PETALING JAYA: The High Court's impending decision on whether the prosecution in the SRC International trial has established a prima facie case against Datuk Seri Najib Razak is the reason behind “desperate attempts” to bring down the Pakatan Harapan government, alleges Lim Kit Siang (pic).
The DAP adviser claimed that the Umno and PAS conspirators were desperate to cause the downfall of the government as it could no longer use the “no confidence motion” strategy to topple and destabilise the government.
“One cause of such desperation is that Nov 11 is getting closer and closer, the date the former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will know whether he walks free or will be ordered to enter his defence on seven charges of abuse of power, corruption and money-laundering involving RM42mil of funds from SRC International.
“The Kuala Lumpur High Court has fixed Nov 11 as the date for its decision on the prosecution-stage of the case after 58 days of hearings since April 3, ” Lim said in a statement Monday (Oct 21).
The Iskandar Puteri MP said if judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali finds that the prosecution has established a prima facie case, then it will order Najib to enter his defence.
However, he said if the prosecution fails to prove a prima facie case then Najib will walk out as a free man on Nov 11.
Lim also alleged that attempts to link the DAP to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorist organisation were part of the attacks against the Pakatan government.
He claimed that being accused of being a supporter of LTTE is the latest in a long list of untruths that had been levelled against him in his 54 years in Malaysian politics.
“Time is running out not only for Najib, (but also) for other Umno kleptocrats, whether charged or not yet charged – which makes the sense of desperation more acute with every passing day, ” he said.
Lim was responding to recent allegations that there is a conspiracy brewing for a government without DAP and Parti Amanah Negara.