I can't blame Malaysiakini for going to town with this stuff Dr Mahathir Mohamad purportedly said during a closed-door* meeting with bloggers at his office in KL last Friday ...
"If (Najib Razak) doesn't go now, the Public Accounts Committee and others will be investigating the matter for the next two or three years and come GE, if he is still around, we will lose. I think there will be a lot of trouble for everyone. And those who cover up, they will have to pay the price." - Dr Mahthir Mohamad
Veteran journalist and former Cabinet Minsiter Zam says Dr Mahathir, too, will be charged and maybe even jailed if the Opposition wins the next general election. In his latest posting Bukan sahaja Najib tetapi Mahathir juga akan ditangkap jika Pembangkang menang Zam said jailed Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim will be released.
If Pakatan wins, all hell will break lose. We will witness vindictive politics by those who see themselves as vindicated. Even Zam will go in even though he doesn't cover up. The ISA will be brought back (or a more draconian law enacted) and like in Singapore, political foes are enemies of the state and will be charged, bankrupted or/and imprisoned for long periods of time.
I'm just a blogger and I don't cover up so I shouldn't fear if Pakatan rules and BN loses. But I do fear. I fear for children's future. For their sake, I wish BN would continue to rule this country. I wish the coalition can heal itself, improve its quality of leadership and governance, and charge its own people who cover up.
Pakatan's politics have proved in such a short time to be disruptive, counter-productive and potentially destructive. BN, on the other hand, has the track record and the experience to govern.
But I don't want the BN to continue to govern so that "those who cover up" can get away scot free.
So Prime Minister Najib Razak, please order the Public Accounts Committe to investigate not just the 1MDB (where you have been implicated for cover up and wrongdoing, read PM orders AG and PAC to verify 1MDB accounts) but also other possible and suspected cover ups by incumbent BN leaders.
Otherwise, the people will perceive you as covering up for those who cover up.
* As a blogger, I've initiated and attended many closed-door meetings with our top leaders, including Anwar Ibrahim. These meetings are meant for "backgrounder", to help the bloggers understand better where these leaders are coming from where issues of the day are concerned. Rarely has any of these meetings been covered so extensively as last Friday's.
See h e r e for all the clippings from the meeting with Dr M. Annie, who did not attend the meeting, arranged these clippings nice, by issues, in Dr M's latest videos. Please use your discretion.