Hornbill Unleashed

September 30, 2016

Najib blames ‘retired leader’ for dividing Muslims

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 9:01 PM

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has blamed a retired leader for dividing the Muslim community.

This leader, he said, was making efforts to unite Muslims difficult.

“Under his administration, the Malay Muslims in this country were divided into three parties or groups.

“Now that he is retired, he has further divided (the Malay Muslims) to five (groups) by forming a new party.

“It is his nature, he likes to argue, be hypocritical, one moment slandering others, and then being nice,” Najib wrote in his blog today.

While he mentioned no names, this was an obvious jab at his predecessor and nemesis, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who has been on a warpath to unseat him.

Mahathir, who is now the chairperson of Umno splinter group, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia(Bersatu), has accused Najib of corruption and misappropriating public funds, charges which the prime minister denies.

“He himself has been called the head of thieves, but everyone knows I’m not the first person he has wronged,” Najib said.

“Many who were his victims in the past have been picked up for the sake of politics,” Najib added.

This was perhaps a reference to Mahathir’s willingness to work with the opposition, including DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang, with whom he butted heads for decades.

Mahathir has also recently lent support to Anwar Ibrahim, the deputy prime minister he sacked in 1998, for Anwar’s lawsuit to stop the National Security Council Act.

Najib ended his blog post by urging Muslims to stop fighting among one another and to join together to form a strong community.



  1. Let the show begin …. a real fight between Kerala Devil and Bugis Pirate … unlimited number of rounds and no time limit … fight till die

    Comment by Tigeryk — October 1, 2016 @ 8:12 PM | Reply

  2. What about red shirts Muslims led by Umno Baru ‘s lawmaker Jamal Yunus? They are endangering and threatening the lives of moderate and right thinking Muslims.

    Comment by Irene Kana — October 1, 2016 @ 7:35 PM | Reply

  3. It is a given that the majority of Malays now do not prefer UMNO. What with the 1MDB scandal which were openly discussed in kampong coffee shops now. But the dilemma facing them was who do they vote for? PAS? Most Malays do not prefer PAS or even PKR for that matter. PAS is perceived as being too religious minded in that they failed to see the woods for the trees. PKR is perceived as being under the thumb of the DAP. DAP? They wouldn’t touch the party with a ten foot pole. So who will they vote for under the present circumstances? Most will flock back to UMNO. And, UMNO may even trash the opposition the coming GE without the Jibby baggage around. He is becoming a liability to UMNO now. So, even with all the dirt in UMNO, the opposition is just not in a position to replace them. By forming a new party Tun Mahathir is indirectly pressuring those in UMNO to do away with Jibby. And he may even succeed with this strategy if the current grapevine is to be believed

    Comment by munah — October 1, 2016 @ 11:04 AM | Reply

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