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Not just Najib but all UMNO/BN leaders who helped Najib cover up the 1MDB corruption and money-laundering scandal and did nothing to purge Malaysia of infamy of global kleptocracy are all on trial

Former Johor Mentri Besar Khaled Nordin cannot be more wrong when he said that it was Najib Razak alone who is on trial but not UMNO.

In fact, it is not just Najib but all UMNO/BN leaders who had helped Najib to cover up the monstrous 1MDB corruption and money-laundering scandal and did nothing to purge Malaysia of the infamy and ignominy of a global kleptocracy who are on trial.

This would include all the Ministers in the Najib Cabinet, the UMNO/BN MPs of the 13th Parliament as well as the leaders of UMNO and Barisan National parties.

When the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) filed what the US Attorney-General later described as “kleptocracy at its worst” 1MDB-linked assets forfeiture litigation in July 2016, which was later expanded in June 2017 to a 251-page indictment of embezzlement and defrauding of 1MDB funds involving the Prime Minister himself who was specifically described as “Malaysian Official 1(MO1)”, any self-respecting, honest and patriotic Prime Minister would have issued a point-by-point rebuttal in his own country without even recourse to any foreign court to establish not only his own innocence but refute the allegation that Malaysia had become a global kleptocracy.

This was not done, and all those in the Cabinet, Parliament and UMNO/BN leadership positions, at least from July 2016 to May 2018, who had aided and abetted Najib in covering up the 1MDB kleptocracy, had done a great injustice, wrong and disservice akin to treachery to Malaysia and they are all, together with Najib, on trial!

Najib has shown neither remorse nor contrition for the 1MDB kleptocracy.

When will UMNO/BN Ministers, Members of Parliament of the 13th Parliament and UMNO/BN leaders who had aided and abetted Najib in trying to cover up the 1MDB kleptocracy come out of their 3Ds condition – denial, delusion and deception – to show proper remorse and contrition for the 1MDB kleptoclracy?

MP FOR ISKANDAR PUTERI
Media statement by Lim Kit Siang in Gelang Patah on Friday, 10th August 2018