This so-called MANIFESTO is planned to discredit the DPM or MALAYSIAKINI. In the following days, we can see the outcome of this incident.
Now what is the real story behind MALAYSIAKINI’s “DPM Najib Tun Razak unveiled his future plans as Prime Minister of Malaysia”.
They’ve got a manifesto and said it was from Najib Tun Razak. But today, Najib’s office issued a statement in Bernama via NST, saying:
“The Malaysiakini report was therefore ‘patently false and misleading’. Malaysiakini’s decision to publish the story is extremely unethical as they failed to verify the matter with the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office prior to publication,” it said, add that the conduct of Malaysiakini was “regrettable and unacceptable”.
“Certainly, it is an unfortunate display of negligence and lack of professionalism in news reporting,” it said.
The statement was in response to an e-mail published by Malaysiakini, purportedly from a “Najib Support Group” containing a so-called manifesto supposedly linked to Najib, and Malaysiakini, without any verification from the Deputy Prime Minister’s office, had published the content of the e-mail.
It said it was important for Malaysiakini to investigate the origin of the malicious e-mail in order for it to clear its name and reputation.
“Malaysiakini has apologised to the Deputy Prime Minister on this matter. Nevertheless, it is our hope that Malaysiakini and other news portals, regardless of their editorial policy, will conduct themselves in an ethical and professional manner.
“This false story is the latest move in what is obvioulsy a concerted effort by certain quarters to tarnish the image of the Deputy Prime Minister,” it said, adding that of late, since the Umno transition plan was brought forward to March 2009, there has been a consistent and continuous effort by some websites to concoct and publish false and malicious reports aimed at discrediting the deputy Prime Minister.
“We hope the Malaysian public, in particular readers of these websites, are able to distinguish truth from falsehood when reading the materials published,” it said.
Earlier, I blogged, heavily replying on the Malaysiakini report, to wish I also apologize to my readers. I did not think that Malaysiakini,where I worked before would have published this without some verification. Nevertheless, we await a further report from Malaysiakini, if there is one.
Note: Below is my earlier post which elicited (corrected) about 46 comments. Notwithstanding the manifesto may not be official, but most of the issues here are directly related to Najib, for which he had failed to give convincing answers. He is still the “King of scandals and denials”, to me at least.
If this manifesto is official, imagine the kind of PM Malaysia may have come March 2009, or even earlier. Riddled with scandals after scandals. Denial is all we get. Here’s a glimpse of what you’re gonna get when NAJIB becomes PM:
“Ultra-racism and feudalism”
“I will defend the supremacy of the Malays until the last drop of my blood if I win the mandate of the delegates to become the next Umno president at election to be held in March 2009. This is the solemn promise I made to my late father before he died”.
“Return of the dictator – Mahathir Mohamad”
He also promised to set up a Council of Presidential Advisors to be made up of Umno elders and past prime ministers.
“I will also ensure that my family won’t become involved in business or interfere in the administration of the country. I will carry out my responsibilities without any influence from other countries.
“More ISA on dissenters and political opponents”
“We realise that BN was scarred during the March general election. I will do all I can to return Umno and the Barisan Nasional to its former glory. I will also not hesitate to use all means to destroy elements that can threaten the stability and peace of the country.”
“So Samy Vellu is now the new Ulamak?”
“I have been attacked by my enemies who claimed that I carry out Hindu rituals. All of you can refer to S Samy Vellu who will vouch that I have never gone with him to any Hindu ceremony. I swear in the name of God that I am a faithful Muslim.”
“No court dares to call you. I dare one court to call you and question you”.
“I have also been linked with the murder case of Altantuya. I once again swear in the name of God that I never knew her. I am ready to face any court to clear my name which those who are envious of my achievements are trying their best to tarnish.
I deny that my SMS communication with Muhammad Shafee Abdullah was in any way an abuse of power.
I have not seen PAC or ACA convict a big fish, have you?
“I strongly deny allegations that I am involved in the Eurocopter scandal. The contract went through due process and procedures. The Defence Ministry accepted the decision and agreement from the Ministry of Finance was obtained in the selection of the Eurocopter tender. The Defence Ministry issued a Letter of Intent on Sept 15, 2008. A Letter of Intent can be issued at anytime and in accordance with proper procedure, it was issued on Sept 15 2008. I state my readiness to be investigated by PAC or BPR!,” Najib said.
A PM ONLY for the MALAYS in UMNO – that’s the PM we are going to have VERY soon!
“I have full confidence that delegates will use their wisdom in making their choice of leadership next March. They should be intelligent enough to gauge who among their leaders truly represent the interest of the Malay community and who has in the past betrayed the Umno’s struggle by becoming an agent of a foreign country”.
Goodbye fairness, justice, freedom. Goodbye to Bangsa Malaysia.