard of lalang?
Have you heard of lawyers?
Same principle. Ha ha ha.
(Its just a joke lah. Lalangs – no offence meant ok.)
I believe that there is a carefully laid out plan for the political succession.
It is based on some educated guesses (like Najib being found guilty).
Plus a few more being found guilty. (You really do not need a crystal ball ok.)
The next phase is consolidating the PM’s position.
This is already happening now.