Najib slams Kit Siang over selective criticisms against MACC

(The Mole) – Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has accused DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang for being selective in his criticisms of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

Najib wrote in a Facebook post that Lim, who has been highlighting allegations of share ownership by MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki in his statements over the past five days, was silent in many other more important issues affecting the agency.

He said Lim failed to issue similar statements in October last year when a witness in the corruption trial of his son, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng fell to his death from an apartment building just a month before he was scheduled to testify in court.

He said Lim was also silent two months ago when the MACC said that an estimated RM65 million from an amount believed to be RM700 million was paid by fugitive businessman Jho Low into the accounts owned by the husband of former Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz and was returned by the Singaporean authorities.

Najib pointed out that former attorney-general Tan Sri Tommy Thomas, who was appointed to the post by the now defunct Pakatan Harapan government had admitted that he was aware of the alleged roles played by Zeti and her husband Datuk Tawfiq Ayman in assisting Jho Low over the 1MDB scandal but failed to take any action.

He also questioned Lim for not issuing any statement over the leaked 14-page of document, believed to be a classified MACC investigation report on a former minister, who was allegedly involved with SRC International and hid RM85 million of 1MDB-related funds in a proxy account in Singapore.

“So we need to ask why Kit Siang, who claims to be a champion of transparency and anti-corruption, did not speak up on these matters that are far more important and controversial,” wrote Najib.