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Dr. Mahathir group loosely consists of Daim, Ibrahim Ali, A. Kadir Jasin, bloggers,Tengku Adnan NGOs and recently the G-25 and many other individuals that is vocal against Najib is blaming the Umno president for everything bad in Umno, in the Malay community and in the country.
Muhyiddin Yasin is also blaming Najib for not doing enough and not doing the right thing. He proposed to make the efforts to help improve the Malay and Bumiputra community as a national agenda and not only as Umno’s. This will institutionalize the agenda.
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Allowing Khairuddin’s filing of alleging “questionable” business, investment and fund-raising transactions and decisions, A. Kadir Jasin, the former Editor in Chief of the New Straits Times and one of Mahathir’s closest allies, wrote on his blog that an additional report may be filed with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, a notoriously political body – ostensibly modeled on Hong Kong’s vaunted Independent Commission Against Corruption — that tends to shovel corruption complaints under the carpet unless there is a political motivation to push them along.
This is the first major attack against Najib, UMNO Secretary-Generalas a shrewd politician who says something, means something else and does something totally different? UMNO Secretary-General Datuk Seri Tengku Adnanblames Najib for all that has gone wrong with UMNO Najib needs to wake up and smell the coffee. Loyalists and hangers-on who occupy positions of power through favour-dispensing mechanisms always patiently wait their turn. At times they even get rewarded forBackstabbing Just a few months ago, they thought they had buried Najib, but as it turns out, they got careless about nailing the coffin shut.Factions loyal to Mahathir Mohamad, a former Prime Minister who won’t go away, accuse Mr Najib of not looking out for UMNO’s ethnic-Malay Muslim majority. Rumours persist that rebels are rallying around Mr Najib’s Deputy, Muhyiddin Yassin.
When Mahathir began his campaign against Najib more than a year and a half ago, it was given little chance. The former Prime Minister had been out of office for more than a decade and was regarded as a loud but irrelevant force. But political analysts in Kuala Lumpur say his campaign has been gaining traction over the 1MDB issue “Realistically Najib’s situation is untenable,” a member of the Mahathir faction said. “Certainly he will fight back but whether he resigns or not point is he is he cannot function as PM.”The vehicle for his surrogates’ attack on Najib is 1MDB, the five-year-old state investment fund which as of March had amassed debts of RM49.1 billion (US$14.04 billion) against assets of RM51.4 billion, registering losses of Malaysian ringgit 63.5 billion at the end of the quarter, mainly on huge finance costs.
Mahathir and his allies have been dissatisfied with Najib’s performance for more than two years over a wide range of other issues as well, however. The 1MDB issue, described as “the mother of the mother of the mother of all scandals” by Democratic Action Party MP Tony Pua in an Asia Sentinel article on December 8, has become the vehicle with which the octogenarian hopes to skewer the Prime Minister.