Kit Siang slams Umno court cluster after ‘shocking’ revelation by Muhyiddin on meddling attempts
The DAP veteran says Muhyiddin’s revelation shows that the top Umno leaders do not uphold the rule of law and the doctrine of separation of powers.
(MalaysiaNow) – DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang today hit out at the Umno court cluster over the Johor state election to come after revelations by former prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin that he had been asked to intervene in the judicial process to help politicians facing corruption charges.
Accusing the court cluster of forcing a state election in Johor, Lim who is Iskandar Puteri MP dismissed denials that the dissolution of the legislative assembly had anything to do with them.
“The Umno ‘court cluster’ want the Johor state election to be a rehearsal of the 15th general election which they hope will restore Umno’s political hegemony with the return of Umno hegemon/kleptocrats to power – and possibly a convicted criminal of corruption as the 10th prime minister of Malaysia,” he said.
In a statement, Lim added that Muhyiddin’s revelation that the court cluster had asked him to intervene in their court cases while he was still prime minister was “shocking”.
“It shows that the top Umno leaders do not uphold the principles entrenched in the Malaysian constitution and the Rukun Negara such as the rule of law and the doctrine of separation of powers among the executive, parliament and the judiciary,” he said.