In Pakatan Harapan’s relentless quest to unseat Prime Minister Najib Razak, it looked for every avenue at their disposal to bring it about.
It almost seemed like the strategic game of chess where one tries to remove as many of his opposing pieces as possible in order to secure a win.
Lim Kit Siang’s Pakatan Harapan opposition moved here and there, probed and prodded looking for a means to topple the prime minister.
One of the earlier blows to Kit Siang’s opposition plans came after the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) investigation of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) found that Prime Minister Najib was not involved and any wrongdoings with.
Then there is the Kit Siang-Mahathir Mohamad bromance.
Both ageing politicians thought that their pairing would cause a grand influx of Malays over to them, but it never happened.
Instead, it raised the question over Kit Siang’s silence over Mahathir’s possible involvement in the Bank Negara forex scandal; an issue in which Kit Siang has been hot and bothered about for years.
Next Kit Siang’s opposition referring to a report that says 1MDB funds ending up with PAS president Hadi; which he has filed a defamation suit against Sarawak Report editor Clare Newcastle Brown
Clare Newcastle response may create an even bigger headache for her and those around her.
In mentioning lawsuits, we have to mention that the courts threw out Mahathir’s suit against Najib.
The skinny of Mahathir and two other’s lawsuit is that 1MDB money was in Prime Minister Najib’s personal account and they were suing to have it returned to the public.
Of course what they are saying is that if money was returned then it meant that it was initially stolen.
So it the lawsuit is a back door or side door approach to remove the prime minister for theft; first by getting him to pay what he did not take, then to use the court to say he was guilty of a crime.
There is little doubt that the court’s ruling came as little surprise to Mahathir as his lawyers had probably told him of this outcome before he and the other two parties filed the lawsuit.
It seems that Mahathir and along with the others only wanted to create the appearance of guilt.
There was a point in time when Kit Siang’s Pakatan opposition thought that all of the pieces (including the prime minister) would have been removed leading up to the 14th General Election; but looking at the political chessboard, it seems that Pakatan was running out of moves! – The Malaysian Observer Blog