Sebuah kenyataan yang didakwa ditandatangani empat adik lelaki Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak sekali lagi meletakkan Najib dalam kedudukan sukar.
Apakah seterusnya yang menimpa Najib apabila empat adiknya sendiri pun menafikan kenyataan Jabatan Perdana Menteri (JPM) yang mendakwa kekayaan Najib datang daripada warisan keluarga.
Empat adik Najib iaitu Datuk Johari, Datuk Nizam, Datuk Nazim dan Datuk Seri Nazir berkata: “Kami memandang serius apabila ada artikel dan berita baru-baru ini telah menimbulkan spekulasi berhubung warisan harta yang ditinggalkan bapa kami Tun Abdul Razak.
“Kami ingin menyatakan yang Tun Abdul Razak adalah seorang yang amat berprinsip, semua yang mengenalinya tahu sikapnya yang cermat dan amat berintegriti, dan apa-apa kenyataan atau kesimpulan yang menunjukkan sebaliknya adalah palsu sama sekali dan mengelabui memori, sumbangan dan pengorbanannya terhadap negara.
"Kami tidak akan bersetuju dengan sesiapa yang mencemarkan ingatan tentangnya, walau apa pun niat mereka. Kami juga ingin menambah bahawa seluruh keluarga kami bersatu dalam isu ini.”
The Malaysian Insider mendakwa kenyataan itu dihantar kepada mereka pada malam 24 Februari.
Siapakah yang rakyat Malaysia akan percaya? Najib atau empat adiknya?
Berikutan laporan New York Times (NYT) bahawa anak tiri Najib telah membeli hartanah mewah di kota New York, NYT memetik kenyataan JPM yang kekayaan Najib hasil daripada warisan keluarga.
Jika kenyataan bertandatangan oleh empat anak Tun Razak itu adalah tulen, JPM nampaknya telah membuat kesilapan yang paling memalukan.
Ia juga menunjukkan JPM dan Najib sudah kering idea untuk melawan pelbagai laporan tentang kekayaan dan perbelanjaan yang dikaitkan dengannya dan keluarga.
Apa yang paling tidak masuk akal dan mengelirukan adalah JPM membelanjakan jutaan ringgit dalam khidmat rundingan imejnya.
Macam mana JPM boleh mengeluarkan kenyataan yang salah seumpama itu?
Adakah ia sudah mencapai tahap di mana sebanyak mana ‘spin’ perhubungan awam sekalipun tidak lagi dapat membantu JPM dan Najib? - Ng Kee Seng,the antdaily
Why is Najib suing Harakah over an NYT article...
Now Najib intends to sue Harakah PAS’s mouth piece in defence of his family pertaining to the purported 1MDB funds being used to finance Rosmah’s son, Riza Aziz in producing the movie "The Wolf of Wall Street". Maybe at last Najib has made the right decision and will find real purpose in his life by suing Harakah.
What has been in the news recently was that his brothers were not happy when the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) mentioned the huge inheritance from their father the late Tun Abdul Razak to justify Najib and his wife Rosmah Mansor’s lavish lifestyle.
This gave the impression his father had acquired so much wealth, most probably ill-gotten while he was in office, which is not true. Najib should either retract the PMO's statement or clarify the issue further to rectify the blunder.
Yet he seems to be oblivious to the issue and refused to do anything about it.Thus Najib has not only tarnished his father’s reputation but he failed to defend it.
Instead he is more interested in defending Rosmah’s son related to the 1MDB fund. But this story has appeared quite some time ago in the internet yet Najib was not offended by it then. But why Najib is so offended now?
So Najib, who is more important to you? Is it your brothers and your father’s legacy or your wife Rosmah, her son Riza Aziz, Jho Low or 1MDB? May be it is not of the above. Najib is only thinking of himself!
Based on Najib’s priorities and his responses it seems that maybe the movie "The Wolf of Wall Street" could be traced back to him! - Nawawi Mohamad,Malaysia-Chronicle
Will sixth PM survive his sixth year in office...
His list of woes is long - 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) in the roast pit, Rosmah Mansor in Seri Perdana, Sirul Azhar Umar in Australia, Anwar Ibrahim in Sungai Buloh, brothers on the opposite side and Dr Mahathir Mohamad lurking in the shadows.
With such baggage on his shoulders, speculation is rife on whether the sixth prime minister will complete his sixth year in office.
And there is also news of his cabinet having turned its back on him.
This is from a report that his ministers have purportedly rejected the proposal to inject RM3 billion into the ailing government-owned investment fund, which is Najib’s brainchild.
On Thursday, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), headed by Umno lawmaker Nur Jazlan Mohamed, urged the National Audit Department to number crunch 1MDB.
Analysing the undercurrents, one of his chief critics said if the cabinet had indeed shot down the proposal, the action “could be seen as signalling that Najib no longer holds sway, at least not on the issue of 1MDB.”
“This is a huge setback for him. I would not, at this point, speculate that there is an emerging revolt against his leadership,” noted veteran newsman Abdul Kadir Jasin in his blog.
“1MDB is his creation. He is the chairperson of its advisory board. The company is owned by the Finance Ministry and Najib is also its minister.
“This could add further burden on the already beleaguered prime minister. Only weeks ago he gloated in a special TV3 interview about the soundness of 1MDB’s investment,” he added.
On the family front, Najib’s siblings issued a statement expressing concern that reports about the prime minister’s wealth is tainting their late father Abdul Razak Hussein’s reputation.
The four younger brothers stressed that the country’s second prime minister was a frugal man, which even veteran opposition leader Lim Kit Siang has attested to.
The statement came hours after Rosmah drew flak for revealing that it cost her a whopping RM1,200 to dye her hair.
This came hot in the heels of the Prime Minister’s Office, which in a response to The New York Times last month, had attributed Najib and his wife’s lavish expenditure to, among others, his inheritance.
And prior to the family clash, Sirul, a former police commando, claimed that he was acting under orders and threatened to reveal all with regard to the murder of Mongolian woman Altantuya unfavorable.
The 2006 murder saw Najib implicated after his close associate, political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda was charged with abetting the murder of his ex-lover.
Razak Baginda was found not guilty and the police cleared Najib, who was then deputy premier, of any involvement in the grisly murder, committed by two of his former bodyguards.
Despite this, the spectre of Altantuya continues to haunt Najib. And the latter added fuel to the furore when he dismissed Sirul’s claims as “utter rubbish”.
So against this unfavourable backdrop, observers are asking if current number two Muhyiddin Yassin is preparing himself for the position of a seat-warmer prime minister.
Questions also abound as to whether the Umno division leaders meeting to show solidarity with Najib on March 8, is a last-ditch attempt by the prime minister to hold onto power.
The meeting will be held a day after the opposition planned mammoth rally to call on Najib to step down.
If not handled properly, the ‘solidarity’ meeting could backfire and spell Najib’s demise. Umno leaders said they plan to ask their boss uncomfortable questions.
And yes, that include 1MDB, Rosmah, Sirul, Anwar, the Razak brothers and Mahathir.- mk