Since blogger Nathaniel Tan’s capture by police on Friday and his subsequent arrest on Saturday under the draconian OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT, I had almost forgotten the incident of the doctor picture by Tian Chua of deputy prime minister Najib Tun Razak and his friend Abdul RAzak Baginda with the murdered Altantuya.
But it seems Najib has not.
Today he said “Don’t create something out of nothing. If there is no picture, don’t use technological expertise to create one. That is slander, a game of immoral politics,” he said, referring to the fake photograph. (The STAR).
He said slander by Parti Keadilan Rakyat was an example of “immoral” politics. Then he added:”Let them slander us. We must hold on to politics with high moral grounds.”
But while speaking about morals, he went on to support and promote patronage politics, which leads to cronyism and nepotisme, and money politics.
“It will be more dignified for the Government to help the Malays build up their businesses without relying on the 30% bumiputra equity ownership policy. Then, they can own 100% ownership. This is the globalised era. They must be bolder to make changes,” he said at the opening of Wangsa Maju Umno delegates meeting here yesterday.
Here, the way we understand it is, government means UMNO.
“Helping the best among the Malays is not about lobbying and not about knowing who (political connections),” he added, urging Umno members to uphold “high moral” politics because the party could win the next general election if they were honest.
I say the DPM is a very confused man since the fake photograph achieved international acclaim.