Saturday, March 20, 2010

Najib to leave it to authorities to investigate

Prime Minister Najib Razak said he leaves it to the authorities to investigate alleged claims by Anwar Ibrahim that he had the blessings of the Agong to execute his Sept 16 plan to take over the federal government in 2008.

Najib said the authorities would decide whether the claims by the opposition leader infringed any laws.

"The authorities know what to do. It's up to them," he told reporters after opening the Rural and Regional Development Ministry's 50th anniversary in Kuala Lipis today.

NONETwo days ago, independent Bayan Baru member of parliament Zahrain Mohamed Hashim revealed in the Dewan Rakyat that Anwar had convinced opposition MPs that the Agong was waiting to confirm the number of BN MPs joining the opposition.

The prime minister said he believed the people were now aware of the lies being spread by the opposition and their huge ambition to rule the country.

Commenting on the statement by PAS spiritual leader Nik Aziz Nik Mat who described Zahrain's revelation as innapropriate, Najib said, "It seems that only one person is saying so."

Earlier in his speech, Najib said he hoped that people in rural areas would not be easily hoodwinked by people claiming to be fighting for them.

"Lies are being spread around. To them, there is justification to everything, including name-dropping, claiming that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the military were on their side, as long as they can go to Putrajaya.

"Our mission is different, that is to fight for the people. The Barisan Nasional will continue to fight for the people," he said.

Najib said the people should judge for themselves the BN's commitment in developing the country either in towns or in rural areas.

It's up to the AG, says Hisham

NONEMeanwhile, in Kluang, Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said the ministry would leave it to attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail to investigate claims pertaining to the so-called Sept 16 plan by Anwar.

He said Anwar can be investigated under the law for instigating.

"I believe that when this issue was revealed to the public, the AG would look at it from the point of views of the law," he told reporters after visiting Taman Sri Lambak police beat base.

Former chief of defence forces Abdul Aziz Zainal has denied claims that the military supported Anwar's takeover plan.

courtesy of Malaysiakini

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