DAP: Najib is a disgrace to his father’s legacy

DAP: Najib is a disgrace to his father’s legacy

PUCHONG: DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang today accused former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak of being a disgrace to his father’s legacy.

“Najib accuses me of being obsessed with him. He cannot be more wrong. I would not be interested in him if he had not had the dubious distinction of being the one Malaysian who had brought the greatest damage to Malaysia- both to the present and future generations with his kleptocratic legacy.

“In fact, he had even brought disgrace to his father, Tun Razak’s name and legacy,” said Lim in a blog post today.

In an interview with a news portal today, Najib said that he was ready to debate with Lim, saying he had not attended the ‘Nothing2Hide’ forum in 2015 due to his busy schedule as prime minister.

Najib added that he was willing to have a freestyle ‘anything goes’ debate with Lim, who has launched a string of public attacks against the former leader.

On the debate, Lim said Najib had all the opportunity to reply to his statements during the recent Sandakan by-election.

“He could have clarified about the 1MDB scandal and other mega corruption scandals under his watch as prime minister.

“Instead, Najib had blatantly denied there were any wrongdoing on the 1MDB issue despite the world press producing reports after reports on the matter.

“Even books had been written and films made about it,  while at least 10 countries had launched investigations on the 1MDB scandal,” said the Iskandar Puteri MP.

He added that even Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad found it ‘strange’ that Najib could still act innocent despite the return of some RM1.5 billion misappropriated from 1MDB by the US and Singapore authorities and the criminal and money-laundering investigations by 10 countries.

Lim then said under the present circumstances, he is contemplating on whether to debate Najib or not, given the latter’s reputation of being a pathological liar.

“In these circumstances, should one debate with a kleptocrat, a pathological and habitual liar?

“Probably, the best subject for debate is: “How Malaysia became a global kleptocracy and how we can become a leading nation of integrity,” said Lim.