“What special treatment did I get?” Najib lashes out at Tun M
(Focus Malaysia) – FORMER Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak hit back at critics over the court’s decision to allow him to have his passport back to visit his pregnant daughter in Singapore.
“What preferential treatment did I get as claimed by many? I applied through court process and did not ask the Government for it.
“I didn’t apply from an Attorney-General (AG) who conveniently dropped Lim Guan Eng’s cases after he became a minister and I did not deliberately drop appeal against the Hague’s decision to award Pulau Batu Puteh to Singapore,” he retorted, in a Facebook post.
Earlier today, former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad questioned the “preferential” treatment received by Najib in getting his passport back temporarily, starting Oct 20 until Nov 22.
Calling it “unusual”, he claimed that ordinary folks would not have received such treatment just so Najib could travel, not for medical reasons on top of it.
“And now, he is seeking extension so that he can campaign for the Melaka state polls. What is our administration doing and why didn’t our AG object to it?” Utusan Malaysia reported the Langkawi MP as saying.
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Hurling brickbats at his mentor turned nemesis, Najib reminded Mahathir that he only obtained his passport temporarily, unlike the former who made Malaysia lose Pulau Batu Puteh for good.
“I am to visit my daughter who is going to deliver in Singapore. She was staying with her husband in the island state and was barred from returning to Malaysia due to COVID-19 restrictions.
“And it was the Court of Appeal that agreed to return my passport, in a unanimous decision by all three judges.
“If Mahathir is unhappy, he should organise a press conference to criticise the judges instead,” the Pekan MP concluded.