PM: Opposition spews nothing but lies, lies and more lies

(The Star) – DATUK Seri Najib Tun Razak condemned Pakatan Rakyat as deceitful and said that it had told “the biggest lie in Malaysian history”.

Obviously referring to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, although never mentioning the Opposition leader by name, the Umno president said: “He is only good at crowing, but he has nothing to show for it,” he said, as he related the story of how Anwar boasted that he was going to take over the Government on Sept 16, 2008.

Najib said the Barisan foe had said he was on the way to Putrajaya and the King was prepared to swear him in as Prime Minister.

“I asked the Yang di-Pertuan Agong about it and he shook his head (in puzzlement),” Najib said.

Then he claimed that 30 Barisan MPs were ready to defect, but it was all a lie, he added.

“After that he claimed that the chief of the armed forces was supporting him, but I knew it was a lie because (then armed forces chief) Tan Sri Aziz Zainal is my friend.”

Najib said offers of high posts were made to Barisan MPs through a third party but none of them were interested.

“I swore on the Quran four times, but he was unwilling to do so. He did not even want to make a statement in court under oath. It (the unsworn statement he made in court) was a political statement (for which he could not be cross-examined).”

While his nemesis attacked Umno and Barisan, his own party was in disarray with a record number of leaders quitting, including a deputy president, vice-president, secretary-general and supreme council members, Najib said.

“Even his personal lawyer has left him,” the Umno president added.