Bar Council had just done their Wayang Tamil bit and now Tun Mahathir is doing his.
Today, Tun M filed a lawsuit on a claim of abuse of office against Dato Najib with two of his paid Geng Loceng actors, Dato Seri Khairuddin and Anina. He raised issue over the sacking of Tan Sri Muhyiddin, Tan Sri Gani Patail, etc.
Frankly, this will not pass the exchange of affidavit stage.
Minister for Communication and Multimedia, Dato Salleh Tun Said Keruak said it is indicative of Tun M's desperation to take the legal avenue after he has exhausted his "political avenue". Hopefully he remembers well in court as he usually conveniently forget.
Deputy Home Minister, Dato Nurjazlan Tan Sri Mohamed felt Tun M and his motley crew of dramatic actors have no locus standi since they are not aggrived party. Tengku Razaleigh denied, thus indicating possible willingness to be played out again despite it is known Tun M is pushing for Dato Mukhriz as PM candidate against Najib.
This is mere political wayang kulit (shadow play). Since it involves Geng Loceng, consider it a dramatic wayang Tamil.
If Tun M is so concerned with 1MDB and related events that he had written from item 6-30 in the Citizens' Declaration on 1MDB only, then he should just lay out his proofs.
But he didn't.
Instead he has been caught lying on many occasions and have got at least 15 to 17 facts on his allegations wrong. It is only indicative that he is merely politicising the issue and may not have any facts or proofs!
FMT report below:
Mahathir, two others, sue Najib for ‘abuse of power’It is all part of their moves for a Presumed Guilty wayang Tamil on Najib [read here, here and here].
Ho Kit Yen | March 23, 2016
In their statement of claim, the trio said that they are among the rightful beneficiaries to take the action against the Prime Minister.
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and two vocal critics of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, Khairuddin Abu Hassan and Anina Saaidudin, filed a suit on Wednesday over claims of abuse of power in office.
In their statement of claim, the trio said that they are among the rightful parties to take the action against the Prime Minister.
They also stated the chronology dated back to March 2015 on the 1MDB investigations, the formation of a special Task Force, to then Attorney General (AG) Abdul Gani Patail’s dismissal, and former Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s sacking. Muhyiddin was also denied the right to speak during last year Umno Annual General Assembly.
[Read about the dismissal in previous postings' comments and investigation here, here and here]
“We say that the chronology of facts leads to the irresistible and undeniable conclusion on the manner in which Najib has continuously interfered with the due process of the law in order to ensure that all the relevant authorities could not continue to carry out, and conclude the necessary investigations pertaining to his alleged misconduct over RM2.6 billion donation and RM42 million from SRC International,” the statement said.
They added they were directly affected by Najib actions. “Mahathir had attended Bersih 4, where he made a statement criticizing Najib. He was thus under police investigation for criminal defamation.”
“He has also been in the spotlight by the police for his blog post on current Attorney-General Mohd Apandi Ali,” their statement said.
For Khairuddin, he has been making police reports in Europe and Asia on 1MDB allegations. He was charged with senior lawyer Matthias Chang for attempting to sabotage the country’s banking and financial system while in the case of Anina, she was sacked from Umno because she took legal action against Najib last year.
Their lawyer Haniff Khatri Abdulla filed the lawsuit today at the Kuala Lumpur High Court this morning. “The writ of summons will be served on the Prime Minister’s solicitors (Hafarizam Wan and Aisha Mubarak) by this week,” he said.
[ANSARA Pashtun lawyer confirm Geng Loceng presence and drama]
They are seeking a declaration that Najib had abused his official position as the country’s leader and Umno president by deliberately obstructing investigations on 1MDB, RM42 million from SRC International and the RM2.6 billion donation.
Besides that Mahathir, Khairuddin and Anina are also seeking a declaration that their constitutional rights were obstructed because Najib had been “punishing” them for merely exercising their rights to ask questions and seek answers to matters pertaining to 1MDB, the RM2.6 billion donation and RM42 million. The trio are also compelling Najib to pay the government the RM2.6 billion and RM42 million.
Khairuddin was charged last year with Chang, Mahathir’s former secretary, for attempting to sabotage the banking and financial services of Malaysia. They were said to have committed the “act” in various countries such as France, England, Switzerland, Hong Kong and Singapore between June 28 and August 26.
[Read back past posting here claiming Khairuddin and Chang made no reports at few centres but merely doing photoshoot]
The prosecution attempted to try them under Sosma or Security Offences (Special Measures) 2012. On 18 November 2015 the High Court ruled that the attempting sabotage charge against them under Section 124L of the Penal Code did not fall under the constitutional ambit of Security Offences (Special Measures) 2012 or Sosma.
Anina had on August last year sued Najib and Umno Executive Secretary Rauf Jusoh, seeking that Najib return the RM2.6 billion “donation” that was deposited into his personal account. She claimed that he had breached the Umno Constitution, the provisions of the Societies Act 1966 and his common law duties as a trustee.
The suit was struck out by the High Court on December 31 last year. Anina then filed an appeal. Because of the lawsuit, she was also expelled from Umno. Her attempt to challenge her sacking has also failed.
Salleh Said Keruak said it is a "publicity stunt". His statement below:
Statement by Minister of Communications and Multimedia
23 March 2016
Tun Mahathir's latest action demonstrates how desperate he is. He is clutching at straws.
Tun Mahathir tried to topple the Prime Minister through UMNO. He failed. Tun Mahathir tried a parliamentary vote of no confidence. He failed. Now Tun Mahathir is trying to sue. His accusations are false, so he will fail yet again.
Tun Mahathir has run out of options. This action shows that he has no political channels left.
An extract from Malay Mail Online report on Nurjazlan's remark below:
Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Salleh Said Keruak
Minister of Communications and Multimedia
“If you want to sue, you need to have locus standi. If you want to sue the prime minister as a private citizen, means there is no locus standi. The one that can sue is someone who feels he has been wronged.Bigdogdotcom did a chronology of the event leading to the latest legal action. An extract below:
“Let the courts decide but to me, he doesn’t have locus standi. What he is doing as a political gimmick only,” he told reporters at the lobby of the Dewan Rakyat today.
“Locus standi” is a legal Latin term which translates to “place to stand”, which refers to whether a party has a right to be heard in court.
His frustration made him man-possessed, till the point that he decided to take on Prime Minister Najib on all his allegations of 1MDB which include the ‘USD620million donation by a Saudi Royal Family”, was linked to the strategic investment corporation of the Malaysian Government.Talking about the Time mag picture, Sivarasa, another of Geng Loceng network was roasted for doing a Tian Chua style photoshop.
This is politics never seen in modern Malaysian history, especially by a party which will be celebrating its 70th anniversary in less than seven weeks and had been in power continuously for over 61 years.
Read on here.
He was also "kecam" for his cheapshot to ridicule the PM. Malaysia Digest explains what the actual article had hidden.
In the meanwhile, Melayu Tan Sri Muhyiddin was said to be doing cheapshot by claiming he was offered the position of Penang Governor.
MyKMU asked him for proof of the offer. TV14 website asked who offered him the post?
Muhyiddin was known to be a Malay at heart, shy in his disposition and Johorean cool calm composure. He seemed to have lost it since signing a declaration together with DAP.
All this leading to March 27th. There better be millions coming and not just pro-Tuns only. It also serve to divert attention from Lim Guan Eng's house alleged corruption scandal. And it serves to supplement all the various lawsuit against Najib, AG and government.
In the light of Anwar's withdrawal of lawsuit against Dato Nallakaruppan, all these political related lawsuits are meaningless. And today he issued statement through his lawyers to say he has forgiven all past and present PMs for he is merely going for institutional reform.
Another wayang Tamil from the grandson of a converted Hindu from Ceruk Tok Kun. Should have seen how Keling his brother Rani looks like.
Political lawsuits seldom goes all the way to conclusion or till judgement executed. It is all wayang politik. The moment Najib is toppled it is all withdrawn and one day forgiven.