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Blog will continue to oppose Najib

PETALING JAYA, 21 April 2009: Popular blog The People’s Parliament will continue to oppose Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s appointment as prime minister despite the failure of their previous petition against him to net results.

“We will continue to address the point that Najib was not appointed through a popular vote, but by politicking in Umno,” The People’s Parliament moderator Haris Ibrahim told The Nut Graph, adding that he himself would do so whenever an opportunity arose in the public sphere.

On 4 Jan, The People’s Parliament launched an online petition, titled We do not have confidence in Dato Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak as Prime Minister of Malaysia, as an avenue for constituents to direct their Members of Parliament (MPs) to demand for a Royal Commission of Inquiry.

This Royal Commission would look into the allegation that Najib was involved in the events leading to the murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu.

According to Haris, the petition had garnered over 5,000 signatures when it was submitted to 142 MPs on 25 March. On 31 March, a copy of the petition was submitted to the palace for the consideration of the Agong, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin.

“As far as we are concerned, the petition is a spent bullet. We sent a copy of the petition to parliamentarians and His Majesty the Agong. If it was ineffective, it was ineffective,” Haris said.

“The fact remains that the questions that motivated the petition have gone unanswered,” Haris, who is a lawyer and activist, added.

Haris stressed that political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda’s acquittal and the conviction of police officers Azilah Hadri and Sirul Azhar did nothing to dispel doubt over Najib’s integrity and restore confidence in the premier.

Speaking in a personal capacity, Haris characterised the Agong’s decision to appoint Najib as prime minister, despite widespread reservation in the Malaysian public, as “alarming”, and took it as proof of the lack of democracy in Malaysian government.

“I will continue to wear my black arm band in public, to mourn the death of democracy in Malaysia,” Haris said.

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5 Responses to “Blog will continue to oppose Najib”

  1. teetwoh says:

    Good on you – Najib should be opposed at every turn and activities to bring him down should not stop till he disappears from Malaysian politics.

    What a shame for Malaysia to have a PM like Najib Razak. The sooner he goes the better for Malaysia.

  2. yogi gee says:

    Mourn the death of democracy in Malaysia; will I with you wear my black arm band.

  3. Caretaker_y says:

    There is definitely a very serious cover-up, and serious injustice with regards to the big question mark over “Who are the actual person/s responsible for ordering the murder of the Mongolian citizen, Aminah?” (Well, need not guess.)

    The IGP, AG, PP, Judges should be put on trial in the People’s Parliament and Rakyat’s Court for not prosecuting the real suspects and murderers (either in abetment or having their hands soiled in the murder by shooting and C4-ing the Mongolian citizen).

    Remember, your sins (dosa) have found you out.

    Thanks to the other two Mongolian girls who took the matter to the Mongolian representative in Thailand when they faced a blank response from the Malaysian authorities or else the murder would have been a “top secret” and covered-up by the real murderers.

    Justice will prevail when the murderers are finally judged.

    Remember, Tuhan is All Knowing.

  4. hunkeyboy says:

    Isn’t it time to think revolusi instead of reformasi? If a politician, no doubt pedigree, with so many unanswered and unresolved questions and allegations hanging over his head, is nevertheless sworn in as PM, that must mean one of two propositions:
    a) the thinking population (which must be in the vast majority if government propaganda that we are a progressive, almost first world nation is correct) is wrong; or
    b) there are no loose ends at all, nor any need for the PM to attend to these controversies and allegations i.e. he is pure as snow.

    Arising from either of those two, a third corollary: the police (investigation), the prosecution and the judiciary have an open and shut case, and that’s all there is to it from beginning to wherever and whatever level it is taken up to.

    Incidentally that picture of leaving Pattaya, was that expression one of anxiety over safety or shying from the public?

  5. pak yeh says:

    Keep it up, Haris.

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