Former Prime Minister and respected statesman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has labelled Prime Minister Najib Razak as a liar.
Tun Mahathir accused Najib of lying about the whereabouts of 1 Malaysia Development Berhad's US$1.103 billion or RM3.97 billion in funds, stating that there could be possible criminal wrongdoing.
It was a cover up of government matters and he said it was an offense under Section 218 of the Penal Code. Now, let us see whether the twitter-happy Inspector-General of Police, Khalid Abu Bakar or the Attorney-General/Public Prosecutor dare to take action. The police currently is arresting traffic offenders.
Tun Mahathir was referring to Najib's parliamentary reply on March 10 where he said the amount had been fully redeemed in the form of cash and is now kept at BSI Bank Limited Singapore. Later it was denied by the Singapore authorities.
When the truth prevailed, Najib changed his answer stating there is no cash in BSI Singapore, but merely "assets in US dollars". However, Finance Minister II Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah clarified the assets were in the form of "units" (what ever it meant).
Well, the famed Greek fable author, Aesop, centuries ago stated that: "We hang petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office."
Plato, the ancient Greek philosopher said: "Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber."
Or, what about this joke: What happens if a politician drowns in a river? Answer - That is pollution. What happens if all of them drown? Answer - That is solution!!!