In Pakatan Harapan’s relentless quest to unseat Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, they 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 opposition moved here and there, probed and prodded looking for a means to topple the Prime Minister.
One of the earlier blows to Lim Kit Siang’s opposition plans came after the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) investigation of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) found that Prime Minister Najib Razak was not involved and any wrongdoings with.
Then there is the Lim Kit Siang and Tun Mahathir Bromance. Both aging 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 Lim Kit Siang’s silence over Tun Mahathir’s possible involvement in the BMF (Forex scandal); an issue in which he (Lim Kit Siang) has been hot and bothered about for years.
Next you Lim 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 with her.
In mentioning lawsuits, we have to mention that the courts threw out Lim Kit Siang’s Bromance / BFF Tun Mahathir’s suit again Najib Razak.
The skinny of Tun Mahathir and two other’s lawsuit is that 1MDB money is in Prime Minister Najib Razak’s personal account and they are suing to have it returned to the public.
Of course what they are saying is that if money is returned then it means that it was initially stolen.
So it the lawsuit is a backdoor/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 is guilty of a crime.
There is little doubt that the court’s ruling came as little surprise to Tun Mahathir as his lawyers had probably told him of this outcome before he and the other two (2) parties filed the lawsuit. It seems that Tun Mahathir and along with the others only wanted to create the appearance of guilt.
There was a point in time when Lim 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 Harapan is running out of moves!