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Bossku in state of hopelessness as sight of Bamboo River Resort beckons

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Publish date: Fri, 19 Aug 2022, 10:47 AM

IN all probability, yesterday (Aug 18) marked the first time that former premier Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak did a thorough self-reflection of his fate, feeling the exact trauma of a mother of four who was seeking re-trial after being sentenced to 14 months in prison for allegedly stolen two packets of Milo worth RM74.

Obviously, comparing the high-profileness of the case that the Pekan MP is currently embroiled in with that of the impoverished mother who had to resort to petty theft is akin to comparing a big Fuji apple with tangerines.

Najib: I’m a thief of the hearts of the people

But the bottom line remains that a theft is still a theft in regardless of the amount of the ill-gotten gains, often prompting potential thieves to weigh if one should resort to becoming a big-time thief (or pirate – a word that always play on the lips of two-time premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad) or to remain a petty one.

If recent high-profile courts cases can serve as a yardstick, going big-time seems to be a wiser option as the success rate multiplies with one’s job seniority or stature in society, and so does the value of the bounty which at the end of the day, can be utilised to hire the best defence team that money can buy.

Yesterday’s (Aug 18) brouhaha with the Federal Court instructing lead counsel Hisyam Teh Poh Teik to remain on Najib’s defence team in his final SRC International Sdn Bhd’s appeal despite the lawyer’s request to discharge himself citing lack of time in preparing the case must have dawned hard on of the ex-premier who reigned from 2009 and 2018 that his days are numbered with all doors slammed before his eyes.

For the uninitiated, the Federal Court has fixed Aug 15 to 26 to hear Najib’s appeal in his bid to quash his conviction for abuse of power, money laundering and criminal breach of trust over SRC funds amounting to RM42 mil.

One Dec 8 last year, the Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court’s July 2020 decision to convict Najib on all seven charges alongside his 12-year jail sentence and RM210 mil fine.

Whether it was a sincere confession or merely intending to seek public sympathy as some critics put it, Najib in a media statement issued late last night (Aug 18) admitted that “I am not ashamed to say, I was desperate, as would any litigant in my predicament be”.

“I am now in a situation where my rights to counsel and a fair hearing are illusory because I made a decision (to change counsel at the eleventh hour) that I thought was in my best interests at the time,” he revealed.

Najib added: “My intention was not to simply delay the court process but rather because (Johnathan) Laidlaw’s (English barrister notable for prosecuting and defending in many high-profile criminal cases) application was ultimately rejected less than a month before the scheduled dates – hence the need for the sudden engagement of new counsel.”

Well, below is how author, poet, journalist and political commentator Kee Thuan Chye summed up the scenario and what he reckoned is in store for the former premier (with permission to cite his latest Facebook posting):

Who asked him to change lawyers at the final stage?

What makes him think he is entitled to so much accommodation by the courts?

He has already been given so much leeway. Given leave to go here and there, to do this and that, attend to his personal matters even – all leading to postponement after postponement. The case has been delayed so many times already.

I am shocked he’s been treated so well for a convicted felon.

So, how can he claim injustice?

He’s behaving like Trump now. Trying to fire up his base with emotional rhetoric and childish prattle.

“Oh! I have no counsel! I can’t put forward any defense now! Oh! It is so unprecedented for an accused in such a high profile case to be left without representation!”

Too bad, mister. Remind yourself that it’s unprecedented for an accused in a high profile to change lawyers at the eleventh hour. It’s never happened before in Malaysia until you did it. Why did you?

So now you have to face the consequences of your own doing lah.

Don’t try and sway the crowd by crying to the gallery.

“Oh! My rights to life, liberty and a fair hearing are at stake! Oh!”

You’ve had liberty for four years to roam all over to rouse your mob of supporters. You don’t deserve more.

Save it for the Spartans.Aug 19, 2022

 

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Discussions
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speakup

by hook or crook, najib will never go jail. he will find 1001 ways to be out of jail, whether legal or illegal

1 month ago

qqq3333

its not up to najib la, mrspeak.....................

1 month ago

qqq3333

ismail, pretend pig eat tiger ...go eat up all his political opponents. i like that.

1 month ago

chinaman

nation, pakatun wasting too much time with bossku.

1 month ago

Tobby

What makes him think he is entitled to so much accommodation by the courts?

Answer : This should be the way! But we should also ask, how come so many lawmakers got away! Come on, what happen to so many corruption charges brought to court and they were given a scot free treatment! Worst still, during Harapan few days in administration, many Harapan leaders charges were drop without going through court!
Be fair! Put Najib in jail but make sure such process go through all corrupt lawmakers from now on!

1 month ago

henry888

No more Bossku, BN alone, how many queue to be next PM ???

1 month ago

BobAxelrod

Looks like a straight fight between IS and Tok Mat.......

1 month ago

qqq3333

is Vs TM....... it's a worth while fight

1 month ago

qqq3333

Najib and Zahid think too much of themselves

1 month ago

qqq3333

besides is and TM, there are also others in the Q

1 month ago

Tobby

Umno won't last for anymore 5 years! It's lost it's relevance! Can't form government on it's own as BN components all dead! It really doesn't matter who will lead Umno from now on! Majority malays have drift away from Umno!

1 month ago

qqq3333

Majority malays have drift away from Umno!........................................................ wishful thinking...............

who offers them an alternative house? u toby?

1 month ago

Tobby

Umno should thank Harapan 22 lousy months for the revenge votes that we seen in few by elections! If Harapan has done good job, i think Umno would already close shop just like mamak shop!

1 month ago

OnTime

plea bargain, return loots, and he walks free

1 month ago

qqq3333

walks free? then what happens to all those in umno queing up to be PM? all go to jail?


I just like I sabri............pretend pig eat tiger is the best strategy mankind ever invented.

1 month ago

qqq3333

so toby...u blame every body ....................so where do malays find a home?

1 month ago

qqq3333

walks free? then sabri/ toma becomes jobless? that is not how it works.

1 month ago

qqq3333

the best strategy is pretend pig eat tiger......................................................................................loves that.

1 month ago

Tobby

PM Sabri political career already checkmated! If Zahid gets guilty verdict, then Tok Mat will lead Umno! But even Tok Mat can't save Umno anymore!

1 month ago

Tobby

The thing is non malays will never again vote for any BN components!

1 month ago

qqq3333

Najib Zahid will go to jail....umno will get two third in ge 15..... Nothing can change that....that is how it goes.

1 month ago

qqq3333

Non Malays? Non Malays just go to sleep ....non Malays not interested.

1 month ago

qqq3333

It's not possible to re create the kind of interest like for ge 14......

1 month ago

henry888

Actually Harapan can easily get GE15 if they had kept their promises as stated in PH manifesto after GE14. The main failure lied with the old man after GE14. That is what Chinese always said, Success was him (old man), Failure also him.

1 month ago

Tobby

Henry! Yeah, but still until today, Harapan leaders continue to look up at Mahathir! I mean, bringing in MUDA is total disaster! Saddiq is Mahathir mole, cause so much problem during Johor by election!

1 month ago

lxiongmau

Najib will hire Woo Young Woo , the extraordinary lawyer to appeal for him. She solved many cases In Netflix.

1 month ago

Tobby

It's too late! We should get the verdict in next few days! Najib will head straight to jail!

1 month ago

qqq3333

u think boss ku got plan B....fly off to hide.....

1 month ago

Tobby

Bossku would rather go to jail! Outside Malaysia, he is not famous!

1 month ago

gohkimhock

if like that also can escape, then I really have nothing to say liao..

1 month ago

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