The impotence of being harnessed

Whether PM Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob is aware or not, the fact that these people chose to turn to Najib only proved popular sentiments that the former will only last for as long as the latter extends his support or until the election is called. 

(The Malaysian Reserve) – IN AN incredulous disparage, a Muslim consumer association handed a memo to Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak for him to pass it to the prime minister (PM). 

The memo is a request that the government disburse retirement funds to contributors who had been badly hit financially by the pandemic and the recent floods. 

But handing the plea through the convicted felon, whose infamy included accusations of having his hands in the till of another retirement fund is an irony that should not be missed. 

For the kleptocrat, the Muslim group’s recognition of him, whether perceived or otherwise, completed the cycle of his peninsular political needs. 

Prior to this, an Indian party, a peripheral one though it may be, declared him a national pride as opposed to an adjudication of him being a national embarrassment, when he was invited to address a Malaysia-China economic congress albeit an organiser in dispute. 

But Najib beefing up his political credentials is not the issue and neither is the efforts he is putting into it. 

It is the effect they have on all around — how weak the PM is and the disarray the Opposition is in. 

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