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Pribumi Bersatu drama: “What did I do?” asks Najib

A picture of Najib eating a local snack, Super Ring, that he uploaded hours after Pribumi Bersatu sack five of its high-ranking leaders.

Zaidi Azmi
Written by Zaidi Azmi

KUALA LUMPUR – May 29, 2020: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has expressed bewilderment over the antics of an opposition politician who linked him with Pribumi Bersatu’s ongoing drama.

In a series of posts at Facebook, Najib asked if Datuk Kadir Jasin, a Pribumi Bersatu supreme council member, would ever stop mentioning his name in relation to any controversy plaguing that party.

“Can you stop floating my name? You’re fighting among yourselves and I am the one to be blamed?” asked Najib over Kadir’s post that likened party president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to him after the sacking of five high-ranking Pribumi Bersatu leaders yesterday.

The five were party chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad; deputy president Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir; Youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman and supreme council members Dr. Maszlee Malik and Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah.

In a joint-statement last night, the five rejected the decision, claiming that it was unlawful because the letters were signed by executive secretary Muhammad Suhaimi Yahya who did so without authority.

In another post, Najib perdicted that a blame game starring him was likely inevitable.

“Everything is Najib’s fault. Just wait for their statements,” he quipped.

Kadir claimed that Muhyiddin had acted like Najib, given how the latter had axed him from Umno in 2016 over a speech at an Umno meeting.

“By firing Dr Mahathir from Pribumi Bersatu, Muhyiddin has become a copycat of of Najib. And so, the two are alike. Perhaps the sacking has got something to do with the talk that Dr Mahathir has enough number to topple this backdoor government,” wrote Kadir.

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Zaidi Azmi

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If Zaidi Azmi isn’t busy finding his way in the city, this 26-year-old northern kampung boy can be found struggling to make sense of the Malaysian political scene. Zaidi can be reached at zaidiazmi91@gmail.com.