Wednesday, January 27, 2016

BARU BIAN: AG’S DECISION AN AFFRONT TO OUR INTELLIGENCE


PRESS STATEMENT
27 JANUARY 2016
  
The Attorney General’s outrageous decision to clear Najib Razak of wrongdoing in spite of the purported recommendation by the MACC that he be charged with criminal misappropriation is an insult to the intelligence of Malaysians and a betrayal of the office the AG holds. Not that anyone should be surprised, given the circumstances of his appointment.

So many commentaries and comments have been made but there is only one conclusion if Malaysia is to be saved from complete and utter ruin. There are no two ways about it: Najib must go. For Najib to go, UMNO must go, and for UMNO to go, BN must go. Only then can we begin to rebuild this country with a new and clean administration. Only then can we appoint individuals with impeccable credibility and integrity to head our institutions and enforcement agencies, particularly the office of the Attorney General, who has the power to prosecute wrongdoers.

As long as UMNO and BN hold the reins in this country, we can debate and talk until the cows come home. Nothing will change except for the worse. We’ve had the Bersih rallies; we have former political leaders like Dr Mahathir, Rafidah Aziz and Zaid Ibrahim; we have NGOs, civil society groups and former top civil servants such as the GE25 calling for change and yet Najib Razak is unmoved, while the people continue to suffer. The economy has taken such a hard knock recently, and Tun Daim has said that the country is heading for bankruptcy. The long-suffering people will have to be prepared to face the brunt of it.

Many people in UMNO are silently angry and frustrated but they cannot or will not speak up. The self-serving UMNO leaders and ministers are not going to suddenly find their conscience and question their supreme leader. The only thing I can hope for is that some courageous person from the Saudi royal family will come forward to admit or deny the claim that the donation came from the late King Abdullah. However, even if it is admitted, with the current crop of law enforcement heads and prosecutors, we have no hope of holding the PM accountable for his misdeeds.

Ultimately, it is the ordinary Malaysian who has the real power to remove this ignominious PM from his ‘throne’. I urge Sarawakians to lead the way during the upcoming elections to say ‘ENOUGH!’ to UMNO/BN.

Baru Bian
Chairman
PKR Sarawak


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